This morning I turned on my TV and tried to watch the morning news, and the Tablo disconnected. Tried it several times and each time, I observed the Tablo reboot.
Figuring (hoping) it might be the power supply, I rummaged through my box of old power supplies to see if I had anything close. The specs on the Tablo wall wart are 12V/2A, and I found one that was 12V/2.5A. As an added bonus, the DC connector was an exact match for the Tablo.
Plugged it in and the Tablo booted up normally. I connected to it via my Roku and it seemed to be working. Unfortunately, Tablo rebooted shortly thereafter. Thinking that maybe it’s the tuners causing a problem, I tried watching some recorded content. But I found that after Tablo has been on for a while, even connecting to it causes it to reboot.
So, this morning I started looking for the Tablo Quad, hoping to replace my old 4 tuner model. No joy… sold out everywhere.
So for now, I think I’ll hook an antenna directly to the TV and try to order the new Quad as soon as they become available again. My backup plan is to take advantage of Hulu for catching shows I’ve missed, maybe get a CBS all access pass for a month or so, and then when I get the new Quad, hopefully be able to migrate the old hard drive over.
In the meantime, I might try opening up the Tablo and see if there’s anything obvious like a failing internal power supply that I might be able to repair… putting my old EE skills to use.