and @ocsurf, If this behavior fits the description of it booting you out to the guide and then rebooting as in the other 2 threads about this behavior then please open a ticket and let them know what TV stations you are watching when this happens. They have identified an unexpected behavior in my logs about this and are investigating why it’s happening. They should also be aware when it happens to others.
Number 2 happens to us all the time (along with “Loading, please wait…”) on a 720p TV that isn’t used much. No such behaviour on our 1080p TVs. I suspect it is because we are recording the shows at 1080 and the 720p TV isn’t taking the downconversion very well, but I’m not even sure how live TV is impacted by this setting…
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This has always been the case for me when trying to view Live TV. The Tablo needs to cache about 20 seconds of video before it can stream to your Roku.
[/quote]Mine doesn’t take a full 30 seconds, but if its the first time I have used it for the day, it can take 15 to maybe as much as 20 seconds. I’m sure it seams longer than it really is.
It also may be in my head but the initial time (again, first time use of the day) to load seemed to increase when I changed hard drives… If Im in the same room as the HDD when I first access it, I can hear the drive spinning up. The fact that some of us report 10 seconds to load while others report 15 to 20 could be due to the time it takes the HDD to spin up and start encoding the stream.
I haven’t noticed it takes any longer at other times during the day though, only when its first use after a long down time and the drive has to wake up.
My Tablo Quad is hardwired.
My hardwired Roku 4, on the same network switch as my Tablo, takes an average of 18 seconds to tune in a Live TV channel.
My wireless-g connected Roku 2 (2015) takes an average of 25 seconds to tune in a Live TV channel.
I’m also not pleased with how long it takes to tune in and display a Live TV channel, but it has been very consistent for me from the beginning.
Check out the thread in my response above. It explains technically what is going on during the Tablo’s initialization period. It won’t change for the foreseeable future. Which is why some users use their TV for channel hopping and live TV - not the Tablo.
So the prayer chain didn’t work hunh? There must be some faithlessness in this community forum…
Initially, tuning into a Live TV channel was jarring to me.
I couldn’t believe how long it was taking, and was very unhappy.
I still don’t like how long it takes to tune in a Live TV channel.
However, 99% of the time, I don’t watch Live TV.
I watch recordings, which load in 2 seconds for me.
You may want to watch live sports or live news, and I feel for you, eventhough, I don’t care to watch them myself.