Before I purchase a Tablo DUAL 128GB OTA DVR I wanted to see if my planned setup will work, in theory. My antenna gets great reception on the top floor of my home, best I have ever had. I have 2 CAT 6 ethernet port in the wall along with power and a TV in the bedroom there.
I have a Orbi mesh setup with base/router in the basement where all the house network ports terminate into either a 10gb switch or the Orbi base. I have a Orbi Satellite on first floor which Wifi connects my Vizio V series via Wifi.
I have scoured various boards, FAQ’s etc. and think this will work but haven’t found a confirmed example, most talk about direct connect to router.
Put the Tablo in closet direct connect to antenna.
Plug Tablo ethernet into wall which is connected to Orbi base in basement.
Use Tablo Roku app via hardwired ROKU from basement switch to the Roku via HDMI into bedroom dumb TV upstairs, works today so why change it.
Use Tablo Roku app on Roku stick to my first floor Vizio V series smart TV wifi’d to Orbi satellite on first floor. (My bad, bought TV recently without thinking about OTA upgrade and looking at app support, nice TV crappy app support)
Network connect of Tablo via ethernet port upstairs vs. direct connect into Orbi base/router. This is a pass through network connection via typical ethernet wiring so I don’t believe I need a cross over cable and in theory this “should” work?
My goal = WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) with one remote to “watch TV with a guide” via Roku remote on any TV. We mostly stream Netlix, VUDU, HULU etc. but need the basics via OTA.