Thanks everyone for your patience as we’ve worked on finalizing this release. As many of you know, the 2.2.2 release is changing Tablo’s underlying operating system to something newer, better and more flexible and we’re very excited to say that it’s finally ready!
Please note - we’ll be doing a staged rollout of this and all releases moving forward. This means that you may not receive the new update on the very first day but you will receive it within about a week of each availability announcement. (And before you ask, the assignment is random so we can’t tell you specifically when… )
Now on to the good stuff…
This release contains: Support for disks larger than 2 TB
You can now use any size disk with your Tablo as long as it is USB2 supported. If you are planning to change drives please note the following:
Do a soft reboot (press & release the reset button quickly) then when the LED goes solid, you can now remove the old drive
Connect the new drive
This will cause the Tablo to prompt you to format the new drive
The recordings from your old drive will still be visible within your apps but will be unplayable
You can choose to delete these recordings via the app for clarity
You will not be able to transfer recordings from your old drive to the new one
Support for background Smart Sync
The sync process has now been pushed into the background for most apps which means you get instant access to recordings and other Tablo app functions while new guide data populates.
Improved speed for FFW preview generation
Your previews should appear sooner after a recording has been completed. Note that a recording must still be completed and a tuner must be available for FFW previews to be created.
Improved Tablo Connect auto reprogramming after power outage events
Tablo will now work harder to reprogram your Tablo Connect settings after power outage events which means more solid out-of-home streaming connections.
Introduces functionality needed for new Roku app update
An update to the Roku preview channel is coming soon which will add additional browsing screens. Stay tuned!
A few more bits & pieces including
Improvements to display of SD channels
Improvements to handling of broadcast stream changes which will reduce failed recordings
Other performance and reliability improvements
For tips and tricks on successful firmware updates head over to the Knowledge Base.
If you have any feedback or questions about this release, please post them below. If you need support assistance, place a ticket and we’ll be in touch.
Yes! Small thing for some but big thing for others…
If the broadcast is available in 60 frames per second, and you set your Tablo at 1080 recording quality, Tablo will now record at 60 FPS vs. downsampling to 30 FPS as it used to. This should make the sports fans in the bunch especially happy.
When I update, will this require re-pairing my iphones, again? As was necessary after the Iphone App update. And if so, will I be able to NOT install the update until a convenient time? I’ve noticed in earlier OS updates that when I went to use Tablo on my Roku I was forced to update, at least I think I was.
720p sports look great with the new firmware (well, at least the football I recorded) - and while a little off topic to this post - I’m seeing a playback issue with 720p/60fps recordings with the Fire TV app - lots of frame drops. Looks great on Roku though.
The big trouble that I see is trying to migrate from a 512 byte sector drive to a 4K sector drive. It isn’t hard to clone a small drive to a large drive if they have the same sector size, but I haven’t found a cloning program that handles the different sector size issue.