NEW - Tablo Firmware Release 2.2.26

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Yes Tablo successfully performed comm skip on Survivor from last night, EXCEPT…

the first commercial skip happened too soon and skipped over part of the program. Luckily I could back up to watch the clipped part.

It then missed commercials in the middle of the episide, and missed the last segment (it jumped from the next-to-last scene over the commercials and over the last short scene right into the start of the next program).

So all in all it was encouraging but it has some tweaks and tuning to get where I’d feel comfortable paying for it. When it works it’s really nice.

Be careful resetting manually or unplugging during a firmware update.

Some things to note about firmware updates:

  • Do not reset your Tablo during the update process - this can cause faults on your hard drive.
  • When it is powered on, your Tablo checks every 4 hours to see if an update is available.
  • App updates for iOS, Android and Roku may take a few hours to appear.
  • If you initialize a firmware update during a recording, this will cause your recording to fail.
  • You can choose to delay the firmware update, but please try to keep your Tablo as up-to-date as possible to enjoy an optimal experience.

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Firmware Update Tips and Tricks - NON mobile site, for us older guys…

The regular Tablo app is working fine for me with commercial skip on a Roku TV.

Which device are you using? The option is not on all devices.
Supporred devices

The third party app ota2GO for Android supports playback using commercial skip as well but it doesn’t allow you to turn it on in the Tablo settings.

There is no flag to stop you from skipping commercials. At least not right now. There are flags in certain content to prevent recording. I have never heard of those being used in regular TV broadcast.

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Guess I’ll have to reboot my Tablo if it does not show up by tomorrow when I het home.

Thanks. I got it working now.

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No sign of the update yet, just ran the check on the roku TV. I wonder what happens with Tablo Ripper where I have MCEBuddy enabled to remove commercials? Also I put a new internal drive in the new quad but have some recordings on the prior external drive from the dual and it would be nice to move them over and .26 supposedly allows that somehow.

No update here yet either…

I strongly suspect you’ll see your update today; I got mine late yesterday and I’m the last for everything lol. Can’t speak to MCEBuddy but my testing of commercial skip last night (Miss USA and Star Trek Voyager) yielded results similar to what has been described here - it found the ads over 70% of the time, sometimes allowing a complete one through before kicking in. As far as I’m concerned it’s a technological tour de force, but I wouldn’t pay extra for this service when fast forwarding (especially still frame FF) is so easy and satisfying - and from Nuvyyo’s perspective I wonder if the juice will prove to be worth the squeeze given all the complexity, variability, server usage and bandwidth. I really like the feature (which will surely improve) as another value added to the subscription.

Nothing should change unless a change is made in Tablo Ripper code I don’t believe. The entire source video file is still there, it’s just a play list that the appropriate player Tablo apps can access that enables commercial skipping by telling the apps where the commercials are.

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Last night I recorded10 1-hour Outer Limits and put them through commercial skip.

Eight worked and two had Commercial Skip detection failed.

Last week it was 5 and 5.

What are the reasons for the failure? Poor reception?

I wouldn’t waste time for any of the other failures.

  • SUCCESS - Commercial skip is ready.
  • FILTERED - Program ineligible for Commercial Skip.
  • NETWORK - Commercial Skip upload failed.
  • UNSUITABLE - Recording rejected from Commercial Skip.
  • RECEPTION - Commercial Skip failed due to poor reception.
  • OTHER FAILURE - Commercial Skip detection failed.

This this link…see if one of these helps. I bought the recommended one and it helped tremendously with range, buffering, and clogged frequencies.

Thank you, I’ll check it out! I have a long, winding area with many walls. I’ve got my heart set on a mesh router system, which allows expansion as needed. I continue to be impressed with the Linksys Velop at work.

I don’t believe 2.2.26 provides a way to combine the drive contents. There is an unofficial way to move the contents of the old drive to the new drive but even then you would have to wipe the new drive first and lose recordings made on the new drive.

There is an official way to move the old harddrive to the new Tablo but you still have the issue of losing any shows you recorded on the new drive.

On Wednesday night, May 1st, I recorded “The Goldbergs”, “Schooled” and “Modern Family” in that order, all on ABC. They ran in succession from 7:00-8:30.

The Goldbergs and Modern Family succeeded with the commercial skip. Schooled failed with the error “Commercial Skip failed due to poor reception”.

I watched all three programs and commercial skip worked on The Goldbergs & Modern Family just fine. Even though Tablo claimed Schooled had poor reception, it played just fine. No buffering or pixelation was observed.

Not sure why this error for occurred for Schooled.
Hope this info will be useful for the Tablo team to evaluate and adjust their algorithms.