NEW - Tablo Firmware Release 2.2.34

Hi there Tablo family!

A new Tablo firmware update is on the way for network-connected Tablo DVRs (this excludes the Tablo DUAL HDMI and Tablo QUAD HDMI).

This is a maintenance release with a single hotfix for the Daylight Saving Time issue experienced by the following Tablo apps:

  • Tablo mobile apps on iOS and Android
  • Tablo Smart TV apps for Samsung and LG
  • Tablo apps for Xbox and Windows 10

Like all Tablo firmware updates, this is being distributed in a staged rollout over the next week. A small number of customers will receive the update today, with more added to the rollout every weekday.

When your DVR is eligible for the update, a notification will pop up within most Tablo apps and will look like this:

Here’s what you can expect:

Release Notes for Tablo Firmware Update 2.2.34

  • Hotfix to help affected apps work around Daylight Saving Time issue

NOTE: Post-upgrade database processes (if needed) may take several minutes to complete. During this time the LED will be blinking. Do not power down the Tablo until the LED is solid again.

For tips and tricks on successful firmware updates head over to the Knowledge Base.

Have trouble connecting to your Tablo after the update? Use these troubleshooting tips.

Otherwise, 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 soon.

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Updated, so far all good

After the 2.2.34 hot fix my 4 tuner model showed no attached disk drive.

A power cycle found my WD Elements 2621 1026 (4001 GB) USB attached drive. Live and recorded content is now playing over my LAN from my disk.

I will edit this entry if other discrepancies are found.

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It is normal for your drive to show as offline for the first few minutes after a firmware update or reboot as the drive reconnects and drive data is fetched by the app.

After update, Tablo Ripper no longer copies shows.

Does it load and refresh the list of shows and just no longer rip them or does it not load the list of shows?

Installed the Tablo update but step 3 of 3 Reboot has continued to go on and on and not rebooting.

Can you try exiting the app or try connecting with another device?

I had to unplug the tablo and do another reboot to find the hard drive.

Yea, me too. I still can’t believe that they haven’t added a restart to the settings page. Would be so nice.

Image a multi-year environment.

Restarts while another may be watching a program could be, for many, more troublesome than getting up to press a button.

If a recording gets flubbed-up because another thought restart might fix something that didn’t need fixed they may ask “why can anyone restart this?”

…just a different perspective

You could also limit it to just the Web client. I agree that the other clients have no need for a restart function. Tablo is the only device I have that I have to go and physically unplug to restart. Everything else can be remotely restarted for maintenance.

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You shouldn’t have to unplug it, there is a blue button on the back that does a reboot.

I would be happy if the settings page had an indication of how long it had been since the last reboot.

New releases may occur every 4-5 months but they often don’t have anything of interest and I wait until the second release to install the first release in.

So do you want date the last firmware update was installed? Or the date of the last reboot? Yes this can be often the same date for many with stable Tablo units.

Since you have been using the product for a long time you know it was easy to go to the kitchen to get a beer and return only to discover the unit had rebooted.

So I want uptime. I could care less about date of last install. Other might like to know that. But install date gets messy when you take into account all the various apps.

The date the last firmware was installed isn’t going to vary per app.

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Why not add both? Roku, for example, shows both in the their settings screens.

For me, if I had to pick one, I’d much rather have uptime.

Six years ago there were just as many tablo server problems as app problems. Plus inconsistencies between app and servers.

Now there are more problems with the apps then the server. And since many devices do auto-update you never know when you have received an app update. And I’m sure the vast majority of users don’t read the forum and thus don’t keep up with various software update announcements.

New Tablo’er here and after new firmware install I would lose my storage ~3min after starting a recording. I used again after I got home from work 10 hours later and the Tablo disconnected from my FireTV. This morning - 8 hours later, temporarily lost storage and then disconnected again. Each occurrence it would come back after a couple minutes and work fine for the next hour. My recordings mimicked the disappearing storage as I had shows broken into 3-4 seperate segments. This morning after the 3rd issue, I rebooted the Tablo and all seems well again. I would greatly appreciate a reboot option in the settings of any local device with an option for remote devices as well, as I remote a lot.