New user here with a Tablo Dual Lite connected to my home wifi via the wifi.
I picked up the unit hoping this would become my new home DVR to record over the air shows.
My original setup seemed to go okay. Got it up and running and it immediate did a update to the firmware last week. I am in a location where I do not get all of the channels in my city so my reception is spotty.
Question 1: Most of my recordings only record in short segments of 2 mins 6 or 7 mins. I have got 3 programs that recorded fully and the rest are either in segments or the video is not found on the DVR when i go to play them.
Is this mostly due to bad TV OTA reception? The programs that I have recorded in full are the local NBC and it’s subchannels. All the other channels are orange spotty reception besides the spanish/junk channels.
Question 2: Randomly the Tablo loses connection to the wifi. I’ll be watching or messing with the menu on my android phone and while setting some shows to record, it will say connecting to tablo.
Question 3: Some of my recording show up as not recorded bc the tuner was in use but there was no tuner being used at that time. Is this another sign that the signal was bad and the tuner was not able to receive the channels as it was trying to record?
Strangely, the Tablo doesn’t get some of the local channel that my old Plasma TV tuner will pick up while connected to the same antenna. Is Tablo’s tuner weaker than some older digial TV tuner? Is there a way to strengthen the signal?
Thank you all for any help. Sorry to be a newb here asking so many questions. I was hoping this would be the answer to my DVR needs without having to try the complicated HDhomerun setup or the costly new gear from Amazon’s Fire Recast Recorder which was not reviewed all that well.
Have not bought the lifetime pass yet. This tablo may have to go back if I can’t pick up more channels.