I’m using the Dual Lite version from my Roku box. On occasion, when selecting a channel to watch, I get “No Hard Drive Connected”. I’m not asking Tablo to record, so, I don’t understand why I’m getting this message. And, I currently don’t have a physical drive attached. When I do get the message, the Roku Tablo app returns to the prior screen asking me to Watch or Record.
Ok, watch the “name game”, similar names used here. I have a Tablo Dual Lite, it does have an option for Cloud storage, and does not require (although every thing now says it does) an external HD to watch live tv. It seems to have enough internal storage.
In the past I’ve had drive issues, I had a no drive message in the menu tab. I have had a drive connected (and problems) and tried to watch live tv and it just re-booted.
When no drive actually connected, it says no drive but still lets me watch live TV.
So if you are getting this with a Tablo Dual Lite, no hard drive connected and you can’t watch tv, probably consider contacting tech support.
As I noted in my question, I’m using Tablo - DUAL LITE OTA DVR with WiFi - Black. And, I’m not trying to record. So, you are saying that I can expect to see this message even without an attached drive? That’s a poor design in my opinion.
An Over-the-Air HDTV antenna
An internet connection A USB hard drive - this is required both for watching live TV and recording
A WiFi-enabled computer (Chrome/Safari browser) OR a mobile device (iPad/iPhone w/iOS7+ OR Android smartphone/tablet w/Android 4.1+)
Need to be careful what you say around the Google Home units.
My mom swears she didn’t trigger her Google Home Mini by saying ‘Okay, Google’ nor ‘Hey, Google’…
… started talking about her avocado tree, and boom, her Google Home Mini started blasting unrequested music.
Freaked her out enough to call me about it.
Saving that vm… forever.
We’re not sure either which is why we’d like to take a closer look at your Tablo. The DUAL LITE is one of the few devices that should be able to handle 2 live TV streams w/o the need for a hard drive connected.