Hello, my name is Steve and this is my first post.
I found a perfect solution to the overheating problem with the Tablo TV unit and external hard drive attached to it. It’s called a heat sink. More specifically, an aluminum defrosting plate used for meat and vegetables. There is the grill part and the flat part of these particular plates and I use the flat side.
I have only had my Tablo 2-Tuner OTA unit for a couple of days but noticed how hot it got, even when I put it on the side. I had an old defrosting plate and said what the heck. Heat travels from hot to cold. That is the law of physics. The bigger the temperature difference, the faster heat will travel in this direction (hot to cold). The plate cures the problem instantly. When you place the Tablo unit and external drive on a wood table top, the heat cannot dissipate. The problem is solved with an aluminum defrosting plate.
Go on eBay and look up the words “aluminum defrosting plate.” You will find them for as much as $40.00 USD but some are less than $20.00. This is a permanent solution to the overheating problem and I want to spread this news like wildfire.
An overheated unit and hard drive will malfunction, so you need to keep them cool. I am even thinking of getting a defrosting plate for my laptop, which seems to get hot on the bottom.
Thanks for listening.