Firstly, I own the Tablo Quad.
For the last 3-4 months I have been unable to receive one channel in my area. I kept getting a weak signal error. I assumed that the station was flakey, because occasionally it would come back and I’d be able to watch it again. However, for the last 3 weeks or so I haven’t been able to tune this channel but one day.
Today, I finally had time to take a closer look at this problem. I checked to see if the channel was presently being tuned on the Tablo. It was not, and I received the weak signal error. I have two TVs with tuners. I hooked them both up one at a time to the antenna, and received the channel without any problem. The signal was strong on both sets. I disconnected the antenna cable from the second tv and plugged it back into the Tablo. Again, I got the weak signal error. I tried a channel rescan, channel found, same result (weak signal). I tried changing my location (mostly for the heck of it), and did a another channel rescan, channel found, weak signal error. I than proceeded to check both TVs again, and voila, channel received on both. Connected the antenna back up to Tablo, and got the weak signal error. For clarification, I did change my location back to where I am actually located and did another channel rescan. I rescanned, channel found, weak signal error.
When I was able to receive the channel on two TV sets, but not the Tablo I began to look at the Tablo more closely.
I proceeded to try something else. Twice I unplugged the hard drive, and reset the Tablo by pressing the blue button in the back. I tried to tune in the channel without the hard drive plugged in. This time I got a different error, “Playback Failed: No storage is available or accessible”. I tuned other channels (4-5) at random, and had no issues watching those channels. Tuned back the problematic channel, and got the error again. I then plugged back in the hard drive and waited a minute, tuned the channel and got the weak signal error this time. Like I said, I followed the above procedure twice.
I am really stumped why the Tablo would not allow me to watch this channel. FYI, I usually watch on my Roku, but this problem occurs on my phone and PC as well - the device used seems to play no role. I can’t imagine why this would only happen on one channel.
If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it!