My 2-tuner Tablo has been working relatively well since purchasing in 2014. Lately recordings have exhibited pixelation/freezing/loading messages to the point they are unwatchable.
My first impulse was that it was a reception issue, maybe caused by the coming of the colder weather. I removed all splitters and went straight from the antenna to the Tablo - same issue.
Next I thought of the HD, maybe it was flaking out (tried both USB ports on the Tablo btw). So I watched live TV with the HD attached and the pixelation/freezing was there. I then disconnected the HD - watching live TV works perfectly - no pixelation/freezing!
So there is either an issue inside the Tablo or with the HD itself. I will try a different USB cable with the original HD and then a new USB cable and new HD tomorrow. Have any of you had issues with a HD creating interference with the antenna feed?