Since “commercial skip” update 2.2.26 my 2 channel Tablo suffers a new playback behavior.
Begin playing a completed recording and in about 1-2 minutes it jumps back to the beginning of the program. Sometimes, if I pause it will only jump back to the point it was paused.
Obviously this is very frustrating and if I power cycle the Tablo (interrupting whatever is currently recording) I can usually watch the program without it jumping back.
Unfortunately that doesn’t last very long and within a couple hours if I attempt to playback a recording. It jumps back to beginning until I power cycle which is in the attic and a lot of trouble to access.
This Tablo is not on 24/7 internet connection. I can only connect it via phone tethering and internet sharing to download updates (which I now regret) guide data and occasionally refresh the IP addresses through the devices in the home.
I wrote about this setup here - Tablo stops recording when loses internet connection
At the time commenting TV Gods would probably screw it up and apparently the Tablo folks have done so.
I fully expect support to refer this to all the language requiring an internet connection while downplaying the fact my Tablo has been working fine for several months with only occasional internet connections.
My suspicion is that commercial skip feature (which I don’t care about and will never use) is somehow responsible for breaking use of Tablo in this location.
I’m out of ideas and tired of running to the attic to power cycle in order to watch a recording.
Support will not be able to view my Tablo logs unless they’re able to coordinate a time frame I can leave it connected to my phone tether data setup.
I suppose I’ll soon be replacing dying hard drive in an old TiVo Premiere 3. And then selling or junking this barely 1 year old Tablo.