For those not in the know, I’m talking about this:
After a day with lots of inconvenience to a large number of Tablo users, to date this has been the sum total of Tablo’s response.
No identification of the root cause, no assurance that corrective and/or preventive measures will be implemented.
It is a good way to make us realize how much we are at the mercy of Tablo and their servers for the continues use and enjoyment of our purchased equipment.
I really believe that Tablo should be more forthcoming about how they will prevent this type of issue in the future, and perhaps it is also beneficial to at least my peace of mind if I l can be reassured that Tablo will, in the longer term, work towards reducing our reliance on an Internet connection and their servers to be able to continue enjoying out OTA television broadcasts.
I can understand that I need to obtain the guide data from somewhere, but apart from that, why is there a continuous need to call home before I can open a web browser to watch my Tablo? Surely, in the longer term, that is also a cost factor that Tablo should consider in that their servers would have less load if there were fewer services that required them?
We all know what happened with Pebble smart watches after that company couldn’t remain viable. Fitbit took them over and eventually closed their servers, leaving users with so much junk silicon. Now it seems as a definite outcome for Tablo should things turn out not as we all hope for.