Installed an Antop 400BV Antenna in March of this year. 35-45 miles from two major cities (one south and one north) with trees and hills in between. Antenna mounted about 25 feet high. We get about 40+ stations from both cities, though only a dozen or so are of interest. Running three TVs off the antenna.
A month later we bought a Quad. Two TVs on Rokus, one Sony with Android. We have a Netgear Orbi RBK40 Router that is rock solid. The Sony is the TV we normally use, the other two don’t get much use. Started with the Tablo Preview app, which was slow, difficult to connect, and didn’t seem very friendly. After a month or so, switched to the normal Tablo Android app which seemed better and faster, but still seemed slow and took many clicks to get connected and use.
After playing with the Tablo app on the Roku recently, it seemed much better, faster, simpler, better thought out than the Android app. Last week I bought a Roku Ultra and put it on the Sony. It is wired to the router. I’m surprised how much better the user experience is with the Roku. Easy to connect, much faster, seems much better thought out. As a retired Software Engineer, my first reaction is that the Roku app has been designed and coded by the “A” team, while I don’t have the same impression using the Android app.
After about four months, the combination of the Antop, the Orbi Router, the Tablo Quad, and the Roku Ultra seem to be the right combination for me. Part of it may just be that I’ve gotten comfortable with how everything works. It’s almost trouble free (so far), and is almost as easy to use as the Direct Tv DVR I had before.