Packaging is tight.
Installed the 1TB drive that came with it, followed the directions… antenna, ethernet, power.
Went upstairs and connected to it. It formatted the hard drive and downloaded guide data.
I set it to the second highest settings for live TV … 1080 @ 8Mb
Initial test was done on the bedroom TV using a Roku Streaming Stick+ on 5GHz wireless.
About 8 to 9 seconds to change channels if the channel was not previously tuned.
About 4 seconds to go back to a channel that was tuned previously.
I’ll get to play with this more later on the living room TV which has a Roku Ultra connected via ethernet.
It’s extremely windy here today. 40 to 50mph gusts. So trees are moving and my antenna shakes in the wind when the gusts are high. I purposely tuned to a weak PBS station and compared how the Tablo handled it with how the TV handled it. Both were pixelating at times and occasionally it got so bad the sound would drop, but both stayed locked on the signal and nobody freaked out.
I do have a question though. When I tune a live channel by selecting the channel (not the show that’s airing) and then go back and select a different live channel, it looks like previously tuned channel flash their channel numbers in red. Is that just an indication that a tuner has tuned those channels?
So far so good. I’ll post more after I’ve explored a bit and after I’ve been able to spend more time using it.
So far, the Tablo experience is passing the wife test.
Watching live tv. During a commercial break we went through setting up Chicago Med, PD, and Fire to record. And Whiskey Cavalier. She said it was very intuitive (she’s used to this stuff on the TiVos) and seemed easier than the TiVos to accomplish the same thing (series recording).
Lots more to explore, but right now we’re just watching tv … looks good. Works well. Maybe not having a lot to say says a lot.