I’ve watched 2 recorded shows and a couple of shows live through my Tablo quad, notebook computer, Chrome browser and Chromecast.
I have to say that I found the quality of the live tv streamed via my notebook to the Chromecast in the LG tv that it rivaled the LG’s own tuner.
It was absolutely impressive, not jerky at all, smooth and very good resolution or video quality. The picture was sharp as watching TV through the TV itself.
I DID have some trouble last night with a recorded show getting to about 20 minutes of play then pausing and “buffering” according to the message on my notebook’s screen but after a while that cleared up and it was fine.
(I am beginning to suspect it was the recording itself that was the issue as it also showed down on the screen and not centered on the TV screen)
I watched a show “live” night before last through Tablo - it was about the development of the V1 missle and the pulse jet engine and the picture was at least as good as it was through the TV’s own tuner.
Remember, you are doing a LOT on a network, Wi-Fi especially as Tablo has to get the stream to your “device” and then it has to leave the device again out the SAME network to the device in your TV, Roku or Chromecast or whatever.
So as far as Wi-Fi, take the traffic that it requires to stream from Tablo to a tablet or iPad and DOUBLE that as that’s what your Wi-Fi network is actually having to handle.
Stream from Tablo to your go-between device,
Stream from that device to the Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV device plugged into your HDMI port.
For watching on an iPad or tablet you are using HALF the traffic.
OK, so I’m using rough numbers when saying double or half, but you get the idea…
If your network is iffy in the very least, the stream quality to the TV will be iffy as well as it’s got to share your network with the stream from Tablo to your tablet, phone or iPad.