Interesting about the Roku’s OS 8 Upgrade below but what does it specifically mean to Tablo?
“All of the devices announced today (as well as all former Roku models, by the end of the year) run Roku OS 8. The new update focuses on support for over-the-air antennas, with a new ‘Smart Guide’ that integrates local broadcast data (via an antenna) with streaming options, for easier content discovery. Roku search results also now include over-the-air content…”
I wouldn’t consider either one as true competitors. Tablo markets itself as a network service explicitly for streaming devices to access. If you only watch one tv and nothing else the tablo is really not for you. A tivo would much better suit you. None of these changes to roku’s functionality steps into the OTA network streaming market.