I really want a Tablo. I root for the underdog, and I know who Rovi is.
And sometimes, rooting means offering up the unvarnished truth--not hiding it or sticking your head in the sand.
Can Tablo be better at being a DVR than Tivo? Yes. But first, it has to be better than itself right now.
Or would you say that Tablo can stop making improvements, stop all development right now, and rest on its laurels? If the answer to that is yes, then you've doomed Tablo to failure.
And for the record, I'm not a "Tivoholic". I don't own one, never have. I have owned arguably the best two DVRs that ever lived, ReplayTV and WMC. I still use WMC. However, as I remodel I'm looking for more of an appliance with actual support--but at the same time, I have expectations on how a DVR works.
And it's a shame that with all the experience in the world of how a superb DVR works (ReplayTV and WMC), Tablo to date still hasn't delivered on some very, very basic concepts.
Does facing that make you feel uncomfortable for some reason? Do you agree or disagree that Tablo hasn't delivered on some very, very basic concepts?
Accepting Tablo as it is, is like accepting a flip phone from 2003. Come on, Tablo, quit spending time writing blog posts to defend the status quo and go back and implement basic features that the world has come to expect.