My point is more than just the incompatibility issues. It’s the way that the Tablo responds to those issues. All other sources of content work just fine with my Roku and my home theater. If I choose to enable direct over the air reception of TV with surround sound, my home theater amplifier processes it just fine in all Dolby surround sound modes. If I choose to use my Sony PS3 for content and send it to my home theater amplifier, it is processed just fine in all Dolby surround sound modes. If I choose to use the Roku Ultra itself and any of the apps other than Tablo, it is processed just fine in all Dolby surround sound modes. I spent easily 6 hours playing with all the Roku Ultra modes and the Tablo; none of them worked with the Roku Ultra.
And, even if had been able to get the home theater setup working, my other Roku Premiers attached directly to TV sets in the kitchen and bedroom would not play the surround sound content if it was turned on for live streaming or recording, so there is no way I can turn it on and leave it on for the home theater and still have content from the Tablo playing in other rooms of the house.
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE (sorry for shouting). If this were an automobile it would have a recall notice sent out and engineers would be hard at work to correct such a fault. There is no disclosure in any of the product information such as (This Tablo may not be compatible with all streaming devices and televisions/home theater components) and specific warnings in the printed material that comes with the unit.
If I hadn’t already cut the cord and dropped my YouTubeTV subscription, I would be sending the Tablo back for a refund.
Let’s see if a future firmware update solves the problem. I sincerely hope that is the case, or as I posted in my original comments, I’ll be looking for another company’s solution and the Tablo will be on it’s way to a future eBay purchaser.