Hey all. I am preparing to cut the cord and a new antenna and a Tablo is top on my purchase list. I am already an Amazon Prime customer so I thought it makes sense to get Fire TV’s for my 3 TV’s. I was trying to confirm some of the info for the Tablo before I plan out the entire system.
the max size HD for Tablo is 2GB, correct? How many hours or recording will this hold?
Does the Tablo record the content from Amazon TV?
Is the current version of the Tablo app for Amazon out of beta and how well does it work?
I’m planning to get a 60-mile antenna for an attic mount to tie to the Tablo plugged directly into the router. I’m hoping this will provide the best, fastest connection for all equipment.
One more question about NFL. I know that games can be seen on regular OTA TV but Thursday games are on ESPN and others are on the NFL network only. Has anyone been able to figure a way to get all NFL content using Tablo and any other devices?
There are two ways to get ESPN on FireTv. One is to subscribe to Sling (online streaming service), and use Sling as your TV provider when asked. The other is to get an email address from a friend or family member that has ESPN with their cable or satellite service and use that. Note, Sling is limited to viewing on one device at a time, and that includes using the WatchESPN app.
I am pretty sure you can watch NFL network games on your computer without a subscription, but I am not 100% sure. I don’t know any way to watch them on a TV set, unless it is a local team and then it will be simulcast on a local TV channel.
There will be some Thursday game televised on NBC, some on CBS, and some on NFL Network. However, the NFL is looking into selling streaming rights to the Thursday games separately, along with 3 games on Sunday morning to be played in London. Potential players include Amazon, Yahoo, Google, and Facebook, among others. No telling how this will settle.
For some reason I thought the Sling base was more. But Sling is missing many of the channels we want, while PSVue has them in the base package. I think some of them are available in an addon package, which puts the cost even or more than PSVue.
Roku doesn’t bother me, because I only have an old Roku2 and a Stick. I have a Sony Android TV and a Nexus Player which are both much more capable that I’m missing it on. But I expect it’ll be out for Android sooner than later, because of the Sony TVs that use Android.
Unfortunately, in my market (Chicago area) Vue offers the local channels. I don’t need those. I have an antenna and a Tablo. When they offer local channels, the cheapest package is $40 a month. For that price, might as well stick with cable.