Thank you for Tablo, I love the ‘network dvr’ concept, and I really appreciate the elegantly clean interface and settings of Tablo, thank you for creating a user friendly interface. I have only had my Tablo for a less than a week, but thought I would make note of the items which I thought could be better. With a lot of time using other DVR’s like TiVo, Sonarr, and Windows Media Center I would like to respectfully throw my wishlist of items into the ring.
Channel Number and ID is good information on the Guide, but it would be really nice to have the Icon for the channels too, Peacock for NBC, etc.
I happen to be a person who rarely watches live tv, I record shows and watch them later sans commercials! However, I recognize that the current setup for Tablo is more for people like me, there should be an option in the settings to toggle an option when a show is selected from the guide to either go straight to the show, or how it currently does with a preview, watch, record options. There are many people who would prefer that the Tablo goes straight to the show when selected, not having to go to a second step in order to watch the show.
The icons listed for each show is really nice, and when drilled into it shows the all upcoming shows and which ones are to be recorded, this is terrific.
What is missing is a list of all shows to be recorded, it would be a nice improvement if the current SHOWS is one option, and a LIST option were available which gave a list for all scheduled shows, those that will be recorded.
Keyword scheduled record is missing, for example it would be nice to be able to set a scheduled recording for “Billboard Music Awards” or “iHeart Radio” and have Tablo record shows with those keywords in their title. As it is now you have to wait until the show appears on the 14 day guide data in order to add it, even though it could be a once a year annual show.
Missing is the ability to add shows which aren’t currently airing. For example, some shows that I would like to record for different people in the family are Blacklist, Grey’s Anatomy, Riverdale, Station 19, Survivor, This is Us. I cannot add any of those shows though, I assume because there aren’t any shows airing in the next 14 days. A person can’t add a show even though it will be returning later, this is a major inconvenience to have to maintain an offline list of shows that I want to add - and before the new year show premiers or I will miss it.
SETTINGS | GUIDE
It would be nice to be able to edit the station name, for example here in Phoenix, AZ, station 7-2’s station id is “METVN” but it’s really the meTV network, it would be nice if I could change it to “meTV”.
SETTINGS | GUIDE | EDIT CHANNEL LINEUP
When presented with the full list of Your Channels, it would be very helpful if there were a PLAY icon for each channel, and you could click on it to see that channel. I had to keep going back and forth from live tv and back to the Your Channel list, watching them for a minute to see if I wanted to include in my list or not. It would have been super convenient to be able to preview it right from the Your Channels list in the settings.
I would hope that a person could gain access to their Web App without having to originate it from the same network as the Tablo, it would be nice to be able to login to your My Tablo account and connect to your Tablo that way.