I’m considering a Tablo Quad purchase. I like to know as much as I can about a product before I buy it. I’ve watched probably every Tablo Quad review on YouTube, as well as other Tablo product reviews. I also ask some questions for other people who may be interested in a Tablo product.
Apologies for my long paragraphs.
Here are my questions:
- I’m primarily interested in using the Tablo to record sporting events. It’s not uncommon for weather to delay some events. For example, a few NASCAR races last year were delayed several hours because of rain and/or lightning. There are also occasional program guide errors. For example, last year, when I was still a YouTubeTV subsciber, at least three times, Xfinity series race broadcasts started 30 minutes before the program guide times.
Based on watching several videos, it appears that it at least used to be possible for customers who were not subscribed to the program guide to set up manual recordings. Would it be possible while being subscribed to the guide as well? I’ve seen the basic Start/End options for 1, 2, 5, and 10 minutes out (sorry if I’m a little off on those numbers), but I haven’t seen the option for manual recordings demonstrated for people with the guide.
Is there a way to set a recording start time and end time manually?
Has anyone tried the AirTV Anywhere or the HDHomeRun Scribe? How do they compare to the the Tablo? I’ve read specs that I’ve been able to find, but I’m curious about actual user experience.
I read/heard somewhere that you can’t fast forward or rewind if you’re not a subscriber. Is that true at all? I wonder if the person/people who said that were confused about the automatic commercial skip.
Why doesn’t the Tablo company offer a solution that doesn’t require the internet? Program guide information and time are broadcast over the air. Firmware could be manually updated via a flash drive or external hard drive.
And a follow up to this. Does the Tablo company sell customer data, such as viewing data? It seems many/most other internet-required products do this.
What are the cons of the Tablo Quad? What would you say are features that it’s missing that it should have?
Finally, are there any discounts that anyone knows about for the Tablo Quad?
Alright, I’m sorry for the long-winded post. I’ll wrap it on up for now. Thank you.