I’m finding that TabloTV just doesn’t work well. If I hadn’t paid for the box/tv guide data already and there was a alternative, I’d ask for my $ back. As is , this what I’ve found , recording at the lowest setting - below the suggested one.
iPad connected via wireless ---- most programs play about 10 minutes and the app hangs
AppleTV — connected directly to the router hub — sometimes programs will play about 1/2 hour – but inevitably the iOS app hangs
The only app that is decent is the app that comes with my SamSung TV. Perhaps, around 3-4 1/2 programs are played until the Samsung TV app hangs.
Using the Java-based Tabloexporter app, I’ve been able to download and view 1 hour shows. But a 3+ hour show (football game) isn’t properly recorded and by the 3rd quarter… the video gets truncated and the rest of the game is gone.
Using the tabloexport app, apparently there is only around 110 MB of free memory available – so I can’t see how TabloTV can properly save lengthy TV shows.
“just doesn’t work well”?
I find this kind of funny since there are thousands of us for whom it works just fine. I have a Tablo Quad. Recording set to highest setting. I watch Tablo on my iPad (wirelessly) without issue. Same with our Roku devices. On 4 different TVs. Some wireless and some wired ethernet.
So it sounds to me like you have something else going on and just being quick to blame.
An ultrafit is one of the worst drives I can imagine for this application. I bet that thing could have practically lit a cigarette it was so hot. Don’t get me wrong they are great little drives.
I bet that if you get a proper hard drive your experience will improve exponentially. You will ideally want an externally powered hard drive. A 2.5 inch drive without external power can work but it isn’t my first choice. There are lists of tested drives to choose from if you just want to play things safe.
Many thanks for the suggestion to replace the SandDisk flash drive. Yes - everything is working fine now and I’m a happy camper I got out an old IOMEGA 80G Drive, a few years (5+ ) old which needs a 2nd separate USB connection for power. Not being a HW/Drive geek… why does an old HD work better than new flash drive (1 month) old ?
Within Best Buy’s 14 day return policy, everything was working fine ( WiFi iPad) for 1 hour or less shows so I purchased the Lifetime guide subscription on September 29 , 2019) I spent Christmas trying the suggestions of fixing buffering problems by hard wiring devices ( Apple TV) to the router. Another workaround attempt was using a Java tablo app to download and the view on a computer. But the 49er/ Vikings game got truncated after 3 quarters (. As viewed on Mac laptop) So perhaps I’ve been trying workarounds for a month before using this newsgroup. I tried the 80G HDD method at 2am — only 1 day ago—- before I’ve had a chance to go to the store.
I’m not sure why my tablo doesn’t seem to work well
It always says that the storage is full or unavailable even when there is nothing on the storage. I can program it just fine and watched part of one show but the message always is that the storage is full. Not seeming to work well for me either