I don’t want to beat a dead horse… this is going a little off my topic. But I guess that is my fault. In case you didn’t read my OP, I have already purchased 1 Tablo unit. Basically for testing. To see if it will fit my purpose. But I am concerned that Tablo is still using old tech… i.e. USB 2, Sata II, 9.5mm internal drive bay, etc. I know it is the cost. You do not need to explain econ 101. But it does not seem they are moving very quickly toward the future. And that is concerning, as a potential buyer of more of their products over an extended period of time.
I am not looking for schedules or dates. The “future” is a pretty big period of time and sufficiently nebulous that it should not raise any concerns in regard to missed deadlines, etc.
About ATSC 3.0… I am not overly worried. I think it is a poor standard for OTA, since it is not in anyway backward compatible. I think there is a large probability that it will be DOA. Due to reasons previously given above. But 4k is still the future. Maybe ATSC 4.0, who knows? All I know is that the TV industry is going in the direction of higher resolutions. OTA must follow or risk becoming obsolete. My local cable company is reinventing itself as an ISP to try and avoid this sort of problem. Maybe 5G or the SpaceX satelite internet will prevail, who knows? But whatever it is, it will need higher resolution TVs, bigger HDD, more RAM, faster LANs, faster and smarter everything. I want to be on the edge, and I don’t think I am alone (not by any stretch of the imagination).