Fair point, I should have been more clear. The above is what I’m specifically talking about. That’s a knee jerk reaction to this change.
Just like this change, if they make a change that makes other platforms more attractive to folks for their specific situation, those folks will be lost as customers. That’s a natural result of any change. For my situation, Tablo is still the best solution.
The above was hyperbole, obviously. But the point is still valid.
In your analogy, they stopped developing a specific platform, they didn’t take something away you already paid for. Apples and oranges. A more accurate analogy would be “what if they took the Android app off the market and forced everyone to uninstall it”. I would expect similar backlash.
I guess that’s where we disagree. I never purchased with multiple units in mind. For the majority of their users they haven’t changed anything with their current situation. To your analogy, they aren’t forcing anyone to do anything, much less removing the entire functionality.
To me it’s no different than setting quotas on heavy mobile data users. Everyone shouldn’t have to shoulder the additional cost of a few.
Having said that, I still think as some others have mentioned, a grace period to allow people with an existing until to one time add a 2 or 4 tuner unit (I’m really thinking the 2 tuner to 4 tuner scenario because I would guess the 4 tuner to 6/8 tuner scenario is much less frequent) and have it grandfathered seems fair since there was really not real notice given for this change.
“So how many people are truly running multiple Tablos on the same LAN in one house?”
I have 3 Tablos each on a separate antenna system. Two of them are aimed at Seattle because I have 2Edge reception over a hill (as defined by TVfool). My third Tablo is aimed to the north to receive Vancouver stations by LOS (line of sight) and a PBS station. Generally I don’t miss any scheduled records even in bad weather.
I may replace broken Tablos in the future, but I will never need a fourth Tablo.
“I think this was more about blocking the “Netflix Problem” of people sharing subscriptions with their friends and family.”
On Netflix I pay for 2 streams at a time and this is what I am legally entitled to.
I own 2 houses in Washington State and a family member will often be in one house while I am at the other house. There is nothing wrong or illegal with using the two steams simultaneously from two different IP addresses. Limiting you to one IP address is why I dropped PlayStation Vue and I told them that is why I was dropping them.
I save about $100 a month using Tablo and SlingTV, and yes setting up the antennas was a pain, but I would do it again.
Anyone who thought that a small company like Nuvyyo could always only charge $150 dollars for a lifetime subscription covering multiple devices, new devices, and their replacements plus new features on all devices has been hitting the pipe too much.
I already brought this example up a few posts up : What you’re missing here is that the cell providers were sued by the FTC when it came to retroactively changing the terms for existing customers. Can cell provides add quotas for future users? Absolutely. For current users? Nope, sorry.
Fair point, and I added some additional support for a one time “grace” period to my previous reply.
Quite honestly, I think all that really frustrated me with your replies was the whole hyperbole part. I don’t see how it adds any constructive input to this situation and why it was necessary for an already divisive change.
Its obvious they had to figure out a way to offer additional services as pain free as possible. Additional services that weren’t even a twinkle in your eye when Tablo was announced years ago. Additional services that require infrastructure. As the service and hardware offerings mature and change this had to change along with it.
The fact that I can swap in new hardware on my lifetime subscription is still lightyears ahead of Tivo…
I knew they were going to have to charge for the Ad-skipping somehow to me this is the most pain free way… Same people complaining here would also be complaining if they had to pay a separate (most likely monthly) subscription for the ad-skipping.
Huh? I’m not asking for new features for free. What I am asking for is that I be allowed to add as many Tablo’s as I want to my account whenever I want to in the future (and yes, I know the limit is 10), because that’s what was sold to me and that’s what I paid for.
If Tablo came out and said “if you’re out of warranty, we can not give you commercial skip for free” that’s a different story. I never paid for unlimited lifetime updates.
This change in terms to my lifetime sub, which I just changed from yearly btw, just stopped me from buying additional units. I wanted to buy your new 4 port to complement my existing one. Someone needs to go back and read the definition of what grandfathering means. If we’re grandfathered, we should be grandfathered to the TERMS in which we PURCHASED it at. Not for you to arbitrarily change it willy nilly after the fact. You’ve changed the terms of the contract after taking our money. I’d like my $150 back now for breach of contract.
When someone up in Canada starts a Class Action for breach of contract on behalf of all current Tablo subscribers, maybe they’ll honor the contract we paid for, or refund our money. This is worse than Sony taking away features on the PS4, since this is an additional paid subscription, where they changed the terms without offering restitution.