I have 2 2-tuner models on my account. If I get the new quad I will have to replace one of my old 2-tuners on my account and it will lose guide data and most functionality. I guess it could become the goto for Live viewing… basically useless tho. This just means I won’t be buying new hardware until one of my current units die.
Was there a reason to not grandfather by keeping the 10 unit cap for all current lifetime owners or perhaps just add 1-2 above their current count?
This step is weird, because the Tablo support folks until today, have been boasting about the way they used to handle subscriptions. Apparently this took everyone by surprise.
And while I do like Tablo, the scrappy Plex DVR if you’re a Plex Pass member (lifetime cost is $150) comes with free guide. I’ve tested 8 tuners with Plex DVR. You can have as many Plex servers as you like (but hey, you can put several quad tuner boards in if you like!).
There is nothing “bait and switch” about this. The original policy had been in place for years. The new policy goes into effect now. Those who already had multiple Tablo units are grandfathered in, they will not pay more. Those who buy a Tablo unit (or multiple units) henceforth, will abide by the new policy, which is stated firmly and plainly (in writing). Or … buy a Tivo, pay 180 bucks for each additional room and $6.99 per month subscription (or a hundred bucks more than Tablo for the “all in” plan).
But, my new post in Support… reason? Because people may search information here and because the old licensing model was often touted as a big differentiator, it (these touting forum posts) might be misleading to new customers.
Plex has always been in my back pocket since I have a lifetime Plex Pass already but the increased complexity is just not something I want to deal with right now. I’d have to buy 2 Extend units to get the same transcoding functionality of the 4-tuner Tablo, which is a factor for me since I don’t want to have to rely on another piece of hardware for transcoding. I do run Plex Server on my Shield TV but for my situation it doesn’t support enough streams.
Bait & Switch = policy tied to you, register up to 10 units on your account, plainly in writing. And they just took that away from me. Anything they say now is complete BS. Why the heck would you trust a single word they are saying now? What makes what they are saying today valid tomorrow? Tomorrow changes yesterdays lies.
You joined these forums 38 minutes ago, you are not a Tablo owner and no little (or nothing) about the product, other that what you’ve read elsewhere. And you join the forum to do this? Your comments, replies have no weight and your intent will be seen for what it is.