Originally Posted by snowcat
Tablo users have been able to do it using various methods, but there is no official way to do it yet.
It's probably taking so long because there are a lot more important things for them to work on.
1. Android app and Chromecast bug fixes and functionality. There are stability issues, as well as the need to rewind and FF live tv on Android (only pause and play work now for live tv)
2. Smart record and delete. Smart record at a minimum is needed to prevent recording the same episode multiple times. It will hopefully include being able to record only X number of shows and auto-deleting of old shows if space is needed to record new ones. Smart delete is needed so that you can group delete as opposed to deleting every episode one at a time.
3. Major development of the Roku app. It is functional as is, but the goal is to make it work a lot more like the web/tablet apps.
Until those three things are complete, I really don't see a lot of other functionality being added.
you're starting to sound too much like a cheerleader now. you are entitled to like the product, i dont have and i like the concept also, but you are now blindly becoming their spokesman. The fact is that this is a VERY expensive product that should have not been released. These kickstarter things are starting to get out of hand. release crap first, see what sticks and gets bought, then we might put out things down the line.
this is all conjecture, but its scary evidence. couple of pages back, tablo says that they have to check with their chip manufacturer to see if 5.1 audio is doable. After i questioned it, they backtracked and say they can but its not a priority. Second, its pointed out to them that they pretty much broke the law by not including closed captioning on a device that requires it, part time lawyers disagreed with me even though proof was provided that they are required to, month later they release closed captioning.
This very expensive product has no roadmap and again, i have no idea, but i have a feeling that this first gen product is not cable of doing what it needs to do. Thats why i think tablo and simple give guide data subs to the account, not the unit like tivo. They know that they would fold if they went the tivo model knowing that unlike tivo, their hardware and software is not in sync. it baffles me how people can spend the time "lecturing" table for not including and doing things just like tivo but refuse to get a tivo for a bit more money because of this false sense of morality.
i almost pulled the trigger on a tablo but at the same time, tivo teased a big announcement in the next week or two and we know that tivo is planning on releasing a possible fire tv app (there is video with a working app), possibly an xbox one, sub less minis and who knows what else.