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post #661 of 667 Old 08-26-2014, 07:08 AM
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I don't see why not. I expect Tablo's HLS mp4's and similar to Simple.tv's. Drop into VideoRedo and save as H.264 ts. It should save without re-encoding.
Is the Tablo drive directly readable? Just fire up VRD and point it to the Tablo? Or an additional export step?

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I don't have a Tablo (as I'm still a Simple.tv user), but I've read it's a few extra steps to pull your recordings. Here you go.

Reason I'm still holding onto Simple.tv is users have built tools that allow you to download shows easily via any STV DVR on your home network.

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I don't have a Tablo (as I'm still a Simple.tv user), but I've read it's a few extra steps to pull your recordings. Here you go.

Reason I'm still holding onto Simple.tv is users have built tools that allow you to download shows easily via any STV DVR on your home network.
Thanks for the link...

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Maybe a question best for member"TabloTV"...

I've been wanting to ask, can Tablo have a happy, long life in the attic?

Gets hot up there of course, and fairly cool in the winter...

It can get pretty toasty stacked adjacent to A/V equipment too, especially if there is not much space for air to circulate.

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Safe operating temperatures for Tablo are 10-45 degrees Celsius so if your attic maintains that kind of temperature throughout the seasons it should be A-OK.

We have had people place their Tablo units in all kinds of weird places like in the laundry room.
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Thank you TabloTV.

I had called you all yesterday actually and heard back, I think from David, giving me the green light to proceed with an attic install. I've often had companies say that they'll call back, but majority have not...

That said, 45c is just 113 degrees F. Attics can get 130, 140 degrees on the hottest days. Most attic fans as I recall kick on at 120 to 130 degrees. Some of the coolest attics on Summer days are 10 to 15 degrees over ambient. So, on days that are 100+ outside, which is not uncommon in CA, the Tablo will be in an environment beyond its specs...

Was hoping for an attic install to minimize the cable run and associated attenuations / losses. One of the many virtues of a Tablo is the flexibility of location.
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Thank you TabloTV.

I had called you all yesterday actually and heard back, I think from David, giving me the green light to proceed with an attic install. I've often had companies say that they'll call back, but majority have not...

That said, 45c is just 113 degrees F. Attics can get 130, 140 degrees on the hottest days. Most attic fans as I recall kick on at 120 to 130 degrees. Some of the coolest attics on Summer days are 10 to 15 degrees over ambient. So, on days that are 100+ outside, which is not uncommon in CA, the Tablo will be in an environment beyond its specs...

Was hoping for an attic install to minimize the cable run and associated attenuations / losses. One of the many virtues of a Tablo is the flexibility of location.
High prolonged temperatures are mortal weapons for electronics like the Tablo. If you want a long lasting device, place it elsewhere where it is cooler. The thing is passively cooled and already runs warm from the get go. OTOH-you could just replace the unit every 12 months-but then your paired recordings might be unplayable?
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Yes, I'm not putting the Tablo in the attic now. I would only do so if it were in the proximity of an exhaust fan, which I don't have on this new home as of yet... Fortunately, it's only another 12 feet down to the entertainment center. I was just trying to shorten the route as much as possible as reception here is a challenge.

How different is user experience for Tablo on the home network versus a remote one? Thinking of putting the Tablo in our other home and experiment with the reception there...
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