Originally Posted by qz3fwd
1. It takes forever to connect to the device through the app either on the local LAN or remotely.
2. Buffering latency is horrible.
3. The app is sluggish and some junk html app apparently (android)
4. Downloading guide data is troublesome-even after changing zip codes and doing a channel re-scan.
5. Some major shows dont show up in the grid of shows (all).
6. No icons downloading.
7. EPG guide scrolling is not smooth and mine only goes out 24 hours with many un-populated events (missing data)
8. Doesnt the app cache guide and channel data iunstead of re-downloading it from the device every time it connects?
I think the device has potential, but as of now I would rate the product as an EPIC fail. (I have the 4 tuner version).
I will give it another shot though.
1. For me, it takes 10 seconds or less to connect to my Tablo through any device, wired or wireless.
2. It takes 10-20 seconds to initially buffer a channel. I wouldn't call that horrible,
3. Not sure what you mean by junk html app. I haven't seen any sluggish behavior.
4. Most users enter their zip code once and scan their channels once.
5. Haven't seen that at all. There does seem to be an issue with "prime time" if you live on the west coast (won't see all the shows that an east coast person will), but All Shows will show All Shows. Do you have any examples of what doesn't show?
7. The live TV guide is only 24 hours, though there are two weeks of data for prime time, all shows, sports, movies, etc. I don't have any unpopulated channels, though apparently some people do.
8. Generally the first time each day that you use the Tablo on a particular device, it will sync the recorded programs and guide data. It is now in the background, though you do have to wait till it is finished until you can watch a recording from the previous day.
I would rate my 2-tuner a moderate success. The latest firmware has solved some problems (unlimited hard drive size, 60 fps 720p capture), while creating others (recordings sometimes not showing up in the interface even though they are on the hard drive). Hopefully the Tablo folks are close to fixing these issues.
The new FireTv, AppleTv, Chromecast, and Roku 4 should only help the Tablo sell more units. As these devices get more powerful, they can better solve any performance issues of the Tablo.