Originally Posted by Aero 1
lol. rain on our parade? ha ha.
Yeah, that was a really weird post. In the SF Bay Area there are a TON of great channels, some broadcasting classic shows 24/7. I may not want to be awake at some ridiculous hour for one of the series not on NetFlix/Hulu Plus/Amazon Prime, but a DVR like this can make for a nice reserve of viewing pleasure. :P
I'm fairly impressed with the Tablo, at least "on paper". I've been a TiVo user (and sometimes advocate) since my boss gave me an eval unit back in the day... 1999, that is. In fact, I created my account here then specifically so I could learn how to hack the (even then) anemic 40 hours of TV programming with bigger hard drives. I still have that unit, fully upgraded with networking, ram cache, and as much hard drive space as it was capable of handling, and at least up to about 3 years ago it was still working like a champ.
But then TiVo started getting weird about lifetime service prices and functionality. Initially TiVo let you use the box sans service; like the Tablo does now, it let you schedule recordings manually. That functionality was gone when I upgraded to my current dual tuner HD capable box.
OTA is an afterthought for tivo these days as well, which is weird considering the increase in cord cutting. :P
So idly searching about I came across the Tablo, and realized "hey, I wonder if my account on AVS is still good? I could see what people think there." An active thread is a good sign in my book -- I've only read the last few pages, but it looks like this could be my future DVR.