Originally Posted by snowcat
That is strange you could not use your Tablo without a hard drive. There was a user on the Tablo forum yesterday that had no problems without a hard drive on his new Tablo.
Guide data does take a while (sometimes several hours) when the Tablo is first set up. I have no idea why.
Wireless setup for some reason just is troublesome for the Tablo. It shouldn't be, but I haven't heard of many people that didn't have issues with it.
It may just be the wireless + no hard drive combination flakiness.
Anyhow-the Tablo tuner buffering latency is horrible.
I think I will put a switch in at the location where the Tablo is and connect the Tablo, Tivo, HDHR, Slingbox, to the switch and all will benefit from being on a wired connection.
I was messing around in the office where my dlink router is located and which I havent touched for probably 4 years and simply moving the power cable and cat6 cables aside caused it to lose power. The power plug into the back of the unit is really loose and there looks to be poor contacts. Not sure if it was the weight of the wiriing combined with hot temperatures over 5-7 summers but I think it is time to replace the router.
Does anyone have suggestions for a good replacement for a DIR825? I am looking for reliability, wired gigabit support and wireless capability, without having to reboot every week. I was able to leave my current router running for months without having to power cycle the thing.
Getting back to the Tablo-I noticed that even though I just setup the thing this past week my guide subscription has lapsed so now they want to charge me-that is just silly. The guide start date should not be the initial purchase date, rather it should start after the unit connects to the mother ship and is first used. Therefore since the guide subscription which I received being part of the initial batches of 4 tuner units has expired the thing will not stream out of home. I think I need to call them up and see if they will reset the timer for the "free" guide date. I dont know if lifetime is worth it, but nowadays I hate monthly fees so if I like the Tablo will likely pony up the cash in 1 fell swoop and be done with it.
I also picked up a Simple.TV2 on clearance at Microcenter but need to pickup a hard drive for it.....will be intresting to see how it compares with the Tablo.
My HDHR does make a lot of noise so, I expect the STV2 will be just as loud.
Anyhow-I am not impressed with the experience at all so far with the Tablo working over wireless.