Since joining the prestigious ranks of retired moochers, I’ve done a bit of home video system hacking and made a few bad videos of my greyhounds.

  • Introducing Channels DVR (1/5/2023) - This article explains the ATSC 3 network DVR rig set up to replace our original TabloTV ATSC 1 DVR. Why DIY with HDHomeRun and Channels DVR? Because we could. And Channels is getting better marks than TabloTV.
  • M1 iMac Pre-Purchase Planning (5/4/2021) - This post walks through the things to be considered when purchasing an M1 Mac. It covers display, memory, storage, and port planning for audio and video production applications.
  • House of Worship Streaming Video Production System (5/1/2021) - What does it take to live stream and record a worship service. My church is looking at developing this capability to help us transition from Zoom meetings to full live services. Here's what we found it would take.
  • A Little Raspberry Pi (1/9/2021) - Add a Raspberry Pi 400 for concert viewing
  • Got Mandolin Shred? (11/16/2020) - A brief review of the service as experienced during a Punch Brothers show. Top marks to Mandolin. Apple and Google got muddy.
  • New Kid On the Block (12/3/2016) - For some time I’ve been wanting to move media serving off of my Mac Mini because the design of the available servers requires the machine to be running and logged in which vastly increases its attack surface. I’d been looking for a number of alternatives, particularly one that was energy efficient, had a low footprint, […]
  • Tablo TV comes to Apple TV 4 (6/28/2016) - References retrieved 28 June 2016. retrieved 28 June 2016. Introduction Shortly after I bought my modern television, the digital one, I decided that dark lord Rupert Murdock had received enough of my money. My first try at cord cutting was to move TiVO from the cable to a new TV antenna. Some time […]
  • TabloTV Update (6/16/2016) - A couple of years ago, I wrote about Tablo TV, an off-air DVR product. Since then, TabloTV continues to improve with an Apple TV 4 App in the works (real soon now). TabloTV┬ámade firmware updates to support the app but the app is still awaiting release. Plex Plex is a OS independent media server that […]
  • Tablo TV One Month On (7/10/2014) - Back in June I took a flyer on brand shiny new gadget TabloTV. TabloTV had been on the market all of two months so there was little more than press releases at the time. To fill a void, I wrote about how one went about setting up and using TabloTV. Where is Tablo Now? Tablo […]
  • Tablo TV Arrives (6/12/2014) - I placed my order for a 2 tuner Tablo TV on Sunday afternoon. On Monday, Tablo shipped my unit by USPS from upstate New York. It arrived in Wednesday’s post. While waiting for my Tablo TV to arrive, I did some reading and selected a LaCie Porsche Design portable USB 2/3 disk. References […]