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TiVoToGo transfers are FAST!

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Dan203, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Sep 5, 2013 #1 of 13
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I just grabbed a couple of videos off my Roamio Pro for testing (just verifying there are no issues with VideoReDo) and man this thing hauls! The TS held at around 11.2MB/sec, which is 89.6Mbps. I only have a 10/100 network, with a MoCa bridge in the middle, so that's pretty much maxed out for my network. :up:

    Even the PS file was holding around 10.3MB/sec which is faster then a TS from my Elite. (~7.2MB/sec)

    I should test iPad downloads through the Stream and see if those are any faster.
     
  2. Sep 5, 2013 #2 of 13
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    On Gb ethernet last I tested it was ~ 120 Mbps transfer speeds for TS files, so I figure the limiting factor is probably my oldish laptop I/O, not the Roamio.

    Stream downloads will probably be limited by transcoding speed so probably won't be any faster (in fact likely a little slower) than a standalone stream I would imagine.
     
  3. Sep 5, 2013 #3 of 13
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Why do you think the internal stream would be slower then a standalone Stream? I was under the impression they used the exact same hardware. And with the TiVo and stream hardware connected via some sort of internal (Gigabit?) switch it seems like if there was any difference it would favor the internal stream. Do you have some other insight?

    I still have a standalone Stream so I may run some tests and see if there are in fact any difference between the two or between downloading from a Premiere vs a Roamio.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2013 #4 of 13
    moyekj

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    It's just speculation that if the internal stream leverages any shared resources from Roamio hardware then that may slow things down compared to a standalone stream that has all resources dedicated to one function. I know most of the work is done in dedicated hardware, but figure with internal stream there must be some shared resources that may slow things down a little compared to standalone.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2013 #5 of 13
    aaronwt

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    So this is a transfer from the Stream in the Roamio? If so then the Stream must be limiting the speed. When just transferring a recorded show over the network to a PC I'm getting 190Mb/s(23.75 MB/s) transfer speeds with a gigabit connection. As shown in the transfer history of my Romaio Pro.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2013 #6 of 13
    moyekj

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    No, he was talking about straight up TTG, not stream. Since I clocked in around 120 Mbps the limiting factor is my laptop by the looks of it, not the Roamio, as I suspected would be the case.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2013 #7 of 13
    Dan203

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    I hadn't thought about that. Because of the way it has it's own IP address on the network I assumed it was basically the same hardware as the standalone Stream just soldered onto the TiVo's mobo and attached to some internal switch. But if they do share resources of any kind then you're right, it might be slower.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2013 #8 of 13
    aaronwt

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    How fast will a regular stream transfer a show? Or for that matter the Stream in the Plus/Pro? I really wish they would hurry up and get Android support.
     
  9. Sep 5, 2013 #9 of 13
    Dan203

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    I just reassessed my network and actually all the switches between my TiVo and my PC are gigabit. The weak link is the Actiontec MoCa adapter. Even though MoCa is technically capable of up to 270Mbps for some reason the Ethernet port on the adapter is only 10/100. That seems like a stupid oversight on their part.

    Does anyone know of a MoCa adapter with a gigabit port on it?
     
  10. BigJimOutlaw

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    Just for shoots and giggles I ran a Stream vs. Roamio Plus test.

    1 hour HD program (6.35GB) transcoded at Best quality.

    Stream: 26 minutes
    Plus: Just under 21 minutes

    The Plus transcode was actually a bit faster. Go figure. :)
     
  11. aaronwt

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    My Dlink MoCA adapters also have a 10/100 Ethernet port on them. The Netgear ones do also.
     
  12. aaronwt

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    That sounds like great news. Another plus to having the Stream capabilities built in.

    Now if I could just use the Stream capabilities with my Android devices.
     
  13. innocentfreak

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    The new Verizon Actiontec Wireless N routers have gigabit ports. You might be able to find one on ebay.
     

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