Do the new Premier and XL Tivos transfer faster?

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  1. Dec 4, 2011 #1 of 13
    TXTivoUser

    TXTivoUser Jeep Ninja

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    I'm transferring a 3 hour HD show from my THD to my desktop using the TTG software and it's taking forever. It's only getting like 10mb throughput on the network...this is a 22gb file.

    I understand there is some transcoding being done on the fly and all that - do the newer Tivos handle that processing any better and does that translate into faster transfer speeds from Tivo to desktop?
     
  2. Dec 4, 2011 #2 of 13
    sparks1

    sparks1 New Member

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    I have a Premier XL, and getting a consistent rate of 20 - 25 mins transfer time for a Standard definition (1.3 GBytes size for a 1 hour show). I have not tried a HD Xfer, yet. I do know that the speed is about double vs a Series 2 box.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2011 #3 of 13
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    The proof is in this video.

     
  4. Dec 4, 2011 #4 of 13
    sparks1

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    OK, I played the video several times. You have 3 simultaneous downloads. It seemed that it was averaging about 50Mb/sec. Can you summarize what was being downloaded -- it seems that you transfer rates are considerable faster than mine. Direct connection using an Ethernet cable? Thanks for running this. Can you shed some light about the equipment you are using, and whether that is typical using kmttg - it seems non-typical for me.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2011 #5 of 13
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    This video was not made by me but by someone else on here called Bkdtv. Of the 4 lines, #1 was transfer from a Tivo HD, #2 is its decryption, #3 is transfer from Premiere with #4 decryption to .mpg.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2011 #6 of 13
    shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    The premiere is reported to be 3-5x faster for transferring video than a Series 3.

    http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2010-03/digging-deeper-within-the-new-tivo-premiere/
     
  7. Dec 4, 2011 #7 of 13
    lrhorer

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    No, two.

    'Closer to 70 Mbps, but remember that was from two different TiVos. From the Premier he was getting over 60Mbps.

    I expect the equipment is stock, although I also suspect he has a 1G switch between the server and the TiVos. The TiVo HD has fairly poor network performance - there are no two ways about it, but since one can queue up a bunch of videos for downloading and walk away, who really cares? Transfers in the other direction are somewhat faster, particularly if one recodes the videos to h.264.

    Kmttg, pyTivo, Galleon and TiVoDesktop all use the same protocol for TiVo-To-Go, so they all transfer at the same speed, for a given TiVo.
     
  8. Dec 5, 2011 #8 of 13
    dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    This is normal for a THD on a hardwired 100 Mbps network. The THD is the bottleneck. They say you can speed it up a little by putting both tuners on channels with no video .... haven't tried that.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2011 #9 of 13
    lrhorer

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    Yes, and so is the Premier, for that matter. It's just a larger bottle with the Premier.

    That is correct for all TiVos, including the Premier. It's most efective on a THD, but even significant on an original S3. It may be true on an S2, as well, but I am not certain.
     
  10. sparks1

    sparks1 New Member

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    What is "THD?" - a Tivo Hard Drive? Thanks all for the recommendations from everyone about the Tuner setting - I will try it and report back.
     
  11. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    THD = Tivo Model named HD, its a Series 3 platform.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. trade

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    Tivo Premiere transfers are more faster than others.
     
  13. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    SO much faster, yes.

    Although still a lot slower than you'd hope for.
     

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