Ethernet connection - what works

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  1. superflysocal

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    I bought the techkey and it didn't work. I think it may be a QA issue.

    Has anyone tried the Ugreen USB-C version?
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082K62S4...ogi&th=1&psc=1&customid&coupon_code=UGSALE737
     
  2. superflysocal

    superflysocal Member

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    So i can confirm the USB-C Techkey, initially didn't work. So i sent it back and bought another and surely enough, it was plug and play. So there is a hit and miss with QA on these, but if you get a good one it is plug and play.
     
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  4. mike3y

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    Disappointed. I bought the Chromecast Ultra Network Adapter.

    Tivo Stream 4K doesn't see it.
     
  5. mjgraves

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  6. SleepyD

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    I bought a UGreen Chromecast ethernet adapter that has a Micro USB connection. I used a Micro USB to USB C adapter and it works brilliantly with the Stream 4K. I would try an adapter that is supposed to work with Chromecast devices.
     
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  8. Old Roamio 0

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    Does wired ethernet make a difference in the enjoyment of how it works looking at tv?.
     
  9. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    No, assuming one is a fan of regular “buffering...” interruptions.
     
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  10. Old Roamio 0

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    Thanks. I had just assumed it was a feel-good thing mostly.

    Question: So it makes buffering significantly better afterwards?

    The one at my house on wifi - so far after all these months doesn't buffer that much that I can tell. & Wifi is only so fast.
     
  11. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    It depends on the content. I’m using mine for Kodi, to stream uncompressed DVD ISOs from a NAS share, and I occasionally get buffering. (So not much different from TiVo’s requirement for MPEG2 streaming.) I expect those who stream Blu-rays would similarly benefit from a wired connection.
     
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  12. Old Roamio 0

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    Thank you.
     

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