Fastest speed on Ethernet?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by Max Powers, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. Max Powers

    Max Powers New Member

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    Hi Friends,

    Simple question:

    Have any of you been able to connect the Streamer via gigabit Ethernet? And if so, what's the fastest speeds you have seen and what was your ISP provisioned speed?

    Thank you.
     
  2. mikeg26

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  3. Max Powers

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  4. blackngold75

    blackngold75 Active Member

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    I have read other forum discussions that indicate that the TS4K is limited by a USB-2 chipset, so that wired ethernet speeds top out around 350 Mbps. Tests from my TS4K to my ChannelsDVR server seem to confirm that.
     
  5. d_anders

    d_anders Sr Legacy Member

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    350 Mbps limitation due to USB2 agreed. I'm getting equal or faster speeds with it's support of Wireless AC / 5 Ghz, but ethernet is always better way to go.

    I actually wished they would add 1Gbps port in future iterations, or at least a couple of additional USBC / 3.0 capable ports.
     
  6. Ernie Salazar

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  7. Vm19

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    Limiting the usb c to usb 2.0 speeds was ridiculous.
     
  8. blackngold75

    blackngold75 Active Member

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    My assumption is that the designers planned for WiFi use, or else TiVo would be selling an "official" ethernet adapter. Besides, how much bandwidth do you really need to stream something? Isn't even a high-bitrate 4K stream under 70 Mbps? Most streaming services provide streams far smaller than that.

    BTW: the official ethernet adapter for the Chromecast with GoogleTV is 10/100. That should tell you something about the expected bandwidth needed for streaming.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2021

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