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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by rasmasyean, Aug 4, 2011.
What kind of speeds can you normally get on the TiVo Ethernet port?
The wired port on a Premiere is 100megabit port.
From the TiVo Premiere FAQ sticky at the top of this forum:
On my wired LAN, TiVo Premier to TiVo Premier transfers typically run at 87mbps.
ahh, the joys of being a new owner!
However I do want to make a friendly suggestion, there are FAQs and many years of posted experiences here, a lot of what you've asked in the past week has been brought up by someone and most of the times many someones in the past. Poke around, resurrect a few threads, you'll have fun and learn a lot on the way.
I get 85mb/s to 95mb/s transfer rates between my Premieres.
Hey, can Wireless N go faster than that? Or is the network interface the bottleneck?
I would say no. Wired will always be faster than wireless.
Regarding transfer speeds, from what I understand the Tivo is the bottleneck (processing power).
The video and audio streams are kept separate on the Tivo's hard drive. When you transfer a program to a computer, the Tivo has to mux the video and audio files together before sending it to the computer.
This is done "on the fly" which is why transfers don't happen at network speeds.
MRV (Tivo to Tivo) transfers happen much faster since the muxing process isn't needed.
~95 to ~97Mbs on my wired network.
Doesn't your ISP broadband speed have any bearing on the bandwidth allowed throughput?
No. In fact, you should be able to transfer shows back and forth without ANY internet at all.
That's only an issue when the traffic is leaving the house out to the internet. Traffic between devices on the same network would not be affected by the ISP connection speed. That will only come into play if you use something like Netflix on the Tivo. That's only going to go as fast as your upstream connection provides. But for Tivo-to-PC or Tivo-to-Tivo transfers that'll work as fast as the devices and local network allows.
You can run TiVo Desktop on a remote computer and connect to your TiVo through the internet?
With a VPN setup that passes broadcast and multicast packets, insures both ends are on the same subnet, then it MAY be possible. Both ends would need a high uplink transfer speed. The transfers will run at the speed of the uplink on the slow side of the connection. With a typical DSL connection that would mean half a day to transfer a one hour HD show.
Oh and yes, it would violate your TiVo Desktop terms of service. When you install it, you agree to use it only within your own home on your own home network.
Given that an hour of HD can be 6 or 7GB, you'd want a really fast internet connection to be uploading that. A better option would by to kmttg automatically download from the Tivo the material you are interested in, and re-encoded it into a smaller format, and the access those files over the internet - as they'll be smaller and quicker to upload.