Is MRV quicker over hard wires?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by astrohip, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Narf54321

    Narf54321 New Member

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    No. At least not on this particular board. You can check at that other Site Which Must Not Be Named.

    Essentially, some of us have hot-rodded our S3 units to the point where we can run mfs_ftp, caller-ID, TivoWebPlus and a few other programs. But the usefulness is rather limited, and the videofile formats are different from the S1 or S2 so you can't do much with any file you might manage to download. You can, however, do speed comparisons.

    No. Not yet, at least. However based upon other threads and experiences it appears that the Bonjour-like MRV network discovery service code is included within the S3 system software. Currently the bits (digitial certificates) to "Allow" that function are disabled from the Tivo mothership servers.

    Again, no. Not yet. ComeBack is a feature I personally would prefer to see enabled -- uploads via pyTivo or Tivo.NET would be much more useful for me.
     
  2. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

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    I'm using these to connect a S2 and THD to my router.

    speed tests from a pluged in laptop get anywhere between 150 and 175 Mbps, so i would expect the same from the TiVO (maxing out at 100 since i doubt it has a 1Gbps adaptor in them).

    It's a fairly low cost solution for a reliable data connection without fishing wires.
     
  3. Speedo123

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    I guess I missed something somewhere. What are the "these" you're referring to? Curious because I've just expanded my 2 DirecTV S4040R's to 235 hrs (yeah!!!) and added the capability of networking so I can HMO & MRV them. (Now trying to figure how to do this!) I have a D-Link DIR-625 N speed router that I could hook them to either wired or wireless. I've seen some confusing info as to which USB to Ethernet adaptors are compatable and/or best to use. Figured it might be better to stick with the D-link brand (models DUB-E100 or DU-E10??) to go with my router. However, if anyone has better recomendations (or another thread dealing with this I can check out), they'd be appreciated.

    Thanx!
     
  4. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    I perfer Hardwired. Our entire Home network including PC's, Tivo's, etc are wired.

    We also have wireless for laptops etc. It also comes in handy.

    Speed wise, have not seen alot of difference running 10/100. BUT running the PC's at 1000 wired you cannot beat wired.

    :D
     
  5. Narf54321

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    In his message headline, he mentions the D-Link PowerLine adapters. I believe these are the units you plug into your electrical outlets to create a local LAN via the copper electrical wiring in your house.

    The USB-Ethernet dongles you use with your Tivo are highly dependent upon the available drivers in the Tivo system. A lot of folks use something like the PTVnet CD to add a wider range of available hardware drivers into their Tivo. You also have to contend with vendors changing the underlying hardware while selling under the same model number (The Linksys "USB200M" is a prime example, with at least three different incompatible hardware revisions.)

    The Dlink DUB-E100 also falls into the the multiple-hardware revisions problem. Older ones work with Tivo, the newer ones are more problematic.
     
  6. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

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    Speedo123, yes i was referring to Dlink PowerLine HD Network adaptors.
     
  7. dougdingle

    dougdingle HD Tech

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    This may be somewhat off-topic, but nonetheless:

    Broadcasters compress the living hell out of HD signals before they broadcast them. HD originates (at the cameras) as a roughly 1.4 gigabit stream, and what you see on-air is about 10% of that (or less).

    I don't know about Comcast, but Time Warner decided a while back that it was just too much trouble (financially, probably) to demux the HD stream, recompress it even more, then remux it before sending it out, so on TW you get the exact same transport stream as you would off-air, for good or bad.

    I would be surprised if you saw a difference. Now if we're talking about DTV's HD signal of locals, well, Stevie Wonder could tell the difference... ;) .
     

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