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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by PetiePal, Oct 30, 2007.
Yes, HD content plays back at high speed; non-HD content plays fine.
Transferred "Pushing Daisies" in HD to my PC tonite without a hiccup. Quality on PC is fantastic, but the files are quite large. ~7GB/1hr.
Transfer over my wired network was pretty good, just less than real time.
I also played a short Mpeg2 files from my PC on the S3. No waiting.
All we need is a dedicated player (Dan203, where are you?) with TiVo friendly controls!!
Is anyone else having their recordings interrupted? I can't get one to finish, and the lattest one has now stopped at 666MB. Is my PC posessed?
Well, I fixed the problem in a long winded way (and free).
Downloaded HD shows via Camino and then dropped them on to Tivo Decode 1.3 to convert to mpg file.
Works like a charm.
If you are using Vista (and maybe XP) with power management set to sleep after a specific time, your downloads won't get very far.
Some members have also reported problems with recordings from a specific channel (usually a local HD channel) failing to transfer completely. It's not clear what causes that, but I'm sure Tivo is looking into it.
I'm still at 9.1 on my S3 and TTG works great. I haven't tried TTCB yet.
I'm having the same problem. Downloaded Heroes in HD in an hour over Airport Extreme Base Station to MacBook Pro, but audio is playing double time. Canceled DVD export. Anyone find a fix?
IIRC, Roxio made a post on this forum seeking testers for an update to address compatibility issues with the TivoHD/Series3 and/or OSX 10.5.
Until that update is out, you might use the free TiVo Decode Manager for OSX to download recordings.
It is working for me now!!! I updated to the latest version of the TiVo desktop, and have finally gotten it to work.
I just transferred a 1 hour HD show, to my media server, and then played it using my Home Theatre PC using Windows Media Center. This ROCKS!!!!! The image quality is perfect on my projector. I was going to connect an HD tuner to my HTPC, but now, I have no reason to do that. I can just transfer from the HD TiVo. And using the Media Center Remote, it's seamless with the Media Center front end.
I am still having one problem though. Every 10 seconds while transferring a show, it pops up with a window saying "The 'TiVo' folder has been changed, moved, or deleted. Please find the folder, create a new folder, or click 'Cancel' to use the default folder." What gives with this??? I click on the folder on the server, and it continues transferring, and 10 seconds latter, the message comes up again.
It's still transferring even if I don't click on the 'OK' button right away, as I see the downloaded file size jump in size after hitting 'OK', and I can check the file in the folder, and it's growing. What is the issue here? Doesn't it like saving the file to a networked PC? It does it, but keeps complaining.
It's actually coming up every 5 seconds now. I think I will just walk away, and see what happens.
( By the way, "TiVo" is the name of the folder on my media server that I am saving my shows to. )
Anyone has any recommendation for over the powerline network? It took me 4 hours to transfer one episode of Heroes. You guys are getting about an hour. I am using Netgear XE102. Need to get something better?
Your XE102 provides less usable throughput than wireless 802.11g in many homes.
The "200Mbps" powerline devices provide significantly more real world throughput -- anywhere from 25 to 50Mbps usable, depending on the conditions of the wires in your home. If you want to use powerline networking, that is what you should get.
Refurbished "200Mbps" Netgear HDX101 adapters are available on ebay for $40-$50 each, although I don't have any personal experience with those sellers. The HDX101 will provide 5x to 10x the throughput of the XE102.
Keep in mind that you will not exceed the download rates specified in the FAQ, no matter how fast the speed of your network connection. Still, a faster network will allow you to download that episode of Heroes in 60-90 minutes on a Series3 or 120-150 minutes on the TivoHD. As per the FAQ, the Series3 transfers at a faster rate than the TivoHD with the current software.
A faster network will have the most noticeable impact on MRV, especially with Series3 units which can transfer at up to ~44 Mbps.
Thanks a lot for your detailed reply.
8,000,000,000 bytes in 5 hours
1,600,000,000 bytes per hour
26,666,666.66 bytes per minute
444,444.44 bytes per second.
3,555,555.55 bits per second.
3.56 megabits / second.
Someone check my numbers, but assuming that a hour HD record is about 8 gigabytes in size, it looks like you're getting about 3.5 megabits/second throughput.
When I looked into wireless-n routers a couple months, I found myself pretty underwhelmed by their performance. After returning 2-3 routers to brick and mortar stores which didn't come close to their hype, I ended with a linksys wireless 150n router.
This router gives me about 20-26 megabits / second performance over 802.11g (verified using a freeware Jperf/Iperf tool).
Good luck !