TiVo preparing 802.11n wireless adapter

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bkdtv, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Nov 6, 2009 #1 of 12
    bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    From the FCC web site:

    TiVo requested that pictures and internal diagrams be temporarily withheld for confidentiality reasons.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2009 #2 of 12
    fatespawn

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    I wonder if they can find a way to offload some of the processing requirements to the adapter itself to actually take advantage of -n speeds.

    With the TivoHD, I doubt you'd gain much speed otherwise. I wonder if the Series 3 or XL would be better.

    -fate
     
  3. Nov 6, 2009 #3 of 12
    socrplyr

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    All three models have the same processing capability.
     
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    audioscience

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    Yeah, aren't transfers still limited to 2 or 3Mb regardless of connection?

    I'm speaking from Series 2 standpoint.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2009 #5 of 12
    jweaver15

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    In the next generation TiVo, could this be used to stream recorded shows to the tv wirelessly with an additional receiver on the TV itself?
     
  6. Nov 6, 2009 #6 of 12
    Stormspace

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    I believe the throughput on USB is still limited, but that could have been USB 1.1 on the Series 2 boxes.
     
  7. Nov 6, 2009 #7 of 12
    fyodor

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    Well, keep in mind, the qualitative difference between 8-10 megabits/s and 20-25 megabits/s (what the tivo tops out at with other connections) is really significant. The former requires that you wait 30 minutes to watch your show. The latter lets you start watching immediately and skip commercials as they come.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2009 #8 of 12
    dianebrat

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    There are also signs that it may be more of a bridge device like you see for the XBOX 360's, I'm sure we'll know more as CES comes nearer. (from the other thread on this adapter)

    Diane
     
  9. Nov 7, 2009 #9 of 12
    steinercat

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    finally!

    i don't care about transfer speeds in my case.

    I just need my entire network to be on 'N' as there are huge speed drops from my Mac units when using mixed 'G'
     
  10. mjsmith3

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    bump. Is this going to happen sometime during my lifetime?
     
  11. dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    Tivo's new wireless N adapter is a wireless bridge just like the game adapters people are using. It plugs into the ethernet port, not the usb port.
     
  12. jrm01

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    Only if you quit smoking, cut down on carbs and last until May.:)
     

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