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TiVo Roamio Pro: 10/100 or Gigabit?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by geekmedic, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. RonDawg

    RonDawg Well-Known Member

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    Besides being a legacy port that fewer people outside of an office are using, eliminating ethernet also allows for a thinner profile. But if you must have ethernet, there's always a USB-ethernet adapter, or a docking station if one is available for that laptop. That's what I plan to use with my tablet when I visit Japan later this yer, as many of their hotels still use wired ethernet rather than WiFi for internet access.

    You don't but some folks use legacy devices, or need extra ports for things where PQ is not a high priority. If you only have a basic cable package with no HD channels, why waste an HDMI port for that?

    Plus with analog connections, you'll never have to worry about HDMI handshaking issues.
     
  2. bobdec01

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    This maybe a good spot to ask this question. I still have a 100MB home network, Comcast modem is 10/100/1000 , but my main router, plus an 8-port switch and a 2nd router I have set up as a remote wireless access point, are still 10/100. When I transfer Roamio to PC or PC to Roamio my network utilization pegs at 100% (100 Mb). The old Series HD never seemed to run higher than 30-40MB if I can recall. Have any of you 1Gb people out there clocked data transfer rates on your 1GB networks. The 100MB moves a 1 hr show (about 3.7Gb) in 6 mins Roamio to PC, or PC to Roamio. How's the 1Gb compare ?
     
  3. BiloxiGeek

    BiloxiGeek Reality Challenged

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    Just looked at the bandwidth graph for the GB port that my Roamio is plugged into for the last year. The max output (port to Roamio) is about 13MBytes/second. I do a fair amount of pulling video off a pyTivo server I have set up. I'm sure the peaks I'm seeing are those instances predominantly.
     
  4. bobdec01

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    My 100% network utilization is based on Windows 7 Task Manager network screen. Calculating back that's got to be incorrect. Heck.. 6 mins @ 100Mbs would be 100Mbs X 60sec X 6mins=36,000Mb or 36Gb That's 10X to high.. Thanks for the response, don't see any reason to worry about network speed yet.
     
  5. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    The Windows 7 network performance is based on the link speed, not the actual network ability. That said, I found it quite accurate when testing the throughput on a USB 2.0 WiFi adapter while running the Desktop and transferring a program. It indicated a 20% utilization of my link speed of 433Mbps. On the TiVo, it showed a speed of 80Mbps. The hardest part is watching the display when someone uses Bytes and not bits. With Win 8 the performance shows the speed/graphics in Mbps, not in a percentage.
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Cat6 termination can be no different that Cat5e. It really depends on the vendor and their design. We've been using Cat6 cables and terminations at work during the 21st century. We've terminated tens of thousands of Cat5e and Cat6 jacks from Commscope. Terminating the Cat6 jacks is identical to our terminations with our Cat5e jacks. Either way they have no problem passing certification with our FLuke cable certifiers/testers.
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I don't use any of the Monoprice Cat6 patch cables any more. I've had too many issues with a wire or two becoming open on them after being moved around and connected/disconnected. I only use their Cat5e patch cables. Which I don't have any issues with and last me for many, many years.
     
  8. Nonentity44

    Nonentity44 New Member

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    Did you have to disable STP on where the TiVo Devices where connected? Or.. did it work with STP Enabled? Did you have both Sonos and Roamio on the same Port?
     

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