TiVo Wireless G Adapter

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by uclakidd, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. uclakidd

    uclakidd Easily Confused

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    Anyone know the benefits of using Tivo's own wireless adapter than let's say a Netgear G adapter? I want to know because I'm planning on updgrading my entire network to G and want to see the benefits of the Tivo adpater. BEst Buy is having a sale this week of the Netgear WG111NA (Tivo compatible one--i checked the SN already) for $39.99 and I have these 12% coupon thingies and rewardzone dollars, it will be substantially cheaper than the 49.99 TiVo adapter.

    ANy ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Maxnl

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    Well, besides the fact that that coupon should have expired by the time I am writing this, the transfer speed on the Tivo one will be a lot faster. If you don't plan to do Tivo2Go or Multi-Room viewing, get the Netgear one, but if you plan to do either of those two get the Tivo one.
     
  3. uclakidd

    uclakidd Easily Confused

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    Coupon's good until tomorrow.

    I've heard its faster, but how MUCH faster is it? Like how long would it take to transfer a 60min show? I've tried searching for any kind of tests online and I haven't seen any.
     
  4. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    Slower...
  5. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    In my tests it was about 60% faster, though that will vary depending on so many things. Bottom line, speeds seem to be on par with going wired.
     
  6. KJW

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    how can you tell if a particular Netgear WG111 will work with Tivo?
     
  7. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Check out www.tivo.com/adapters.
     
  8. cheerdude

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA

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    I am also seeing very good speeds going from my Computer to my TiVo wireless (with the TiVo Adapter).

    Case in point - I transferred 3 45 minutes shows (each was about 700MB). I then started watching an hour long recording (took about 45 minutes). In that time, 2 of the 3 shows had been completely transferred.
     

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