Very slow Ethernet transfers from Tivo to PC

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by flyhop, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. flyhop

    flyhop New Member

    Oct 7, 2007


    Takes about 45 minutes to transfer a 30 minute program from Tivo to PC. High quality, so about 800 MB in 45 minutes. This is an Ethernet or wired connection. Any ideas on how I can speed up this transfer?

    Assumption: Humax T800 has a USB 2.0 connection.

    US Robotics 8054 10/100 Ethernet/Wireless Router (Tivo and PC wired to USR8054 via Ethernet)
    Recording on high/best quality (transferring 800 MB in 45 minutes)
    PC: custom-built ASUS MB with 2 GB RAM, 10/100 Ethernet board

    FWIW, router handles Vonage (VOIP), internet, 2 wireless connections. Also, noticed Tivo was recording program while transfer of file was in process.
  2. CuriousMark

    CuriousMark Forum Denizen

    Jan 13, 2005
    That sounds about right for a 590. This is a common question, and is explained in more detail in older threads. The TiVo you own does USB 2.0 in software. It also has a small processor and limited RAM (it is an appliance, not a computer). The transfer process includes muxing the internally separate video and audio streams into an MPEG-2 compliant stream and encoding the stream with TiVo DRM on the fly as it transfers the file.

    If you go to that TiVo, play a program that was previously recorded and then hit the pause button to freeze the image on the screen, it will transfer faster. If you need more speed than that, go to a non-existent input, such as channel 1 or 0 to get the blue there is nothing on the inputs screen. That will transfer a bit faster until it times out and returns to live TV. Freezing a pre-recorded program will never time out.

  3. bfutter2010

    bfutter2010 New Member

    Feb 2, 2011
    anyone know where i can get a humax t800 image?

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