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Dave Harman
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TIVO bandwidth

Post by Dave Harman » Tue May 15, 2012 1:51 pm

I'm getting one of Suddenlink's TIVOs... just going with the 2 recording streams now, but can upgrade to the box with 4 streams for free when they arrive. Right now, I have a 10 mbps download cap, and am trying to decide whether to upgrade to 15 or 20mbps. Does anyone know how much bandwidth per stream this TIVO needs? I need enough to cover the worst (or best) case scenario of running all 4 recorders at once, without killing my ability to let at least 2 computers surf. Speed is money, and the 20mbps is a little steep.

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Re: TIVO bandwidth

Post by TimeEnuf » Fri May 18, 2012 8:23 am

Not really sure about the bandwidth of the streams, but I know from my personal experience, that recording two streams and watching netflicks through the BlueRay, seems to have little affect on internet surfing for a house full of laptops, tablets and wifi-radios. Pretty sure that our SuddenLink is also a 10mbs download.

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Re: TIVO bandwidth

Post by Dave Harman » Thu May 31, 2012 6:41 pm

They have the 4-tuner tivo premiere now, so I got it and upgraded to 15mbps download speed, but I think you're right - it would have been ok with 10mbps. BUT - the 15mbps download gets you an upload speed of 1.5mbps, double what I had before. If you do any VPN work, it's an awesome improvement.

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