[mythtv-users] HD HomeRun

Mitchell Gore mitchell2345 at msn.com
Wed Jan 17 04:33:27 UTC 2007

> Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 21:11:24 -0500
> From: ryan.goat at gmail.com
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] HD HomeRun
> My HDhomerun could record on the backend and play on a separate frontend at the same time on a 100Base-T network.  But playing recorded HD shows over samba on windows didn't work smoothly until I upgraded to gigabit network.  I upgraded to gigabit just because I wanted to beable to support multiple frontends playing HD recordings at the same time.
> On 1/16/07, jafa <jafa at silicondust.com<mailto:jafa at silicondust.com>> wrote:
> Steve wrote:
> > Ok - After some emails from mythtv-users I'm looking at getting the HD
> > HomeRun.  It seems like a pretty good setup with not having to worry about
> > drivers and such.
> >
> > Found some old mythtv-users emails about it and it sounds like it could
> > put a good amount of traffic/strain on my existing 100mb ethernet network.
> >  Does anyone have an opinion on would be better - a separate network from
> > your home/work network or upgrading to a 1G network.
> >
> > Or even a third option combining both - 1G ethernet on it's own network.
> >
> Hi Steve,
> A typical HD channel will generate around 15Mbps of traffic.
> If you are looking to upgrade your network then I would recommend a
> gigabit switch - no configuration needed and it makes file transfers
> between machines faster.
> My home system with 3 x HDHomeRun devices is running through a $45
> 8-port DLink gigabit switch. The 5-port version is $35.
> Nick
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Do you record ever single channel every hour?!  6 Tuners is crazy!  How much hardrive space do you have?

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