[mythtv-users] SOLVED PS3 doesn't see Mythtv / upnp
beww at beww.org
Mon Aug 9 17:27:06 UTC 2010
On Monday, August 09, 2010 11:17:27 am emarkert at aim.com wrote:
> >Was this SD or HD, and how many streams? Multiple HD streams usually bring
> >networks to their knees, and cause problems
> >even for N unless the conditions are near perfect.
> I should have clarified. From the previous post I was assuming the user
> was watching SD content. I don't have a HD card so I can't speak to the
> effects that HD has on a network. That said, I became curious about this
> bandwidth issue.
> So, I started watching a recording on my PS3, fired up my linux box and
> started watching a show via mythfrontend, then fired up my windows machine
> and started watching a show, streamed, using VLC (at the same time that
> some windows updates and VLC updates were downloading).
> My inbound wifi bandwidth usage was next to nothing. Outbound ranged in
> the 10 - 20 MBps with an occasional spike of about 23 MBps. Wifi
> connectivity was fine, and the only noticeable issue was some very
> intermittent choppiness in the mythfrontend sound.
> I can see where HD content would severely impact wifi connections, but with
> 3 different devices ALL viewing myth content at the same time my SD
> content is really stressing my wifi net.
The lesson is, use copper (or glass I guess).
Also, remember that PS3s use Bluetooth for the controller, and BT runs at 2.4 Ghz., as do a lot of cordless phones,
microwave ovens and other assorted devices as well as B/G and most N WiFi systems.
The data rates advertised for WiFi systems are a total joke, I'm surprised nobody has launched a lawsuit, similar to the
hard drive capacity cases.
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