Well I have come to the conclusion its time to get a refund. Tigerdirect.ca needs me to ship the unit back, I cant drop it off so now I have to pay for shipping
Last edited by lbrasi; 04-08-2010 at 01:42 AM.
How about an exchange ..? if the LAN port is messed up this should solve, beside I think if you are exchanging you don't have to pay to ship it back.
Originally Posted by lbrasi
I think you can talk your way with them because at the end of the day be it an exchange or refund your PBO is defective and thats not your fault.
Well I didn’t ask questions and paid to ship the item back for a refund. To be honest I had a terrible experience with this box and feel its time to look at a different manufacture with more support. If only Patriot would have the same level of support as its community.
Last edited by lbrasi; 04-08-2010 at 01:37 PM.
Guys/Gals, so is there now a known maximum bitrate that the PBO supports when streaming over (a) a wired network, and (b) wireless G/N for 1080p MKVs and BluRay ISOs?
Wired is not an option for me, so I'm wondering if an upgrade from wireless G to wireless N is worth it. Sorry if this is the wrong thread.
The upgrade to wireless N is relatively cheap however, I was not able to stream HD to the PBO via wireless N dongle. It seems a bottleneck of some sort, even wired, exists within the PBO. My 720p's play fine over wired. I have not had a chance to test any 1080p's though.
Originally Posted by kuri
40 mbps MKVs was pixelized and stuttering (even locally). 14 mbps MKVs worked fine (wired network). If you do have any higher samples I can certainly test them for you.
Originally Posted by kuri
For wireless N, there is lots of variables there, I *was* using the Airlink 101 adapter (setup 1) and the Asus N router in bridge mode (setup 2) and had no problem streaming SD, 720p and several of my 1080p (9 mbps), that said the connection quality is just inconsistent. Seems the wireless bridging is the most efficient setup according to most posters here.
Yet, this is far better than you will ever achieve with wireless G.
agreed - N bridge works better
I tried a popular N dongle that fell short on throughput and experienced a lot of freeze, audio and other issues when trying to stream some large sized HD content
I then tried a wireless N Linksys bridge and using it with a Linksys wireless N router recieved much better throughput to the PBO which is 1 floor above the router
I can stream all but the very large BD and MKV content (Although if you have the time and patience--you can squeeze the BD content down to DVD9 size w/BD Rebuilder) - and it will stream without issue and look excellant and sound great on a large sized flat panel HDTV and a 5.1 audio system
I beleive the key ingrediant here (as stated by another forum member whose name I can't remember right now) is to be sure the N bridge and router are of the same brand to enable the best match up and throughput
I streamed a (BD squeezed to DVD9 by BD RB) recently and was told by friends that they though it was original BD content
I don't believe you will find a way (at present) to stream original sized BD/1080p content but if you use BD RB to shrink it - you will most likely be well satisfied with the results - and of course you can stream regular content and it should be fine - but as mentioned - my results have been through an N bridge