So my question is - is the 500 Mbps link enough? I did some research before purchasing and I found information suggesting it should be fine for streaming HD, but maybe I need to fork out for a faster link?
Thanks ozsat, but I'm not sure you're getting what the problem is. I don't have any issues with HD playback on both boxes at the same time either. What I do have issues with is playback of a HD show on Box A that is recorded on Box B (and vice-versa).
I actually just did another test of playing an SD show in this way, and there was no stuttering, so I think the connection must be maxing out.
I think I'll buy a 1000 mbps pair and see if that sorts it.
I meant playing HD on box 1 from box 2 - at the same time as playing HD on box 2 from box 1. So each box is playing from the other box via MRS.
I take it you have tried shutting everything down - TiVo and powerlines and router - and then bring the router back up - then a couple of minutes later the powerlines - and then a couple of minutes after that the TiVos.
It could be that one or other of the TiVo has a slow network connection.
================================== V6 TiVo (with MRS) VIVID 350 Optical Fibre (350/20mb) in Area 31 SkyQ Silver Bundle (UHD)
Interesting - maybe you're right - both boxes are 1tb Samsung ones, but I did notice that the downstairs one (which ironically is connected directly to the router) takes longer to complete when you go through the 'Connect to the Virgin Media Service now' process. That box also seems slower in general, so I guess I'll contact Virgin about it...