Originally Posted by olyteddy
What's the concern there? Are you running a mission critical server farm? Afraid some of that flood of data might leak and leave a puddle on the floor? It sounds like you have a problem with your network if it can't handle a couple 14 or 15 Mbps streams. Just my 2 cents...Here's my network running two streams at once...
This is my concern. I don't have a gigabit router, only 100Mbps. So lets look at one common scenario. Assuming 15Mbps per tuner and recording 3 tuners, and watching another 4 extenders, that's over 100Mbps, which absolutely kills my network. True if I were gigabit, that's only 10% load, but on my network it's 100%. So until I get a better router, which I eventually intend to do, the Prime is sometimes too much for my network.
Sammy, it's good to hear the tuner not available bug was finally fixed. Maybe I'll give SD another look when I get a new router and my Ceton dies. I've also got a few more switches to upgrade to gigabit, so it will probably be a while.
I've never attempted to rip or stream a blu-ray and probably never will, so I'm good there. Life's too short to rip movies when you can just rent them for a buck or two. I rarely watch anything twice. The exception is ripping DVD's on occasion for the kids on road trips. But they go straight to another disc, not a file server.
Getting back on topic, yes, Mfusic, one benefit of the Prime is that it's not an internal card, but you can also get external versions of the Ceton. The real difference is that the Prime is a standalone network device, independent of any host PC. So yes, that could be considered an advantage. It can be used by any host and can be physically located anywhere on your network.