View Full Version : which ethernet card? turbonet or cachecard?

01-07-2004, 10:54 PM
im getting my first tivo this week and in browsing the net i found two ethernet cards that look the business..

the cachecard looks better but everyone here talks about the turbonet card. so has anyone used this cachecard? :confused:


http://www.9thtee.com/tivocachecard.htm ( link to cachecard )

thanks in advance! :)

02-07-2004, 04:29 PM
Hi elarbee,

Turbonet. Been around longer. More stable. 10/100 MBit.

CacheCard. More recent. My own experience, as well as observing the forums at ...


... indicates it continues to have a kind-of experimental/beta feel to it. That said, the most recent drivers have been around for about 6 weeks (ie. since 22 May) which is a good sign that it's become more stable.

You can (and I do) run the CacheCard without the cache memory which is designed to speed up the TiVo menus. It then works as just a network card and while also being 10/100 MBit, is apparently slightly faster (~10% I understand) than the Turbonet.

I decided to buy a CacheCard because if/when the menus on myTiVo start going really slow I can do something about it.

Hope this helps.

Cheers, Dave.

02-07-2004, 05:42 PM
thanks dave. it sure does. :)