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RJB253
Level 7

ethernet

any idea if roku will be presenting a unit with 10/100/1000 ethernet capability

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C_I
Level 13

Re: ethernet

@RJB253 wrote:

any idea if roku will be presenting a unit with 10/100/1000 ethernet capability

They probably won't. ethernet is a very old technology. 

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Tim1023
Level 7

Re: ethernet

You kidding right?

Versions of Ethernet has been around for many years, since the original Alohanet and introduction of CSMA/CD. It has evolved since then and beat out competing technologies. Packets of data will be coming to your PC to read this message over carrier grade Ethernet. 802.11 (WiFi) is in any case pretty much Ethernet over wireless.

It is true to say, however, that it is more of a niche techology at home as people don't tend to wire up their homes with the stuff like I did. Wired will, however, be better than wireless for some time to come.

Roku offers the Ultimate in the UK, which is wired, sadly not in the UK (only as a Now TV box)

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OwnerofDevices
Level 12

Re: ethernet

Considering that a lot of homes have ISPs with gigabit or faster speeds available today for customers. However,  Roku would make a lot of local streamers happy with a gigabit port, more so than a gigabit port for ethernet streaming over the internet. It will happen someday that a roku tv or streaming device will ship  with a gigabit ethernet port for streaming over the internet when the bandwidth requirement meets a gigabit for streaming over the internet. 

vilerevile
Level 7

Re: ethernet

Ethernet is an old technology?!?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? DUDE, please do not use anything that uses electricity, you are so freaking stupid you will harm yourself. 

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StreamerUser
Level 20

Re: ethernet


@vilerevile wrote:

Ethernet is an old technology?!?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? DUDE, please do not use anything that uses electricity, you are so freaking stupid you will harm yourself. 


I hope you weren't using an alphabet, words or language to communicate this to us - talk about old technology... (pun intended)

Ethernet is so old, they keep making newer faster versions of it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terabit_Ethernet

"The Ethernet Alliance's 2020 technology roadmap expects speeds of 800 Gbit/s and 1.6 Tbit/s become IEEE standard after 2020, possibly between 2023 and 2025.[6][7] Doubling to 800 GbE is expected to occur after 112 Gbit/s SerDes become available. The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has already announced five new projects at 112 Gbit/s which would also make 4th generation (single-lane) 100 GbE links possible.[8]"

I'm sorry, but 1.6Tbps of ethernet connected speed wont satisfy most consumer streaming requirements.  I really hope we can stop using this slow outdated unevolving digital interconnect technology! 

 

Tim1023
Level 7

Re: ethernet

So maybe with Now ditching their hardware, Roku will be free to sell their unbadged Ultra in the UK. That would be much appreciated!

https://www.cordbusters.co.uk/now-tv-discontinues-own-streaming-devices/

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