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tv advanced tv setup & multicast options HG635 , what they for ?

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Hammertime
Wise Owl

talktalk tv advanced tv setup & multicast options HG635, what they for ?, what are these all about ?

 

I have now added a screenshot so that people know what the heck I am on about. (the settings shown are as they were and still are, I just want to know what these things are for exactly if anyone knows ?)

 

When your logged into the router interface on your pc etc and then click on this link >>  http://192.168.1.1/html/advance.html#iptv

 

What are these options for exactly and should they be set a certain way or something, mines is set same as it was when I got both the router and the tv box.

 

Anyone any idea ? 

 

these settings.JPG

Router TalkTalk HG635 - Firmware v1.06t on Large speed boost 76/20- unlimited phone boost - TalkTalk YouView Plus Tv Box Model DN372T
KeithFrench
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This is a "hidden" page within the HG633/635 router management system. 

 

TV over IP is distributed by multicast streams. There are three basic types of IP packet:-

 

  1. Broadcast - one device sends out this packet to all other devices on the same subnet. All devices must inspect the initial part of the packet to see if it is for them & if it is, it must act upon it in some way.
  2. Unicast - a packet exclusively between two IP addresses
  3. Multicast - a kind of closed group that only its members can receive the packet. You have to become a member of this group.

The idea being with any ISP offering TV over IP, is that you only want people to be able to receive these packets & hence media streams, who are paying for them.

 

Keith

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Hammertime
Wise Owl

Thanks KeithFrench, at least now I have a better Idea and shall be able to check these things out online in more detail, thanks again Wink

Router TalkTalk HG635 - Firmware v1.06t on Large speed boost 76/20- unlimited phone boost - TalkTalk YouView Plus Tv Box Model DN372T
Hammertime
Wise Owl

KeithFrench wrote:

This is a "hidden" page within the HG633/635 router management system. 

 

TV over IP is distributed by multicast streams. There are three basic types of IP packet:-

 

  1. Broadcast - one device sends out this packet to all other devices on the same subnet. All devices must inspect the initial part of the packet to see if it is for them & if it is, it must act upon it in some way.
  2. Unicast - a packet exclusively between two IP addresses
  3. Multicast - a kind of closed group that only its members can receive the packet. You have to become a member of this group.

The idea being with any ISP offering TV over IP, is that you only want people to be able to receive these packets & hence media streams, who are paying for them.

 

Keith


so from what I gather, it's basically for people wishing to or already purchase Movies etc via the set top box, correct ?

Router TalkTalk HG635 - Firmware v1.06t on Large speed boost 76/20- unlimited phone boost - TalkTalk YouView Plus Tv Box Model DN372T
KeithFrench
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Not having the TV package myself, yes from a technical perspective.

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Hammertime
Wise Owl

KeithFrench wrote:

Not having the TV package myself, yes from a technical perspective.


Ok @KeithFrench, thanks for confirming Thumbs up

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