I appreciate your reply! It is indeed very likely the issue is operator error...
Smode frameate is indeed ok... though a multiple of the OSC frequency its likely not. The OSC incoming framerate seemed to be quite variable, but usually very high.
I was "on air" yes.
Not sure framerate = screen rate. I'll check. Though, the other animated elements were buttery smooth...
I started with one of the example compositions and would be happy to post the slight modification I made to it.
This was sending OSC data locally, the TouchDesigner OSC out was on the same machine.
I am not sure what 'wireshark network packet dump' is...
I'd like to poke around a bit more, perhaps starting from a fresh comp to minimize variables. I'll post again once I've worked it a little bit more. Thanks again.