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21-24 Mbps not enough bandwidth to stream On Demand!?!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mystic7, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. mark40511

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    Well mine is still perfectly acceptable AFTER I reset everything. Before that, forgetaboutit!
    I tried the watch now and it worked, although it buffered, but just for ten seconds, then the rest of it played all the way through.......
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    Just to be clear to others, this "reset everything" was ONLY resetting the network settings and NOT a receiver reset everything that wipes out the recordings.

    I've gone through so many [local] network [re-]configurations, that restoring network defaults is all most my first step. :lol:
     
  3. raott

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    I resetting the network settings tonight to see if I can get my Watch Now back on my HR34.
     
  4. raott

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    Restoring network defaults did not work for me. HR34 still inexplicably claims my internet connection is too slow for Watch Now.
     
  5. mark40511

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    I don't know. I remember back when I had a Belkin router, it did not like the directv receivers at all, I tried EVERYTHING and Youtube wouldn't work even though I had an internet connection to the receiver..........A few months ago I upgraded to a Netgear WDNR4500 and there is never an issue with my internet working with the D* receivers (until I tried on demand)..........All I did, (using the remote) was settings,network (restore defaults) the reset up network (it said "congrats, you're receiver is connected to the internet), I then went to network services, set that up and the first two times it wouldn't connect, then the third try it connected successfully........ I hear network services has nothing to do with anything, but I stil wanted to set it up and connect just to make sure.

    That's all I did..............before doing this, the 43 min on demand show from HGTV took 7 to 8 hours to download...........After that, it is taking 30 to 40 minutes.

    I didn't reboot the receiver because prior to doing the steps above, I had rebooted receiver anyway.

    And in addition to this, the bedroom and the office receivers (an HR21 and and HR24) both do on demand just fine without me having to reconfig anything........

    I wonder if it has something to do with some peoples' routers
     
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    From what I've read about QOS on home routers - even with dd-wrt or Tomato, it's pretty useless.
     
  8. slice1900

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    Yes, unfortunately that is the case. None of them implement it at all properly, so it reduces overall performance if you enable it except in very specific circumstances. The biggest problem though is that it only works on your end of the link. Typically the problem you want to solve isn't prioritizing the data you are sending (which is all the router's QoS can do) but the data you're receiving. There is limited control exercised by holding back ACKs or reducing TCP window size on the connections you want at a lower priority, but it is mostly pointless without cooperation from the other end.
     
  9. mattnboise

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    From my vantage point I can see many 10G ports spread around the country and they also colocate equipment in our datacenters.
    I know that they have similar setups with other Teir 1 providers.
     
  10. Jun 2, 2013 #130 of 131
    mark40511

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    I have QOS disabled in my router settings. In fact, I think it's disabled by default.
     
  11. Jun 2, 2013 #131 of 131
    veryoldschool

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    I've had a chance to try OnDemand while staying with a friend and found some different results.
    The ISP service is 50 Mb/s, yet Cinemax has been very troublesome.
    Watch Now keeps running out of buffer and going to the download [1080 verses the 720p] has taken much longer. With U-Verse it would "only" take twice as long [1 hour show took 2 hours], but with this cable service it's taking closer to 3 hours.

    With all this bandwidth, and more than one DVR, I started downloading two at the same time.

    To my surprise, the other DVR is downloading much faster.

    Both are on the same coax network with a CCK hardwired to the router.

    The HR24 only has 9 mins of recording after 26 mins, while the HR21 has 41 mins after 36 mins.

    If you've got the bandwidth and more than one DVR, you might want to check to see if your slow OnDemand is the same.
     

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