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REALLY slow.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by decubs, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. decubs

    decubs Cool Member

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    Hi all,

    I apologize if this has been addressed elsewhere, but I've tried many downloads from DOD using Verizon DSL, and cannot get over how slow this is. I've done the speedtest and found download speeds over 2MBPS (sic?), and have zero complaints about my internet service speeds when surfing internet, or downloading. Is this just a DIRECTV problem? Has anyone else experienced this or something like it?
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    2Mbps (the case is important) is not speedy. At its peak, the best you can expect is real-time SD downloading. With HD content, you're probably looking at half a day to all day for a feature length HD movie.
     
  3. decubs

    decubs Cool Member

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    I know this might be off topic, but would this also hold true for AppleTV or Vudu, or other broadband VOD offerings?
     
  4. eperrone

    eperrone AllStar

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    Hey guys,

    I have AT&T dsl ultimate service and I have done quite few speed tests today all have been about 3.8 to 4.1 Mbps which as far as I know is not that slow as on our previous DVR we downloaded many DOD shows with no problem. Howver today I am trying to download 1 SD show for DOD and it has been well over an hour and it is still only downloaded 25 of 27 min

    I do not notice any other network problems and so I am starting to wonder if 1) my dvr has a bad port, or 2) AT&T is throttling my service.

    Does anyone know how I can check my throughput from the DVR? Does anyone know the servers that the On demand stuff hits? Can we ping them?

    Thanks

    Oh right today I also tried to use the DIRECT2PC service and could not get it to work smoothly on either SD or HD content.
     
  5. rajeshh

    rajeshh Godfather

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    I have dd-wrt firmware on my routers, which has graphs that show the throughput on the router...so usually when I have DOD happening, I will see this bandwidth report to see how much speed I am getting. Assuming, you have not much other ul/dl activity going on your network, this should largely reflect your DVR throughput...

    If this is slow, and then you try your normal speed tests and those seem fine, it could indicate issues with the On demand servers.

    The Direct2PC speeds shouldnt be affected by the internet speeds though.
     
  6. theesir

    theesir Mentor

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    I have RoadRunner high speed with tested download speeds consistantly at 9-10mbs, and it took over 3 hours to download a 1.5 hr HD move and yesterday almost 2 hours to download a 2 hr SD(!!) movie.

    I think there is something wrong on the D* side. I used to be very happy with how quickly content downloaded, now this service is almost useless to me unless I plan to watch a movie a day or so in advance.

    Has anyone else noticed their download speeds getting worse?
     
  7. rajeshh

    rajeshh Godfather

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    So I was trying to watch an SD movie ondemand, and I saw I was getting download speeds of 1.5-3.x Mb/s..I started watching a few minutes after I initiated download, and watched for about 8-9 minutes and still hadn't caught up with the download. Not sure if I would have if I had continued longer.
     
  8. KoRn

    KoRn Legend

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    That is weird. I have Charter cable and on the 16mb/2mb plan. I can dl sd and hd movies in minutes.

     
  9. theesir

    theesir Mentor

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    Maybe you're getting connected to a different server. Last night I test DL speeds my provider was giving me and it was near 10mbs, but Jumanji in SD took almost 5 1/2 hours to download:(
     
  10. Cmnore

    Cmnore Godfather

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    D* servers are OBVIOUSLY bandwidth throttling.
     
  11. eperrone

    eperrone AllStar

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    Must have been that particular day, my downloads are fast enough again for both HD and SD content.
     

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