Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

Hopper/Sling/Internet Performance


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   bengalfreak

bengalfreak

    AllStar

  • Registered
  • 69 posts
Joined: Sep 17, 2008

Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

I have a hopper/sling question. I'm currently a DirecTV customer that travels alot. When I'm on the road, the Hopper/Sling combination seems like it would be a great thing. What I'm concerned about though, is what is my wife's internet performance going to be like when I'm watching something on the Hopper? She's at home when I'm on the road.

Currently, if I am downloading a large file over the internet (like a torrent file or usenet), surfing the web can be maddeningly slow, is it going to be he same way for her every time I watch something using the Hopper/Sling combination?

Thanks for the help.

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 OFFLINE   Wildman63

Wildman63

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 46 posts
Joined: Dec 23, 2006

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

I have an "old" Hopper/Joey (original) setup with an external Sling adapter. Internet upload speed is the important parameter when slinging TV content. I have a pretty fast connection (about 20Kb/sec down and 3 or so up). No problems with TV viewing on my iPad with my setup.

My Hopper is wired into my router.

If you don't have enough bandwidth, the video quality will suffer, tho' I've never experienced picture quality issues.

I have viewed video over a very slow cellular connection and it worked OK (not great). Run a speed check on your network and plug the Hopper directly into your router and it should work fine.

#3 OFFLINE   P Smith

P Smith

    Mr. FixAnything

  • Registered
  • 19,843 posts
  • LocationMediterranean Sea
Joined: Jul 25, 2002

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

I have a hopper/sling question. I'm currently a DirecTV customer that travels alot. When I'm on the road, the Hopper/Sling combination seems like it would be a great thing. What I'm concerned about though, is what is my wife's internet performance going to be like when I'm watching something on the Hopper? She's at home when I'm on the road.

Currently, if I am downloading a large file over the internet (like a torrent file or usenet), surfing the web can be maddeningly slow, is it going to be he same way for her every time I watch something using the Hopper/Sling combination?

Thanks for the help.


Tell us your ISP limits and run speedcheck while streaming and while not.




Protected By... spam firewall...And...