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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Mike Greer, Feb 19, 2012.
But they will document when, if, and as your connection sucks.
Satellite can't compete with cable as far as on demand programming
cable beats them hands down
It's pretty easy when you own and control the pipeline. :lol:
Someone sent me a link to some software that lets me look at my router, so I had to try another On Demand off SHO this time.
It has a fairly long sample time of 1 min.
The wireless link is to my DECA:
That's only for U-Verse routers, right?
Sorry, but yes it looks to only work with the 2wire
That's pretty cool - to bad most routers/modems don't have the same thing.
Is this the kind of thing you are looking at Rich? I mean when you were giving numbers for your 'modem' and for your 'router'? Did you ever figure out how to do the screen shots?
"Shall we say" AT&T didn't do this, but someone with some lol coding skills did it.
I did. But, oddly, removing the OOMA from my LAN seemed to stop the problems. And, being lazy, I didn't bother with the screen shots.
I would like to see a utility for Cablevision like the one VOS shared with us for UV.
I didn't say they were "totally useless" :lol:, there is just so much info we need that they don't reveal that I don't find them of much use.
I play with speed test sometimes....my ISP has one, usually shows my speeds somewhat higher than they advertise (oh??), I can run a couple others and they usually show that my speeds are within 80% or so of what the ISP advertises.....
But, still don't show the capability of reliable, sustained speeds, network congestion, possible throttling. Also only shows a snapshot of the speed at your modem/router. I would rather see what speeds I'm getting at my wireless CCK and the DVR and PS3 I've got plugged into it.
I liked the screen shots posted here (forgot who posted them, I'm "old") showing speed/throughput at each device on the network, now THAT was cool.
My wife accidentally deleted the season finale of one of her shows, so I'm downloading it from On Demand.
5 minutes into the download and I'm already at 26%. I've done downloads at this time of day numerous times in the past and not gotten these results.
Maybe D* is actually improving On Demand.
That's not particularly fast for SD, but it would be screaming for HD.
HD. It finished a 47 minute show download in under 20 minutes.
I started a download of Despicable Me in HD just to see if this was a fluke or if speeds are actually improved for me. 17 minutes, 69% complete.
These are download times that I think are acceptable. I could start a download and be watching in just a few minutes. Much closer to my idea of On Demand.
I was surprised with an HD series I downloaded, where all ten shows came through in less than 10 hours, over my 6Mb/s connection.
PQ was great and the playback bit-rates were at ~6 Mb/s.
Not all programs compress equally.
FIOS has more On Demand content, but they only permit 2x fast forward and rewind. The ability to actually download entire on demand programs is actually kind of cool - if your internet is fast enough.
That's a really good point. I've had some act like turtles, even though the throughput appeared to be right at 6 Mb/s.