On-Demand way too slow to be usable.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Mike Greer, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Mar 6, 2012 #161 of 178
    Laxguy

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    But they will document when, if, and as your connection sucks.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2012 #162 of 178
    GiantsFan383

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    Satellite can't compete with cable as far as on demand programming
    cable beats them hands down
     
  3. Mar 6, 2012 #163 of 178
    veryoldschool

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    It's pretty easy when you own and control the pipeline. :lol:
     
  4. Mar 6, 2012 #164 of 178
    GiantsFan383

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    yep lol
     
  5. Mar 7, 2012 #165 of 178
    veryoldschool

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    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.

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    The wireless link is to my DECA:
     

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  6. Mar 8, 2012 #166 of 178
    Rich

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    That's only for U-Verse routers, right?

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  7. Mar 8, 2012 #167 of 178
    veryoldschool

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    Sorry, but yes it looks to only work with the 2wire
     
  8. Mar 8, 2012 #168 of 178
    Rich

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    Figures....:nono2:

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  9. Mar 8, 2012 #169 of 178
    Mike Greer

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    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?
     
  10. Mar 8, 2012 #170 of 178
    veryoldschool

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    "Shall we say" AT&T didn't do this, but someone with some :)lol:) coding skills did it.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2012 #171 of 178
    Rich

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    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.

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  12. Mar 9, 2012 #172 of 178
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  14. hasan

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    That's not particularly fast for SD, but it would be screaming for HD.
     
  15. dualsub2006

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    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.
     
  16. veryoldschool

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  18. hasan

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    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.
     

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