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Slow on demand downloads

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by knfuzed, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. knfuzed

    knfuzed New Member

    Jul 25, 2012
    Hi Everyone. New to the forum and D*tv. Just had a HR34 installed with 3 additional HD boxes. After a horrible experience with a subcontractor, D*tv came out got me me fixed up. I have since noticed that it takes forever to download anything from on demand. It took 3 hours to download a 30 min show. I have 10MB down cable internet.

    2 questions:

    • Does this sound normal?
    • is there anything I can/Should do to speed it up?
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    1. Not for everyone
    2. Maybe not much on your end.
    You didn't say if this was SD or HD, which makes a difference, but in your case only how bad it really is.

    I've got a 12 Meg connection now, but my 6 Meg worked almost as well but of course took longer.

    Sometimes it's your ISP that is throttling your Ondemand.
    I had this and it was a PITA, but changing ISPs has shown it was them and it's not happening now.

    7-9 Mb/s is the max that OnDemand comes, which should be enough to watch HD in almost realtime, and SD in realtime.
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    :welcome_s To BDSTalk!

    If that persists- extremely slow d/l times, I'd check your actual connection speed.

    I generally avoid d/l's in prime time, preferring to do a bunch over night.

    Good luck!

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