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VOD load on internet connection

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by p4594spa, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. p4594spa

    p4594spa Mentor

    Jul 20, 2006
    Maybe it is my imagination, but it appears that when I have a movie being downloaded to my DVR, my internet access times go to hell. Does the DVR pump requests for the video as fast as possible, or does it meter it so that it doesn't shut other access down. I am a 18Mbit connection
  2. pappasbike

    pappasbike Godfather

    Sep 19, 2006
    I think this always depends on the server being accessed and/or the isp. Have you been following the little war going on between Verizon and Netflix each blaming the other for slow downloads?
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    There's another thread somewhere where downloading a movie was chewing up 160GB/day of data usage. These are the first such reports I've seen.
  4. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    D* will send it to you as fast as (your connection and) it's servers allow, which I think was somewhere around 10 to 12 Mbps on their end. Last I heard, no matter how fat your end is they won't exceed 12 Mbps on their end, so you should have 6 Mbps left over in your pipe. You also may have something set in your router which gives D* priority (or any streaming content). Try turning QoS OFF in your router settings. I had to do this for one router I owned.
  5. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    It does hog my bandwidth, but I have a poopy Verizon DSL service.
  6. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    It will use some portion, but no where near 18MB. I do most of my downloading while I am asleep. You have something else going on.

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