I don't know of anyway to know/check whether it's your ISP or the server "other than" try another OnDemand "channel". SHO took me 1.5 times, while HBO was 1:1.Scott Kocourek said:I downloaded a movie from HBO OnDemand and with a 19 Mb/s download speed took 3.5 hours. I have also downloaded HD movies that I could watch almost instantly. I have a feeling that sometimes the servers may be overloaded, but it could have been my ISP throttling me down too, I would like to know how to check.
"If" any OnDemand doesn't come through near 8 Mb/s, "then" it may be your ISP.
My old ISP was very overloaded and the 3 Mb/s connection, while it always tested "good" would only be that in the middle of the night. ISPs can "play games" with the tests compared to sustained downloading and from which sites. I could always "pull" a large file from Microsoft [service packs] but couldn't squeeze and SD OnDemand out of them in 12 hours. :eek2: