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About My Internet Provider:

by JimT / June 21, 2008 10:01 PM PDT

Hi there!
Presently, I am paying for DSL service whereby I am supposed to get 5 mps on my download. I have tested this, and the very best download speed I have ever gotten, is 2.96 Mps! Because I like to watch news videos, googlevideo, youtube, I find that often, I cannot get a full screen on these, only sometimes I can get fullscreen. Having spoken to my provider, was told what I am getting is great! My son thinks differently! I asked about getting 10 mps but was told this will not give me better video! Would not having a higher DSL speed give me a better video? Yes or No and small explanation would do. Thank you very much!

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Re: ADSL speed
by Kees Bakker / June 21, 2008 10:06 PM PDT

The quality of streaming video depends on the connection speed indeed. But there are 2 sides with communication: the sending side and the receiving side. Not all senders will support the max speed you can receive.
It's still a long way to HD-quality via Internet.

All you can do: pay for the extra download speed and cross your fingers that it will have any use.


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If you'll read the fine print. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 21, 2008 11:14 PM PDT

Quoted speeds are not guaranteed.

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With about 3mbps, that should be plenty good.
by ahtoi / June 22, 2008 1:32 AM PDT

I would say the problem is elsewhere. What do you mean by "full screen"? Are we talking about on the monitor or tv?

I don't know much about all the videos that you watch but I think the resolution on youtube is problaly very low and if you were able to blow it up to full screen, the thing would look crapy anyway (so why do it). Just my thought.

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