Scott, the problem is latency where distance plays a huge factor with sling's stream. Using a 5mb upload speed in the U.K, I am getting a 2.6mb stream from a distance of a few hundred miles from my slingbox. 5000 miles away on the west coast U.S, my maximum is 1.4mb's out of my slingcatcher and slingplayer. Tried everything from minor things like changing the manual encoding settings within the slingplayer and changing the MTU settings on the router to upgrading my router and internet speeds on both ends, but with very little to show for it. I've got plenty of bandwidth on both sides, but I've yet to come across a solution on how to achieve any improvement in my speeds if I'm watching my slingbox from the other side of the world. Seems like it just bottle necks when a great distance is involved. Still trying to find a solution, but I've done enough research to know that the limitation is within the slingbox stream type and because of this, a 1.4mb stream might be the highest stream speed you are going to get out of your remote viewing location.