2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2014 7:16 PM by mrplow RSS

    Poor signal strength / picture quality / bitrate speed on SB500

    ChrisRegan
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      I have a Slingbox in Massachusetts and I am watching it in Maine on a MacbookPro.  I have Comcast cable/internet in MA with an upload speed of 5MGB and Time Warner internet with a download speed of 40MGB in ME.  Also have high-end Netgear routers on both ends.  I am getting a terribly poor bitrate speed  and a resulting poor audio/video quality of only 200-400 kbps.  At times, the bitrate speed will work its way up to as high as 5000 kbps, but it will only stay there for a few minutes and then it drops back down to the 200-400 level.  I performed upload and download tests on both ends and it doesn't seem to be an issue with my cable providers on either end.  Connection from cable box to sling box is via a very good component cable.  Any thoughts on why I can't maintain stronger signal strength?