1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 27, 2010 11:23 AM by Miccon2 RSS

    Pro-HD upload/download speed....how to stream in HD....need help ASAP


      So I was just browsing the site, trying to figure out why the HD isn't streaming in HD on my computer or phone.  It seems that you have to have 3 MBPS download and upload speed.


      Well, where the box is located, the upload speed is 3MBPS, which is fine.


      But where I am watching, the upload speed is 3MBPS, but the download speed is 756K.  To the best of my knowledge, it needs to be at 3MBPS for both the upload on the box end and download on the player (ie, where I will be watching it) end.


      Now, when I search all the local internet providers in the area, the download speed seems to max out at 1 MBPS, even if the upload speed is 15MBPS.  It seems pretty difficult to get a 3MBPS download speed anywhere.


      Do I understand this correctly, and if so, where can I find a provider that will provide 3MBPS download speed?  Otherwise, I bought a product that will not allow me to actually watch TV ever in HD....hope that's not the case....



        • Re: Pro-HD upload/download speed....how to stream in HD....need help ASAP



          I am  bit confused by your post. I will try to bring a bit of clarification for you in this. Normally the download speed is higher than the the download. I actually never seen normal Internet provider with more upload speed than download speed. There is a exception called SHDSL were the upload and download are excatly the same. I don't know where you are located but normally providers never have more upload than download rates.


          What you need for watchig HD:


          In the location where your Slingbox Pro HD is:


          1. You need a good upload speed, as the Sling Box has to upload your content to the Internet (somewhere to you ;-). In case other people are using the Internet in this place in the moment you need a even higher speed as the users there are using as well some bandwith (depending on what they are doing). I would recommend 4 Mbps. As minimum I would say 2 Mbps. I our days you should not have a problem to get 2 or more upload speed depending on where you live.


          2. The download does here not really matter.




          In the location you want to watch:



          1. You do not need a lot of upload speed as you do not wana sent something.


          2. You need the best download speed. Minimum 2 but better 4. Normally depending on where you live even 20, 60 or even over 120 are possible. Here as well if others are using this network as well you need alot more.



          To really check wich speeds you have you could run a Speedtest like: http://speedtest.net/    

          Try to select the location that is close by your localtion it will indicate up and download speed seperatly.


          You have to run it once in the same place like the Sling Box and read the upload speed you can ignore the download. And a second time in the place you want to watch, there you look just for download and can ignore the download.


          Check the Internet for providers in your country speeds like you mentiond in your post seem a bit out of date for me. There must be plenty of providers arround you offering more than this.


          Best of luck. Hope this helps.