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Trying to ditch Dish. I'm streaming the wild game on a Roku 4k. The picture is terrible, blurry and a  little buffered. What do I need to do to improve the picture quality? Have internet through frontier. My wife's company pays the bill, so I don't have any access to make changes. Thanks...

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24 minutes ago, CigarGuy said:

Trying to ditch Dish. I'm streaming the wild game on a Roku 4k. The picture is terrible, blurry and a  little buffered. What do I need to do to improve the picture quality? Have internet through frontier. My wife's company pays the bill, so I don't have any access to make changes. Thanks...

It's a bandwidth thing.    run one of the internet speed check things.    Like speedtest.net for example.   You need a couple of megabits at least, or more depending on how good the sources compression and bandwidth management is.

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Thanks Del, first time tonight I ran it was 2.35, second time 3.34. That's the lowest I've seen, 5.40 was the highest on a different day. Why does it vary so much?

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1 hour ago, delcecchi said:

It's a bandwidth thing.    run one of the internet speed check things.    Like speedtest.net for example.   You need a couple of megabits at least, or more depending on how good the sources compression and bandwidth management is.

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51 minutes ago, CigarGuy said:

Thanks Del, first time tonight I ran it was 2.35, second time 3.34. That's the lowest I've seen, 5.40 was the highest on a different day. Why does it vary so much?

Typically there are shared resources or links from them to you.    Try a different server, usually the test lets you pick a different one from a choice of several.    

 

It's like driving from the cities to cook.   The speed limit on 35 is 70 mph.   But if it is friday nite before opener... you aren't going to get 70 mph.   Likewise if one of the links is 1Gigabit but 500 people are doing Neflix and Chill you will slow down.    Netflix is really good at dealing with congestion issues.   Facebook or whoever was streaming the wild game, maybe not as good.

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1 hour ago, Liatry said:

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Come on Dude!  At least change your location if you going to keep this up!  Can I get a +1 please!  🤣

 

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Could also be your WiFi if that's what's connected to your Roku.  My ISP speed is acceptable but my wifi signal wasn't the best at my TV and the speed wasnt too good.  When I upgraded my wifi router, the problems disappeared.

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2.5 to 3 from the wifi isn't going to do very well streaming video, especially from something moving fast and hard to compress like a hockey game and in HD.    So the video gets cut down to SD first thing.    

 

I have watched movies on a Roku using my Tmobile hotspot and they were ok.  Since the TV wasn't the greatest and only like a 40, I'm not sure if I could have told if resolution had been downgraded to SD or not.   

 

Is this up North, or in cities?   

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11 hours ago, delcecchi said:

2.5 to 3 from the wifi isn't going to do very well streaming video, especially from something moving fast and hard to compress like a hockey game and in HD.    So the video gets cut down to SD first thing.    

 

I have watched movies on a Roku using my Tmobile hotspot and they were ok.  Since the TV wasn't the greatest and only like a 40, I'm not sure if I could have told if resolution had been downgraded to SD or not.   

 

Is this up North, or in cities?   

 This at my house in Burnsville.  I'm really worried about the speed up at the cabin, that's why I haven't signed up with Access Broadband yet.

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15 hours ago, CigarGuy said:

 This at my house in Burnsville.  I'm really worried about the speed up at the cabin, that's why I haven't signed up with Access Broadband yet.

From my experience a few years ago, that is a legitimate concern with their cheaper plans.  It certainly is worth asking th them about it

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I just signed up with Access, we'll see how it goes. Like you were saying, winter shouldn't be a problem, but summer might have some issues at times, as far as live streaming. She said that only one person in household should be live streaming at a time, if watching action sports. 

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Go fishing after supper in the summer when everyone else is surfing the web...  Not much in the way of sports to watch then anyway.   (not a fan of baseball myself)

 

I hope it works out for you.   

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