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Old March 26, 2009, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by cadaveca View Post
And because I have both TV and Interent, I'm not subject to any download GB/month caps. But because I have HDTV, my PC internet usage is capped, so the TV doesn't drop out.

Which is it?

I'm assuming that your "capping" the speed of the PC yourself so that you don't cause your TV to drop an image?
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Old March 26, 2009, 05:24 PM
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I have a modem, a switch, and a router. PCs and gaming stuff on the router(each out let capped @ 350k), router and TVs connected to the switch. ISP regulates speed of devices connected to the switch VIA IP. TV devices get specific IP which allows for the faser service(so a speed cap on devices, not a download cap).

If I wanted the full 17GB for pcs, I'd have to drop the TV service, obviously. And yes, they needed to lay new line down for the service, which I wasn't charged for, but it's also not available to all areas of the city as of yet.

I also have a shaw connectio @ 10mb, but rarely see over 500k(500kx8=4mb).
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Old March 11, 2010, 12:17 PM
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I was talking to someone who played the beta. He said it actually works and the gameplay is smooth, but it looks like crap. He's used to gaming at 1900x1200 (and he was playing the 720p stream). But he said it's not just the resolution, it uses two kinds of streams where one is compressed more then the other. During motion it uses the more compressed stream and you can really notice it.

I guess it's a start though. As bandwidth increases ideas like this will work better. I'd still rather run my games locally though.
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Old March 11, 2010, 12:21 PM
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How about that $15/month subscription... just so you can buy (Read: rent) games through the service at additional cost. No thanks. :\
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Old August 7, 2011, 11:14 AM
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Things are changing... Shaw is offering unlimited 7.5 Mbps this fall for a reasonable rate, and they already offer 100 Mbps unlimited if you want to pay. Coming out with 250 Mbps unlimited too! And, my ping is anywhere between 20-40 ms... but the problem is connecting to Onlive servers. Put one up north!
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