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How much speed do I need?

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
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  • ChinoChino
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    Meg_x wrote: »
    I refused and said they should've offered me it earlier.
    The phrase "cutting off your nose to spite your face" springs to mind.
  • Chino wrote: »
    The phrase "cutting off your nose to spite your face" springs to mind.

    No, I'm the same. If I've already initiated a switch and they call me back after the fact then they can go swing as I'm not getting caught in a potential minefield trying to cancel the 2nd company within the cooling off period.
  • esuhlesuhl
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    So, if I am streaming three services (say BBC iPlayer or Netflix, Youtube in HD and Amazon Prime) at the same time, how many mbps would i need from the router?


    According to Google, a full HD stream can use up to 5Mb/s. So three simultaneous streams would require up to 15Mb/s... and a little extra on top to cope with caching, overheads, etc.
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    Biggus_DickusBiggus_Dickus
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    edited 20 January at 10:03AM
    Just for reference:

    I performed this ‘download’ experiment in October;...at the time I had 4g mobile router from ‘Three’ (unlimited data downloads) that was consistently running at 50Mbps to 60Mbps download speed.

    1x 4k TV : Watching Netflix 4k UHD ‘Stranger Things’....hardwired to router.
    1 x 4k TV : Watching Netflix 4k UHD ‘Blade Runner’...running wirelessly to router.
    1 x HD TV: watching Netflix HD ‘Peaky Blinders’....hardwired to router.
    1 x HD TV: watching Netflix HD ‘Upstart Crow’...running wirelessly to router.
    1 x SKY+HD box: downloading a HD programme from BBC i-player. ....hardwired to router.

    All five downloads above were running simultaneously,....no sign of stutter/judder to be seen. My laptop was also running (wirelessly) as well;

    ...make of that lot what you will.
  • wild666wild666
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    If you live alone the most you will need for UHD is 25Mb so an up to 38 Mb connection would be enough as you can only watch one service at a time.
    Someone please tell me what money is
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