You had to wait for 30 seconds for buffering? How outrageous! Someone call the president! LOL. So, even with a speed of 1.7Mbps it still works on LD. Pretty cool.
I had Penny Dreadful recorded on my DVR. I was deleting old stuff one day and accidentally deleted the entire season. Ugh!
I think people often have a fit about not getting FIOS speed when there is really no reason it's needed, for the most part. Complaining when there is no reason to. It's sometimes a bit comical. I don't need 80Mbps for Facebook, nor for Netflix.
Your post is a great example of what can actually be accomplished with what some would consider unacceptable speed. It didn't cause a problem.
What's a good site to download Networx from? I don't want to download it from the wrong place and end up regretting it.
Have you tried reinstalling the Status Meter? I wonder, also, if this is another version 6.5 glitch. Here's a link to download the old version 6.2 Meter. It's the one I still use.
Also, have you tried a different browser with the Dashboard?