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Holly1
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Maddening buffering movies

Usually very happy with Gen 4  have 15 GB day and 15 GB night have found that buffering and disconnects  disrupt all movie watching on the busy days and nights,  the weekend.  What Hughes Net Gen 4 does not tell u is that when they are busy you will get  buffered and disconnected but u will still get your gigabytes just at a slower speed.      I  know this because in the wee hours of the morning  streaming movies works great.  Check my allowance of Gigs and I have enough so that is not a problem,  disconnect and reconnect still buffered , so maddening thought Gen 4  at $80 a month would be the answer  when  all video is going   Streaming Video not allowing downloads to be watched later. 
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gen4gal53
New Member

I bought a Samsung 4 k TV & use smart apps & a 4 k Roku 4 streaming device & @ 8 pm to 2 am I have buffering & disconnects & have the same when trying from 2am till 8 am !!! I have modem HT1100 & Linksys WRT 1900 AC Router !!! What gives, I don't facebook much, have Ultra Plan & like to stream movies !!! PureFlix through Roku 4
seems to be only channel that doesn't always buffer !!!???
BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Main thing is don't stream in HD regardless what plan you have as it eats way too much data even with the Ultra plan. I have no problems with buffering when streaming at standard and low definition.
gen4gal53
New Member

I reset on the 6th of each month & I still have like 26 gb's left, the company that installed my satellite said I could
stream like 50-60 movies a month in HD or UHD & I like a series on Amazon that is an hour long, only has twelve episodes & I like to watch nature shows & Christian mini-movies on PureFlix, I do little on Facebook !!!
BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Well, you'll never have enough data to stream that much, UHD is even worse than HD. Satellite internet is not meant for that kind of streaming, even cable companies are starting to clamp down on customers who stream that much. 

If you able to do that much HD and UHD then there is some serious video compression going on that I'm not aware of.

Are you in your first month of service with HughesNet?

Should also give this a look: http://www.hughesnet.com/learn-more/how-to/improve-video-performance