For what are you paying $425 per month?
If you would like help with your speed problems, do the following. Head to http://testmy.net/ and create an account. While signed into that account, and with a single device connected directly to the modem with a LAN cable, NO ROUTER, run three to five manual 12MB download tests. Space the tests at least five minutes apart. Run a batch of three to five tests a few times a day, preferably in the morning, afternoon and evening, if you are able. When you've run some tests, please post your results page URL.
For the time being, you could just run a couple of tests using that criteria and post the results, by either posting a link to the results or posting a snapshot of the results. Or, better yet, again, the Results Page URL. It's important to create the account so the tests are saved in a single location, which helps in determining patterns and such.
True. I was just amazed at so much for, with the exception of a cell phone, entertainment. It is a little odd combining everything into the complaint, when the rest has absolutely nothing to do with Hughesnet. For me, with DirecTV, I have no need to stream anything. I can only watch so much TV before my brain will turn to mush.
I meant to tell you, the day after you and I were discussing those really good antennas you can get, I dug out an old indoor antenna that is powered and hooked it up to my TV. I actually got six more channels that I do with my old house type antenna on my 25 or 30 foot pole. It's crazy! I can't use it all the time, though, until I can get a coax extension as right now I don't have anywhere right near the TV to put it. It's so odd that I can get more channels with it that with my house antenna. I'm sure one of those antennas you mentioned would be even better, but for the time being it will be better than what I presently use.