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When will Gen 5 get better? It's been nine months of **bleep** for those of us on beam 55

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When will Gen 5 get better? It's been nine months of **bleep** for those of us on beam 55

Okay, it's been more than nine months since Gen 5 (beam 55 in particular) went down the toilet, and although recently there are times when I've been able to watch something *mostly* uninterrupted on the lowest video setting on Netflix, it's still impossible to watch anything on Amazon even on the lowest setting. WHEN WILL YOU FIX THIS?????

 

Meanwhile I see from the boards that Hughes is still busily signing people up and promising high speeds and charging a fortune, all the while knowing that they can't deliver for the customers they already have. Then people end up here wondering why they aren't getting what they paid for. 

 

Hello, Hughes Net? How about some answers????? 

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Distinguished Professor I

Re: When will Gen 5 get better? It's been nine months of **bleep** for those of us on beam 55

Because Amazon uses Progressive Streaming, it tends to not work as well as Youtube or Netflix, which use Adaptive Streaming.  The following is a recent post from Liz concerning this very topic...

 

https://community.hughesnet.com/t5/Tech-Support/YouTube-Amazon-streaming-buffering-stalling/m-p/9621...


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Instructor

Re: When will Gen 5 get better? It's been nine months of **bleep** for those of us on beam 55

Would be better to lobby Amazon to update their streaming technology to adaptive. All their customers would benefit, not just those on satellite.

 

PS: Amazon streaming is pretty bad on my well performing Gen 4 system also. Again, more to do with the technology Amazon is using.

Assistant Professor

Re: When will Gen 5 get better? It's been nine months of **bleep** for those of us on beam 55

Explains why Amazon Prime can be so rubbishy. 

 

 


@GabeUwrote:

Because Amazon uses Progressive Streaming, it tends to not work as well as Youtube or Netflix, which use Adaptive Streaming.  The following is a recent post from Liz concerning this very topic...

 

https://community.hughesnet.com/t5/Tech-Support/YouTube-Amazon-streaming-buffering-stalling/m-p/9621...


 

New Poster

Re: When will Gen 5 get better? It's been nine months of **bleep** for those of us on beam 55

I just read the 3 replies before me and they blame Amazon for Netflix being slow or really just Gen 5 being slow in general. REALLY! I agree, when are you going to fix it? I was a sucker who upgraded from Gen4. So is Gen 6 next? Will Gen 6 be 4 with a tune up and less traffic then 5 will be the ne t Gen7 after us suckers swap to Gen6 huh.

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Instructor

Re: When will Gen 5 get better? It's been nine months of **bleep** for those of us on beam 55


@RT_Savellwrote:

I just read the 3 replies before me and they blame Amazon for Netflix being slow or really just Gen 5 being slow in general. 


 

Say what? Nowhere did I say or read anyone saying that.

Instructor

Re: When will Gen 5 get better? It's been nine months of **bleep** for those of us on beam 55

@jezra, my response was about this portion of OP's problems, "it's still impossible to watch anything on Amazon even on the lowest setting."

 

Was only saying that even if beam 55 is working at optimum performance Amazon will most likely still not stream well. I'm on one of the better Echostar 17 beams (Gen4 plan) and Amazon streaming has always been finicky and mostly bad. Even when it streams well it still looks like doo doo and that is saying a lot from me who is fine with Netflix set to low definition.

Assistant Professor

Re: When will Gen 5 get better? It's been nine months of **bleep** for those of us on beam 55

Tutor

Re: When will Gen 5 get better? It's been nine months of **bleep** for those of us on beam 55


@jezrawrote:

@BirdDog all of the replies were in regard to Amazon being problematic and possibly at fault.

None of the replies were about HughesNet's abyssimal response to the September 2017 event that left beam 55 with such horrid download speeds


What was the September event?

Distinguished Professor I

Re: When will Gen 5 get better? It's been nine months of **bleep** for those of us on beam 55


@GWwrote:

@jezrawrote:

@BirdDog all of the replies were in regard to Amazon being problematic and possibly at fault.

None of the replies were about HughesNet's abyssimal response to the September 2017 event that left beam 55 with such horrid download speeds


What was the September event?


When Gen5 speeds started to dump for a lot of people, but especially for those on specific beams, with Beam 55 probably being one of the most, if not the most, affected.  

 

Edit:  I should add that for many it was quick, but gradual, while for others it was as if someone flipped a switch.  


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