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EXTREMELY DISSAPPOINTED, WOULD LIKE A NEW PROVIDER, WILL PAY BUY OUT

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Honorary Alumnus

Re: EXTREMELY DISSAPPOINTED, WOULD LIKE A NEW PROVIDER, WILL PAY BUY OUT

We don't know what your other options are ....Cellular ?, WISP ?, DSL ?

The fact is that due to the limitations imposed by the speed of light (186,000 mps) and the distance to the satellite (22,300 miles per leg) your absolute minimum latency is going to be 580 ms or more.

Realtime games on satellite ?: Impossible.


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Assistant Professor

Re: EXTREMELY DISSAPPOINTED, WOULD LIKE A NEW PROVIDER, WILL PAY BUY OUT

so, what do you suggest for him to be able to play realtime games?
Not satellite.
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Alum

Re: EXTREMELY DISSAPPOINTED, WOULD LIKE A NEW PROVIDER, WILL PAY BUY OUT

Hi Tony,

Thanks for posting and welcome to the community! I'm sorry to hear you are frustrated with your service. Unfortunately as described real time twitch based games do not work with satellite internet. Turn based and mmorpg's do work but from the sound of it that is not what you guys are playing. What service provider did you have before subscribing with us?

- Chris
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: EXTREMELY DISSAPPOINTED, WOULD LIKE A NEW PROVIDER, WILL PAY BUY OUT

If you have a landline phone, you can order movies through the DTV without having to call or text, but not on demand movies.  On demand movies through DTV and Hughesnet will eat that data like crazy.  Even without watching on demand things, the DTV system will still eat through your HN data with guide updates, titles, etc.  If I were you, I would completely disassociate the DTV from Hughesnet.   

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New Poster

Re: EXTREMELY DISSAPPOINTED, WOULD LIKE A NEW PROVIDER, WILL PAY BUY OUT

I have my DTV connected to my Gen4 through a wireless cinema adapter and yes on demand does eat a lot of data but if your not watching anything on demand or rewind to the start of a program it doesnt use any data that Ive seen and my router tracks data per device
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: EXTREMELY DISSAPPOINTED, WOULD LIKE A NEW PROVIDER, WILL PAY BUY OUT

But doesn't a wireless cinema adapter work differently than having a DTV console itself connected to Hughesnet through a router?  It was my understanding, from other posts on here, that the console uses the internet for a bunch of other things, like the guide, updating titles and descriptions, and other things even if you don't watch on demand programs/films. 


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New Member

Re: EXTREMELY DISSAPPOINTED, WOULD LIKE A NEW PROVIDER, WILL PAY BUY OUT

Getting a cellular tether or MiFi device for the Xbox would be a way to have a decently low ping, depending on the provider this may not be an option, lower data caps generally and is going to be a bit expensive. And then use HughesNet for your home internet as most wireless providers do not allow you to use their service for those purposes.
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Alum

Re: EXTREMELY DISSAPPOINTED, WOULD LIKE A NEW PROVIDER, WILL PAY BUY OUT

Charles,

That is interesting. Can you explain more? Maybe an example? From what I am understanding. If for example you were gone all day and missed a show. You could just rewind, and then watch it over without using data? But if you go through the on demand service you are then calling the service to stream you the content after the fact?

- Chris
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New Member

Re: EXTREMELY DISSAPPOINTED, WOULD LIKE A NEW PROVIDER, WILL PAY BUY OUT

I'm sorry not so savy with the terms, what is a cellular tether or a MiFi device?


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New Member

Re: EXTREMELY DISSAPPOINTED, WOULD LIKE A NEW PROVIDER, WILL PAY BUY OUT

On my DTV, I am supposed to be able to rewind my shows, but my HughesNet, randomly connects with my DTV, so that option is very seldom something that I can use.  Most of the time, when I turn on my DTV, it tells me my wireless internet is not connected....most functions I should have, I do not.