I think the gear only shows for videos in your library, i.e., those you have bought. I have found no way to force SD for Amazon streaming. I think that would help with the hesitation. I think Amazon is being "helpful" by always choosing the HD setting if it seems possible--which it must be when we start viewing. Later the HD selection is a problem when Hughes can't deliver data fast enough. I have set SD for all my Netflix viewing and it mostly works fine, even in high traffic times. But I can find no way to force SD for streaming video.
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I am running Windows 10 Home, version 1607. I just uninstalled the status meter and reinstalled ver 6.5.2.. It has the same number of bytes as the version I uninstalled. When I roll over the status meter on my tray, I have 94% of anytime allowance remaining. If I right click on the status meter icon and click on run, a window comes up with a stack of options on the left side--status meter, messages, usage history, settings. The rest of the window is blank. When I click on any of the options on the left side the tic mark progresses but nothing happens except when I click on usage history, then I get a wheel that says "loading" but then nothing appears. This is just a thought--It is like maybe an ad blocker on my computer is keeping anything from showing. I can't think of anything else to do. I have another computer running Windows 8 and the status meter works fine. I see lots of other conversations from people who have problems with the status meter but I don't see any resolutions except to reinstall, which I have done, or go back to a previous version.
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