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#147415 18-Jun-2014 15:50
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Ok aside from the obvious. if I change from my current 50mb to 100mb (which will cost an extra $30) will I notice any speed improvement in most of my usage at home. e.g. Netflix/Hulu. I've tried searching on here for comparisons but most just seem to be testing within NZ and unless the new on demand from sky or spark are any good that really isn't gonna help my wife watch kardasians.

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  #1068606 18-Jun-2014 15:52
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50Mbps should be more than sufficient for HD streaming, so I don't see how you'd get any 'speed improvement' in things like Netflix. Surely you don't want the programs to play back at double speed or anything? ;)

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  #1068608 18-Jun-2014 15:53
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Simple answer is no.


 
 
 
 


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  #1068609 18-Jun-2014 15:55
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Makoura: Ok aside from the obvious. if I change from my current 50mb to 100mb (which will cost an extra $30) will I notice any speed improvement in most of my usage at home. e.g. Netflix/Hulu. I've tried searching on here for comparisons but most just seem to be testing within NZ and unless the new on demand from sky or spark are any good that really isn't gonna help my wife watch kardasians.

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If you can't already stream Netflix at the highest settings with ease on a 50Mbps fibre plan,  then the problem is NOT with UFB, it's with your ISP, and changing to 100Mbps won't make any difference.



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  #1068610 18-Jun-2014 15:55
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That is what I thought. Just that sometimes I've been getting error when all three screens are going. Funnily enough it's sky go that complains the most about not being fast enough.



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  #1068611 18-Jun-2014 15:57
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NonprayingMantis:
Makoura: Ok aside from the obvious. if I change from my current 50mb to 100mb (which will cost an extra $30) will I notice any speed improvement in most of my usage at home. e.g. Netflix/Hulu. I've tried searching on here for comparisons but most just seem to be testing within NZ and unless the new on demand from sky or spark are any good that really isn't gonna help my wife watch kardasians.

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If you can't already stream Netflix at the highest settings with ease on a 50Mbps fibre plan,  then the problem is NOT with UFB, it's with your ISP, and changing to 100Mbps won't make any difference.


Yeah I get that and netflix was only an example. I guess the question is other than running a backup server for work at home has anyone found 100mb or faster makes any difference for normal use.

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  #1068613 18-Jun-2014 15:58
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Makoura: That is what I thought. Just that sometimes I've been getting error when all three screens are going. Funnily enough it's sky go that complains the most about not being fast enough.


What netflix subscription of you have?  The standard one only allows for 2 simultaneous streams, which would explain the errors when you are trying to stream 3 things at once.

The SkyGo one is probably because SkyGo is a pile of crud.



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  #1068624 18-Jun-2014 16:00
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NonprayingMantis:
Makoura: That is what I thought. Just that sometimes I've been getting error when all three screens are going. Funnily enough it's sky go that complains the most about not being fast enough.


What netflix subscription of you have?  The standard one only allows for 2 simultaneous streams, which would explain the errors when you are trying to stream 3 things at once.

The SkyGo one is probably because SkyGo is a pile of crud.


Generally Two netflix  and one hulu. And agreed about sky go. Sad that it's easier to watch all blacks illegally than sky go.

 
 
 
 


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  #1068630 18-Jun-2014 16:04
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Makoura:

Yeah I get that and netflix was only an example. I guess the question is other than running a backup server for work at home has anyone found 100mb or faster makes any difference for normal use.


Sorry, but the question is so vague without defining "normal use". For my "normal use" yes, it's a huge improvement. For basic use, it will likely not be noticeable. Unless you're pushing the limits of your connection with your "normal use" then you won't really see much difference, given no change in your use.



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  #1068633 18-Jun-2014 16:07
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Thanks all. I'll consider the matter closed. 

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  #1068635 18-Jun-2014 16:08
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Makoura: 
Yeah I get that and netflix was only an example. I guess the question is other than running a backup server for work at home has anyone found 100mb or faster makes any difference for normal use.


depends on how important the speed of the backup is to you.

if you are backing up and leave it running overnight,  then you likely won't notice any difference.

If you're backups are time critical and extremely large files, then yes you will notice a difference.

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