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# 254295 5-Aug-2019 19:40
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Well since switching from VDSL to fibre I have noticed that streaming sites never seem to offer me the HD quality streams, even though I now have more bandwidth than ever. Same router, went from a presumably 17a profile with 70/30 to fibre 100/100. Now the SD stream will be selected, and stay selected, unless I change to HD manually. Manual selection plays fine once selected. I was wondering what might cause this? Multiple Windows 10 computers and Nvidia Shield, all 1Gb/s wired connections, are exhibiting this problem. Speed tests indicate I am getting what I am paying for. Same ISP (well you can tell which by the plan I am on).

 

All I can think of that has changed is the lower latency. Router is DD-WRT running in bridged PPPoE configuration, untagged (same as VDSL config)








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  # 2290476 5-Aug-2019 19:44
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I'm on Bigpipe 100/100 and no issues here on a Sony TV, HP notebook or Samsung phone - mix of wired and WiFi.

I get whatever the highest quality is, up to 4k, depending on device.



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  # 2290582 5-Aug-2019 21:52
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dm2000: I'm on Bigpipe 100/100 and no issues here on a Sony TV, HP notebook or Samsung phone - mix of wired and WiFi.

I get whatever the highest quality is, up to 4k, depending on device.


Glad that it's all working good for you.







 
 
 
 


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  # 2290616 5-Aug-2019 23:36
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I have only seen the preference for low quality streams on devices that only do h264. I have the thing in chrome to force that because it seems to play better on my pathetic i3 and obsolete graphics card and even desktop will sometimes be given 360p instead of 1080 unless I manually force it, and then it can be a 10+ second delay before it gets playing.





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  # 2290666 6-Aug-2019 07:26
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I use "You Tube High Definition" for watching youtube videos. It has an option to set the video quality you want. I have it set to 1080P. Works fine.


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  # 2290670 6-Aug-2019 07:38
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It's not going to be the issue, but why would you be running in a "bridged PPPoE configuration" (whatever that actually is). Why would you not just be running with your router plugged straight into the ONT.

 

 


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