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# 100914 20-Apr-2012 23:07
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Anyone else having issues with buffering issues for sky sport 2? Trying to watch the basket ball but its just keeps stopping to buffer

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  # 612833 21-Apr-2012 14:55
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Are you with Telstra Clear?



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  # 612873 21-Apr-2012 17:03
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Nope slingshot, hence posting in the slingshot forum

 
 
 
 


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  # 613495 23-Apr-2012 09:04
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I watch skysport 2 on slingshot a couple of times every week. Im on the unlimited plan and as long as my flatmate isn't downloading anything its perfect, no buffering at all.

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  # 614394 24-Apr-2012 16:02
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I find the quality of iSky is hopeless.




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

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  # 614397 24-Apr-2012 16:05
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Well its a tradeoff, if it was any higher quality then you would have more and more people complaining about the buffering!
An option for a slightly higher bitrate would be welcome for those of us with higher bandwidth (similar to bigpond sport, they have a low, med, high setting when streaming)

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  # 614430 24-Apr-2012 16:41
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fez: Are you with Telstra Clear?


I have buffering issues when trying to watch iSky via a Telstraclear connection. What's up with Telstra and iSky?

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  # 614437 24-Apr-2012 16:52
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myopinion:
fez: Are you with Telstra Clear?


I have buffering issues when trying to watch iSky via a Telstraclear connection. What's up with Telstra and iSky?


Telstra sends any Orcon traffic to the states and back

iSKY doesnt offer a choice of streaming because it has a varable bitrate

 
 
 
 


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  # 614441 24-Apr-2012 16:55
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How does that work? Does iSky go via Orcon servers? I have a direct Telstra connection nothing to do with Orcon.

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  # 614446 24-Apr-2012 16:58
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http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=44&topicid=96243#573510



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  # 614480 24-Apr-2012 17:53
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myopinion: How does that work? Does iSky go via Orcon servers? I have a direct Telstra connection nothing to do with Orcon.


iSky is hosted on a Orcon network and Telstra does not openly peer with them so all traffic has to go to either Aussie or LA and then come back to NZ before it gets to you

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  # 614614 24-Apr-2012 21:55
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That is bizarre.

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  # 616788 28-Apr-2012 22:10
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I'm on Slingshot and trying to watch Sports 2 and it buffers every 7 or 8 seconds, impossible to watch.

Other streams can be pretty hit and miss also.

The interesting thing is tho that the Catchup vids are spot on, hardly ever buffered. Just quickly switched to Sports 1 and that looked pretty sweet too. Would Sports 2 have a lower priority at all?

My modem stats:
SNR Margin 9 12 dB
Line Attenuation 15 6 dB
Data Rate 13286 900 kbps

I normally get somewhere between 2.5mbps and 6mbps download speed at speedtest.net.

EDIT Just been watching some IPL on Sports3 for the last hour and its been superb, no buffering.

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  # 631052 27-May-2012 17:13
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So for whatever reason I get mint streams on Sports 1 and 3, yet sky sports 2 buffers every 6 or 7 seconds making watching impossible most of the time. There have been a couple of times late at night that Sports 2 have been ok.


What would make the difference between channels? Right now swapping between the two league games, one channel is very rarely interrupted, the other one all the time.



I find this odd.

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  # 631400 28-May-2012 11:57
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Buffchacho: So for whatever reason I get mint streams on Sports 1 and 3, yet sky sports 2 buffers every 6 or 7 seconds making watching impossible most of the time. There have been a couple of times late at night that Sports 2 have been ok.


What would make the difference between channels? Right now swapping between the two league games, one channel is very rarely interrupted, the other one all the time.



I find this odd.




Hi, 

Sorry for the late reply. 



Hmm, if you are getting speed issues in general then its likely I can help. Please PM me your account number and I'll take a look for you.

However, if you are having issues on some channels from their end and not others, this is likely to be a congestion issue on Sky's end as proof that the connection runs fine on other channels/mediums is proof enough its not a provider issue.

Thanks,
Ben




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  # 634847 2-Jun-2012 22:22
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Hey thanks Ben, yeah nah the other channels are working ok so just seems to be something with Sport 2 at their end.

Thanks.

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