Author Topic: Internet Speed for Streaming  (Read 1181 times)

Offline ScottulusMaximus

Re: Internet Speed for Streaming
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2018, 08:18:19 AM »
If it's just you get 20Mbps, if there are other users then add 10Mbps per user.

Even if they don't use internet currently you'll be amazed how quickly people catch on once it's fast and readily available.
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Offline 2wice

Re: Internet Speed for Streaming
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2018, 09:04:36 AM »
That's listening to flac files 24/7 for two weeks!  :clap:

my 2c... Still on 10mb copper line and HD streaming no problem.

Phrased a bit wrong, I don't stream video service, download lots though.

Offline TimbaLand

Re: Internet Speed for Streaming
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2018, 12:24:16 PM »
If it's just you get 20Mbps, if there are other users then add 10Mbps per user.

Even if they don't use internet currently you'll be amazed how quickly people catch on once it's fast and readily available.

Once installed, to increase speed do they just open the tap or there’s also infrastructure upgrades that must be done?
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Offline 2wice

Re: Internet Speed for Streaming
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2018, 12:26:25 PM »
Once installed, to increase speed do they just open the tap or there’s also infrastructure upgrades that must be done?
Open tap, you can see this on the ONT.
105 up, 105 down. My tap is set to 5.

Offline TimbaLand

Re: Internet Speed for Streaming
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2018, 12:27:58 PM »
Open tap, you can see this on the ONT.
105 up, 105 down. My tap is set to 5.

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Offline ScottulusMaximus

Re: Internet Speed for Streaming
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2018, 04:54:12 PM »
Once installed, to increase speed do they just open the tap or there’s also infrastructure upgrades that must be done?

If you stay with the same ISP they'll just "open the tap"
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Offline OliverRC

Re: Internet Speed for Streaming
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2018, 09:57:16 AM »
For 1080p the 10mb is probably fine :)

I wanted 4K so opted for a 100mb line myself (OpenServe+ WebAfrica).
The difference in price between 40 and 100 was small enough where it was actually better value getting the 100.
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Offline AudioRecycle

Re: Internet Speed for Streaming
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2018, 06:55:09 PM »
I am in the process of installing Fibre. I want to use it for general internet needs but also for music and movies streaming. What’s the minimum speed that I need for this

I have a 10 Meg ADSL line with AXXESS. I have never ever had problems with streaming Netflix or Showmax. So I guess fibre of at least this speed should work just fine.

On a side note. In my opinion the user interface of Netflix is better than that of Showmax. Regarding the content..... That will be determined by your personal preferences.

Offline surfsup

Re: Internet Speed for Streaming
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2018, 11:40:14 AM »
On 10meg Fibre with Telkom and no problem streaming Catchup and netflix in HD. 1080P. Anything above 50meg is a waste as most cant push that fast anyway.
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Offline BWS

Re: Internet Speed for Streaming
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2018, 11:44:41 AM »
I'm on VOX 20MB uncapped for the past month or so, can stream Netflix on 3 devices and still browse/surf without interruption or buffering.

All in price per month is R950 including the wifi router and installation. I did however go with a 2 year contract as I have been with Vox for years and am very happy with their service and offering.
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Offline Juggy

Re: Internet Speed for Streaming
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2018, 02:48:33 PM »
On 10meg Fibre with Telkom and no problem streaming Catchup and netflix in HD. 1080P. Anything above 50meg is a waste as most cant push that fast anyway.

4 people in the house, 2 watching Netflix 4k and your 50mbps is just about done. Never mind the actual international bandwidth you get to connect to such services is way below what you pay for.

100mbps connection you may get 60-70mbps speedtest to the US or wherever the service is, latency is high, service will cache etc

Offline Trompie67

Re: Internet Speed for Streaming
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2018, 03:21:28 PM »
We've got 20Mbps fibre - started with 100, and realised we didn't come close to maxing it out, went to 40 & same story, so now on 20 & all is well.

2 teenagers watching Youtube or Red Bull TV or uploading video or online multi player games on the PS4.

Netflix as well, but then the PS4 is not active.

Have had no problems. That said, on Openserve the difference in cost between 20 & 40 is only R100 a month, so it's easy to adjust either way.



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Offline FILV

Re: Internet Speed for Streaming
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2018, 08:28:32 AM »
We went with a 20GB line, and that allows 4k streaming while the father in law browses on he's Ipad with no problem.
Definitely  recommend a 20GB line