Albert Sims (albert71292) wrote,
Albert Sims
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@%!*&#!...

We need more bandwidth speed in a BAD way! Being Saturday, I was going to try to watch Leo Laporte do his radio show today on the big TV in the livingroom like I sometimes do. Watching on that TV, I have to watch the high quality video stream (1Mbps) for the picture to be watchable. I usually watch the lower quality stream(400Kbps) when sitting at the desktop, which looks TERRIBLE blown up on the 46" TV.

Andrew enters the picture about 40 minutes into the show. I can tell, because the stream starts buffering like hell on the livingroom TV. He said he was "screen sharing" with someone, and it was eating at the available bandwidth, causing the Leo Laporte stream to buffer.

Finally said "Screw it!", closed the IRC I had on my laptop, shut the laptop down, closed the stream on the television, put the television input back on "TV", handed the remote to mom, since she'll be in the livingroom, and came back to the desktop in the bedroom to finish watching "The Tech Guy" on the 400Kbps stream.

This desk chair gets damn uncomfortable on the posterior after sitting in it about 5 hours... my recliner is comfy!
Tags: bandwidth, buffering, internet, rant, son, speed
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