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20 hours ago, SirBuwanaDogbossKing said:

This is exactly what I told "Dario" as well, TOT is useless for international streaming. Have had Farangbox nearly a year now with AIS super fibre and virtualy no issues.

 

Hi, I just called the 3BB Service Center and explained my situation. Here is what I have been told: If you want International Internet for streaming, we only have one option and that is fiber optic cable with 200 MB down  and that costs you 1'498 Baht/month. So, you guys all have 200 MB down? I sincerely doubt that.

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Just now, Dario said:

 

Hi, I just called the 3BB Service Center and explained my situation. Here is what I have been told: If you want International Internet for streaming, we only have one option and that is fiber optic cable with 200 MB down  and that costs you 1'498 Baht/month. So, you guys all have 200 MB down? I sincerely doubt that.

 

I have 3BB vdsl 30/10 and get about 10Mbps london. Another customer in Pattaya got the same package and get 22Mbps to London.

 

Someone with 3BB 150Mb Fibre get between 6 and 10 Mbps.

 

The fact is that they can't guarantee any international speeds as they are depending on many factors.

 

With the 200Mb Fibre package they have a " inter " option you can purchase.

 

The best would be if you have a neighbour with 3BB and can run a test on his PC, otherwise nobody can tell you what you actually gonna get, but 3BB will definitely better quality for the money.

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3 hours ago, Dario said:

 

Hi, I just called the 3BB Service Center and explained my situation. Here is what I have been told: If you want International Internet for streaming, we only have one option and that is fiber optic cable with 200 MB down  and that costs you 1'498 Baht/month. So, you guys all have 200 MB down? I sincerely doubt that.

Dario I have AIS Super Fibre 200/100, however i can only get that speed in Thailand, my international speed test results show between 80-100 download and 40-50 upload. But as i explained to you before the latency speed is the most important element for streaming, if you have high latency speed then you will get buffering no matter what your download capability.

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50 minutes ago, SirBuwanaDogbossKing said:

Dario I have AIS Super Fibre 200/100, however i can only get that speed in Thailand, my international speed test results show between 80-100 download and 40-50 upload. But as i explained to you before the latency speed is the most important element for streaming, if you have high latency speed then you will get buffering no matter what your download capability.

 

Thanks. Where can I see how much latency I have?

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1 hour ago, Dario said:

 

Thanks. Where can I see how much latency I have?

You need to create a free account with testmy.net then it shows the latency in the top right corner.

 

between 200 and 250ms to London is normal.

 

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7 hours ago, janclaes47 said:

You need to create a free account with testmy.net then it shows the latency in the top right corner.

 

between 200 and 250ms to London is normal.

 

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Thank you. I just made the test after registering. Result down 8.9 MB/s, latency 213 ms. Latency seems to be OK. Anyway 8.5 MB is too low for streaming. Provider Farangbox states minimum should be 16 MB/s.

 

 

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11 hours ago, Dario said:

 

Thank you. I just made the test after registering. Result down 8.9 MB/s, latency 213 ms. Latency seems to be OK. Anyway 8.5 MB is too low for streaming. Provider Farangbox states minimum should be 16 MB/s.

 

 

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You only need 16Mbps for HD streaming, 6Mbps is fine for SD

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47 minutes ago, SirBuwanaDogbossKing said:

You only need 16Mbps for HD streaming, 6Mbps is fine for SD

Don't know where you get it that you need 16Mb for HD streaming, but isn't that the same number Farangbox recommends, which you have been defending all along here? Wink wink nod nod.

 

Half of that 16Mbps is plenty for HD streaming.

 

https://www.lifewire.com/internet-speed-requirements-for-movie-viewing-1847401

 

Oh and by the way, since you consider Nperf a credible speedtest, take a look here. It get an even higher speed to UK as the package the TV member pays for. There are more examples from the fake results of Nperf in that thread.

 

 

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4 hours ago, janclaes47 said:

Don't know where you get it that you need 16Mb for HD streaming, but isn't that the same number Farangbox recommends, which you have been defending all along here? Wink wink nod nod.

 

Half of that 16Mbps is plenty for HD streaming.

 

https://www.lifewire.com/internet-speed-requirements-for-movie-viewing-1847401

 

Oh and by the way, since you consider Nperf a credible speedtest, take a look here. It get an even higher speed to UK as the package the TV member pays for. There are more examples from the fake results of Nperf in that thread.

 

 

Not defending anything, just telling it as it is. Depends on quality of HD resolution I have Mag 265 set at 1980x1080 which requires ideally 16Mbps you're obviously running at much lower resolution probably 720p. As for nperf I would not take seriously any comments that are posted on TV saying its results are fake, but rather take note of specialist website recommendations. Try doing some research rather than just following the pack on here.

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1 hour ago, SirBuwanaDogbossKing said:

Not defending anything, just telling it as it is. Depends on quality of HD resolution I have Mag 265 set at 1980x1080 which requires ideally 16Mbps you're obviously running at much lower resolution probably 720p. As for nperf I would not take seriously any comments that are posted on TV saying its results are fake, but rather take note of specialist website recommendations. Try doing some research rather than just following the pack on here.

 

 

I don't talk about people on Thaivisa, I had the 3BB technicians at my house using the Nperf website to show me that everything was fine with my connection, and indeed they managed test results of 150 Mbps to the 3BB server in Bangkok.

 

Only thing is that I have a 30Mb VDSL package, and that the maximum capacity of copper wire is around 100 Mbps.

 

You obviously obviously also didn't read the link I posted, which notes the  speeds for video streams of different resolutions as recommended by the big streaming companies, or do you think there are 2 different kinds of 1080P?

 

 

Minimum Speed Recommendations for Streaming Movies

In order to have smooth standard definition video, it's usually recommended to have a connection that is more than 2 Mb/s. For HD, 3D, or 4K, that speed is much higher. It's also different depending on the service that's dishing out the videos.

Netflix:

  • 1 Mb/s for viewing standard definition on a laptop computer. While you can stream Netflix at speeds of 1 Mb/s, the quality will be grainy on a large screen, much like watching an old VHS movie
  • 2 Mb/s for viewing standard definition video (480p) on a TV
  • 4 Mb/s for viewing high-def video (720p, 1080p)
  • 5 Mb/s or more for the best audio and video experience
  • 15 Mb/s for 4K streaming (but 25mb/s is preferred). Also recommended is a 4K Ultra TV with an HEVC decoder

 

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Don't buy this Farangbox.  It doesn't work.  You won't be able to complete a movie because it will freeze.  There are a lot of buffering and a lot of broken channels.  The trial is good but once the subscription paid, it is bad. Waste of money.

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A huge package of over 5000 world channels (not all of them actually working, a number with buffering issues no matter how powerful your network) an loads of VOD ruined by scammers. This Hong Kong based "company" is quick to cash in and activate your subscription but goes AWOL for any customer service requests. If you have a subscription but it's not working properly or you want to change your plan they do not care. They only reappear if you buy a new package (even if your original subscription is still running but not working)

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I think this discussion has been about using andriod boxes. I have got one and use HDprime which is ok but not fully reliable but like the fact that you can watch on their website too without a box so handy for when away in hotels etc.

From what I understand the linux ones like MAG 254 and 256 give much better viewing.

Altogether different experience??  Anyone got one of those and know where to buy them in Thailand?

They cost about 70 quid in UK but there may be a customs problem importing one.

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