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 Post subject: Re: a new TV thread
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 6:01 pm 
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http://isp-review.toptenreviews.com/directv-review.html

"Since the internet service you receive through DirecTV is provided from different companies, the connection speeds vary. When we asked DirecTV what the average download and upload speeds are, the company said both are 1.5 Mbps, which is much slower than what most of the other internet service providers offer. Unfortunately, DirecTV won't give you an estimated connection speed until after you've purchased a TV plan with them."


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 Post subject: Re: a new TV thread
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 10:27 am 
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Satellite operates under similar bandwidth constraints as cable. you can't broadcast two different channels on the same frequency at the same time, regardless of whether you are sending your signal out over the air (or through vacuum for part of it) or through a wire.

actually cable may have better bandwidth, depending on the characteristics of the wiring, since you can send signals through a cable at the same frequencies other people are using for other things (for example you can use the frequencies normally reserved for FM radio to send something else, without actually interfering with over-the-air FM broadcasts). Satellite is constrained to only using the frequencies they've been allocated, so that they don't interfere with other frequency bands allocated to others.

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 Post subject: Re: a new TV thread
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 12:21 pm 
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that's what I was looking for, Thanks Snow.

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 Post subject: Re: a new TV thread
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 11:34 am 
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yep what Snow said! ;) Cable has a lot more leeway and the ability to upgrade bandwidth than satellite.


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