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Impossible to watch streamed tv (ip) and pixelation on 9 HD

My streamed tv is impossible to watch because of the buffering and my nine HD is pixelated. I have done the channel tests and these are:

IP TV:

BBC1st  video quality is...current...1.09 Mbps....Maximum...1,71Mbps

SyFy  video quality is....current..0.71Mbps...Maximum...1.73Mbps

ESPN..video quality...current..1.20Mbps

ESPN2..video quality..current..1.20Mbps..Maximum..1.72Mbps

Nat Geo..video quality..current..1,13Mbps...Maximum..1.74Mbps

Discovery..video quality..current..0.63Mbps...Maximum...1,66Mbps

Geo Wild...video quality...current...1.06Mbps...Maximum...1.68Mbps

the rest of the IP channels are a little better but not much. 

The FTA channel nine HD is getting a lot of pixelation the rest of the FTA channels seem OK.

 

I have gone to the expense of replacing my quad shielded aerial cable with anothe quad shielded cable. If I watch FTA channels on the TV instead of the FetchTV box all channels are fine. My Tv aerial is fine as is the aerial cabling. I have done both a soft and hard reset of the STB but it makes no difference.

 

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Re: Impossible to watch streamed tv (ip) and pixelation on 9 HD

It wouldn't surprise me if TV streaming is being depriotized in some areas, due to congestion. Australia may not have good enough internet to all do it in prime time.

 

How is your Netflix doing, if you connect straight to Netflix on a free trial?

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Re: Impossible to watch streamed tv (ip) and pixelation on 9 HD

Did not bother trying the Netflix as i had problems streaming IP TV

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Re: Impossible to watch streamed tv (ip) and pixelation on 9 HD

Aren't you having trouble with TV streamed via the Optus Fetch site?

 

It would seem logical to test some other site on a PC

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Re: Impossible to watch streamed tv (ip) and pixelation on 9 HD

No idea what you are on about...? my FetchTV is connected by Ethernet cable. and my Laptop is by WiFi and i have no trouble with the net.

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Re: Impossible to watch streamed tv (ip) and pixelation on 9 HD

I have no idea what you are complainig about, or why you would mention coax cable on another TV. I don't even know if the STB you mention in the first post is the Fetch box. You seem to be complaining about the fetch box. Why you would compare that with normal antenna based TV is a mystery.

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Re: Impossible to watch streamed tv (ip) and pixelation on 9 HD

Pixelation via coax is a poor reception issue. 
Fix: You need a antenna person to come out to your house, and realign your tv ariel. If you are using a splitter, be aware that the splitter itself can and will degrade the signal to the point where both split signals will be half strength before they reach your tv and or fetch box. 

Fix for your IP Streaming: basically you aren't getting the full bandwidth for your channels. This is probably due to congestion in your area. A good way to test your speed is to use your phone or laptop or even PC, to goto speedtest.net and do a test.
The max speed should be around whatever speed plan you are on, give or take 5-10mbps.

The ones listed should be much higher.

You should be getting:

BBC1st - 3.87Mbps

SyFy - 3.89Mbps

ESPN - 3.91Mbps

ESPN - 3.91Mbps

Nat Geo - 3.91Mbps

Discovery - 3.81Mbps

Geo Wild - 3.91Mbps


Netlflix 1080p - 4.02Mbps
Netflix 4K HDR - 15.26Mbps


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Re: Impossible to watch streamed tv (ip) and pixelation on 9 HD

Ok a few things...Aerial and cabling have been checked...If i take the aerial from the STB and plug it into the TV there is no pixelation on any FTA channels.  I am still on ADSL2 as I cannot get / have not got NBN.  So to my mind it has something to do with the STB tuners. The pixelation gets bad when i am recording other FTA channels. I.E. watching NineHD while recording say ABC or Channel seven.

 

The IPTV is just unwatchable because of the constant buffering,which is probably due to the Low Mbps i am getting. 

 

 

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Re: Impossible to watch streamed tv (ip) and pixelation on 9 HD

TV tuners are usually vastly superior to any other cheap tuner.

 

Netflix SD requires 1.5mbs and lower. It will run on practically any ADSL2 connection. If you are dropping packets because of some congestion near Optus, then it will seem as though you don't have the bandwidth to play Fetch. That is why I suggested trying Netflix.

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Re: Impossible to watch streamed tv (ip) and pixelation on 9 HD

OK I'll give it a go...It's still free isn't it...?

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