Originally Posted by michaeltscott
They really ought to watch their capitalization on that debug overlay; "KBPS" is just strange. Capital "B" is always bytes (and usually the "PS" is in lower case); I think that they mean Kbits/sec and not KBytes/sec. Of course, that display is not for you and me, and their engineers know what the units being reported are. In any case, I just dropped my service from the 100 Mbps tier down to the 50 Mbps tier (a deal that I had on 100 Mbps for a year expired) and I'm seeing 72 Mbps to their CDN server on that debug overlay, steadily climbing; I question the accuracy of that number. (For some reason I, in San Diego, am connected to a server in NYC, almost as far as can be from me in the contiguous 50
). Speedtest.com to a local server gives me 62 Mbps.
Your guess is as good as mine. I took a screenshot many months ago to show the overlay when it was showing 40,000 KBPS, which is VERY informative, more so than any other overlay I have seen so far. If only IE11 was 5.1 surround I bet many people would be building HTPC's again to experience how well it has become with streaming Netflix.
Oh heck I will just show you. Below are some screenies...
Err, LOL well it made a fracking liar out of me, but my Father is in the other room streaming full screen Gardening videos. So, this should still show the difference with and without my VPN enabled at 3:30'ish in the afternoon. Both are about 1 minute or so into the video. It took that long to (40 or 50 seconds) hit 3000 KBPS without the VPN (I do not know if it ever hits 5800 without the vpn), and on the VPN it was 3000 almost immediately (I'm guessing 2 or 3 seconds) and then 5800 about 20-30 seconds into the show. Over the weekend I did some tests and it was much faster (showing 77,000 to 80,000 KBPS, first ever I seen it over 40K). I can't really see much difference on this TV show, so I just assumed it was instant 5800 HD (since it looked so good, so maybe it was really flying this last weekend?), but its near instant 3000 KBPS on the VPN for sure right now.
Any ideas why my VPN does this streaming thing so well?
EDIT: I tried to figure out how to do clickable image thumbnails, but AVS uses such ancient forum software that it seems nearly impossible. Sorry... Not willing to post large resolution pictures in the thread.
LOL, I just noticed I am streaming from NY, that is also a first for me. Hmm weird, lying through my teeth today it seems... Yeah KBPS seems stupid to be using for sure.