I just ran the Berlin Bandwidth test 3 times from my PC Laptop, which is on WiFi.
On US East I got:
Latency: 113, 42 and 35 ms
100kB: 2266, 2826 & 2523 kbits/sec
1MB: 14576, 16482 & 13065 kbits/sec
On US West I got:
Latency: 94, 93 and 98 ms
100kB: 980, 1225 an 1128 kbits/sec
1 MB: 8542, 5509 and 9012 kbits/sec
Those seem reasonably consistent, although I'm still trying to understand what they exactly mean with the 100kB, and 1MB designations. Perhaps it means that they are sending out 100kB and 1 MB/sec streams, and the lower readings on the 100kB bandwidth would be as expected, and the 1MB variety would indicate a maximum bandwidth.
Ill try it again on my GoogleTV and LG BluRay in a bit, but my wife is in the middle of a movie right now.
I had the same results that you did on the VUDU test. It always passed the Max rate for their streams.
As far as which equipment we use for the concerts, we use the Sony GoogleTV box for all archival streams, mainly because the UI on it is much faster and more elegant to use than the one on the LG BluRay player. Both of them stream archival concerts pretty flawlessly, and we have watched a ton of concerts.
For Live Concerts, the Sony unit is useless. The picture actually smears wherever there is motion and progressively gets worse and worse, and freezes frequently. I spent many, many frustrating hours with Sony over several months on that issue, and I jumped through all kinds of hoops accommodating their suggestions, most of which were aimed at proving my ISP or my local setup had the problem. When we finally narrowed the problem down to the Sony box, they just abandoned me, and removed my thread on the subject. I guess they don't like anything on their site that indicates Sony had a problem. I was very frustrated, but at that point, I discovered I could use my cheap little LG BluRay player, and it performs beautifully on the Live Concerts.
If you do want to try out the PC, it's really easy. If you have Windows 8, there is actually a Berlin Phil app that you can use directly, and you won't have to repeat the signon every time you use it. You can also get to the DCH via your browser at:
I haven't run it that way for a while, since I haven't needed to, but I believe they recommended using the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser for their streams.
I'll PM you with my phone number, so that you can call when we decide to run a test.
As an aside, I see that your signature shows Lamont Cranston. Were you named after the Shadow, or the band, or is that a coincidence, or a nickname?