Originally Posted by dsskid
Thanks Dave. I'll have to check this out at the other end of the Powerline ethernet adapter to see what I'm getting.
P.S., I noticed that if I click on a NJ location, I get faster speeds (on my main PC), why is that, and can I connect to it for all my computer needs?
No, you don't have a choice where you connect to. It's up to your ISP to (hopefully) choose the fastest uplink for you and/or your area (AFAIK).
As an aside to this, and in keeping with Netflix topic, realize that there is a difference between SD and HD streaming too.
Netflix offers both, only the selection for HD is very limited.
Not only that, but the negotiation between the NF servers and your Z-display/ISP speed will determine IF you are eligible to receive HD streaming.
If your connection is too slow, then the stream will default to SD instead of HD when available.
I had a conversation about all of this with a colleague of mine a while ago, and if I remember correctly, he said for HD streaming you basically need more than 12 Mbps to avoid problems.
You could still use like 10 Mbps and not have problems, but the potential is still there.
I can also guarantee he is an expert in this area, so no doubting.
The biggest problem with it all, is how much everything varies, especially with your ISP. You could have 15 Mbps speeds one minute, but then it may fall to 9 Mbps the next. So in order to combat that, you pretty much have to use a higher speed so it does not drop too low.
Unfortunately, that usually means a higher price paid for your ISP service for faster speeds.