Originally Posted by joeblow
So instead of "the PSN is so slow" (which one would assume includes game playing and streaming)
Again, you clearly didn't read my posts since I never said that. You continue to reply with blinders firmly rooted in place. But whatever. You're our resident Sony Apologist, so I should expect that from you by now.
Originally Posted by Crash44
Have you tried using a different primary/secondary DNS? I switched away from Comcast's DNS a few months ago and I've noticed better PS3/PSN performance. The rep at Comcast recommended it after I complained about download speeds and such. I'm using Google's but I can't remember the numbers for them.
I was using those briefly when AT&T was having some issues (there's a thread around here somewhere about the issue). Those issues were resolved on AT&T's end. No longer any need for Google's DNS, but it's easy enough to remember (22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199).
I suppose since folks seem to be jumping to wild conclusions, maybe I should be even more specific about the issues I'm having (and since I don't think we need to start a separate thread just yet).Trophy syncs
After I boot up my PS3 and I do an initial trophy sync (or after I've been playing a game and unlock a new trophy), it takes 30-60secs for a full trophy sync where it used to take only 10secs or so. After that initial sync (and if I don't unlock any new trophies), it's almost instantaneous. And to be honest, even that original 10sec sync was too long for my taste.Trophy comparisons
Even when everything was running well on my old 60gig, comparisons took a long time. I think this has to do with how Sony manages trophy info. Unlike 360, none of your friend info is stored locally, so comparisons take a while. These haven't gotten any worse since they were first introduced, but they haven't gotten any better. Depending on the person (and how many trophies they have), this usually takes around 30-60 secs.Firmware updates
I have no point of comparison here. Sizes change. Servers get slammed when updates go live. The other consoles don't have identical updates. So this can only be judged based on "feeling." I'll leave it be.Demo and game downloads
These used to be super speedy. Comparable to the speeds I get on my 360 for the same titles, if not faster. But speeds have dropped a bit. Not sure if this coincides with getting the new PS3, or if this is related to the issues I had with AT&T, or if this is something else altogether. But now, compared to like-for-like demos on 360, my PSN downloads take 1.5 to 2 times as long. Again, not a big deal, especially since unlike trophy syncs, these can be done in the background and only need to be done once.Online play
No problem or issues whatsoever. Hell, I rarely even get drops.Netflix streaming
Again, no problems whatsoever. I get high quality without hitches, hangs, or interruption.
Hope that's clear enough this time. Anyhow, the only "big" issue (they're all relatively minor, really) is the trophy syncs and comparisons. I don't mind the slower download speeds; it's only the obsessive need to fiddle and fuddle with connection speeds that nags me a bit.