Originally Posted by pkscout
Even with really good compression and encoding, 2Mps is going to going to be very iffy for HD (an uncompressed MPEG2 ATSC stream is on the order of 15Mbps, and Oceanic MPEG2 HD channels are delivered at around 8-9Mbps). And remember, that 2Mpbs is a maximum, not a guarantee. So your upstream bandwidth could be much less than that. Having said that, My upstream speed is pretty much always at the maximum allowed.
Fast response for a dying thread! I could bump my plan up to 5Mbps up. That's a great excuse to get the 30Mbps download for that plan too. I think that should give enough quality for my purposes. I don't expect to watch sports or any high activity shows. Mostly Food, travel, home/garden, etc...
I did look into a Vulkano, but after reading reviews, they said the GUI is better and slingbox has better quality.
It seems Oceanic plays a little loose with the bandwidth unlike the mainland where caps are used. That would seem to contradict the high download rated plans up to 50Mbps. What's the purpose of getting it if you can't use it.