Originally Posted by metalsaber
out of curiosity, how those that get good quality streaming and those that don't potentially looked into where your streams are coming from?
I'm guessing the streams aren't all coming from the same source. Is it possible that some source areas aren't over utilized vs other areas?
Ah, Very good point. While DNS at the core isn't going to affect much, the CDN's are setup to provide you the content from the closest servers to your area. Like Netflix is location aware based on your DNS, I've found services like these (sling, amazon, netflix etc) work best with ISP DNS settings that locate you in a geographic region where as google, level 3, OpenDNS generally misrepresent your closest servers. So the CDN's of these services may not be the most efficient one for you if using a distant DNS from a third party. Of course if the CDN's are fully using AnyCast, it negates the third party DNS effect.
I know when I used GRC's DNS Benchmark tool, I was surprised at the results and how googles DNS was negatively affecting me in many ways compared to ISP DNS and others.
Originally Posted by himey
"source areas" ?
It would be nice if people would mention what they are using to get Sling, PC, Roku, android ect. especially when your claiming it's looking and working as good as OTA...
I'm watching on TV (Roku Hisense at work 40inch, 65 inch 4k at home).
Used the following
Roku Sling App
Fire TV app
PC (surface 3 pro connected to TV).
All connections are wireless to router. ISP is Comcast in both locations. Both are business tier HSI accounts.