One irony, with the new update, the picture quality seems to be better.
Also, because Layer 3 runs over the Internet, there can be network issues out of Layer 3's control. In my case, fro example, I have to hope that the trunk between NextLight (Longmont's City Internet) and Layer 3's data Center, in Greenwood Village/Centennial, Colorado (just south of Denver) is functioning properly.
Each city, where Layer 3 is located, have their own "hubs" from how I understand it.
Longmont happens to be lucky to have a dedicated link, that goes through Level 3 Communications then to Layer 3. So, there are no extra layers or providers to contend with.
That said, external routers and servers fail. The outage Layer 3 suffered a few month ago, was partially caused by a power failure at the main data center which feeds the hubs. From what I understand, a number of servers had to be rebuilt, after power was restored. Hence, why it took so long to restore service.
The bottom line Layer 3 has more moving parts than DISH, DirecTV or a local cable service. Though, services like Netflx, Hulu, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, etc. would be subject to same issues, as Layer 3; Internet infrastructure wise. A streaming services, unlike dedicated cable or satellite, is limited by one's home network connection, speed and router.
I am leery to see if G5, and cell towers, will be reliable for HD and UHD delivery of 275+ channels which Layer3 TV currently provides.
Originally Posted by WVZR1
Thanks for stopping by!!! My intentions were to just ride it out for a few days to see if it gets 'worse' and I'm just taking snapshots and trying to document as much as I can. Actually yesterday I considered starting a new thread for Layer3TV since the --T-Mobile® acquisition! Not to bitch but to just try to generate some newer experiences. The beginning of this current thread doesn't seem to be relevant for most of the 'goings on' now.
Layer3TV got me the 'Picture Quality' I was interested in and I'm somewhat happy. There's issues but for the most part 'tolerable'! I miss my TiVo for sure but ..................
In the AM here very early I'll likely do as you suggested ..............reboot the entire system
All seemed well .................
UNTIL LAST EVENING!!!!!!