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Streaming player with big buffer?

Old 09-08-13, 02:19 PM
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Streaming player with big buffer?

Does any streaming device/player have a large buffer? I'm supposed to have 15 meg down and tests see to verify I do, but that is just a snapshot. Every time and I do mean EVERY single time I try to stream a movie it chokes a couple times. Do I need to say how much that pisses me off and ruins the experience? I would think a big enough buffer would fix that problem.

Maybe dedicated devices like Roku do have large buffers but they don't mention it as a selling point, at least I have never seen it mentioned. I could be that my xbox (now dead), PS3 and computer all suck at streaming and a dedicated device would work.

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Old 09-08-13, 03:40 PM
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Re: Streaming player with big buffer?

My Roku will buffer on occasion. Mostly with AcornTV. However, in most cases it works fine. Lately I had an issue with the sync of audio and video, like a second off (again Acorn, Murdoch Mysteries). Really makes it difficult to enjoy a show when it looks like a bad dubbed Kung-Fu movie. However that said I've never seen any device mention a large buffer.
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Old 09-08-13, 04:21 PM
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Re: Streaming player with big buffer?

What service are you streaming from?
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Old 09-08-13, 04:31 PM
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Re: Streaming player with big buffer?

Amazon usually. Vudu now and then. Vudu actually looks better but they both choke.
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Re: Streaming player with big buffer?

I have 15 meg speed and nothing ever buffers and I've streamed from an Xbox, Panasonic blu-ray player, and Chromecast. I did have an issue with the Chromecast once but no problems other than the one time.
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Old 09-10-13, 09:52 AM
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Re: Streaming player with big buffer?

No problems except for Vudu. That buffers like a bitch.
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