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  1. test84
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    hi,
    i was thinking about getting ADSL and my concern was the speed that i need.
    what speed do i need in order to watch stuff from youTube at proper speed?
    TIA.
     
  2. xcalibur

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    1mbps should be fine for streaming
    512kbps is probably the lowest , anything below that and youll need to buffer a lot before watching anything
     
  3. TaMs

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    Yea 1mbps is enough for youtube imo. but faster is always better.
     
  4. Samutz

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    See that hole in your wall?
    I had 512k for a while. I wasn't even maxing out that speed, and YouTube loaded fine as long as I didn't have other stuff downloading.
     
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    Is the speed u talk about, MegaBYTE per second or MegaBIT?
     
  6. Samutz

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    See that hole in your wall?
    bps = bit per second
    Most ISPs refer to Kbps/Kbits and Mbps/Mbits when talking about what speeds they offer.
     
  7. test84
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    yes, its stand,ard to talk about KiloBits per second when we refer to speeds, but i just wanted to make sure.

    it seems that still ADSL is so expensive at my country, and i was thinking about 128kbps at most, which their download is much lower than 128kbps and they say THE MAX SPEED IS 128kpbs [!], fuck.

    my friend got 256kbps and she said that she had to disable sound and wait for youtube to load it all, then play back.

    shit.

    btw, u can check prices here: http://www.datak-telecom.com/id/fast_internet_price_
    its Farsi but u can get the idea.

    EDIT:
    for 64kbps, i have to pay 20$.
    plus 55$ for modem and 10$ for setup.

    how fuck is that?

    128 is 25$ and 256 is 30$.
     
  8. Linkiboy

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    64... thats almost as slow as Dial-up. Hell, even 128 is almost dual-band dialup. Definitely go for 256Kbps. Or 512 if you can afford it.
     
  9. ZeWarrior

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    Move to a different country, those prices are ridiculous. Im in the US and I pay 25$ for 768kbps down and I can watch youtube videos at a steady speed :S
     
  10. test84
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    no, even getting 128 needs lots of considerations from me.
    i think i'll have to use dial up, again.
     
  11. Linkiboy

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    Try to upgrade to dual-band dialup
     
  12. HBK

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    Lol, I get 2Mbps down and 256Kbps up, YouTube streams fine, and I pay 23 euros (around 30 dollars) per month.
     
  13. hollabackitsobi

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    Do you live in Kazahkstan, per chance? I've heard of the terrible pricing of internet over there, and Telecom or something like that was the only business liscensed to provide internet access. I have Sprint/embarQ DSL and I can stream Youtube rather easily, videos download in a couple seconds for me. Don't know how much it costs though, I have parents [​IMG]
     
  14. ZeWarrior

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    I know Verizon rips me off :*( I can't get Fios but I might get Optimum Online's 15mbps down and 2mbps up for 30$ [​IMG]
     
  15. test84
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    it doesnt worth it.
    55$ + 10$ + 20$ for 10kbps?
     
  16. Linkiboy

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    Dual band dialup = 112Kbps
     
  17. ZeWarrior

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    That is still far too slow imo.
     
  18. jalaneme

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    lol i pay £25 a month for 4meg connection and you pay how much for 128k? o_o
     
  19. test84
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    its 14 kilo bytes per second maximum and they talk about 50 for not-bad you tube.
     
  20. Taza

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    You can use youtube with a dialup, but yeah, you need AT LEAST the 256kbps to have an experience any way enjoyable.