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Old 8th August 2007, 07:52   #1
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Anyone here use Sling in Delhi / Mumbai broadcasting from the US? If so - how is the vid performance? Stutters or lags noticeable? Thanks.
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I was planning on using one but am not sure if the bandwidth and quality would be sufficent. Also the download limit and charges on my internet connection would be unreal with the sling in use.
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Well Sahil - I'll be your guinea pig then! I plan on picking up the Pro tomorrow. Also from what I have been told, my home in India has unlimited broadband but its capped at 256Kbps. A 2MBPS line is available but its expensive at Rs.3300 a month. Right now in the US I pay $30 for a 10MBPs connection!

I am going to be spending a lot of time in India during the next year and need to get my fall TV fix - Family Guy / Entourage / Golf HD / Grays / The Office etc.
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I just got back to India from the states last month. One thing i am missing out on most is Entourage season 4 !
Any website where i am watch this streaming?
Also does streaming video use up bandwidth as much as downloading the episode from limewire?
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I am going to be spending a lot of time in India during the next year and need to get my fall TV fix - Family Guy / Entourage / Golf HD / Grays / The Office etc.
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I just got back to India from the states last month. One thing i am missing out on most is Entourage season 4 !
Any website where i am watch this streaming?
Also does streaming video use up bandwidth as much as downloading the episode from limewire?
Why do you guys not use Torrent for downloading these serials? You get good quality stuff.
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Adding to what ishan said... You get good qaulity and faster downloads plus it doesnt put unreasonable load on the torrent users sharing a file.
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. One thing i am missing out on most is Entourage season 4 !
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Thanks for the link Khanak.
I use MTNL adsl connection with a 1gb limit... wouldnt this streaming video eat up a lot of my mbs? Roughly how many mbs would i be using up if i watch a 20min episode on TV links
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I am in India now and have been using Sling - it is Fantastic!!!! My DL speeds are 700Kbps while watching TV and I am getting no buffering and crystal clear video. Highly recommend it to all!
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Vcash - What connection are you on? Which provider?
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Old 29th August 2007, 12:43   #11
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BSNL dataone - Unlimited 2MBPs. and I pay Rs.600 per month
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BSNL dataone - Unlimited 2MBPs. and I pay Rs.600 per month
Damn BSNL!! Why oh why do they not provide services in my area? Anyways, Vcash I think that 2mbps in not available in the unlimited plan, you in all probability have the 256kbps connection, could be wrong though.

P.S. Belcome to India!
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Thankooo Sir. I'll be in Delhi in Sep - Will call you then.

We got BSNL in Dec 2005 when they had 2 plans - unlimited and allotted minutes / download speed. We chose the unlimited at Rs. 600. BSNL then introduced a bunch of other plans and for some reason we got grandfathered into a 2MBPS connection (Thats what our connection type also says on our bsnl web log in!) but we dont have any download limitations.
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wow! you are lucky!
In our area the 2MBps plans have measly limits!
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