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Hello, I've got the MTS Ultimate TV service with PVR. I was wondering how much bandwidth the TV service uses when all of the streams are in use. I'm asking it because we are thinking of upgrading our Internet connection, and some plans shares the bandwidth between the TVs and everything else. Thanks.
 

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I think that's only the case with the 32 Mbps plan. I'm not sure how much bandwidth is used, but I'm guessing that it's continuously variable depending on content being watched :confused:

If you press "menu" and go to "settings" there is one screen that has a whack of info on it, I forget which one. I believe it has the bandwidth shown there.
 

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I found something under System Information, and went to the network info page, I found something called "Bps" with a number right beside it, it that the amount of bandwidth being used by the box?
 

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Possibly... What are the numbers? And are they the same across all your TVs?

If it's a large number, this is often what people convert to Kbps (Kilo=thousand) or Mbps (Mega=million)

The new Ultimate service usually connects to the DSLAM at 35000 Down/2040 Up (except the rare instance I've seen slightly lower downstream) so I'm thinking that's why they don't advertise it as "35 Mbps shared internet" plans. 32 Meg must be the highest stable speed.
 

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Yep, the "Broadband link" page. I was just mentioning that to give an idea of total bandwidth. I really have no idea how much each "stream" uses. I'm assuming if it's true IPTV, that its variable. The old Classic system was 5 Meg continuous.
 

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I have contacted MTS today, and found out that if all the streams are used by MTS Ultimate TV to the max, it uses up to 22 Mbps.
 

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Good to know. I actually went into the menu's (Menu, settings, general, system something or other) and found a "bps" of 3,XXX,XXX I think. So I don't know if that was the actual bits being used at that moment or what.

Anyway, I was excited to see the team FINALLY upgrading the DSLAM in my neighborhood. Hopefully won't be long til they activate it and I can do my own install :cool:
 

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Interesting, if the TV uses 22Mbps and internet has 7Mbps and we are getting 35Mbps down, what is the extra 6Mbps being used for?
 

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Interesting, if the TV uses 22Mbps and internet has 7Mbps and we are getting 35Mbps down, what is the extra 6Mbps being used for?
Well, I get 8Mbps down... so I would assume the extra 5Mbps is overhead, or something they can charge $10 more a month for.
 
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