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Does anyone have any experience of this?

I live in a rural area (as do quite a few others here) and am getting thoughroughly fed up with the almost zero download (?streaming) speed. I was waiting to watch the programme on psychopathy on 4OD and it was completely impossible to watch-I was down to about 5 seconds at a time. There was also no facility to download it and watch it later - it seemed to be only available for some mobile devices, but I could be mistaken-I just couldn't find a way of doing I from the 4OD site.

Anyhoo-satellite broadband. Would that be a reasonable option? Seems to me to be very expensive.

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December 24th, 2013, 12:23 pm
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getreal wrote:
Does anyone have any experience of this?

I live in a rural area (as do quite a few others here) and am getting thoughroughly fed up with the almost zero download (?streaming) speed. I was waiting to watch the programme on psychopathy on 4OD and it was completely impossible to watch-I was down to about 5 seconds at a time. There was also no facility to download it and watch it later - it seemed to be only available for some mobile devices, but I could be mistaken-I just couldn't find a way of doing I from the 4OD site.

Anyhoo-satellite broadband. Would that be a reasonable option? Seems to me to be very expensive.
No experience of satellite Internet but I can confirm that there seems to be no download-and-watch-later facility on 4OD.

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December 24th, 2013, 12:32 pm
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Bummer! I wonder why it's only available on some devices?

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December 24th, 2013, 6:40 pm
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I've never had any problems watching TV on the intertubes.

Except with 4OD. BBC's fine, ITV's fine, BT Sport's fine. Channel Four live online will not work for me. At all.

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December 27th, 2013, 3:14 am
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Although they've had to rein in some of their services recently, have you tried TVCatchup?

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December 27th, 2013, 10:29 am
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I tried to download (on my new ipad from Santa!) the programme I was wanting to watch on 4OD, but even that was taking literally hours. After 4 hours it had still only downloaded a teeny tiny piece of it. At times it was saying thousands of hours to go! It's clearly my download speed that's truly awful which is why I was wondering about a satellite link.

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December 27th, 2013, 11:37 pm
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getreal wrote:
I tried to download (on my new ipad from Santa!) the programme I was wanting to watch on 4OD, but even that was taking literally hours. After 4 hours it had still only downloaded a teeny tiny piece of it. At times it was saying thousands of hours to go! It's clearly my download speed that's truly awful which is why I was wondering about a satellite link.
If you are downloading via the WIFI built into your modem/router/hub then your line speed will still be the limiting factor - it will take about the same time as downloading (from iPlayer, say) into your PC.

Unfortunately my experience of the (fairly expansive) digital phone type dongles shows they are also quite slow for large doses of data.

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