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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:54 am

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ok it's 124 hours into the new month and 135 gigs of data used with the roku set at 7209/p, which means 1.088 gigs a hour still being used. in other wirds the lower setting hasn't jelped. i did a test with the tv's wifi disabled and no decrease. done test ob the pc on the off chance and they're fine, so ihe roku is still eating the bandwidth. 

What service are you using most?  What I would do is put it in 720 and start a netflix movie and bring up the netflix playback statistics.  I'm betting it is still 1080 or even higher.  I have read in the past that the screen setting doesn't change the apps, only the Roku home menu.  I could be wrong, but the Netflix playback statistics would tell you.
 
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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:30 am

i'm not using nexflix or hulu or any of the paid services. most of the free content is going to be in 720p or lower to save the outfit providing it money. then there is if what you said is the case i'm pretty sure someone would of mentioned that above.
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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:19 am

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i'm not using nexflix or hulu or any of the paid services. most of the free content is going to be in 720p or lower to save outfit providing it money. then there is if what you saod is the case i'm pretty sure someone would of mentioned that above.

Well, I tried to give suggestions.  
 
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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:09 am

don't get me wrong i appreciate the imput. it's just i'm pretty sure that setting does limit the impage quality used for all channels not just the main menu. 
 
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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:17 am

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don't get me wrong i appreciate the imput. it's just i'm pretty sure that setting does limit the impage quality used for all channels not just the main menu. 

Not sure what type of router you have, but my ASUS RT-AC68R (Merlin) can sniff out and report exactly how much traffic is going to each thing on the network - and limit each thing accordingly, if necessary - not that it would be necessary. I can sure find out immediately what, if any, effect the display setting has on the stream.
 
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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:49 am

i've gone through xfinity's setting in the modem / router and could not find anything.  
 
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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:04 am

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i've gone through xfinity's setting in the modem / router and could not find anything.  

I'm not surprised.

Here's a tip for all working under an ISP Data Cap:
Use your own equipment. Period.
(I mean you can continue renting that modem, that'll cost you 24 thousand dollars - eventually - but from there everything needs to belong to you - for exactly this reason).

I have no Data Cap, but I wouldn't even dream of using ISP supplied equipment. They can install the wire - I'll screw it in, thanks - now get out!

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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:10 am

agree 1,000%

been meaning to look at modems compatible with xfinity.
 
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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:18 am

mg2635599 wrote:
agree 1,000%

been meaning to look at modems compatible with xfinity.

Wise.

Here's another little known fact (Xfinity/Crapcast):
If you live in a metropolitan area (downtown or thereabouts) that Xfinity/Crapcast equipment has set up a WiFi "Hotspot" for all their customers in range - to suck the bandwidth you pay for right down to rock bottom.
(probably won't count against your Data Cap - we hope)

Sleep well, fellow traveler... if you can.

:)

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I had to endure Crapcast for a while when living in Manassas, VA, in a second floor apartment, directly adjacent to a local watering hole (VERY POPULAR)  with a patio, wherein I could smell the 'Vegetarian' wind emitted from everyone sitting on it. The installer came in with a Crapcast glint in his eye, that faded to pale-dead when I told him he could put that equipment back in the truck.

True story.

lol
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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:29 am

actually the hotspot hardware built into their modems is separate from the rest of the hardware in it, so no it does not affect ones speed. in and of itself it is only 5 to 5.5 mbps down.
 
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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:33 am

mg2635599 wrote:
actually the hotspot hardware built into their modems is separate from the rest of the hardware in it, so no it does not affect ones speed. in and of itself it is only 5 to 5.5 mbps down.

The 'fine print'... is that total, or for each 'Rider'?
Moot point.
They'll have a real issue connecting to your "HotSpot" - when you secure it with a password - 'cause it's yours.

A neat thing I did with my router when I lived there, was 'share' via the 'Guest Network' my blazing fast Crapcast connection with at least 3 other apartment dwellers - while also 'Sharing' the cost. That worked out amazingly well. For ALL of us - apart form Crapcast, I guess. So be it.
 
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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:42 am

no that hotspot is not the endusers. i can create a hotspot for peeps if i chose, but the one already there is independent of my connection. that is why if you want it off you have to go to xfinity and shut it off. you cannot ad a password to it. it is a open hotspot. thought about sharing with a neighbor who current pays more than 60 for only 60 megs. he could pay us the 50 dollars to go unlimited bandwidth and we all come out ahead, him getting the faster speed and saving at least 10 dollars and us not having to worry about the data cap any longer. though would still leave the roku at 720p.
 
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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:49 am

mg2635599 wrote:
no that hotspot is not the endusers. i can create a hotspot for peeps if i chose, but the one already there is independent of my connection. that is why if you want it off you have to go to xfinity and shut it off. you cannot ad a password to it. it is a open hotspot.

I 'opted out' of that option for Crapcast when the installer was met with my equipment. After that I had complete control. As I recall they weren't exactly happy about that arrangement, but in scheduling, when I had to talk to a 'supervisor' we came to an agreement almost immediately. They could have some of my money, or none, it was up to them. They chose wisely.

Edit (always):
So what does the Xfinity web-interface or other reveal about the display change?
No usable info yet?
 
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Re: Roku Eating 1 Gig An Hour

Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:15 am

like i said you don't have a choice on the hotspot. yes they can turn it off for your modem on their end, but it's the same as you going into their site and turning it off. it's still there just off. now as for any new info no i don't have any way to gauge by device. wish i did.

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