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Old 18.01.2011, 15:41
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Re: Cablecom Fiber Power - does it deliver? YEAH MAN!

I do not have a technical answer, but I needed to make a few phone calls (in English and it was no problem) to get things working. The new cable box did arrive before the new DOCSIS3 signals were provisioned on their end. But after a few calls... va voom!

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Can anyone tell me how Cablecom handles the upgrade process to Fiberpower? We ordered a FP 100 connection. They sent us a new modem today. I plugged it in, everything seems to work but the speed is (exactly) the same as before. I suppose they send out the new modems before they activate the higher speeds?

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Old 18.01.2011, 15:42
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Re: Cablecom Fiber Power - does it deliver? YEAH MAN!

Dawiz, try this thread:

Tips for Upgrading Cablecom Services

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Old 18.01.2011, 16:11
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Re: Cablecom Fiber Power - does it deliver? YEAH MAN!

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I do not have a technical answer, but I needed to make a few phone calls (in English and it was no problem) to get things working. The new cable box did arrive before the new DOCSIS3 signals were provisioned on their end. But after a few calls... va voom!

Good luck.

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called them up - reset the cable modem. Now? Booooooyah!
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Old 18.01.2011, 17:25
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called them up - reset the cable modem. Now? Booooooyah!
Call them up again :-)



That's with a 3.2Mb/s upload going on to my Cloud provider, as well as

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So, as per the OP

YEAH MAN!
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Re: Cablecom Fiber Power - does it deliver? YEAH MAN!

lets put it this way! If you do alot of downloading of big files then yes its worth it. Otherwise its not. For normal surfing 20 is quite enough. Its alot of selling shit-that "faster is better" bullshit.!
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Old 18.01.2011, 17:50
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lets put it this way! If you do alot of downloading of big files then yes its worth it. Otherwise its not. For normal surfing 20 is quite enough. Its alot of selling shit-that "faster is better" bullshit.!
Streaming HD down from the net requires at least 50Mbps...

Cloud storage backups and recoveries will eat all you have...Faster is better.

Faster is better.
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Old 18.01.2011, 18:01
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lets put it this way! If you do alot of downloading of big files then yes its worth it. Otherwise its not. For normal surfing 20 is quite enough. Its alot of selling shit-that "faster is better" bullshit.!
"Faster is better" is only bullshit if you use the internet for doing things that aren't improved by having a fast connection. Otherwise, it's completely accurate.

For example, the online part of my backup solution is greatly improved by having the increased upload speed of the FiberPower package (or whatever they call it). In the unhappy event that I need to use the restore part of the solution, I've no doubt I'll also appreciate the faster download speed.
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Old 18.01.2011, 18:37
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Streaming HD down from the net requires at least 50Mbps...

Faster is better.
Hmm... how big is a HD movie file? Let's say 6GB for 2 hours.

Or 50MB per minute.

Just asking because in my living room the wireless speed is only around 10Mbps at best, but no problems streaming Apple TV HD movies (although it is 720p and not 1080p).
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Old 18.01.2011, 18:51
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Hmm... how big is a HD movie file? Let's say 6GB for 2 hours.

Or 50MB per minute.

Just asking because in my living room the wireless speed is only around 10Mbps at best, but no problems streaming Apple TV HD movies (although it is 720p and not 1080p).
The size of the file is irrelevant if you are streaming as I mentioned. You seem to be quoting download speeds. There is a difference.

I was quoting full HD @ 1080p, uncompressed and de-interlaced , i.e. native HD.
I can guarantee you are not watching native HD at 10Mbps.
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Re: Cablecom Fiber Power - does it deliver? YEAH MAN!

and who is watching not compressed de-interlaced FullHD over the internet?
Don't think that's the point here, but what you should look is your wireless access point, it may be limiting you.
Often for a FullHD video on the internet 10mb/s is more than ok.
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Old 19.01.2011, 17:29
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Re: Cablecom Fiber Power - does it deliver? YEAH MAN!

This really is a "mine's bigger than yours thread"...
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Old 19.01.2011, 18:17
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and who is watching not compressed de-interlaced FullHD over the internet?
Don't think that's the point here, but what you should look is your wireless access point, it may be limiting you.
Often for a FullHD video on the internet 10mb/s is more than ok.
Heard of DMP, DMS's etc? Local wireless ? Why bother with HD TV if you don't take full advantage ? Heard of Native HD broadcasts ?

Why compromise ? The argument is why do you need 100Mbps, my answers are above. HD is all about quality, watching HDTV , upscaled, and decompressed degrades picture quality, leaves you with blurring and artefacts, skipped frames and motion loss.

Sure, you can play LAN games on a 9600 dial-up. But who wants to.

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Old 20.01.2011, 07:24
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"Faster is better" is only bullshit if you use the internet for doing things that aren't improved by having a fast connection. Otherwise, it's completely accurate.
yupp, I agree. To be honest, I'm more interested in the 7 mbit/s up than the 100 mbit/s down. I'm in the process of making my part-time photo business my main income and routinely have to upload very large files - being able to do that 3 times faster now is a godsend. Also, I previously paid more for a 25 mbit/s internet + phone + TV deal with cablecom (because of some package deal I have now), so yes, faster is indeed (much) better for me.
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Heard of DMP, DMS's etc? Local wireless ? Why bother with HD TV if you don't take full advantage ? Heard of Native HD broadcasts ?

Why compromise ? The argument is why do you need 100Mbps, my answers are above. HD is all about quality, watching HDTV , upscaled, and decompressed degrades picture quality, leaves you with blurring and artefacts, skipped frames and motion loss.

Sure, you can play LAN games on a 9600 dial-up. But who wants to.
All good arguments for making sure you get the full benefit of HDTV.

Unfortunately, I sit more than 10 feet away from my 50inch. 1080p is overkill. Maybe other things like getting the right frame rates is more important.
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Old 20.01.2011, 12:13
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All good arguments for making sure you get the full benefit of HDTV.

Unfortunately, I sit more than 10 feet away from my 50inch. 1080p is overkill. Maybe other things like getting the right frame rates is more important.
...or a bigger telly
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Re: Cablecom Fiber Power - does it deliver? YEAH MAN!

Cablecom messed up my orders just like everyone else. But I'm happy with the service, now that I actually have it. 20 down and 2 up, availability is near 100%, doesn't slow down, no complaints.
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...or a bigger telly

Oh, I got it figured out now. Move my couch nearer to my telly, then I can justify the extra payment for Fiberpower 100! Sorted!
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Re: Cablecom Fiber Power - does it deliver? YEAH MAN!

When I've upgraded to100mbit I've had the same problem but it was solved by a new wireless router: Netgear WNDR3700. First try to connect to the modem via an ethernet cable. If you get the 100mbit speed it is time to upgrade to a new router.
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When I've upgraded to100mbit I've had the same problem but it was solved by a new wireless router: Netgear WNDR3700. First try to connect to the modem via an ethernet cable. If you get the 100mbit speed it is time to upgrade to a new router.
Very true. Many cheap consumer routers cannot forward packets fast enough to not be a bottleneck on a 100Mbit connection.
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Re: Cablecom Fiber Power - does it deliver? YEAH MAN!

It also depends on the type of connection your wireless card supports
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