WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,028,136
Topics75,598
Members13,514
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs19
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
42 registered members (12 invisible), 1,415 guests, and199 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
160 Woody
79 toy
New General Forums
George Carlin
by BultacoAstro. 10th Sep 2020 9:00am
Our Earth
by granny. 8th Sep 2020 10:02am
The Moon Landing ?
by BultacoAstro. 29th Aug 2020 4:58pm
Harry McGuire.
by casper. 28th Aug 2020 11:15am
New Wirral History
Argyle Theatre
by mikeeb. 25th Sep 2020 1:23pm
St Andrews Square
by MIKE6570. 22nd Sep 2020 5:22pm
Stage-Coach Timetables in 1830's
by mikeeb. 19th Sep 2020 4:05pm
Birkenhead Trams 1876
by mikeeb. 17th Sep 2020 3:38pm
WHAT PUB
by derekdwc. 12th Sep 2020 12:51pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
Classic Rock The Bands Are Awakening
by BultacoAstro. 26th Sep 2020 7:46am
LCT 7074
by diggingdeeper. 26th Sep 2020 12:03am
SEISS 3rd Grant
by diggingdeeper. 25th Sep 2020 10:06pm
Birkenhead Trams 1876
by yoller. 25th Sep 2020 9:59pm
Coronavirus
by casper. 25th Sep 2020 7:39pm
peugeot
by lincle. 25th Sep 2020 5:17pm
Video of Bidston Court dismantling - Hillbark
by mikeeb. 25th Sep 2020 5:06pm
History of Mersey Tunnels Video
by mikeeb. 25th Sep 2020 3:34pm
Argyle Theatre
by mikeeb. 25th Sep 2020 1:23pm
September
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Broadband speeds #1017776
19th Aug 2016 4:11pm
19th Aug 2016 4:11pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,967
wallasey
Dilly Online shifty OP

Wiki Guardian
Dilly  Online Shifty OP

Wiki Guardian
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,967
wallasey
Hello Wiki techno people. Having just moved I now have no broadband. I have been thinking about getting an amazon fire stick and I am wondering what speed broadband I would need for it to work efficiently. Hope I am making sense as I really don't have a clue with techno matters. Thanks in advance for any info. smile

Google Ads
Re: Broadband speeds [Re: Dilly] #1017779
19th Aug 2016 5:10pm
19th Aug 2016 5:10pm
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 317
Wallasey
W
Wally1 Offline
Old Hand
Wally1  Offline
Old Hand
W
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 317
Wallasey
For HDTV the suppliers of these devices
seem to recommend 5Mbits/sec and about 2Mbits for
standard definition.

I can watch HD on Youtube on my smart TV and
I have a download speed of 9Mbits so that seems to fit.

If you are lucky enough to have UHD TV that needs
about 25Mbits

Watch out if you have a cap on the total amount
you can download in a month - you can exceed that
cap as TV uses a lot of data.

Last edited by Wally1; 19th Aug 2016 5:14pm.
Re: Broadband speeds [Re: Dilly] #1017859
20th Aug 2016 12:53pm
20th Aug 2016 12:53pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,967
wallasey
Dilly Online shifty OP

Wiki Guardian
Dilly  Online Shifty OP

Wiki Guardian
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,967
wallasey
Cheers Wally I'm even more confused now smile. The girl I was accosted by yesterday in the shopping hall (talk talk) checked my postcode and said I could have 17 something or others, don't want to sign for something that's of no use to me . Cheers

Re: Broadband speeds [Re: Dilly] #1017870
20th Aug 2016 3:48pm
20th Aug 2016 3:48pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 357
Wallasey
H
Habdab Offline
Old Hand
Habdab  Offline
Old Hand
H
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 357
Wallasey
"17 something or others" refers to the maximum speed you could wring out of the system. The way they word it is... "Up to 17 something or others". For you to actually achieve that speed you would have to live inside the telephone exchange. In reality the further from the Exchange you live, the less you get. If you go for Fibre optic broadband, the drop off in performance is less noticeable as you only see degradation from the cabinet. So, the further from the Cabinet you live, the less you get.


Fetere sum, ego sum Ergo
Re: Broadband speeds [Re: Dilly] #1017883
20th Aug 2016 5:54pm
20th Aug 2016 5:54pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,967
wallasey
Dilly Online shifty OP

Wiki Guardian
Dilly  Online Shifty OP

Wiki Guardian
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,967
wallasey
Cheers Habdab, I am only about 1/2 mile from the exchange.

Re: Broadband speeds [Re: Dilly] #1017884
20th Aug 2016 6:32pm
20th Aug 2016 6:32pm
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 92
Wallasey village
N
Near_Oval Offline
Member
Near_Oval  Offline
Member
N
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 92
Wallasey village
try your postcode at www.samknows.com it has alot of information about the core network for your address and should list potential service providers

Re: Broadband speeds [Re: Dilly] #1017900
21st Aug 2016 12:38am
21st Aug 2016 12:38am
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 317
Wallasey
W
Wally1 Offline
Old Hand
Wally1  Offline
Old Hand
W
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 317
Wallasey
I'm one mile away from the Wallasey exchange and get
9Mbits - you should do better but your own phone wiring
can have an effect so you don't really know until you
have broadband working - then use "Speedtest" or similar
to test it.

If you go to Fibre Broadband instead of ADSL you would
get much higher speeds but it is more expensive.

From what you say, I think you should be ok with
a Firestick with just normal ADSL broadband for
Standard and High Definition TV.

Re: Broadband speeds [Re: Dilly] #1017920
21st Aug 2016 9:45am
21st Aug 2016 9:45am
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,967
wallasey
Dilly Online shifty OP

Wiki Guardian
Dilly  Online Shifty OP

Wiki Guardian
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,967
wallasey
Cheers guy's. I'm now signed up with talk talk who say I will get speeds from 8-17 not that I understand any of it but time will tell smile . Thanks again for taking the time to reply. Wiki is a great place to be when you need advice. Cheers all.

Re: Broadband speeds [Re: Dilly] #1017975
21st Aug 2016 8:04pm
21st Aug 2016 8:04pm
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 44,879
wirral
sunnyside Offline

Wiki Master
sunnyside  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 44,879
wirral
closing ceremony tonight 11.30.

Attached Files images.jpgt6ZElqjC.jpg
Re: Broadband speeds [Re: sunnyside] #1017982
21st Aug 2016 8:25pm
21st Aug 2016 8:25pm
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 44,879
wirral
sunnyside Offline

Wiki Master
sunnyside  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 44,879
wirral
sorry i posted here in error, i should of posted in the olympics thread.


Moderated by  Mark 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
SEISS 3rd Grant
by diggingdeeper. 25th Sep 2020 10:06pm
Argyle Theatre
by mikeeb. 25th Sep 2020 1:23pm
Woody
by lincle. 23rd Sep 2020 1:57pm
St Andrews Square
by MIKE6570. 22nd Sep 2020 5:22pm
Stage-Coach Timetables in 1830's
by mikeeb. 19th Sep 2020 4:05pm
For Sale & Free
peugeot
by lincle. 25th Sep 2020 5:17pm
toy
by sunnyside. 22nd Sep 2020 12:55pm
Wanted Bultaco Astro Or Pursang 360 Model 104
by BultacoAstro. 13th Sep 2020 10:39pm
Wooden Single Bed, Headboard, Mattress and Drawer
by rhoobarb2002. 12th Sep 2020 5:07pm
Vauxhall Alloy Wheels - Astra, Corsa, Zafira etc.
by j_demo. 12th Sep 2020 2:44pm
Member Spotlight
zigzagwanderer
zigzagwanderer
Wallasey
Posts: 302
Joined: January 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Mikey54, calltutors, RyanEvans, mange1827, Stephen_59
13514 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Van carpet fitter
by Gibbo. 17th Sep 2020 9:16am
Tower road. Birkenhead and now Dock road
by keef666. 6th Sep 2020 1:53pm
Enjoy the street theatre!
by Excoriator. 5th Sep 2020 3:50pm
Laminate flooring
by casper. 4th Sep 2020 6:33pm
Road resurfacing 2020
by keef666. 20th Aug 2020 8:30am
News : New Topics
SEISS 3rd Grant
by diggingdeeper. 25th Sep 2020 10:06pm
Award for Corbyn ???
by granny. 27th Aug 2020 10:41pm
Casper Specials
by granny. 23rd Aug 2020 5:39pm
When Damascus Falls !
by granny. 13th Feb 2020 11:12pm
Coronavirus
by cools. 30th Jan 2020 5:38pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Woody
by lincle. 23rd Sep 2020 1:57pm
Dorothea Quarry Aug 2020
by KevinFinity. 18th Sep 2020 9:45pm
cat found,Wallasey
by doggod. 17th Sep 2020 8:55pm
Spring fitting required
by gerrymoore. 17th Sep 2020 9:20am
Customer Is Always Right
by BultacoAstro. 3rd Sep 2020 12:19pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 7:06am
Sunset Sat 6:59pm
Local Time Sat 7:46am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1