The buffer time is slower than the actual play time of the video, which forces it to constantly hiccup. I've been watching PATV since its conception and have never had these issues before, and I don't have video streaming issues on any other site, so it's not the router/modem. And, yes, I've tested the load times at peak/off-peak, and on multiple different days.
Seems like either the streaming server isn't coping, or outgoing bandwidth is being limited. Kinda sucks having to leave the session buffering for 45 minutes to watch a 10 minutes episode
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Already have...even with it off, when the stream slows down, it doesn't buffer fast enough to keep up with the vision.
Still don't know why HD is the default when the majority of internet users across the globe do not have access to either high-speed bandwidth or usage limits which allow the streaming of a file which is usually more than double the size of the SD encode.
I'm embarrassed by how long I went without realizing you could do this.