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    I am currently in the market for a new ISP, but since COX is the only cable ISP in Vegas, I am limited. Has anyone dealt with DirectTV internet before? Or any satellite internet for that matter.
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  • #2
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    I would expect a 500 ms or higher ping just from the satellite connection alone. On all three of the satellite ISPs I have used at friends/relatives that was the minimum. Radio waves just take a while to get up into space and back :)
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    • #3
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      Check this http://www.dslreports.com/forums/all?cat=56

      And this http://www.dslreports.com/forums/all

      Not sure why there is no mention of Direct TV.

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      • #4
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        I had a friend who was testing Satellite internet WAY back when it was first rolling out. It worked fine in the golden days of Diablo 2 but I don't think it was any faster than DSL in total bandwidth. I doubt it'd be good for gaming now a days.


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        • #5
          Re: Direct TV Internet?

          Do the math:

          http://www.tacticalgamer.com/hardwar...ml#post1182427
          Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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          • #6
            Re: Direct TV Internet?

            Originally posted by Hambergler View Post
            Check this http://www.dslreports.com/forums/all?cat=56

            And this http://www.dslreports.com/forums/all

            Not sure why there is no mention of Direct TV.
            Directv bundles with Qwest and/or WildBlue depending on location for their internet services. They are not an ISP themselves.
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            • #7
              Re: Direct TV Internet?

              I called them and they said that Embark would be the DSL ISP. Anyone have any problems with them?
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              • #8
                Re: Direct TV Internet?

                Wait, is it DSL or is it satellite?
                Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

                snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

                Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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                • #9
                  Re: Direct TV Internet?

                  The Company is Satellite, but they go through Embark for internet. I believe that they are DSL.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Direct TV Internet?

                    http://www.embarq.com/

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embarq#Products

                    Looks like they sell a "bundle" involving Dish Network for TV and ADSL for Internet access. So it's not satellite Internet.
                    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

                    snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

                    Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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                    • #11
                      Re: Direct TV Internet?

                      Direct tv bundles with a dsl isp provider, it is NOT sattellite internet. Where I live its with Qwest and I only had 1500 down and 750 up. As far as I know Hughes net is the only sattelite provider and very expensive.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Direct TV Internet?

                        So this is just DSL being resold by a TV provider, not DirecPC, Internet over satellite. In which case, identify the DSL provider and look at their reputation. The bundler is irrelevant.
                        Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

                        snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

                        Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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