BEWARE OF NEW PLANS!!

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New plans are terrible for large TVs
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CP

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Bradley

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True but the plans clearly state the resolution offered.
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Joshua Serra

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Yep, they were clearly advertised. The 720 plan doesn't look too bad. I would personally consider 480 or below unacceptable for me personally but that will be up to the individual user. I hope ViaSat 2 will allow plans so I can stream higher. I have a beautiful 4K TV that would love to take advantage of higher resolution. 
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Charlie

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It says 480 but it doesn’t stay there. I’ve had episodes start there and within a couple minutes bump up to 720 and stay there without buffering and this is during peak times when I get home from work. People are blowing things out of proportion
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Joshua Serra

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I haven't had too many problems. 2 times I couldn't get a video to play. While streaming things I have had the quality drop occasionally. Overall though, I've been mostly happy. 
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Charlie

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I have a 40” tv and it’s fine. I don’t need to see the pores on the actors skin to enjoy The 100 or any other show I will watch on Netflix
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Well, from where I view things, the new plans have done a few things. Complaints about wanting larger data caps have all but disappeared, shifting the new line of complaints to the cost is too high, why can't I get some of those plans in my area, to now the picture on my big screen TV isn't that clear anymore.

Exede just can't seem to satisfy some of these folks.

I love my Exede, since my choices are HN, with data  caps of 50 GB, and Exede. We don't have any land based or wireless internet available to us where we live, and the telephone lines are so poor they don't even support dial up.

I guess some folks will never be happy.
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Barry Paepcke

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As they say you can please most of the most of the people most of time and some of the people some of the time but not all the people all the time. I love my exede
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Sounds like you and I live on the same road.  LOL
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That's true. People have a choice. I choose not to forgo my video resolution for unlimited data. I can manage right now with the free zone and some other video capture tools and watch video in 1080, which I prefer, all for a third of the cost of the Silver plan. One must choose what is most important to them in selecting a plan.

If people want unlimited data for a premium price and video resolution that was the standard over a decade ago, it's their choice!
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Charlie

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Some of us can’t stay up past midnight just to be able to stream video.
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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I suspect VeteranSatUser isn't staying up either  - he's scheduling for unattended recording while he sleeps away his free zone - many of us mastered unattended use primarily due to the free zone on classic plans. I have no real need for it now and have the shortened free zone offered by the Liberty plans - I get up just a little early to perform updates as needed that cannot be scheduled.     

Off hand I can think of some possible strategies for accomplishing the same on the unlimited plans by bypassing the video streaming detection and "optimization" during non-peak usage periods or periods when you're not at home (e.g. working) using more general time shifting rather than simple "night shifting".

Where there's a will, there's a way... some have figured out a way to bypass video limitations elsewhere. Whether it's viable for satellite? Maybe.
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Old Labs is correct. Mastered the free zone years ago. Stream downloads, Netflix downloads, etc. Everything queued up and downloads while I sleep.
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...and have the shortened free zone offered by the Liberty plans - I get up just a little early to perform updates as needed that cannot be scheduled.
This is exactly what I do as well.  I really like having a free zone available to update my antivirus and download whatever windows updates I need.  That antivirus is very greedy, and especially the Bitdefender signature files.
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You could hang some people with a brand new rope and they would still complain.
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Here's some perspective: barely a year ago, Exede introduced the Liberty Pass, and now Exede has unlimited plans.  That's major progress, and in a very short time.  So what if the video streaming doesn't support absolute perfection on a TV that is about the size of a large asteroid.  I suspect that it would do just fine on a TV that anyone would have been happy with just a few short years ago.  Or, you can just download your "absolutely perfect" video and then watch it.  After all, the Exede plan is unlimited.