Netflix and Open Connect Agreement

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I am guessing Exede does not have an open connect agreement with Netflix because while I get 720 and 1080, it takes like 5 minutes to ramp up. Amazon on the other hand starts out at HD and stays there just fine. My ADSL behaved the same way, and once they had a direct pipe to netflix with open connect consistency of speed and how quick the quality ramped up was greatly improved. Something Exede should consider IMO.

FYI, my speed test results run between 20-30mbps, so that and Amazon HD being OK tell me it is the lack of open connect with Netflix. Amazon HD requires more speed than Netflix 1080p.
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Jason

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Sandy

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This would be a great idea! I would LOVE to be able to get Netflix, but I use up my data so fast and then I'm on Liberty Pass. I would be spending hundreds of dollars a month and I'm in a remote area, and disabled. It would be so wonderful 11
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Katie Casey-Hardeman

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I am in the same situation and it makes me crazy. Being disable watching movies is the one highlight to my day. I'm not complaining about being disabled, but that a huge company would take such advantage knowing they have us by the short hairs. I have even just tried re-arranging my life so that I can be awake during the "Free" time from midnight to 5am. Problem is that doesn't always work either. Last night I was unable to watch Amazon or Nextflix until almost 1am and as right as rain by 6 everyday they just turn me off. What a way to treat a loyal customer. Do I really have to move into town to stream a movie??
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Kellie Kane

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The tech who installed our excede for us told us about a company called Nightshift, https://www.gonightshift.com/ . You can buy a special modem and memory stick from them, then pay a small monthly fee to them. Then you can set it up so you program your netflix shows to record during your free time. This allows you to then watch these shows when ever you like. We purchased this a couple of months ago and it is working great. We bought the 64 gb memory stick and we have 4 movies and probably 20 tv episodes recorded and still have some space I think.
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Stacy Wheeler

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Good to know. We are on a retirement budget, so the $40-50 for PlayOnPlus, lifetime cost was a steal for us.  At least there are ways to accomplish this. Maybe in the near future, we can have unlimited data and just record or watch whenever we want!   :)
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Jason

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Im on the 30 gig plan, at 2-3gb's an hour you can moderately enjoy Netflix but yeah it is limited to 1-2 shows a week. I am fine with that though.
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Stacy Wheeler

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Please see my comment below in case you aren't aware of PlayOn yet.
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Stacy Wheeler

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I have looked and looked for a way to watch my Netflix and Prime shows since moving to East Texas. I never even knew there were limits to data existing anywhere. So, I finally after a year of research paid 50.00 lifetime membership to PlayOn Plus. It has a 30 day refund policy, so got it and tried it out. I was able to have a ton of shows recorded in the middle of the night during the free zone. It loads to my hard drive and then I watch offline during the day. My only issue now is that I don't like setting my alarm to turn on the internet at midnight, then setting it to turn it off. I'm not sure I have to-but since I just did this yesterday, still learning. I can sync the shows to my phone or ipad and then take camping to watch offline too. Hope this helps someone! Stacy
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Katie Casey-Hardeman

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I was just looking into this software. I know you stated its pretty new to you, but I had one question I hoped you could help me with. Last night I got up at midnight with high hopes of doing some serious streaming of my favorite shows. I was unable to get a good enough speed until almost 1am. Are you having any issues like that?
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I don't think real time streaming is a good option with satellite. You should look at downloading onto your hardrive and watching the show in real time from your own drive at your leisure..
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Stacy Wheeler

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Katie, I set my time schedule to allow recordings from 1a-5a, just to miss most night owls.  The first two nights it recorded about 6 sitcoms per night.  I did find that when I started it at 12am, it would miss the first show in recording it-not sure why. Marcgc, PlayOn is downloading to the hard drive and then I watch later because we have to wait until the free zone due to data limits.  Only have tried 3 nights, but the last two worked perfect, except for having to set my alarm to get up and get the internet logged in. (Bummer!)  
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"In the interest of making sure the movie starts to play instantly, the Netflix client starts playing the low quality stream as soon as possible and ramps up quality as the TCP connection gets more bandwidth."