Potential new customer - Streaming question

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I'm going to be moving to area code 75454 and see that Viasat offer's the 12mbps and 30mbps Unlimited plans. The problem I see is that the streaming of video is tied to specific tiers. I have a 120" screen and feel 720P is not high-def enough to make it enjoyable to watch. Is Viasat coming out with a 1080 plan or is there a way to get around being locked into a specific streaming resolution? The unlimited plans seems nice except the the locking of the streaming quality. 
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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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Viasat2, the new satellite, has a plan with 1080P available. The plans for Viasat2 are currently being rolled out over the next two weeks, and may not have arrived in your area yet. Keep checking the website to see if it becomes available for you.
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Thanks Steve. I'll keep checking over the next few weeks.
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You will never get the speeds that are advertised.
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J&J

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Never???  Prove it.  Show the deficiency in their system that makes your statement true.  Let's see details; system bottlenecks and what they consist of, inferior devices,  yes- everything that makes you so sure of such nonsense that you came here to say that.
 
You're just an agitator, plain and simple.
 
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How so?  "Up to" 12Mpbs means anything from 0 to 12Mpbs.

Although...I suppose for those who get faster than their plan speed, they technically aren't getting what was advertised. ;)
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Like me.. I demand a refund! Or perhaps I can sell my excess bandwidth back to Viasat.

This is what I just got running a speed test at testmy.net:



That's on a 12 Mbps plan and pretty typical for me during non-peak usage periods. During prime time hours 5-6 Mbps is typical. After prioritization kicks in, I'll see much less particularly during peak usage periods (exactly as advertised). That's all on one of the more congested beams in Virginia but YMMV and things do appear to be gradually getting better.

The relatively stable graph without wide swings is generally an indicator that congestion isn't an issue; a very jagged graph, however, is an indicator of congestion if not gridlock. Regardless of speeds attained you'll have better results with a steady graph rather than one that's thrashing about wildly.         
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Wouldn't that be sweet?  Get faster than advertised and get a refund because it wasn't what you were paying for. Woo!
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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Or let me resell it to you ;)

I get goosebumps thinking what it will be like if I weren't so cheap and just payed for a service call:



I'm subject to signal loss with just a sparrow passing by. I'm driving it until it drops or better plans are available. I shouldn't even be "on the line" but if it ain't broke don't fix it and suspect I'm not really dealing with a precision instrument here in the modem.
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Here's my speed test from testmy.net using a 25MB file test.....  I have the Freedom 150 plan @12Mbps.


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It's 5:15pm here and I just got 13.1 Mbps on my Unlimited 12 plan. I use to get lower than 12 around this time of day. Mornings I will usually see 17-18. Prime time I get 1-5, but that may be higher now, I haven't checked it in about a month as I usually am in bed by 8-9 PM.
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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So much for the "never" theory but so far technically correct ;)
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Whitey

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I can saw wood with mine.
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steve heller

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I'm 75437, so we're practically neighbors!

I'm happy with my "legacy" silver plan and am not planning to switch.
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I don’t think I can purchase the “legacy” I only see the unlimited plans. Out of curiosity what speeds are you getting?