Unlimited Plans

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Do the unlimited plans show your data usage on your account page.
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James Paramore

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Yes mine does! I have Silver Plan unlimited 
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johnny c

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Yes.because you really have 150G, and then you may be prioritized, slowed up, so this way you can still manage your account.
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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It's showing me you already liked it J&J... refresh, repeat, rinse hands, wipe on pants. Double posting is fine, double liking not so much...
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Ummm....  then it was a thing like the double-post...  I got this the first time, second...  My screen didn't show I liked it so tried again.. and again.. and now it shows the like but before it didn't, and yup, I even shut down the ViaSat Browser and came back and it still did it.  Sometimes I post and it won't show I did in the "last reply" but my post is still there none-the-less.  Oh well, he got the "like" and to me that's what counts. :o)

Remember.. We are dealing with "Get Satisfaction!"
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Cranked the bit rate down to 0.3. Did NOT stop buffering. The resolution didnt drop though like I have seen with Netflix or Anazon. But maybe because of what I was testing.

Now my system is running at 0.5 right now regardless and I didnt get buffering when Roku set to automatic that I noticed.

So I suspect if/when my internet speed drops to 0.3 or lower during primetime like it does, live streaming ain't happening!
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Andy Schack

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Those Roku settings only help IF you have decent bandwidth....as you have just found out. Back before our beam started puking, the pic quality was outstanding at the .6 setting. As our beam filled up, the pic quality went down even though it never buffered. Strange huh? 

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I couldn't get the resolution to change, no matter what setting. The lower setting just caused more buffering.

Now, resolution might be tied to the streaming provider. Because of my system configuration, I can't test Netfkix through Roku. I could test Anazon live, but IDK if it bases resolution on speed or not.

98% of my streaming is all pre downloaded anyhow. My beam's speed is too unreliable to stream during primetime. By downloading I eliminate any buffering. So for less than $100 investment not a bad solution.

Now, I am contemplating turning on the video resolution downgrader, but then downloading via a VPN to test if that will work and still give me HD video. Basically looking for a work around if I was stuck with an "unlimited" plan to still get HD video.

Some of us always looking for ways around the system. Lol.