Point of No Return I dont know

Point of No Return

I dont know any joe average who has gone out and made a HTPC, with a NAS and streamed films and music round their house. For many it is overcomplictated and expensive. In a few years time more people may go this route as the whole process is refined and simplified, but I am afraid we have a classic case of I do it so everyone must do it syndrome. I came to this forum from another, after being let down by its staff and user base who were incredibly selfish and childish. Not thinking of the other possible users when making posts or Point of No Return bothering to try and do their Point of No Return research on the subject matter at hand. It is sad so see the same such problems here: You think 13 hours is quick? I dont know about you but I can get to a few major towns and back in about in under 2 hours. 2hours vs 13 hours? I am tired of people always saying on these forums provide me with a dissertation with regards to citing things. If you can use this forum you can go and use google. Links wise I dont have any to hand, I however do have some handy maths. UK A 622Mb pipe for an isp based on ADSL connection costs etc costs about ¸100, 000 a month in reality a per annum cost of more like ¸ 5million. So if every user on the connection had 8Mb, and used bittorrent for example, saturating their connection, the ISP could serve only 77 users before taking a hit on their available bandwidth. Now ISPs may have 2 or 3 of these at most due to the cost and time it takes to set them up, some do have many more though. This now brings me back to how p2p will slow ISPs and also how annoying and ignorant it is to assume otherwise. Many ISPs are carrying thousands of users, so the pipes are an essential tool in providing their users with the appropriate amount of bandwitdh. Traffic shaping and capping are there to make people download responsibly, and to deter mass downloading which will impact on other users on the ISP. The introduction of 4oD and the BBC iplayer in the UK, both of which which use the kontiki p2p platform silently download in the background and are being use by more people each Those who werent downloading via p2p before are now doing so, many of whom are unaware this is the case. Whilst this is a very over simplified example, it shows that life on the ISP front isnt as rosey as people would like to think. This all means added stress on already strained ISPs who have to keep paying incredible sums of money in order to keep users connected. Dont forget, ISPs are signing up new previously unconnected customers as well each day. Your computer home theatre systems make up a tiny proportion of the market. I dont know any joe average who has gone out and made a HTPC, with a NAS and streamed films and music round their house. For many it is overcomplictated and expensive. In a few years time more people may go this route as the whole process is refined and simplified, but I am afraid we have a classic case of I do it so everyone must do it syndrome. I came to this forum from another, after being let down by its staff and user base who were incredibly selfish and childish. Not thinking of the other possible users when making posts or even bothering to try and do their own research on the subject matter at hand. It is sad so see the same such problems here: well, comming from a nation where our average download speed according to is 4868kbps and below, compared to the UKs with 7486kbps. i think its fair to say that our connections speeds are much lower than yours. our land is much larger and the population dwindles 200kms out of a city. if i were to travel 20km down the road i wouldnt even be able to download faster than 3kbps i have a friend who will vouch for me. for him, and many others in towns like his, 13 hours would be amazingly fast.

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