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    Anytime+ slow downloads

    This is a discussion on Anytime+ slow downloads within the Sky Anytime + forums, part of the Sky On Demand category; Hi all, Got bored of waiting for my old Thomson to be updated for Anytime+ so I bought a second ...

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      Anytime+ slow downloads

      Hi all,

      Got bored of waiting for my old Thomson to be updated for Anytime+ so I bought a second hand Pace HD box. I have called Sky and got my card and box paired up and have enabled Anytime+ through the Sky website. All good so far..

      I have a 15Mbps Sky Unlimited connection and my Sky box is wired directly to the router with an etherrnet cable but I'm getting really poor download speeds, approx 500kbps.So slowly that I am unable to watch programmes while they are downloading.

      I connected the same cable to my Playstation 3 and it reported 10.2Mbps and was able to watch iplayer etc immediately. I'm stumped now.... anyone got any ideas?


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      Re: Anytime+ slow downloads

      Your very lucky to have it at all.
      I have been waiting for months and have everything connected.

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      Re: Anytime+ slow downloads

      Maybe the speed you are getting the files is governed at the other end and Sky are only allowing a maximum bandwidth per person? Either that or at the time their servers were loaded up for that particular file and you were getting a slower download due to the number of people trying to pull the file.

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      Re: Anytime+ slow downloads

      stupid question but are sky using direct servers to supply the anytime plus or are they being cheap and using p2p with a smaller server to act as a seed?
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      Re: Anytime+ slow downloads

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      stupid question but are sky using direct servers to supply the anytime plus or are they being cheap and using p2p with a smaller server to act as a seed?
      Definitely not p2p as mine has never uploaded anything (it's cabled, I would see the lights flashing on the network).

      From what I've seen, once a certain amount of the film/program has been downloaded, you can then view it, but not before. It isn't quite a live viewing.

      Hopefully Anytime+ is proving very popular and Sky will see a need to dedicate more bandwidth to their servers that store the files soon. Certainly with more content being made available and new installs set up with Anytime+ enabled, the number of people aware & able to watch Anytime+ is increasing.

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