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Old Apr 16th 2020, 4:06 pm
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When we moved to a more rural location three years ago we lost cable and internet except for our phones. We just got fiber optic broad band. We took the lowest level of 25MB per second. I now want to get back on Netflix. When I buy Roku box what should I get? Is a stick ok or higher level recommended? I have a 65 inch Vizo TV that is about 3 1/2 years old.
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Old Apr 16th 2020, 4:34 pm
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If it's purely for Netflix a stick will be fine though it depends on whether you want to stream in SD, HD or 4K as some only go to HD, that said if you have a data cap, which I do, you'd probably want to avoid 4K streaming as you'll hit your cap pretty quickly with regular usage.
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Old Apr 16th 2020, 4:43 pm
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If it's purely for Netflix a stick will be fine though it depends on whether you want to stream in SD, HD or 4K as some only go to HD, that said if you have a data cap, which I do, you'd probably want to avoid 4K streaming as you'll hit your cap pretty quickly with regular usage.
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HD would be the max. I just got monster broadband near Lynchburg. They are mostly over air but our area got underground fiber optic. According to them the 25MB is constant with no data cap. I will order a stick.
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Old Apr 26th 2020, 4:48 pm
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HD would be the max. I just got monster broadband near Lynchburg. They are mostly over air but our area got underground fiber optic. According to them the 25MB is constant with no data cap. I will order a stick.
Fiber and 25Mb sounds a little bit tight on the bandwidth judging by the website we have fiber at the same price as you and can have 2Ghz we are rural as well.
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Fiber and 25Mb sounds a little bit tight on the bandwidth judging by the website we have fiber at the same price as you and can have 2Ghz we are rural as well.
Our fiber is ,as I understand it , just the terminal portion of a over air system. When I first became aware of the small Monster Broadband company they only had a over air system but recently laid fiber optic cable in our neighborhood only in small Moore county TN. Other county residents can only get the original over air service.
I got it hooked up this past week and also got Netflix. So far everything is working OK. Netflix works as well as our previous location about 15 miles away that had much faster cable internet.
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