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Does anyone have the $79 Comcast Blast Plus package with Tivo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by saigerino, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

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    I agree. I have 6mbs DSL service at home and Gbit service at the office (limited by network hardware in the building, the line into the building is 50Gbit currently) I can move files on the office line across the globe and easily hit 450Mbit sustained speeds. I cannot do that to my own NAS at home.

    However, typical web surfing is actually faster at home. This is likely due to content filters we use at the office but the point is, for anything other than large file transfers, there is little user difference.

    To each their own, but I get far more value for my bandwidth dollar with the service I have, and still get all the content desired. We do not stream video. At all. and its not allowed on the company network other than for video teleconferences.
     
  2. moedaman

    moedaman New Member

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    I've looked over Blast Plus in my area and I must say it would be a perfect compliment to my Dish service. Blast internet alone is $74.99; so for $5 more you get HBO, Streampix, some cable channels and the first box is free. And since I would be a new customer, I would only pay $49.99 the first six months. In my area HBO and Streampix comes standard in the package, HD is another $9.95 though.

    The only problem I have (well my wife actually) is that we would have to deal with Comcast. My mom use to have and my mother-in-law currently has Comcast. They are a real pain to deal with if there are any questions or problems.
     
  3. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    Not for me. I've noticed absolutely no difference between the Economy speeds and Performance speeds when surfing the internet.
     
  4. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Just about anything will work for web surfing. That's not the point. It's about big downloads. I can pull huge files down very quickly. Software updates are nearly instantaneous. YouTube 1080p (sometimes) loads really, really fast. And when I'm watching a movie through VUDU, I am using up to 10mbps sustained.
     
  5. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    That IS the point. I don't do big downloads so Economy works for me. So in my case, getting the Blast package with fewer channels and faster internet was not a good choice
     
  6. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    But you don't understand, if Bigg wants it everyone should. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    How do you not do big downloads? In this day in age, just updating TomTom on the iPhone is a ~1.3GB exercise. Android apps are coming in at 20+ MB. HD video can be hundreds of MB just for short videos. A new version of Mac OS is 5GB+. Podcasts can be dozens of MB each.

    A lot of people don't really need Blast!, but everyone benefits greatly from at least a decent level of service, like Comcast's 20mbps package. Everyone would benefit from Blast! at some level, as long as their local network can keep up.
     

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