Originally Posted by patrone
Crappy = pixilated, stuttering mess. Not a smooth experience. Quality never gets the last two dots. Significantly worse than a download at basic quality. Simply unwatchable.
I'm up with family in PA (50MB down) and have been streaming to my iPhone from my home back in VA (5MB up), and the shows have been starting with all but the last two quality bars, and then about two minutes in, changing to all quality bars.
So if it's not bandwidth related (you've got FiOS on both ends), I wonder if TiVos are assigned to specific proxy servers, some of which are a lot busier than others? That doesn't make much sense, but TiVo occasionally does stuff I'd say doesn't make a lot of sense.