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    Default BSNL Broadband Speed

    I am interested to subscribe bsnl broadband connection. Let me know about the which plan will be best suited for me in which I will be able to see online tv channels like aajtak, ibn7 some times.

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    1. Mention your location.

    2. What is your budget ?

    3. How much data do you need per month ?

    4. Explain your usage pattern

    a. Simple browsing, YouTube, Live TV and audio / video chatting

    b. Moderate downloading

    c. Heavy downloading of games, movies and software


    India is not yet ready for video streaming which requires about 2 Mbps or above and consume pretty good amount of bandwidth. You can try ULD 1350 which seems to be good in both speed, bandwidth and cost. Use the link below to get more info

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    I have tried live streaming channels. On BSNL UL750/512 kbps, there is a lot of lag. On Reliance NC+ (and when I get 1.5+ mbps), I used to watch World Cup Cricket. It was OK.

    Meetdilip is right. You need real 2+ mbps for live streaming.

    Perhaps you should opt for 3G (if you can afford the plans).
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    Well, even with speed of 1 Mbps, live streaming is ok, no buffering whatsoever.

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    Default Uld 850

    i use ULD 850 plan and i am very happy to bsnl speed

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    Depends a lot on the quality of the video stream. As the quality goes better, buffering will be more. Also the server of video stream plays a big role.

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    Yes, true but generally if you see, 1 Mbps is good enough for an average quality video streaming but below that there will be some buffering immaterial of the quality of the video.

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    I watched the IPL on youtube on Home UL 750 with minimum bufffering. I guess it was 360p by default. There was no option to choose resolution as far as I can remember. From 480p it buffers a lot.
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    @netkid

    Yes, 360p is referred to as the average quality video.

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    Keeping aside the affect of server on the video streaming, suppose in an ideal case where only the quality of the video varies(Say 360p, 480p, etc.), in that scenario, if you check, you can find out that even with a 2 Mbps speed there will be some buffering for a 1080p video streaming.So, in that case a 4 Mbps speed will be perfect for any quality of video stremaing.

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    Actually server set up matters a lot. If you have tried watching IPL on an illegal stream, you could spot the difference. I think that is the reason they partnered with YouTube for IPL broadcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkm.sbp View Post
    @netkid

    Yes, 360p is referred to as the average quality video.

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    Keeping aside the affect of server on the video streaming, suppose in an ideal case where only the quality of the video varies(Say 360p, 480p, etc.), in that scenario, if you check, you can find out that even with a 2 Mbps speed there will be some buffering for a 1080p video streaming.So, in that case a 4 Mbps speed will be perfect for any quality of video stremaing.
    For 1080p, and when I mean 1080p with no compromises on H.264 bitrate, the ideal bandwidth requirement will be close to 24-36 mbps. However, this kind of high bitrate is only required for large screen televisions. For a small screen laptop/desktop, the H.264 bitrate can be reduced so that bandwidth requirement can be in single digit.

    But still the requirement will be 8 mbps for a decent streaming with no buffering.
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    It would be awesome to watch all the new trailers and such in 1080p if our internet was fast enough! ;P
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikodas View Post
    It would be awesome to watch all the new trailers and such in 1080p if our internet was fast enough! ;P
    There are enough high speed plans available - even from BSNL. All you have to do is loosen your purse strings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    But still the requirement will be 8 mbps for a decent streaming with no buffering.
    Well, i have checked streaming a 1080p video with 4 Mbps speed in a 22 inch Dell monitor and it played smoothly without any buffering.

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    @pkm.sbp,do not confuse resolution with bitrate.you can easily stream a 1080p video having 1.5mbps bitrate over a 4mbps connection but you won't be able to stream a 720p video with 6mbps bitrate smoothly over the same connection.

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    No, i am not confusing just making it clear that even 4 Mbps bandwidth is capable of decent streaming(average bitrate) to what @just4kix is suggesting.Here we are talking generally and not taking high bit rates into account that is what you have described above.

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    it seems that HULU's 720p HD offering is at 2500 Kbps but Netflix's top HD streams are about 4,800 kilobits per second so i guess 4mpbs is enough for most of the general streaming cases here in india.
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    If quality is up to the mark and it streams well at low BB speeds, then I will take back what I said.

    I will modify the saying "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" slightly and say "Quality is as per the judgment and acceptability of the receiver".
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    What you are calling "low" is "too high" for indian standards as the demand is less.

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