posted this on January 28, 2011 17:29
The connection to the Internet from your network is a key factor in the ability to get the best streaming experience using the Roku player. Different channels will have slightly varying minimum Internet connection speeds. In general, the faster your Internet connection, the better the video quality. For the best viewing results, we recommend a minimum of 1.5 Mbps for standard definition and at least 3.0 Mbps for HD content.
To test your Internet speed, you can use one of the following (free) websites:
Tips: Bandwidth – Is there any other online activity on your network, like online gaming, file sharing or other video streaming that might be affecting your bandwidth? If you are on an unsecured wireless network, you may be unknowingly sharing your connection with other people in your area. Or, your ISP could be delivering a slower speed than advertised. If you are getting less bandwidth than expected, you should contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to troubleshoot.