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Old 10.10.2012, 12:58 PM
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20Mbps is a very nice speed! Do you have a Sky Fibre connection? The bandwidth taken up by your "idle" Sky box isn't going to be an issue as Game Pass only needs 5Mbps for the highest quality feed. Obviously you're not going to experience any performance issues related to the speed of your broadband.

I'd still be interested to see if speedtest registers a change when you disconnect your Sky box from your broadband connection. There may be Sky customers out there with similar broadband speeds to mine (less than 5Mbps). When I check my postcode on the Sky website, they tell me they can offer "7.0 - 14.3 Mbps".
What does it say for yours?

While you are busy defending Sky in your darkened room , I can assure you I'm not Sky-bashing intentionally. Just wondering whether this is something that all set-top boxes are guilty of.
I'm fairly sure this is unique to BT, given how their network operates. Sky can send data via satellite which BT obviously can't do and so their boxes won't rely on your Internet connection as much as BT and as only Anytime+ requires significant data, you will only be effected if you actually downloading at the time.

My connection uses regular ADSL (whatever the current version is called), I've only recently changed to Sky from o2 which IIRC used the previous version of ADSL and limited me to 16mbit/s and I got about 15mbit/s. Sky said I would get between 12 and 19mbit/s. I do live on the same street as the telephone exchange. Interestingly even though the exchange is enabled for fibre, the cabinet in the street isn't, despite being just outside the exchange. Although as I'm currently paying £3.75 for 20+mbit/s for the next 12 months, I'm not really bothered.
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