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Old 08-02-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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New web cams are all specified with high res video (1080p). What is the purpose?
Nobody's mentioned it yet, so I will.

Web cams can be used for more than video chat. They're video cameras, and can be used for any purpose, not just chatting.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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Nobody's mentioned it yet, so I will.

Web cams can be used for more than video chat. They're video cameras, and can be used for any purpose, not just chatting.
You are correct, but in reality when everybody has iPhones, I don't see many using webcams for anything but videoconferencing.
Webcams are also capable of still photography, yet who is taking pictures with webcams?
Anyway, with everything around (cable TV, BlueRay, movie rentals, home theater) high res, its time to have the same over the internet.
As is, this service is seriously lagging behind.
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:43 AM
 
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As is, this service is seriously lagging behind.
Again, it is not the service, it's our resources. You can stream high-res netflix movies because you have a large download rate. You do not have an upload rate to contend.

Go buy a business-grade 100mb backplane and sure, you can stream high-def content to your heart's content.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:08 AM
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Location: Ohio
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Correct, nearly all home connections are (asymmetrical), meaning that the pipe is split un-evenly, because most people download FAR more than they upload.
Since business customers are the most common users of upload-centric tools like videoconferencing and web servers, this enables Internet providers to funnel business users onto more expensive symmetrical Internet plans, and charge them over $100/month.

If you want to do HD videoconferencing, you'll have to pay for a bigger UPLOAD pipe.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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Absolutely. We pay $800/mo for symmetrical 10mb flex.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Since business customers are the most common users of upload-centric tools like videoconferencing and web servers, this enables Internet providers to funnel business users onto more expensive symmetrical Internet plans, and charge them over $100/month.

If you want to do HD videoconferencing, you'll have to pay for a bigger UPLOAD pipe.
In a business or education environment, you can also use HD video conferencing across a large campus, where the traffic will stay within your own campus-wide LAN.

Oh yeah, my pipe is bigger than yours. This is my office PC.


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Old 08-03-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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Lol! here's ours:



(Also I do not recommend XO at all, they're an awful company)
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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Lol! here's ours:
The download is faster and the upload is nearly as fast on my home connection. I don't even have the fast plan.

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Old 08-03-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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Well, ours is a flex system that shares more than half of our bandwidth with our VOIP and our backup system between cities... but yeah it does suck for data, we're working on getting a 100mb pipe soon.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Here's my home speed test just now.


Fast enough?
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