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    • Can anyone with this TV confirm it has a native 60hz panel? Concerns me that it could also be the difference between the KU6000 vs the KU6300 in the states? Im planning on using it for PC games so really don't want to be limited to 50hz?  
    • The ACCC is currently looking into how to make household internet speeds more transparent. Its focus is on the speeds between the ISP server and the household modem. AFAIK, ADSL2+ is not a shared medium, so if a household is able to get say 10Mbps at any time of the day but this slows to 1Mbps at peak times, then it is almost certainly an issue somewhere between the ISP Server and the Node. i.e. the copper mile portion is not at fault - it's only fault is its a horribly limiting technology once the back end is up to scratch). Its not the sort of thing that ISPs would ever admit too, but it seems likely with the continued spikes in data consumption around the nation the ISPs have been caught out with not enough capacity to handle it (who could have foreseen?!). The optimist in me hopes that as the NBN starts really getting embedded over the next two years these issues will start to settle down again (as I said above the back end fibre should be able to handle everyone maxing out their front end copper). The NBN that is being built now should definitely be enough to handle the needs of the nation for the next 8 years or so. Its just a crying shame that that's all its has been built for. Regards Peter Gillespie
    • Was old now have new, was some corrosion when I took out the old...new antenna did help a bit with Seven. All cables/connectors etc  are new.  UHF transmitter , there is one at Yanchep and myswitch says I am in a medium area for reception. New Antenna is Hills Tru Band Black Arrow Digital VHF/UHF High Gain TV Antenna Amp is Digimatch VHF/UHF/HDTV Masthead Amplifier from Jaycar http://www.jaycar.com.au/digimatch-vhf-uhf-hdtv-masthead-amplifier/p/LT3270 Remember it is only CH6 (Seven) that has issue and suffer variable reception
    • Just noticed this. I don't believe FTTN is a shared medium. Its essentially just the ADSL2+ we have today (just putting the nodes closer to the homes 500m instead of 5000m) to ensure faster speeds. Outer suburbs would need just as dense a distribution of nodes (despite servicing much less households per square km) because it is the distance to the node and not the number of people using it that is most important. Obviously, there comes a simple cutoff point where using direct wireless to the home is cheaper than installing the required number of nodes. Regards Peter Gillespie
    • Will do (I'm on Optus Cable). I like the Checkout. They've done some pretty funny (and informative) sketches over the years. I assume you're on ADSL2+ Alan? A constant 1Mbps on cable would be a serious cause for concern in anyone's books.  Speedtests on my setup consistently show 25Mbps on my cable, but in practice I find mine tops out at 3-6 Mbps downloading. That's enough for what I need day to day. My main bug bear is the Optus Cable modem isn't smart enough to detect a dropout in its connection and reset. Regards Peter Gillespie