8893 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2010 11:30 AM by OrangeMarlin
Jim VanLeeuwen wrote:
Patrick Murphy wrote:
Is there a better way to go?
I'm also downloading the same movie (HD version) to my iMac. I upgraded to my ISP's turbo service last month and I'm still showing 3 or 4 hours remaining.
I am not a conspiracy theorist, but my internet provider must be putting some sort of bottleneck for downloading movies. When I want to watch a HD movie from their On Demand service, it's running in seconds. When I try to use Apple TV or my Mac to download that same movie from iTunes, it takes hours. Even when I go to my PS3 and do the same, again, HD movies take 1-3 hours, only slightly faster than iTunes.
I used to complain that my Apple TV was junk, but just based on my experience, I think my internet provider is doing evil things. If we had Net Neutrality, this wouldn't happen.
I also upgraded to the highest speed service (30 down, 2 up), and it has no effect on my iTunes speed. Funny thing is that app and music downloads from the iTunes store is as fast as anything else I do on the net. Isn't that curious?