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Lubbock, TX
reply to Ahuacamolli

Re: Cost, inferior quality, and buffering of streaming video

you stated: "The primary reason why I don't rent VOD is that my 30Mbps cable internet service from Charter Communications in Riverside, California is apparently unable to adequately handle streaming video without overly frequent buffering, and service outages which last from a few seconds, to several hours at a time."

I don't know if this is true for ALL cable company VOD setups, but the internet or your speeds have nothing to do with VOD. It isn't streamed to you thru the internet like Netflix or simular services... VOD uses a standard digital 256QAM channel on the cable system to deliver the program to you. You don't have to have internet to get VOD.