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Mcgaz
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Re: Vivid 200 for gamers

Wow, that's really bad.

I'm in a bit of limbo at the moment my internet is achieving 15-35Mbps (instead of 200Mbps), my TiVo box is dying and I'm paying for an old HD box with a terrible user interface.

Believe it or not... my bill is higher than that of 2 V6 boxes and the 200 VIVID Gamer option. I was considering upgrading (at what should be no cost), but I play FPS regularly and it looks like the SH3 would be awful for that.

What to do...

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Re: Vivid 200 for gamers

Upgraded to Vivid for Gamers. First thing i have noticed Web Browsing seem's to be slower for some reason. Also i keep loosing IP Connection to all of the Connected Devices (Never used to do this on Standard 200mb)

Speedtest's seem to be Fine though.

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Re: Vivid 200 for gamers


bambamboyo wrote:

Turns out not great for gaming after all !

www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2016/12/intel-working-fix-virgin-media-superhub-3-router-latency-bug.h...


Strange, been on the SH3 for best part of a year now and can confirm no issues with latency.  As a PC-FPS gamer I have no complaints.  On 200 Vivid now and going to gamer in May.

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Re: Vivid 200 for gamers

This is because there's not a lot of Virgin Media customers in your area once there is you'll start having a lot of problems. https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Gaming-Support/vivid200-gamer-not-recommended/td-p/3398571/page...

 

There's no difference between Vivid 200 & Vivid 200 gamer being on Vivid 200 gamer it will not improve your connection or it make any faster. ; )

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Re: Vivid 200 for gamers

That's false. 

Gammer has a faster upload and no traffic management applied to the line. 

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Re: Vivid 200 for gamers


ga_connelly wrote:

bambamboyo wrote:

Turns out not great for gaming after all !

www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2016/12/intel-working-fix-virgin-media-superhub-3-router-latency-bug.h...


Strange, been on the SH3 for best part of a year now and can confirm no issues with latency.  As a PC-FPS gamer I have no complaints.  On 200 Vivid now and going to gamer in May.


It depends on the number of downstream channels you have: with 8 channels and it's not much worse than the SuperHub 2, with 16 channels and you start to see problems, 24 channels and the latency spikes are huge.

There are severe issues the Intel Puma 6 chip which powers the Hub 3, and many other cable modems. In the US legal action is under way against Arris (who make the Hub 3) for continuing to sell modems/routers plagued by the faulty Intel Puma chip: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/11/intel_puma_6_arris/

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