View Full Version : Couple of questions

07-27-2002, 11:20 PM
ok, i live in the country where i know i can't get DSL, vut then i heard about Direct PC(the satelite broadband thingy) and i was wondering if i can use it for xbox live, can someone give me a little info plz?:confused:

07-28-2002, 12:25 AM
I don't see why you can't. Note though, Direct PC is very expensive over the DirectTV DSL. I would ensure you can't get any DSL before going that route.

07-28-2002, 02:16 AM
Get DSL, you'll be alot more happy with it.

07-28-2002, 03:34 AM
Originally posted by Keltiks
Get DSL, you'll be alot more happy with it.

Oh my god, dude, did you even bother reading his post? Its not like it was a long one... Hold on and let me point out the key thing that he said:

ok, i live in the country where i know i can't get DSL

Anyways, I don't think direct PC will work. You see, your TV can't talk to the satellite beaming you the signal, so what direct PC does is establish a 56k modem connection to a server, then your computer requests stuff from the net. This request is then beamed back to you via the satellite. This gives you great download speeds that are comparable to DSL, but your upload speed is crap modem speed, and upload is a big part of XBox Live :(

07-28-2002, 07:21 AM
I would not recommend it... the upload thing above coupled with lag will make it unplayable!

07-28-2002, 08:18 PM
well, D@mnit!!!!!. WHY DOES GOD HATE ME!!!:(

07-28-2002, 08:20 PM
lol. never get satellite. its horrible. its like impossible to play games. it lags like a mofo. but can u get cable internet? i have it. its really good. its like as good as dsl:)

07-28-2002, 08:51 PM
You can't play games over Sat. because of the latency.

07-28-2002, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by Expedite_Wrap
well, D@mnit!!!!!. WHY DOES GOD HATE ME!!!:(

I feel the same way man :(

07-28-2002, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by KraftSLU
Oh my god, dude, did you even bother reading his post? Its not like it was a long one... Hold on and let me point out the key thing that he said:
ok, i live in the country where i know i can't get DSL

Wow...it was only a mistake. I bet you are one of those people who take mundane details, let alone life, way too seriously. You know, like those security guards that work in gated communities but act like they work for the FBI.
Let me let you in on a little secret you might not be aware of...this is only a video game forum, so untwist your panties and lighten up. Your taking years off your life.

Anyway now that I am reading your post again I have heard many bad things about satalitte connections. You might want to save your money.

07-28-2002, 10:33 PM
You're right, I am a small town police officer who loves to pull everyone over and pretend I own the state for the sole reason it helps me get my rocks off:rolleyes: No, wait. I am just someone who can't believe you didn't take the time to read a post that occupies about a fourth of the space this post takes. Now that that is over and you've let me in on your little 'secret' that everyone knows, I'll let you know one of my own. Tons of time, effort and material is wasted by people who don't pay attention. Luckily this time it was just a little post and about 5 inches of vertical space on my comp.

07-28-2002, 10:38 PM
I am suprised that is hard for you to believe, unlike you I don't have as much time to spend in these forums, so I may read over things quickly.

None the less I enjoy contributing so I apologize to the XBA staff, all the members, and especially you KraftSLU, for committing such a vile and disgusting act.

07-28-2002, 10:45 PM
Thats fine. Though I do spend gross amounts of time on this forum (some days even up to 15 minutes!) I can understand that not everyone has the ability to do this. Just remember though, first time your penalty was a warning. Next time I figure out your email account and subscribe you to every porn mail listing possible (assuming you haven't already subscribed) Third offense I figure out where you live, go to your house and slap your mother.

07-28-2002, 10:51 PM
1) I put secondary email addresses up for that reason.

2) Two my mother is dead. Lay off the sarcasm because that went too far.

3) If you have a problem, PM me, don't spam in the forums.

07-28-2002, 10:55 PM
My bad, I'll slap your father instead. Oh, and send my condolences to your mother.

Dog Of War
07-29-2002, 02:35 AM
Geez, harsh enough? Good god.

Expedite, I heard some negative things towards direct PC. I would advise you not to buy it.

07-29-2002, 04:46 PM
Does anyone have any ideas? Plz just tell me theres hope for me and my box....:( Since i guess there isnt don't you guys forget about little ryan who wanted to play his xbox on the internet so bad...remember who got left behind(cue music) and dont ever take your DSL for granted remember me and all of us who there is no hope when your playing halo 2 online (pulls gun out, points it to his head.....loses nerve, sets gun down.......:(