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Let’s understand what IPTV is, and what it is not

Many people are under the impression IPTV services are a TRUE replacement for traditional TV services. I want to set the record straight, FHD IPTV is not a replacement for traditional cable services. FHD IPTV is a great alternative to traditional cable but at a more affordable cost. For the casual viewer, I’m sure this is certainly the case, and it’s a great solution. Unfortunately for the die-hard TV users, the disabled person sitting at home channel surfing, and the children being “baby-sat” by a TV, it can be a very frustrating experience. Issues with buffering, channels not being available, Electronic Programming Guides not matching, the list can go on and on.

Those that choose to use these services must understand that they can never, truly expect the same results as traditional providers. Traditional cable companies are huge corporations with billion dollar infrastructures and thousands of employees. Here at FHD IPTV, we’re just a few fellas that are offering a great low-cost solution. But understand that every single IPTV provider will have hardware downtime, issues with channels and occasional total blackouts. Again, for the casual TV viewer, this is not a problem. They most likely have a backup option such as being watched on Kodi, or they can just simply change the channel. But for those folks that veg out every day in front of the tv, this can be frustrating. But it’s the nature of the business.

All IPTV providers will go through periods of working great for a few months, then start having issues. This is simply the nature of the service as well. It’s a game of cat and mouse where the networks, ISPs, and motion picture associations are constantly trying to harm IPTV providers by seizing their domains, blocking or throttling customer access to the provider, or even initiating a DDOS attack against the said provider. When any of this occurs that’s when you see Joey and Lee kicking it into overdrive to bring the service back up thru any and all other means

And then there is the issue of understanding your own hardware, which unfortunately many of you do not. We were all new to something at some point, there is NO SHAME in that at all. But by delving into IPTV while you are still a noob, you may have bitten off more than u can chew. This group is HUGE. And because of the size of this group, not to mention the hundreds of devices out on the market, we cannot teach you all how to use your own devices. You are going to have to learn to troubleshoot. If you’re a noobie please go to the top of our page, next to the pinned post, and turn on all notifications for this group. This way u can see all posts that are posted on the group. If you’re a noob you are way behind the curve and it is imperative that you brush up your skills and grow Your knowledge. The best way to do that is to listen and learn and to read all posts and responses.

Next up is buffering. When somebody sends me a message that their streams are buffering, my response is always.... ¯\_()_/¯. Buffering can be caused by dozens of different factors. When ur streams are buffering there’s really no reason to tell us. There’s nothing we can do. We can’t send u an extra special stream. Buffering is usually, 9 out of 10 times, due to something on your end or the ISPs. People give good or bad IPTV reviews based on buffering, but that’s really not fair. It shows that the user has a lack of understanding of the technology. The key to learning is asking questions with the intention of learning. You can ask the group or you can simply google ur questions and find answers. Why is an Ethernet connection better than WiFi? Why does your service buffer certain times of the day? Is your ISP throttling your connection? Why does it work better when I use a VPN? or What causes buffering. IPTV is not perfect so be prepared to do a little legwork. We can’t go to your home and fix this for you. You will need to understand some of the basics. YouTube is an excellent source of information. So is our FB group or the web in general. Use it!

Get to know the setup you have and what will best work for you. Don’t expect these services to be a true replacement for satellite and cable. . If you do, you will be disappointed and very frustrated. IPTV is not a replacement, it is an alternative. Understand what IPTV is and what it is Not.

For the majority of users that have bothered to educate themselves with this new technology, these services are a blessing. No more paying the ridiculous prices of the big traditional providers.

For those that think that these services should provide you the same service as the big boys…. Think again. It’s not gonna happen. So save yourself some heartache, and do some research on what you are getting into.

If you go in knowing what it is, and what it is not, you will be happy with some extra money in your wallet every month.

1 comment

  • Elena Wilson

    Very forthright and honest…totally agree with comment on users knowing their equipment and it’s capabilities. I have wanted to look into IPTV and thanks to this info I too am diving in. Tysvm for the honesty… those honestly is why I’m trying it :)

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