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Need help - Bought a netbook just for mlb.tv and can't get a smoot


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aquatix

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I purchased this netbook solely for use in watching mlb.tv games:

http://www.bestbuy.c...9973683&st=n150 plus&contract_desc=null

I upgraded to 2gb ram, have the latest flash version and nexdef. I have also lowered the video quality all the way to the lowest setting. I should add it is also on a wireless network with FULL connection speed.

The games still aren't smooth and are really choppy...

Can someone give me advice asap as I don't want to think I wasted the money!

The specs for mlb.tv are here: http://mlb.mlb.com/m...equirements.jsp

Is my netbook powerful enough or did I screw up and buy something too weak?
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What is your netbook's results using their bandwidth test?


http://mlb.mlb.com/t...tect/index.html

(It tests the bandwidth speed between your computer and their server[s]).


Edited by SpywareDr, 31 July 2010 - 01:24 PM.

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What is your netbook's results using their bandwidth test?


http://mlb.mlb.com/t...tect/index.html

(It tests the bandwidth speed between your computer and their server[s]).


5832 kbps... is that good?
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Yes, that's more than enough. They only require a consistent 3000 kbps for HD video.

So, that must not be the problem.

Do you have the latest version of Flash installed?

Have you tried disabling "hardware acceleration" in Flash? (Right click a video, select settings, disable hardware acceleration, then restart the browser).

Have you tried Firefox or Chrome?

It may be that rather feeble "Intel GMA 3150". Have you tried updating the driver?

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 for Windows 7* 32 bit
(OS: Windows 7 Home Basic, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Starter Edition*, Windows 7, 32-bit*)
http://downloadcente...g=eng&PrdMap=39

(Note: Do a complete backup first).

Wonder if the problem is "Windows 7 Starter Edition"? Not familiar with what might be missing/disabled/restricted.
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