[quote=“khan”]Hi! Hava is a piece of crap. I’d rather recommend sling or digi. Of course each system has +/- .If you have a 1,5 Mbits upload from home it should be enough for any system in reasonable quality. Digi use better codec then sling, [color=#0040FF]but also requires good upload link, and speed between peers[/color]
On internet link between Taiwan and Canada or US won’t be possible to reach really good quality, delay (jitter) can be too big (If you can get 2 Mbits speed you are lucky).
Thanks for your comments. When was the last time your used a HAVA with the latest firmware?
Digizon have had lots of firmware issues, like regular drop off from the connection on fixed IP’s. I spent some time in their office with the tech guys going through a lot of issues. They finally issued a fix for drop off from fixed ip’s 31 December 2008. A January firmware upgrade also helped with other things.
The other issue is that the Digizon will blurr ( ghosting) on high speed action if bandwidth is not always sufficient. Of course you can adjust the streaming paramaters for lower speeds and lower resoltiuons as you well know. That can happen where people are on overseas links.
The HAVA in my opinion for this reason is consistantly better. SO if the OP is going to stream from Taiwan to Canada and the speed isn’t always there, he will find the HAVA has much better quality on remote connections.
I have just had a client in Taichung compare the Digizon on TV and the HAVA. As he needs the system for sports he decided to go with the HAVA, which certainly outperfomed the Digizon on TV in his bar, on his projector screen. Even the Digizon staff admit the HAVA is better when I showed them a HAVA stream on their projector sceen at their office. But Digizon are working hard on their known bug issues.
I have people in the USA on HAVA and they are very happy, mainly as the HAVA allows remote recording as well as live timeshifting on their PC’s, which means not needing an ADSL connection to view replays, and for the fact they can burn off recorded content to a DVD with the HAVA software. Timeshifting so users can go backwards and forwards though live content to view streams, is a nice feature.
You CAN’T do that with the Digizon.
All streaming systems have their pros and cons. Sling are having major problems with their firmware that has disabled many systems to slow speeds. The sling catcher also has a lot of bugs in it. All of my systems are uploaded at a minimum 2.5mb on fixed ip’s. They run pretty well at speed. Some sling users are using higher speed than that. But slings in any case reach their maximum potential at less than 1.5mb on remote speeds as you can’t improve their perfomance once the slings reach their maximum physical limits in 640 x 480 mode.
Faster streams dont really improve perfomance at over 1500kps for the slings wmv9 but the numbers look nice. Turn off the speed showing in preferences and then people concentrate on watching TV rather than looking at remote speeds.
The Digizons perform really well if you can keep their speeds up on remote at 3mb or 4mb. That’s not possible in some countries where clients only have a max 1mb download line.
As the OP is trying systems he can determine for himself what he likes best.