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Buffering on Roku during high-traffic sports events.

So, I've been having a tough time with my Roku while trying to stream high-traffic sports events, especially during things like the NBA Finals and now the Euros. It seems like every time there's a major event that lots of people are watching, my stream starts to buffer or even drops in quality, which is really frustrating. I'd rather watch a match with a 10-minute delay than have to deal with stuttering..

Anyway, I'd love some advice on how to fix these buffering issues during these peak times. It's been a problem whether I'm watching on mainstream channels like ESPN or even more specialized sports networks. Are there any specific settings adjustments that have worked for you?

If anyone has experience with this setup or can suggest a decent service that integrates well with Roku, I'd really appreciate it!

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Re: Buffering on Roku during high-traffic sports events.

Live sports are compressed on the fly and cannot be reduced to the smaller file sizes and data transfer rates that on demand programs that have been run thru multi-pass compression routines are capable of.

What data rate is reported after running Settings > Network > Check connection?

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