I didn’t know about the servicing issue when you own your own equipment, they said nothing about it when they activated my modem. But when you stop and think about it, what is there to service inside your home except the modem/router? The signal is piped in from the street somewhere so if there is a problem most likely it’s out there, unless you’re modem/router goes bad or you break the cable coming in your home. I’ve been with Comcast forever, paying $10 a month for a unit that is for the most part not as efficient as say a name brand modem and router. I went from streaming sources at about
225 MB to about 400 MB when I changed equipment. After changing to the VLC player it jumped to upper 400 to low 500 MB. After getting the Real Debrid service I am now streaming sources of
1 to 3.5 GB, even 5.1 sources without buffering. I could never think about getting those sources without extreme buffering before. After 3 years of trying to get it right after cancellation of Directv, I am finally a happy camper. I can honestly say that I really don’t see buffering on my tv shows and movies now, and when something weird does happen it’s a real surprise. I mean face it, it’s electronics, it won’t always be flawless, but my streaming world is fantastic now. When you get the right tools in line it works beautifully! I use Cyberflix and Cinema APK’s and
Gears Reloaded for my IPTV service and I’m in streaming heaven now! I use this formula on my Amazon FireTv units too and it works great as well. Paying cable is not even a thought to me. Hope this helps, let me know how things work for you if you try this formula. By the way I have to say keep following Troy as he does an amazing job informing us and teaching us this way of entertainment! Without him and a couple others I follow on YouTube, I wouldn’t have gotten this far as quick as I have.