Do downloads go faster when the xbox is turned off?

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#1 Posted by Timk1931 (698 posts) -
My left 4 dead demo is taking ages to complete and im just wondering which way is faster.
#2 Posted by Strife88 (6073 posts) -

It should be about the same since both ways it's still using your internet connection.

#3 Posted by barilli71 (1261 posts) -
how is it suppose to download if your xbox is off ?
#4 Posted by Avenger1324 (16344 posts) -

how is it suppose to download if your xbox is off ?barilli71

There is a setting in the Dashboard that allows your 360 to continue downloading after it shuts down. The green power light in the middle of the power indicator will continue to flash until it completes downloading, then it turns off the whole thing.

As for which is faster - not sure. It shouldn't make much difference, though when it is on it will be passing some data back and forth with Live to report your status to others viewing your profile or check for messages. It won't have to do this while turned off, so technically may be slightly faster, though probably not by much if anything.

#5 Posted by Travis_Odell (1701 posts) -
Left 4 dead demo? How can i download it because its not on xbox live?
#6 Posted by 2pac_makaveli (1681 posts) -
i started 3 1G plus demos once turned the box off they were all done in like 20 mins it was amazing
#7 Posted by Strife88 (6073 posts) -
Left 4 dead demo? How can i download it because its not on xbox live?Travis_Odell

The NA marketplace has different downloads, it's probably not available there if you haven't already found it.
#8 Posted by -eddy- (11443 posts) -
For some reason it feels like it downloads faster.
It's just probably an illusion when you doing something else that staring at the progress bar.
#9 Posted by R7_3 (1565 posts) -
Left 4 dead demo? How can i download it because its not on xbox live?Travis_Odell
if you pre-order the game you get to download the demo before everybody else
#10 Posted by Gammit10 (2305 posts) -

[QUOTE="barilli71"]how is it suppose to download if your xbox is off ?Avenger1324

There is a setting in the Dashboard that allows your 360 to continue downloading after it shuts down. The green power light in the middle of the power indicator will continue to flash until it completes downloading, then it turns off the whole thing.

As for which is faster - not sure. It shouldn't make much difference, though when it is on it will be passing some data back and forth with Live to report your status to others viewing your profile or check for messages. It won't have to do this while turned off, so technically may be slightly faster, though probably not by much if anything.

Really? I didn't know that. Sweet!