dude, what is the DEAL with PS3 download times???

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#1 Posted by slvrraven9 (9244 posts) -
i dont consider myselfimpatient by any means....but waiting hours upon hours on end for a dl for a demo or just to play multiplayer for a game is F'in REDICULOUS. is there some way to shorten the time, seriously someone help me on this
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#2 Posted by LtColJaxson (3233 posts) -

i dont consider myselfimpatient by any means....but waiting hours upon hours on end for a dl for a demo or just to play multiplayer for a game is F'in REDICULOUS. is there some way to shorten the time, seriously someone help me on thisslvrraven9

Get faster internet.

My downloads go 1mb/sec which is fast. PS3 online for me is fast.My internet is supplied by Rogers Hi-Speed, and I get 8mb/sec download speed.

So you want it to go faster, get better internet.

Otherwise, ensure you have a wired connection - and nothing else is running on your network while downloading things on the PS3. (eg. Shut off your PC while playing PS3)

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#3 Posted by deon99 (677 posts) -

[QUOTE="slvrraven9"]i dont consider myselfimpatient by any means....but waiting hours upon hours on end for a dl for a demo or just to play multiplayer for a game is F'in REDICULOUS. is there some way to shorten the time, seriously someone help me on thisLtColJaxson

Get faster internet.

My downloads go 1mb/sec which is fast. PS3 online for me is fast.My internet is supplied by Rogers Hi-Speed, and I get 8mb/sec download speed.

So you want it to go faster, get better internet.

and the downloads are gonna get faster soon cause sony signed wit some company forgot the name and there gonna send a patch wit a firmware to quicken download times

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#4 Posted by etbny22 (1697 posts) -
my demo and patch downloads take anywhere from 15-30 mins to finish, where as on my 360 demos download in 5 mins and patches take less then 30 secs.
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#5 Posted by Demeritus (269 posts) -
i havent had speed issues downloading stuff, i got a 3 meg connection at home and at school its a t1 i think so i have no problems, check your connection and perhaps resetting it might make it faster but it depends who you go through
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#6 Posted by LtColJaxson (3233 posts) -
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[QUOTE="slvrraven9"]i dont consider myselfimpatient by any means....but waiting hours upon hours on end for a dl for a demo or just to play multiplayer for a game is F'in REDICULOUS. is there some way to shorten the time, seriously someone help me on thisdeon99

Get faster internet.

My downloads go 1mb/sec which is fast. PS3 online for me is fast.My internet is supplied by Rogers Hi-Speed, and I get 8mb/sec download speed.

So you want it to go faster, get better internet.

and the downloads are gonna get faster soon cause sony signed wit some company forgot the name and there gonna send a patch wit a firmware to quicken download times

It's true. I heard that too, and my mind has blanked about what the company is called too! lol

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#7 Posted by slvrraven9 (9244 posts) -

[QUOTE="slvrraven9"]i dont consider myselfimpatient by any means....but waiting hours upon hours on end for a dl for a demo or just to play multiplayer for a game is F'in REDICULOUS. is there some way to shorten the time, seriously someone help me on thisLtColJaxson

Get faster internet.

My downloads go 1mb/sec which is fast. PS3 online for me is fast.My internet is supplied by Rogers Hi-Speed, and I get 8mb/sec download speed.

So you want it to go faster, get better internet.

Otherwise, ensure you have a wired connection - and nothing else is running on your network while downloading things on the PS3. (eg. Shut off your PC while playing PS3)

i got time warner cables road runner turbo speed wich clocks at speeds up to 17mbps. if that isnt fast enough then i dont know what else to get...i got all my other computers turned off same for my consoles. the ps3 is the only one running...i cant wait for that firmware update to become active. any idea on when thats supposed to happen???

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#8 Posted by GreenGoblin2099 (16988 posts) -
The longest time I've got form a d/l was like 6hrs and it was day 1 with the DMC4 demo. The others d/l in about 30 mins tops.
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#9 Posted by LtColJaxson (3233 posts) -
[QUOTE="LtColJaxson"]

[QUOTE="slvrraven9"]i dont consider myselfimpatient by any means....but waiting hours upon hours on end for a dl for a demo or just to play multiplayer for a game is F'in REDICULOUS. is there some way to shorten the time, seriously someone help me on thisslvrraven9

Get faster internet.

My downloads go 1mb/sec which is fast. PS3 online for me is fast.My internet is supplied by Rogers Hi-Speed, and I get 8mb/sec download speed.

So you want it to go faster, get better internet.

Otherwise, ensure you have a wired connection - and nothing else is running on your network while downloading things on the PS3. (eg. Shut off your PC while playing PS3)

i got time warner cables road runner turbo speed wich clocks at speeds up to 17mbps. if that isnt fast enough then i dont know what else to get...i got all my other computers turned off same for my consoles. the ps3 is the only one running...i cant wait for that firmware update to become active. any idea on when thats supposed to happen???

That's strange that your internet is so fast, but the downloads go slow. I don't know.

But as someone already said, Sony is gonna be upgrading the service to go faster sooner or later. So you'll just have to wait.

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#10 Posted by footfoe2 (3014 posts) -

let it download over night while your "folding at home" thats the only solution just get used to it, man.

Zombies!!

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#11 Posted by BrettB7400 (3401 posts) -

why does it matter how fast the download is? Its not like we have to watch the screen while doing nothing else is going on. I remember at the beginning where we had to download and not do anything until the download was finished. Horrible times. lol

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#12 Posted by rsoxguy12 (1602 posts) -

why does it matter how fast the download is? Its not like we have to watch the screen while doing nothing else is going on. I remember at the beginning where we had to download and not do anything until the download was finished. Horrible times. lol

BrettB7400

that seems soo long ago lol

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#13 Posted by slvrraven9 (9244 posts) -

mabey it has to do withthe fact that i JUSt bought my ps3 like a week ago and this is the first REAL time im spending with it. i just got my hdmi cables in the mail today and i had refused to play it with the dang composite cables. but could it be because i have the 80 gig version? is there some dl problem with those versus the 60 gig or 40 gig?

also i AM using my ps3 wirelessly but i checked my sig strength and everything is top notch....yeah i guess you guys are right...ill just have to put up with it until the patch comes out...whenever that is? aside from this i think the ps3 is great and im dying to play motorstorm online. hey anyone can add me on to their friends list too by the way...my username is "DrFeloni"

hopefully ill see some of you online pretty soon

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#14 Posted by mozesx (4049 posts) -
[QUOTE="LtColJaxson"]

[QUOTE="slvrraven9"]i dont consider myselfimpatient by any means....but waiting hours upon hours on end for a dl for a demo or just to play multiplayer for a game is F'in REDICULOUS. is there some way to shorten the time, seriously someone help me on thisslvrraven9

Get faster internet.

My downloads go 1mb/sec which is fast. PS3 online for me is fast.My internet is supplied by Rogers Hi-Speed, and I get 8mb/sec download speed.

So you want it to go faster, get better internet.

Otherwise, ensure you have a wired connection - and nothing else is running on your network while downloading things on the PS3. (eg. Shut off your PC while playing PS3)

i got time warner cables road runner turbo speed wich clocks at speeds up to 17mbps. if that isnt fast enough then i dont know what else to get...i got all my other computers turned off same for my consoles. the ps3 is the only one running...i cant wait for that firmware update to become active. any idea on when thats supposed to happen???

I have the same service and they download real fast.

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#15 Posted by slvrraven9 (9244 posts) -
well im trying to download the update for the motorstorm update for multiplayer play, and during that screen all you can do is cxl the download or wait
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#16 Posted by somesthetic (3344 posts) -
considering the old method of getting game demos was going to the store and stealing them from OPM, I think waiting 30 minutes doesn't sound too bad.
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#17 Posted by slvrraven9 (9244 posts) -
[QUOTE="slvrraven9"][QUOTE="LtColJaxson"]

[QUOTE="slvrraven9"]i dont consider myselfimpatient by any means....but waiting hours upon hours on end for a dl for a demo or just to play multiplayer for a game is F'in REDICULOUS. is there some way to shorten the time, seriously someone help me on thismozesx

Get faster internet.

My downloads go 1mb/sec which is fast. PS3 online for me is fast.My internet is supplied by Rogers Hi-Speed, and I get 8mb/sec download speed.

So you want it to go faster, get better internet.

Otherwise, ensure you have a wired connection - and nothing else is running on your network while downloading things on the PS3. (eg. Shut off your PC while playing PS3)

i got time warner cables road runner turbo speed wich clocks at speeds up to 17mbps. if that isnt fast enough then i dont know what else to get...i got all my other computers turned off same for my consoles. the ps3 is the only one running...i cant wait for that firmware update to become active. any idea on when thats supposed to happen???

I have the same service and they download real fast.

yeah they do man....especially since the speed increase for the internet service. they used to top out at somewhere around 7mbps a couple years ago

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#18 Posted by hazelnutman (9688 posts) -

In Japan, downloading takes less than a minute :(

NA gets screwed over a bit, but considering the other stuff NA gets, we really shouldn't be complaining.

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#19 Posted by somesthetic (3344 posts) -

In Japan, downloading takes less than a minute :(

NA gets screwed over a bit, but considering the other stuff NA gets, we really shouldn't be complaining.

hazelnutman

its easy to have a fast network when your country is a small island.

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#20 Posted by Dysantic (1624 posts) -
It's your interenet speed. I live at home but also go away to school. I am home right now for spring break and have found that the downloads on the PS3 are MUCH slower here than at my house near school. It all comes down to yuor internet speed.
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#21 Posted by catfishmoon23 (5197 posts) -
[QUOTE="hazelnutman"]

In Japan, downloading takes less than a minute :(

NA gets screwed over a bit, but considering the other stuff NA gets, we really shouldn't be complaining.

somesthetic

its easy to have a fast network when your country is a small island.

There's your solution topic creator, move to Japan lol.

On a serious note, have you had any problems with online i.e. not connecting?

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#22 Posted by Uberbadassmufuh (1006 posts) -

It could also be physical location relative to the servers. I don't know where the PSN servers are in North America. I can confirm that the DL's are quite fast (bottleneck is my connection, not theirs) in Los Angeles.

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#23 Posted by PS3videos (834 posts) -

PSN download times are slow. Assuming you have broadband, it's not because of your internet. PSN servers just aren't the greatest. Stuff, the same demos, downloads much faster on my 360.

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#24 Posted by dreadgames (34 posts) -
That stinks, I use a wireless connection and even with my comp turned on it only took about 45min to dl Paradise
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#25 Posted by Jking98 (1313 posts) -
heres my speed of my internet.
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#26 Posted by gwf123 (411 posts) -
holy cow urs nearly triples mine ur dl speed that is but My ping is better
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#27 Posted by Jking98 (1313 posts) -
lol but my ping isnt that bad
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#28 Posted by neovalkyr (1097 posts) -
If you have a good connection, then chances are you probably just have a bad connection with sony.
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#29 Posted by Mrbiggerdems (554 posts) -
well, heres mine
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#30 Posted by americahellyeah (16548 posts) -
my download clock out at 100kb, my internet sucks, i live out in the country.
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#31 Posted by deerdance114 (25 posts) -
I just started downloading the psn version of BF3 and when i did the math it looks like its gonna take about 8 hours!!!!
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#32 Posted by OceansBloom (91 posts) -
Yeah, it's internet speed. I'm wireless, but my router is right beside my setup, and I get pretty good download speed. My other PS3 across the hall gets bad download speed. The WiFi is a bit sensitive.
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#33 Posted by 23Jarek23 (2646 posts) -

i dont consider myselfimpatient by any means....but waiting hours upon hours on end for a dl for a demo or just to play multiplayer for a game is F'in REDICULOUS. is there some way to shorten the time, seriously someone help me on thisslvrraven9

It's Ridiculous...and it's not PSN, my Internets fast and my DL's are really quick.

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#34 Posted by Masenkoe (4897 posts) -

NECRRROOOOoOOOOOoooo!

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#35 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10034 posts) -
It's fine for me. Through a wired connection I can get 1.2 MB per sec of downloading.
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#36 Posted by 4NGoods (1028 posts) -
I just started downloading the psn version of BF3 and when i did the math it looks like its gonna take about 8 hours!!!!deerdance114
seriously? you've just revived a 4 year old thread?
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#37 Posted by hiryu3 (7312 posts) -

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my download speeds are fine

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#38 Posted by jsmoke03 (13696 posts) -

ps3 has nothing to do with your dl times...its either you have a really slow internet or you background dl everything so thats why its slow....i can dl a demo 1+gb in 10-15 minutes at most...dcuo which was 17 gigs in a couple of hours...

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#39 Posted by Videodogg (12611 posts) -
i dont consider myselfimpatient by any means....but waiting hours upon hours on end for a dl for a demo or just to play multiplayer for a game is F'in REDICULOUS. is there some way to shorten the time, seriously someone help me on thisslvrraven9
Dude, get use to it, it is just the way it is with PS3. Nothing is wrong with your internet.
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#40 Posted by grand17 (2079 posts) -
ya this thread is from 2008 but the slow dl is a psn problem not the internet provider. xbl downloads are a lot faster
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#41 Posted by StealthMonkey4 (7434 posts) -

My downloads seemed much faster a few months ago with there being no change in my connection speed.

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#42 Posted by _Judas_ (785 posts) -

This was a problem in 2008, and it is still a problem in 2012...obviously. There is nothing wrong with my internet connection; my PC downloads excellently, and so does the Xbox. You don't have to go three years of college studying electronics and computer hardware/software to understand that the PS3 is limiting the DL speed someway... it's just basic troubleshooting. I can download 1 Gb of data during 5-10 minutes on my pc. The Ps3 takes 6 hours! downloading that very same content! My Ps3 says my signal strength is top notch. It is true that this problem SEEMS to disappear when I PLAY games online (or if it just doesn't drain the same bandwidth). Some people say that they use WiFi and their PS3 can download just like mine SHOULD be doing. Are there any different (hardware-wise) when it comes to the PS3 Fat, and the PS3 Slim when it comes to the modems/WiFi?

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#43 Posted by doolindesperado (296 posts) -

took me over two days to download the splinter cell triolgy. I could of walked to my local game store, which is six miles away and gotten it faster.