When I rent a video from the PlayStation Store. Which has been quite often lately. I like to see a quick preview of the movie. It’s very slow to load. It’s much faster for me to exit out of the store and pull up YouTube on the PS3, search for the trailer and watch it there instead.
But when I do let it load the preview a little, if I watch it up to the point where it needs to download more the audio will usually skip through the rest of the preview unless I restart the entire preview. Minus annoyance. I also find it a little odd there is no rewind/forward option. Just to restart the preview or pause.
So I decided to time how long it took to fully download the preview. I have a fast connection. I checked it right before I timed it, I had 6.53 MB Down and 3.26 MB Up. These previews are SD too, so it shouldn’t take that long to download.
It toke over 20 minutes to download a 2 minute trailer (see if you can guess the movie from the screenshot ). To be fair I did start the test at 5:30 pm, so maybe the servers where just really busy. But it’s been like this for a while now. Hey, maybe it’s just me, how are your load times?
Written by: T0SH
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