T-Mobile HD Media Settings

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T-Mobile HD Media Settings

Post by gscheb » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:39 pm

I have a MC7455 modem with Mimo Configuration 2 log periodic antennas with lmr 400 cable.
Positioned on top of a TV tower antenna. Receiving down load of 48 to 62 mbps.
But even as I improved this speed still couldn't get HD quality on my tvs and computer streaming.

Then realized the issue was my account on T-mobile.
Had to log into my account.
Go to profile.
Then media settings.
There seen that HD Streaming was turned off on my account.
Never knew such things existed.
Turned it on then immediately have beautiful picture on my computers and tvs
Now can also live stream which was never able to do.

Don't know if this will help anyone but want to put it out there encase was someone like me not knowing that this T-Mobile account setting to block this feature that was paying for.

Will include pics of this.
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Re: T-Mobile HD Media Settings

Post by BillA » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:01 pm

Understandably carriers rather not have you turn it off, because that's extra data for them to transfer (screw them!;). They basically filter all packets though their proxy, and when a video stream is sensed, they throttle the data speed sufficiently to the point where the video server automatically drops the resolution in order to keep up streaming without buffering. Luckily, video throttling can be turned off several ways on Tmobile (similar ways on other carriers).

1. From your online account or the Tmobile app as described in the previous post.

2. By simply dialing these codes on your phone's keypad + call
#BNG# - (#264#) Check the status of Binge On .
#BOF# - (#263#) To turn Binge Off (no throttling)
#BON# - (#266#) To turn Binge On (with throttling)

3. Or by using a regular proxy, no need for a more expensive VPN (at least on Tmobile). Here's a post on how to set it up:
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