I think I've been using Streaming/Auto or Streaming/Low. At 1Mbps, I can't manage streaming on High (which I guess is a pretty decent bitrate 480p?). I used to use the HTML5 option, but that started looking really bad on low at some point; haven't tried it lately.
A few observations:
- The "Low" setting used to look pretty good, like a year+ ago before they changed up their video hosting? Now it looks not very good. When it's just the guys sitting on the couch, you don't notice so much, but any kind of action looks pretty bad. The worst is probably racing games.
- "Low" on iPad looks worse than it does on my desktop PC. I don't know why, exactly. PC is wired vs. iPad on Wi-Fi, but these speeds are so low that shouldn't make any difference.
- Best bet for me is probably to wait until archive is up and download the "High" res file.
- If they had a streaming option between Low and High, it would probably be perfect for me. I can sometimes manage 480p on YouTube, but stick to 360p if I don't want any buffering, don't care as much about visual quality.
Oh, and I do use my iPad's 4G, when I have 4G signal, but that eats up my bandwidth allowance pretty quick.