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Old 09-06-2008, 10:49 PM
 
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Makes sense.

I've heard of that but I wasn't sure what kind of bandwidth it took. I'm actually a little surprised it isn't higher if the picture is high-def. Is it?
Very much so!

For me, 250GB is NOT A LOT when you consider that the more graphical online games used increase bandwidth to send data back and forth. And as somebody mentioned, the netflix uses 1GB/hr.

So when you've got three heavy online gamers (at my home), also doing other online activities (skype, stickam, trillian, netflix, bill paying, etc) there's a lot of internet usage going on.

It's a good thing that my internet provider isn't planning on imposing limits!
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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It's a good thing that my internet provider isn't planning on imposing limits!
+1. Their references to equivalent amount of up/down is a bit silly. Look at abc.com and nbc.com, among usa.com and the rest, letting you stream the latest episodes of TV shows online. Look at what would happen if speeds increased, and they all went to hdtv (not just format, but resolution and minor compression) - you would generally watch alot more online, right?

I could see eating through 250GB's easily. Hell, I just went through about 20GB down over this past weekend, transferring some files around (office and home), putting data on my online backup, putting some videos up on my personal site, etc.

Granted, I'm an atypical user, with 4 times as many machines as people in the house (turned on, atleast - many more that usually aren't), and more than 2TB in storage.... but still. Everyone will catch up to that eventually.
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