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reply to Karl Bode
Re: Someone is in denial
said by Karl Bode:My television has Netflix built in. I suspect all future high end TV's will eventually have internet capability. I plan to drop DirecTV HBO to recover more than my Netflix subscription cost.
I don't either. I use Netflix streaming via 360 almost exclusively. But understand we're simply in the (fairly vast) minority. We're also technically oriented, and not terrified of connecting a new, strange box to our television.
My only concern is that my Comcast HSI bandwidth may be inadequate when we have 3 or 4 sets running Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, or whatever other service seems good at the time.
It appears Netflix can easily consume 1 GB per hour for just one set on a SD program. This may vary a lot depending on the device managing the stream. See - »Holy cow, Netflix really does use a lot of bandwidth ...
How will Comcast manage 200 families on a node each drawing 1-4 GB per hour during prime time?
I recall AT&T and Verizon scoffing at VOIP. Then along came Comcast Digital Voice, Vonage, and a slew of others. The same is going to happen to video content IMO.
I wonder, if we subscribe to a service which is located in another country and has servers outside the U.S., could they have different copyright rules? If so, which copyright rules apply when watching content they provide securely to my set? The future will at least be interesting.
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