my guess is this
more people then they can handle.and i guess it makes more sense to throttle down so people spend 10 hours downloading a file that normaly takes 5 minutes. so they can keep the channel open for everyone to be at the same level of service 24/7. add to that the fact that movies are pay per view downloadable now. old tech ppy soon to be a thing of the past. it's a new way to generate revenue for those that don't have a job to pay for what they have already. i can't imagine how big a HD movie is. and the 5 weeks it's going to take to download becuase it's throttled down.