said by iansltx:
Last I checked, Netflix movies aren't 4GB in standard-def.
Who wants to watch SD movies on a HDTV? Netflix SD is like watching VHS.
Heck, HD maxes out at 4.5 Mbps or so, which means that a 100 minute movie would weigh in a bit less than 4GB in HD.
A) It's been stated that's it's 4800 kbps but Netflix also states that HD uses 2.3 GB an hour. So 4800 kbps= 2 GB an hour. So it's between 2- 2.3 GB an hour according to Netflix itself.
B) Some movies are 100 minutes some are 2 hours or more which is 120 minutes.
Also, think about it...there's a much better way to watch video delivered by satellite, from a bandwidth perspective: Dish or DirectTV. Even with spot beams, these birds have limited capacity.
maybe someone is a cord cutter and doesn't want to pay the outrageous fees pay TV charges with mostly crappy content and infomercials.