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dvd536
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reply to brianiscool

Re: Become HBO

said by brianiscool:

Netflix first you got stop showing old movies and show new releases and better quality streaming video.

good luck on that. even fios subs average 2500kbps on the service. netflix will have to stop the throttling crap before they can even think of becoming a hbo.
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cdru
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Fort Wayne, IN
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said by dvd536:

even fios subs average 2500kbps on the service.

From Netflix regarding that number:
quote:
These ratings reflect the average performance of all Netflix streams on each ISP. The average is well below the peak performance due to many factors including home Wi-Fi, the variety of devices our members use, and the variety of encodes we use to deliver the TV shows and movies we carry. Those factors cancel out when comparing across ISPs, so these relative rankings are a good indicator of the consistent performance typically experienced across all users on an ISP network and a great way to see which ISPs offer the best Netflix experience.
The 2500kbps isn't what the ISP throttles the stream to, or otherwise support. It's what the stream needs across all their streams, and then what the connection can support.


Pirate515
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Brooklyn, NY
reply to dvd536
said by dvd536:

Netflix will have to stop the throttling crap before they can even think of becoming HBO.

While you are right on that one; sadly, it's not up to Netflix, it 's up to ISP's. Given how quite a few ISP's are also in the TV business, if Netflix becomes popular enough for people to start canceling their paid TV subscriptions, ISP's will try to make up for loss of revenue by introducing/lowering caps and/or raising prices Internet prices/overage fees.
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