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Metatron2008
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Re: what other nations offer 1gb to house right now for cheap?

You ever tried watching compressed videos at 16-20 mbps vs bluray on a 60" tv or above like I have? If not shutup, they look horrible.



djrobx
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said by Metatron2008:

You ever tried watching compressed videos at 16-20 mbps vs bluray on a 60" tv or above like I have? If not shutup, they look horrible.

Yes, 16-20mbps is quite high for h.264 1080p. It doesn't start to look crappy until you get below 8 or so. Even then, it's pretty acceptable until you reach 6.

6-8 mbps matches what you get from broadcast providers (U-verse, DirecTV, DISH). Cable usually uses higher bitrate streams but with less efficient MPEG2.

Remember, 1080i/60 video needs more bandwidth than 1080p/24.
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Re: what other nations offer 1gb to house right now for cheap?

Yup, I have. Compression artifacts on cable are a lot worse than the low bitrates visually. iTunes is about 5.5 mbps with 1080p/24 (which looks really odd on TV shows), and it looks pretty good.