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88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to 09129800

Re: What's the BANDWIDTH CAP like?

said by 09129800:

I'd rather have uncapped 5 Mbps than some piece of shit capped 300 Mbps connection. If Comcap applies their 300 GB bandwidth cap and overage charging scam to this tier then it will be a clear example of a polished turd.

At 300 Mbps speeds you can transfer over 95 terabytes of data in one month. So a 300 GB bandwidth cap on such a speed tier would be beyond ridiculous.

Can you imagine if you actually used this new speed tier to its full potential and Comcap applied their "$10 per 50 GB" bandwidth overage scam to you?

You'd be looking at almost $20,000 in overage fees in just one month. And if you maxed the upload speed as well you'd have a bill for over $25,000.

SCAM!

No one is going to transfer 95 TB a month. Every movie that has been released on blu-ray combined doesn't equal 95 TB.


aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA

said by 88615298:

said by 09129800:

I'd rather have uncapped 5 Mbps than some piece of shit capped 300 Mbps connection. If Comcap applies their 300 GB bandwidth cap and overage charging scam to this tier then it will be a clear example of a polished turd.

At 300 Mbps speeds you can transfer over 95 terabytes of data in one month. So a 300 GB bandwidth cap on such a speed tier would be beyond ridiculous.

Can you imagine if you actually used this new speed tier to its full potential and Comcap applied their "$10 per 50 GB" bandwidth overage scam to you?

You'd be looking at almost $20,000 in overage fees in just one month. And if you maxed the upload speed as well you'd have a bill for over $25,000.

SCAM!

No one is going to transfer 95 TB a month. Every movie that has been released on blu-ray combined doesn't equal 95 TB.

it should be past 95 TB for the thousands of BD releases. The average BD size is over 31 GB.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

said by aaronwt:

said by 88615298:

said by 09129800:

I'd rather have uncapped 5 Mbps than some piece of shit capped 300 Mbps connection. If Comcap applies their 300 GB bandwidth cap and overage charging scam to this tier then it will be a clear example of a polished turd.

At 300 Mbps speeds you can transfer over 95 terabytes of data in one month. So a 300 GB bandwidth cap on such a speed tier would be beyond ridiculous.

Can you imagine if you actually used this new speed tier to its full potential and Comcap applied their "$10 per 50 GB" bandwidth overage scam to you?

You'd be looking at almost $20,000 in overage fees in just one month. And if you maxed the upload speed as well you'd have a bill for over $25,000.

SCAM!

No one is going to transfer 95 TB a month. Every movie that has been released on blu-ray combined doesn't equal 95 TB.

it should be past 95 TB for the thousands of BD releases. The average BD size is over 31 GB.

3000 Blu-ray movies( if there are that many )assuming your 31 GB average size is correct is 91 TB.


aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA

said by 88615298:

3000 Blu-ray movies( if there are that many )assuming your 31 GB average size is correct is 91 TB.

May titles have multiple discs. I have some titles that have five or six Blu-ray Discs. And the james Bond BD set I'm getting soon has over twenty discs.
Although I have no idea what the actual count is for titles released on BD.
And my 31GB size came from my average disc size for what I have at home. Although I have over 110TB available on my home network, but not all of it is in use.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

said by aaronwt:

said by 88615298:

3000 Blu-ray movies( if there are that many )assuming your 31 GB average size is correct is 91 TB.

May titles have multiple discs. I have some titles that have five or six Blu-ray Discs. And the james Bond BD set I'm getting soon has over twenty discs.

Because there are over 20 James Bond movies. It's not like ONE movie is on 20 discs.


aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA

said by 88615298:

said by aaronwt:

said by 88615298:

3000 Blu-ray movies( if there are that many )assuming your 31 GB average size is correct is 91 TB.

May titles have multiple discs. I have some titles that have five or six Blu-ray Discs. And the james Bond BD set I'm getting soon has over twenty discs.

Because there are over 20 James Bond movies. It's not like ONE movie is on 20 discs.

But also many titles are TV shows, that span multiple discs. Or even with just a movie title, there can be two or three or more discs with the extra discs having supplemental content.

Anyway according to wikipedia, as of June 2011, there were 3500 BD titles that had been released in the US.

Os

join:2011-01-26
US
reply to 88615298

And as things become more bandwidth-intensive, as they are, video streaming will be of higher resolutions, etc., and as always, files grow in size.

It's one thing to argue that 95TB of usage is ridiculous. It is. But it's another to act like 300GB is ridiculous. That is less than 1% of that.



88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to aaronwt

said by aaronwt:

But also many titles are TV shows, that span multiple discs. Or even with just a movie title, there can be two or three or more discs with the extra discs having supplemental content.

Anyway according to wikipedia, as of June 2011, there were 3500 BD titles that had been released in the US.

A) I'm talking movies only not TV shows.

B) It's doesn't matter since no one is going to upload 3000 Blu-ray discs to the cloud every month.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to Os

No said anything about 300 GB. We are discussing how ridiculous it is to assume one would use 95 TB in a month as RainbowDash thinks you would.

By the way having 6 Netflix streams going 24/7 would use at most 9 TB a month.



tshirt
Premium,MVM
join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to aaronwt

Are you going to redownload ALL 3000 blurays EVERY month?
assuming 2 hours per movie means you'll be running 8.3 movies at once 24/7, hardly residental useage.
As you have noticed BD is a highly efficient distrubution method for things you frequently access. Perhaps that method has a few more years left.



buddahbless

join:2005-03-21
Premium
Reviews:
·AT&T DSL Service
reply to 88615298

OK Ill give you the benefit of the doubt that currently (2012) no residential home user is going to use 95 TB per month, however 1TB (in 2012) should be expected not 300 GB. As long as there are streaming options there will be data usage and it will only grow, Market trends and options should set the president..
Just my logic here if you can acquire a 1TB hard drive for your home personal use, your monthly bandwidth usage limit should mirror whats readily available for purchase. Heck I use Netflix at my residence in IL, guess what? On 1 device (sony media player streaming Thomas and other cartoons for my 2yr old nephew) I rack up over 170GB monthly on ATT DSL...

and yes they hit me with there overage charges 3 months in a row so far.



88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

said by buddahbless:

OK Ill give you the benefit of the doubt that currently (2012) no residential home user is going to use 95 TB per month, however 1TB (in 2012) should be expected not 300 GB. As long as there are streaming options there will be data usage and it will only grow, Market trends and options should set the president..
Just my logic here if you can acquire a 1TB hard drive for your home personal use, your monthly bandwidth usage limit should mirror whats readily available for purchase. Heck I use Netflix at my residence in IL, guess what? On 1 device (sony media player streaming Thomas and other cartoons for my 2yr old nephew) I rack up over 170GB monthly on ATT DSL...

and yes they hit me with there overage charges 3 months in a row so far.

And if you were on Comcast you'd still have 130 GB left. For the record Charter's 100 meg tier has a 500 GB cap and last week Mediacom announced it was instituting a 999 GB cap on it's 50 and 105 meg tiers. The 20 meg tier will have a 350 GB cap.


buddahbless

join:2005-03-21
Premium
Reviews:
·AT&T DSL Service

said by 88615298:

And if you were on Comcast you'd still have 130 GB left. For the record Charter's 100 meg tier has a 500 GB cap and last week Mediacom announced it was instituting a 999 GB cap on it's 50 and 105 meg tiers. The 20 meg tier will have a 350 GB cap.

Well If you feel you have that much pull and can instruct Comcast, charter or mediacom to expand there footprint into my area be my guest Id happily switch. currently our only wired option in this suburb is ATT DSL ( not even Uverse). So your argument is rather moot.