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post #61 of 79 Old 07-27-2011, 10:34 AM
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Pirate bay + Peer block + bit torrent + HDMI video card + .mkv video files

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My statement is neither correct or incorrect just an opinion. Your internet speed has nothing do with my statement, mine's 60mb so what. I believe there will be a new physical format better than Bluray, by that time will there still be a limited number of HD, 5.1 titles on Netflix? On top of that how much will we be paying our internet provider to stream those titles?
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... and I think physical media will always be available and better...
ISP speeds exceed disc speeds so presently, streaming theoretically could be equal

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Not to mention most major ISPs have usage caps, 250GB being popular. If streaming untouched bluray, that's not even 15 movies.
Well, who is going to stream ALL extras, etc... the main movie is far less than the total disc space, and can be streamed in mkv or some other container for instance, to get the total filesize down, and is already being done. Anyhow, we are getting WAYYYY off topic...

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ISP speeds exceed disc speeds so presently, streaming theoretically could be equal

Comcast and FIOS are about 20Mb/s in our area at best. Bluray is 54Mbps max...
What kind of super ISPs are in Canada?
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Well, who is going to stream ALL extras, etc... the main movie is far less than the total disc space, and can be streamed in mkv or some other container for instance, to get the total filesize down, and is already being done. Anyhow, we are getting WAYYYY off topic...

There are lot of the movies with main video + audio is greater than 25GB. You will not get significant (i.e. 17GB into 10GB) size difference because of a change of the container without re-encoding
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fiesty peeps in this thread Sure it is incorrect. You said:


ISP speeds exceed disc speeds so presently, streaming theoretically could be equal

Theoretically...that's where the issue lies. DUH
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I still can't believe it's 2011 and everything isn't streamed in HD.
LOL you should read some post from a few years ago. People would have you beleive we would have BD quality to every home by now. I have Comcast and the HD stuff was on par with DVD, SD stuff lesser than DVD, sometimes much worse. I don't blame NF for the quaility as they are only one link in the chain. I beleive the people that have DVD+ hd quaility. I can also see that if you're happy with a movie on an iphone, you really don't care about quaility.

In my case I used it for what it was, great quality BD rentals and watachable streaming. I was never a heavy user of the service so the price increase was an easy decision to drop it.

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I can also see that if you're happy with a movie on an iphone, you really don't care about quality.

So true and according to a graph posted in another section most streaming on Netflix is from a computer, second is the Wii. That says a lot and I'll quit wondering why so many people are content with Netflix streaming.
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Theoretically...that's where the issue lies. DUH

DUH? wtf? practically CAN be done as well.... If I can DL a 100 min HD flick in 23 minutes...

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Comcast and FIOS are about 20Mb/s in our area at best. Bluray is 54Mbps max...
What kind of super ISPs are in Canada?

A buffer would take care of peaks... I am pretty sure BD dont pass 54 Mbps steady. See below for eastlink 40 plan...


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DUH? wtf? practically CAN be done as well.... If I can DL a 100 min HD flick in 23 minutes...

You obviously don't get it. And I'm not gonna waste time to explain.
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A buffer would take care of peaks... I am pretty sure BD dont pass 54 Mbps steady. See below for eastlink 40 plan...


It doesn't matter if you have the down speed. No company can currently afford the cost of up speed to provide customers with blu ray streaming, and they won't for 5+ years easy.
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You obviously don't get it. And I'm not gonna waste time to explain.

do you always troll, or just this thread??

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It doesn't matter if you have the down speed. No company can currently afford the cost of up speed to provide customers with blu ray streaming, and they won't for 5+ years easy.

I am wondering how NG servers are able to provide these speeds consistently? Just askin...

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A buffer would take care of peaks... I am pretty sure BD dont pass 54 Mbps steady. See below for eastlink 40 plan...


That's... pretty good. I'm at around 18-20MB per second down and 1.5 up approximately based on that site with a 12MB down, 1MB up (per second) subscription. Just out of curious, what kind of speeds are advertised for the the package you subscribe to? Are they higher or lower than advertised?

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That's... pretty good. I'm at around 18-20MB per second down and 1.5 up approximately based on that site with a 12MB down, 1MB up (per second) subscription. Just out of curious, what kind of speeds are advertised for the the package you subscribe to? Are they higher or lower than advertised?

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It is the "Eastlink 40" plan... 40 mega-bits/sec. pretty damn close
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i got bored with netflix pretty fast... there wasnt that much available streaming. I use hulu since there are a lot of shows i like.. but the commercials sucks... for anime i used crunchy roll, no commercials is great
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It is the "Eastlink 40" plan... 40 mega-bits/sec. pretty damn close

Interesting. So it is pretty close to what is advertised then. I'm guessing you never get over 40 down then?

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Interesting. So it is pretty close to what is advertised then. I'm guessing you never get over 40 down then?

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I think they are good at throttling to whatever your plan is. For last couple years I get the EXACT same speeds, all the time....never varies...

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