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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 11:07 AM
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86. The new AT&T limits are about 3 hours of HD Netflix per day.
It's 150GB per month, and the average Netflix movie is about 3.5Gb. A 30 minute TV show like Weeds will consume about 800Mb. That works out to an average of three hours of Netflix watching a day...if you don't do ANYTHING else with your Internet connection like download files or surf the web. If you do, you'll cross the cap. Of course, Netflix is also coming under some pressure to increase their HD quality's currently 720p, and there are a lot of people asking for 1080p. If they do that, you can cut these numbers in half. 90 minutes a day, less than the length of a single feature movie, will be enough to incur extra charges from AT&T.

And if you hit the limit? $10 per 50Gb, which will work out to about $1 per extra show.

You can avoid this by not watching anything in HD. SD quality movies are much smaller, and you'd have to watch them more than 12 hours a day, every day, to hit your limit.

This was one of the many reasons I finally dumped Netflix last month. The price hike was just the last straw. This new announcement just confirms my choice.
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