Interestingly, it's possible to see the NOW TV bit-rate on certain playback devices. I've just played a few minutes of 'Today's New Premier' on my LG television and the displayed bit-rate is: 3185Kbps.
Todays new premier (movie) has a duration of 136 minutes or 8160 seconds.
3185Kilobits per second x 8160 seconds = 25'989,600Kilobits
25'989'600Kilobits = 3248.7MegaBytes | 3248.7MegaBytes = 3.2487GigaBytes
Or looking at it another way. Every hour (60 mins) consumes around 1.7GB of data
@SeeMoreDigital Glad someone did the maths! My guess of 1.5GB/hour was just finger in the air stuff.
Thanks Bob, yeah i've obviously got a rubbish BT deal, though i doubt they will let me go unlimited without charging me more money, which is already too much for what I've got.
@KM3 If you aren't in some onerous contract, then it would be worth giving them a call and telling them you want to give notice because Sky/Virgin/Vodafone/Talk Talk etc. have offered you unlimited for £xx. They will probably make you an offer you can't refuse. Well Virgin always do it with me. http://www.broadbanddeals.co.uk/ for best deals (Origin £18/month unlimited in my case)
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Whenever this topic pops up in the forum those who take part in the debate have always pointed out that having a limited monthly data plan is not compatible with watching online (streaming) TV. No one, as far as I can remember, has ever argued for a low or lower quality streaming option.
In fact, a knowledgeable forum member, @SeeMoreDigital, has also worked out that his usage of streaming TV, including Now TV, works out at 1.7GB per hour, which IMHO is pretty much an average figure.
Also, from a personal perspective, my family's data usage, on a nothing special Internet line, has grown to nearly 300GB per month, almost up to 10GB per day, as we now seem to watch mainly online TV (terrestrial TV just seems so boring).
As you can probably guess, most Now TV users have an unlimited data usage account with their ISP's and, simply put, limited monthly data usage is really a bygone plan for a bygone age.
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