Comcast's letter re: 250GB/month limit

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  1. Doomsday

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    Just fyi for those who care

     
  2. Limp_Brisket

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    125 standard definition movies huh. but how many HD movies!?!?
     
  3. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    EXACTLY.

    this is Comcast setting up customers to get screwed down the road - when HD downloads become common. imagine downloading a full blu-ray, and you've used 20% of your allotment for the month.

    sounds weird now, but in the near future it'll be common and comcast will say "these rules have been in place for years!"
     
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    At least 30 :dunno: that's a fuck load lol.
     
  5. Limp_Brisket

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    shit, that's only 1 a day. what about us 2 movies a day individuals! :madfawk:
     
  6. Limp_Brisket

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    i don't download movies so doesn't really bother me. eventually 250gb won't be enough though, you're right. i'd hope they'd increase the amount as needed, who knows though with comcast.
     
  7. Harry Caray

    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    Since when is SD movies 2gb ???

    Like DL-dvd's and 4gb dvd's ???

    I like their reasoning
     
  8. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I'm pretty sure this means you can steal standard def movies and they won't rat you out :noes:
     
  9. gino85

    gino85 fuck your honda civic, i've a horse outside

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    lol when i first got BB i was on a 2gig limit a month, up on 30gig now and i think i still manage to go over it from time to time
     
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    So how is it that they get away with changing the contract after you've agreed to their terms and conditions?
     
  12. Limp_Brisket

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    they go "here, we made a new terms and conditions, you can either cancel your service or agree to the terms"
     
  13. trouphaz

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    come on. how many people are going to go over that limit doing legal shit? i'd say hardly any right now. the ones that go over are generally pirating software, music and movies. to them i say tough shit.

    the only thing i can see becoming a problem is when people start picking up on netflix and other video streaming options.
     
  14. dissonance

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    A noncompressed, average length DVD is generally right around 2GB when ripped into an avi file. The pirated SD ones are generally compressed to be on 1 or 2 CDs (~714MB to ~1428MB).
     
  15. Harry Caray

    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    all dvd's are compressed.. MPEG2... and Divx/xvid movies are good for a quick watch/ to say you're the first on the block stuff...

    almost ANY DVD's you get are gonna be stuffed to the 4.7gb limit if their a crappy encode or rip down from a DL disc. If you're on a good site, then downloading DL-DVD's are the norm...

    I like picking up whole show seasons with menus and all... none of this compressed 50-to-1 crap :rolleyes:

    So you porn people are in the clear :rofl:

    people that like quality and HD :ugh:

    I mean, IronMan was 43gb for the full RIP TrueHD :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: (yeah.. 1 movie)
     
  16. trouphaz

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    again, who cares how big a ripped DVD is? who cares how big a ripped BluRay movie is? neither of those is a legal use of the Comcast network, so i'm more than happy that network usage gets capped.

    since there are very few legitimate ways of downloading HD movies at this point, the main people to be screwed are people pirating shit.
     
  17. Peyomp

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    Thats ridiculous. iTunes. Whats more, the only limitation IS the network capacity, which they are further limiting.
     
  18. trouphaz

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    the network is a limiting factor, but it will always be. a network is a finite resource and the people overloading the network are always going to do so no matter how big of a pipe you give. it isn't people downloading from iTunes that is causing the problem. it is the people running servers, most likely Torrent servers (any torrent client also works as a server), that are saturating the network and causing network congestion for everyone else.
     
  19. Peyomp

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    Incorrect. The US has just fallen behind. Delivering HD movies constantly in a more advanced nation such as... Korea, would be no problem. Nor would it be a problem on Verizon FIOS.

    Comcast just decided not to build out their network.
     
  20. Willey2cool

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    isnt verizon putting a cap on their FIOS service too though? and most of the other providers as well?
     
  21. trouphaz

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    well, it's a good thing that we live in the US and are talking about a broadband internet company in the US. that's where it is generally a small percentage of users that take up a large percentage of the bandwidth and most of the time i'm sure they aren't doing anything legitimate for a home user. hell, look at the people who are talking about bandwidth usage in this thread. they're talking about how many ripped, and thus stolen, DVDs they can download.

    i think capping bandwidth usage is the right thing to do because just saying you can use as much as you want is wrong. they'll always be a handful of people who are going to take advantage and hurt others (in a shared network environment like cable). is 250Gb enough? i don't know. maybe they're being restrictive when they first start and then open it up more as people complain.
     
  22. CodeX

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    lol glad I don't have to put up with that shit...

    I come close to 1tb sometimes through giganews downloading HD movies at 30gb a piece lol
     

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