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Old June 25th, 2014, 11:18 PM   #76
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Re: Blu-Ray disc use receding faster than expected

Im in a hotel room in Manhattan that provides Wi-Fi right now. It's 1 am and I can't stream 720p from YouTube without stuttering.

High speed access isn't universal. One bottleneck is all it takes.
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Old June 25th, 2014, 11:31 PM   #77
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Let's get some facts straight. In 2014 (according to Akamai reports, do a Google) .. the United States rates 10th in worldwide internet speeds. The U.S. average speed is about 10Mbps, up from about 7Mbps in 2013... 5 Mbps in 2012.

10Mbps is fine for streaming 1080Pand 720P. Period.

Now that is the AVERAGE to households. And MOST city areas in the U.S. offer 25+Mbps. I am sorry if you can't get that speed where you live, but MILLIONS of U.S. customers do.

AND Corporate connections are MUCH HIGHER than household averages. If you have a corporate client, it is real easy to ask them if their company portal can handle 1080P video streaming. (It's an opportunity Gary!).
First off, average (or 'mean' according to statisticians) can be a pretty misleading statistic.
Outliers influence it greatly. 9 people have a 1 meg connection and 1 person has a 200 meg connection.
The mean (or average) connection speed is about 21 megs.....even though the large majority
are not even close to that speed. In other words, great for you if you can get that speed but
MILLIONS of Americans cannot....especially those who don't live in cities.

Second, speed by itself doesn't mean everything. Since cable companies control a lot of the
Internet bandwidth, they like to do things like give you 20 meg speed...but anything over 5 gigs
costs you 'overage' charges. They don't want you streaming Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus,
MLB GameTime, NBA Season Pass, NFL Sunday Ticket or any of the other streaming offerings.
They want you to pay them monthly for cable....hence the streaming restrictions.

Finally, I did some video work for an oil company just a little while ago. It's a big enough company
that you have heard of them, it's a worldwide company, they just happen to do a lot of work in Alaska.
They have their own building in Anchorage and because of 'security concerns' everything is locked
down. Trying to figure out a way to stream video on their network? Forget it, IT wasn't letting
that happen. I had to pay to have a entirely separate internet line installed so I could hook my
laptop up to stream the video for everyone. And they wouldn't let any of their computers touch it.
I was 'taking a risk' with my computer according to them.
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Old June 25th, 2014, 11:32 PM   #78
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Of course it is available on DVD. See the official video.

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This thread went OT and started getting personal, so a number of posts were removed from public view. Topic is "BluRay use receding..."
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