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Video To TV Is Changing Customer Habits

The way people watch television is changing.  In the "old" days if you wanted to watch a program on television, you were sitting in your easy chair at the time the show started.  Technology has changed that behavior.  It started with the VCR, and quickly evolved to the Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and now there is Video on Demand (VOD).

Video on Demand has created a lot of competition in the television market.  Either through software on new equipment such as Smart Televisions and Blu Ray players or computer connectivity directly to your TV set, there are plenty of online sources for video.  Phrases like Netflix, YouTube, Blockbuster, VUDO, and ROKU are common when people are looking for new televisions.  The interesting part of that conversation, is that it is an end of the line conversation.  What I mean by that is that you must first have an internet connection that will support those services.  The television connection is the final step, not the first.

Here are some quick facts you need to know about streaming video and data usage in general.  This can be a very complex conversation because every persons habits are different and every file is different.  A 1.5 hour standard definition movie is smaller than a movie that is that is two hours.  High definition movies use close to four times the amount of data as a standard definition.  So here are some things that you probably should know about internet connectivity and streaming video.

1.  Recommended down load speed for a Standard Definition Movie    1MB
2.  Recommended down load speed for a High Definition Movie          3MB
3.  1000 Kbps equals 1 MB
4.  1000 Mbps equals 1 GB
5.  A standard definition movie is approximately 750 MB
6.  A high definition movie is approximately 2.5 GB

I'd love to tell you I figured all this out on my own.  It is information provided to me by Exede Satellite Internet.  A printable version is available by clicking the link below.