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Standard User techguy
(experienced) Thu 11-Apr-13 18:26:47
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Sky Now TV actual bandwidth use


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I've registered and paid for a day pass to watch the US Masters via my Xbox 360.

It looks as though it has selected standard def but was just wondering if anyone knew how many Megs/Gigs it uses per hour as although I'm on an unlimited package I don't want to pee off the good people at Xilo for using too much bandwidth.

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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Thu 11-Apr-13 18:37:01
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Between 0.5Mbps in SD and 4Mbps in HD.

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Standard User techguy
(experienced) Thu 11-Apr-13 18:41:52
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I should be ok then.

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Standard User Lethe
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 11-Apr-13 21:07:02
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4Mbps in HD.


Surely golf isn't that fast? Aussie 'no rules football' for sure, but golf?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 11-Apr-13 21:40:35
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Actually Golf is an interesting encoding exercise, green putts don't need a lot potentially, but drives with the big pans will need a good codec to keep a good picture

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Standard User sully1311
(newbie) Thu 11-Apr-13 23:08:07
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Actually Golf is an interesting encoding exercise, green putts don't need a lot potentially, but drives with the big pans will need a good codec to keep a good picture


Pretty sure NOW TV doesn't even stream live in HD.
Standard User professor973
(committed) Thu 11-Apr-13 23:30:10
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PAY ... Why? http://www.viplivesports.eu/

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(staff) Thu 11-Apr-13 23:50:09
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Its in theory SD, but seems to be reasonable picture so not a low bit rate SD

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Fri 12-Apr-13 08:03:47
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Actually Golf is an interesting encoding exercise, green putts don't need a lot potentially, but drives with the big pans will need a good codec to keep a good picture
I wonder if that would explain why I often lose sight of my ball after I've hit it. It wouldn't be so bad except it rarely lands where I expect either smile

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 12-Apr-13 09:18:31
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Not unless you have digitally aided spectacles. Though even analogue spectacles can cause this problem as they are typically narrowband.

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