About cost (Gig bytes on internet) of netflix - cannot ask netflix if not a member!!

There is so much 'over simplification' of how Netflix does it's television... Is their content streamed as DVB-T2 or similar??
search for DVB-T2 on wikipedia
If it is streamed in the same way as ytube, surely there would be problems if you have a very low download cap...
Are there any figures about the amout of data involved when watching 1 hour on netflix?
There was research done on 4K over DVB-T2.



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  • wongataa
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    DVB-T2 is for terrestrial television broadcasts over the air.  It does not come over the internet.  Netflix is delivered via the internet just like Youtube or any other streaming service.  Netflix says HD video uses about 3GB per hour.  Just search for Netflix usage per hour.  You don't need to be a member to find out the answer.
    Most internet services in the UK don't have download caps.
  • Neil_Jones
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    illiad said:
    There is so much 'over simplification' of how Netflix does it's television... Is their content streamed as DVB-T2 or similar??
    search for DVB-T2 on wikipedia
    If it is streamed in the same way as ytube, surely there would be problems if you have a very low download cap...
    Are there any figures about the amout of data involved when watching 1 hour on netflix?
    There was research done on 4K over DVB-T2.




    Anybody who wants to maximise their Netflix usage will already be on an unlimited internet tariff.  Caps are pretty much a thing of the past, often replaced with "fair use", which basically boils down to "don't do anything that disrupts the internet for other customers".  Providers now expect a good chunk of the user base as things stand to stream a lot of video data and also the whole work from home thing so it won't come as a surprise to them.
  • illiad
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    wongataa said:
    DVB-T2 is for terrestrial television broadcasts over the air.  It does not come over the internet.  Netflix is delivered via the internet just like Youtube or any other streaming service.  Netflix says HD video uses about 3GB per hour.  Just search for Netflix usage per hour.  You don't need to be a member to find out the answer.
    Most internet services in the UK don't have download caps.
    ***most *** ...  a lot slow down your net if you do too much..  so no netflix for me, I will wait until sky or DVD has it!!!

  • Neil_Jones
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    illiad said:
    wongataa said:
    DVB-T2 is for terrestrial television broadcasts over the air.  It does not come over the internet.  Netflix is delivered via the internet just like Youtube or any other streaming service.  Netflix says HD video uses about 3GB per hour.  Just search for Netflix usage per hour.  You don't need to be a member to find out the answer.
    Most internet services in the UK don't have download caps.
    ***most *** ...  a lot slow down your net if you do too much..  so no netflix for me, I will wait until sky or DVD has it!!!


    Do they?  Who are these providers who slow your internet if you use too much?
  • brewerdave
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    illiad said:
    wongataa said:
    DVB-T2 is for terrestrial television broadcasts over the air.  It does not come over the internet.  Netflix is delivered via the internet just like Youtube or any other streaming service.  Netflix says HD video uses about 3GB per hour.  Just search for Netflix usage per hour.  You don't need to be a member to find out the answer.
    Most internet services in the UK don't have download caps.
    ***most *** ...  a lot slow down your net if you do too much..  so no netflix for me, I will wait until sky or DVD has it!!!


    Do they?  Who are these providers who slow your internet if you use too much?
    Certainly not Sky or Plusnet ! I use ~ 1 TB of data per month on average with PN and my son in law uses even more with Sky !!
  • JJ_Egan
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    Likewise BT no slowing down .
  • giraffe69
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    Also BT and no slowing down but if OP has Sky then they can get Netflix through it, of course.
  • VisionMan
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    edited 12 December 2020 at 2:36PM
    I'm not aware any provider still uses a capped limited internet package. If there are, switch to an unlimited internet usage package, but do it over the phone, as you could/will/should get negotiated discounts. For other info internet TV/On Demand providers use one of two formats, either DASH or HLS. Both provide high quality at low bitrates.
    I hammer my internet line with live sport or on demand every night with no problems whatsoever as I no longer watch live TV provided via terrestrial or satellite. Its internet all the way and quite a fair portion of it is in 4K as well.
  • VisionMan
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    edited 12 December 2020 at 2:46PM
    illiad said:
    ***most *** ...  a lot slow down your net if you do too much..  so no netflix for me, I will wait until sky or DVD has it!!!
    No, they don't do that anymore and haven't done for years, as the UK is now fibred up to the eyeballs with superfast broadband speeds. Just read about it. Theres loads of info available on it on the internet.  :blush:
  • Neil_Jones
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    Realistically in an on-demand world any provider that caps their tariffs probably won't have any customers after a while.
    The only tariff I'm aware of that is technically capped (though you can go over) is BT Basic with Broadband - 15Gb included, but that's a social tariff they're obliged to provide and it isn't available to everybody anyway.
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