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YouTube and Netflix Begin Rationing Their Bandwidth as Lockdowns Surge Online Traffic

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I pay for the bandwidth. Then they throttle it back down. Me cancel... Good game.
 
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Did anyone else read the source article? Reads different than the OP...

1. It doesn't mention Netflix is doing this, just YT. It says the EU ASKED this of Netflix... has it been confirmed they are complying? No reason not to think so of course, but, this article doesn't mention Netflix.
2. It says this will last for one month (the OP does not mention that at all)
3. This isn't a cap on res... it starts off now at 480p (as people have said) and you can change it... the article says this.

The Bloomberg article and this paint different pictures. Is this an editorial? I'm confused.

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Thread full of "first world problems". Lowing quality of streaming video is not a big issue in current circumstances. Standard def is just fine. I would be more critical but I'd probably get banned.
 
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Not sure it really impacts me much. I can't find anything on Netflix that even sparks my attention. I haven't personally ran anything on the service for months aside from Spenser Confidential (which was fairly decent). Mostly the kids watch stuff on it....

Only thing that I'm stoked about was Comcast suspended their data cap for two months due to everything going on.
Link: https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

The wife and kids are streaming things like crazy.... probably exceed the normal 1TB limit by a few hundred gigs this month
 

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The limits are regional.

Here in Au, netflix isn't dropping resolution, just the bandwidth by 25%
 
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Netflix came asking for money, when i upgraded from 1080P to 4K TV and now it wants to downgrade the quality of video without paying me back ? If only i loved lawsuits like my wife.
 
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Pornhub isn't doing this, are they?
 

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Netflix came asking for money, when i upgraded from 1080P to 4K TV and now it wants to downgrade the quality of video without paying me back ? If only i loved lawsuits like my wife.
You're still getting the 4K you paid for, so you don't have a leg to stand on.
 
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Well if it's any solace their latest AV1 (codec) implementation IIRC is 1.5-2.5x more effective, as in better compression with little to no loss in visual quality, than HEVC.
 
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Thread full of "first world problems". Lowing quality of streaming video is not a big issue in current circumstances. Standard def is just fine. I would be more critical but I'd probably get banned.
First rule of Government, keep the masses happy.

The limits are regional.

Here in Au, netflix isn't dropping resolution, just the bandwidth by 25%
And Australia's NBN is that good nobody will notice. ;) :roll:
 

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Well if it's any solace their latest AV1 (codec) implementation IIRC is 1.5-2.5x more effective, as in better compression with little to no loss in visual quality, than HEVC.
Except Netflix streams AV1 to only select Android devices. If you have one, you can probably just cast to your TV, I guess.
 
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