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    HDX and HD movie sizes?

    I wouold have done a search for this question but search is not working for me.
    I'm looking at going to Comcast internet to upgrade my speed. However, they have a 250 gb cap monthly download. I was wondering what the size of HDX and HD movies are on the average?

    I have to take into consideration my downloads plus uploads plus my normal internet use.

    Thanks

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    Re: HDX and HD movie sizes?

    Well at 4 Mb/S, which is the download speed used, an HD movie lasting 2 hours would be roughly 3.6 GB. Since an HDX download uses the same speed but can take 4 hours or so, it would be roughly twice that. So I would say 4 GB for HD and 8 GB for HDX is a good number to work with.

    For Comcast, maybe you want to consider the business class service. It costs a little more than the residential but they don't have any cap at all. We use way more than 250 GB/month and have their 50/10 business class service.

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      #3
      Re: HDX and HD movie sizes?

      Hi ReyalP,

      Redwein pretty much nailed the file size. However, we use variable bit-rate for the encode of HDX content so the file size could be a bit higher depending on the movie.

      Also, the first month of downloads for the box could be as high as 60-70 GB of data, depending on how long ago the box was manufactured.

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        Re: HDX and HD movie sizes?

        I just did the speed test on vudu's site. I clocked in at just over 5 mbbs. About how long will it take me to download HDX movies normally?

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          Re: HDX and HD movie sizes?

          Originally posted by bogeyeliot View Post
          I just did the speed test on vudu's site. I clocked in at just over 5 mbbs. About how long will it take me to download HDX movies normally?
          At this time HDX movies are limited to 4 Mb/sec. So it will still take about 4 hours. HDX movies have a bit rate of roughly 9 Mb/sec but as Jimmy pointed out, they use VBR so that bit rate varies.

          As for hitting the 250 Gig cap - it's unlikely. We've calculated numerous times that the Vudu probably uses about 30 to 40 Gig maximum in uploads during a month. And depending on how many movies you watch, you'll maybe add another 40 to 60 gig per month. So you still have plenty of bandwidth.

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            Re: HDX and HD movie sizes?

            1. So, does it mean, my VUDU box sitting at home keeps uploading/pushing content to fellow VUDU boxes (p2p) and the upload sizes might go up to 30 to 40 gigs a month?

            2. VBR's.....how do i check the bit rate VUDU is using for my purchases? My Roku box clearly shows the bit rates for both Amazon and Netflix purchases.

            3. Also, on a different note, I never had any issues with downloading VUDU movies. Its always been great. But, my brother who lives in NC, has issues with watching movies immediately inspite of having a 6mbps cable connection. Do you know why? He is able to watch movies on his Apple TV without any issues.

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