Netflix has just issued a statement that they will be slimming down the bandwidth demands of its video service in Canada, which means streaming there will rely on a lower 300MB per hour bitrate which consumes 66% less data but with “minimal impact” on the perceived image quality. This choice would mean the viewer can watch around 30 hours of Netflix on 9GB of data, and that without reaching its data limit, evfen if you’re under a restrictive cap from Bell, Rogers, or a similar provider. In comparison, to watch the same amount of standard definition video would normally take up to 30GB of video at 1GB per hour, and 70GB at 2.3GB per hour if you were to do so in 1080p resolution. What do you, as a Netflix subscriber in the Great White North, think about the whole shebang?
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