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tlinford
Aug 2, 2011, 03:23 AM
Hi,

I just bought a 2nd gen Apple TV mainly so I can stream my home movies to the TV From iPad. This works great, but I am wondering about the rest of the Apple tv's features.

With DVD rentals becoming at 'at risk' entity, I love the idea of streaming videos.

We currently are on a 40gig an month broadband tariff. I am not sure if this is enough if I stream a couple of films a month on top of other things I do?

Q: how much data is streamed for an average HD movie from iTunes?



btbrossard
Aug 2, 2011, 03:31 AM
The average HD movie is going to be about 3-4 GBs. Of course, it's all dependent on the length of the movie.

Apple has a support page showing the size of downloads from the iTunes store here (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1577).

I certainly wouldn't sweat a couple of rentals a month, depending on how close you are to reaching your bandwidth cap with your other usage.

tlinford
Aug 2, 2011, 08:29 AM
The average HD movie is going to be about 3-4 GBs. Of course, it's all dependent on the length of the movie.

Apple has a support page showing the size of downloads from the iTunes store here (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1577).

I certainly wouldn't sweat a couple of rentals a month, depending on how close you are to reaching your bandwidth cap with your other usage.

Thanks dude..

DustinT
Aug 2, 2011, 09:06 AM
You can also look into a router that will monitor and display your monthly data usage. I have used one in the past and they are quite handy for getting an idea how much of a bandwidth consumer you are.

tippman
Aug 2, 2011, 01:15 PM
You can also look into a router that will monitor and display your monthly data usage. I have used one in the past and they are quite handy for getting an idea how much of a bandwidth consumer you are.


Is it possible to monitor the usage on the Airport Extreme?