Apple TV 2nd gen, streaming and bandwidth

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tlinford, Aug 2, 2011.

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    tlinford

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    #1
    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?
     
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    btbrossard

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    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.

    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.
     
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    tlinford

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    Thanks dude..
     
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    DustinT

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

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