What download speed for aTV and xbox Netflix streaming?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kcdude, May 8, 2011.

  1. kcdude macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    I am running TWC with 6Mps download speed. While listening to Internet radio on the aTV, we started getting dropouts streaming Netflix on the xbox and the aTV. What speed is needed to support both with a HD feed running on the xbox?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    As fast as yuo can afford. There is no magic number.
  3. dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    I second miles01110's answer. Get what you can afford. I have 6Mbps AT&T FastAccess DSL, and it's just fast enough to stream NetFlix SD consistently, and HD during non-peak hours.

    MSNBC.com's front page links to an article about NetFlix. It's now the biggest user of bandwidth during peak evening hours, beating regular Web surfing and YouTube easily, and even rivaling P2P/BitTorrent occasionally.

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