xbox netflix streaming and comcast cap

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by tim2006, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. tim2006 macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    I have comcast and they have a 250 gig per month cap. I have been streaming netflix in hd. How much streaming can I do of movies without going over the limit? I don't intend on streaming too much but read that if you go over they terminate your internet.
  2. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    is there a program that I can use to monitor my netflix streaming usage?
  3. e²Studios macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    I use Netflix from my TiVOHD as well as computers and I have never had any issues with comcast and their alleged "cap". The cap is there so they have a reason to terminate abusers, you have nothing to worry about.

    Watch some movies instead of spending time wondering about this topic.
  4. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2004
    If you have a certain kind of Linksys router, you can put custom firmware on it that'll track your usage. Try searching for "Tomato firmware"

    That said, I just got done logging a month's worth of Netflix-heavy internet usage, and I came out at 100GB. I think that unless you are watching lots of stuff every day, in addition to downloading Linux distros in your spare time, you should be good. :)
  5. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    Hehe, yeah, I think it would be hard if not impossible to reach the cap just through Netflix streaming (and besides, they have very little HD content so far :(... I hope they get season 4 of Heroes in HD streaming like they did with the first three, since FOX had to go and put 24 in the same time slot, or vice versa).

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