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Old 03-19-2020, 07:34 PM   #20801
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I might cancel my sports package as we won't have any football to watch until the end of April steedeel.
Being a SAFC fan, I havenít seen any football for three years Tob!
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:35 PM   #20802
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Being a SAFC fan, I havenít seen any football for three years Tob!
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:36 PM   #20803
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Being a SAFC fan, I haven’t seen any football for three years Tob!
Being a Brit, you haven't seen any real football ever.

[Show spoiler]I don't really mean that; I just couldn't resist. made me do it.

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Old 03-19-2020, 07:43 PM   #20804
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Being a Brit, you haven't seen any real football ever.

[Show spoiler]I don't really mean that; I just couldn't resist. made me do it.
Egg chasers? Thatís not football man! They use their hands and wear ladies shoulder pads!
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:49 PM   #20805
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To be more accurate, Netflix said:

" it would reduce the bit rate of all its video streams for 30 days."

""We estimate that this will reduce Netflix traffic on European networks by around 25% while also ensuring a good quality service for our members," a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement."

Netflix also said that some of their customers would not even notice the difference, which can be read in a number of ways like that being because their customers are not that demanding to begin with maybe?

"A Netflix spokesperson told CNN Business the reduction may mean some users "see a reduction in perceptible video quality," while others won't see any change."
hoping this doesnt happen in the states!
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:51 PM   #20806
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Egg chasers? That’s not football man! They use their hands and wear ladies shoulder pads!
The women you know wear shoulder pads?
[Show spoiler]I had long heard rumors that women from your nation do not shave their legs, but do you folks play so rough that even the ladies need real football gear?

BTW, men find many uses for their hands.


And I have never met any fowl foul enuff to lay an egg shaped like an American football, but then again I'm not an ornithologist, either.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:53 PM   #20807
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The women you know wear shoulder pads?
[Show spoiler]I had long heard rumors that women from your nation do not shave their legs, but do you folks play so rough that even the ladies need real football gear?

BTW, men find many uses for their hands.


And I have never met any fowl foul enuff to lay an egg shaped like an American football, but then again I'm not an ornithologist, either.
Very good, no. The women are tough but feminine in these parts. No coats in winter when they are out in pubs for example. We are tough in the North East of England!
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hoping this doesnt happen in the states!
Who knows? Things are changing so fast now.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:55 PM   #20809
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Perfect excuse to skimp on the bit rate even further when things are back to normal. Just give them 1mbps HD, they will be happy with that!
I am sure that it would still look "Fantastic" to at least one person that we know.

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Old 03-19-2020, 08:22 PM   #20810
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It's official:

Netflix To Limit Streaming Quality For European Subscribers To Preserve Bandwidth During Coronavirus Crisis



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Netflix will limit the streaming quality of its content for the next 30 days for users in Europe to relax the strain on communications networks as increasing numbers rely on internet connections in coronavirus lockdown.

ďWe estimate that this will reduce Netflix traffic on European networks by around 25% while also ensuring a good quality service for our members,Ē a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. The announcement follows calls earlier today from the European Union for streaming providers to be mindful of clogging networks and affecting the reliability of internet services.

At present the restrictions on quality apply only to European users; Netflix did not comment on this change applying to users in other territories, including the U.S.
https://deadline.com/2020/03/eu-netf...us-1202887374/
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:26 PM   #20811
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It's official:

Netflix To Limit Streaming Quality For European Subscribers To Preserve Bandwidth During Coronavirus Crisis




https://deadline.com/2020/03/eu-netf...us-1202887374/
Where have YOU been? We all already know.

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Netflix has agreed to the EU's request and is lowering their streaming quality:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/tech/...-eu/index.html

New thread on the topic here:

https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread...3#post17449303
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:34 PM   #20812
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Who knows? Things are changing so fast now.
This is getting scary. A full collapse of America is not off the table, especially if this last for a year or longer. Need a military-enforced lockdown NOW or this will get out of hand. If we don't, experts predict 150 million infected, 2 million dead!
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:38 PM   #20813
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This is getting scary. A full collapse of America is not off the table, especially if this last for a year or longer. Need a military-enforced lockdown NOW or this will get out of hand. If we don't, experts predict 150 million infected, 2 million dead!
Try to remain calm and take reasonable precautions; panic can be more dangerous than the pandemic itself.

The 1918 pandemic killed at least 50 million and 675,000 of those were in the U.S., according to the CDC. Humanity got through it and people back then were also dealing with the fourth year of a World War at the same time.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-res...emic-h1n1.html
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:40 PM   #20814
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Try to remain calm and take reasonable precautions; panic can be more dangerous than the pandemic itself.

The 1918 pandemic killed 50 million and 675,000 of those were in the U.S., according to the CDC. Humanity got through it and people back then were also dealing with the fourth year of a World War at the same time.
Agree, the fallout from this will be worse. But its too late to prepare, the horse is out of the barn
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:00 PM   #20815
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I am sure that it would still look "Fantastic" to at least one person that we know.
Hey Vilya thanks for thinking about me, but Wendell's charts show average Streaming below 5Mbps so Netflix should not have to change anything here in The States. I'm above the average and Stream HD so all I need to average is 20Mbps.

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Old 03-19-2020, 09:06 PM   #20816
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Hey Vilya thanks for thinking about me, but Wendell's charts show average Streaming below 5Mbps so Netflix should not have to change anything. I'm above the average and Stream HD so all I need to average is 20Mbps.
Did you even bother to read what Netflix said?

" it would reduce the bit rate of all its video streams for 30 days."

"We estimate that this will reduce Netflix traffic on European networks by around 25% while also ensuring a good quality service for our members," a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement."


https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/tech/...-eu/index.html

Netflix IS doing something; they are reducing their bitrates in order to reduce their traffic on European networks by 25%. That only happens because Netflix is very much "changing" something.

This is happening in Europe, so unless you have moved there without telling us, it wouldn't affect you, anyways. It also has nothing to do with your internet speed.

Read. Think. Reply. In that order, please.

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Old 03-19-2020, 09:26 PM   #20817
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Allowing you to freeze the football (sport) subscription until it restarts to save money. Only problem is, you can only do it by phone and no one can get through to them yet!

Iím going to squeeze them for a huge reduction. My contract is up and I will just threaten to leave. Not because of the virus, just the rising costs.
That's what I detest about Sky. They allow you to upgrade your subscription package online, but will still insist on phoning them if you want to cancel anything. I found that out when I cancelled my movie subscription some time ago, although I still have the sports package. There's no reason I can think of for not allowing cancellations online.

If you're serious about cancelling, then as long as you are not under contract, just cancel your direct debit with the bank if you have any trouble getting through to Sky. They will then ring you offering special deals to get you back on board again.
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That's what I detest about Sky. They allow you to upgrade your subscription package online, but will still insist on phoning them if you want to cancel anything. I found that out when I cancelled my movie subscription some time ago, although I still have the sports package. There's no reason I can think of for not allowing cancellations online.

If you're serious about cancelling, then as long as you are not under contract, just cancel your direct debit with the bank if you have any trouble getting through to Sky. They will then ring you offering special deals to get you back on board again.
The ball is in my court for sure. I only really care about my football team and it will be at least a year at this rate before we are even in the championship. I could cancel for a year at least.
I could just tell them I’m getting Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ for less than £25. They either accept my £35per month or I cancel. I currently pay £60.

Sky are losing their grip. Their monopoly can’t last as there are too many alternatives now. Don’t get me wrong, 4K sport is very cool and Sky Q is quality, but is it THAT good to justify price rises?

Even more annoyingly, some people just use a box and get every film channel, sport channel etc.. for nothing. People who are honest and stay above the law get punished.
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:27 PM   #20819
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I am sure that it would still look "Fantastic" to at least one person that we know.
The foreground will look great but the background wonít. Thatís streaming in general. Itís going to be like Saturday Night Fever with all those dancing pixels. Urghhhhhhhhh!
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Analyst: Service stacking on rise

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More than half of all SVoD users who subscribe to three or more services will purchase additional services this year, according to analyst company Futuresource’s recent Living with Digital consumer research report.

“We’re seeing continued momentum behind SVoD service uptake, with consumer appeal strengthening and sustained adoption of Netflix and Amazon Prime,” advises David Sidebottom, Principal Analyst at Futuresource Consulting. “This is being bolstered by a wider trend for multiple SVoD services, also known as service stacking, which is becoming commonplace across many countries worldwide. In the USA, more than 80 per cent of SVoD households are stacking at least two services.”
https://advanced-television.com/2020...cking-on-rise/
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