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Zoe

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What speed internet for Netflix?
« on: March 15, 2013, 08:34:12 AM »
Charter just upped their monthly charge to $52.99. We're looking for a cheaper plan that will still allow us to stream Netflix. I just did a speed test and it came up with 10.68 Mbps download speed.

Suggestions?

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Re: What speed internet for Netflix?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 08:45:14 AM »
Sweet :) Thank you!

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Re: What speed internet for Netflix?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 01:01:21 PM »
I'm also fine with 3mbps.

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Re: What speed internet for Netflix?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 01:29:41 PM »
I have the cheapest internet plan I could find at 5mbps down 1mbps up and I can play Netflix HD without difficulty. If browsing or downloading at the same time the quality will go down a bit (since Netflix adjusts automatically) and only once did I ever witness it go down to low quality (really blurry crappy quality) for like 1 minute before scaling back up.

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Re: What speed internet for Netflix?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 04:04:04 PM »
I do support for IPTV for work.. for SDTV you need roughly 3-4 mbps, for HDTV 6-7 mpbs. The lower end of those estimates is fine, but it's good to have a little extra. Make sure you factor in other traffic for example.

If you're ONLY going to be using 1 computer at a time and watching HD Netflix 6 should suffice. If two people are or other people are using the internet at the same time.. or you're going to be downloading .. then add bandwidth as needed.

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Re: What speed internet for Netflix?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 04:28:26 PM »
I was okay on Comcast's 1.5Mbit plan. That's obviously going to be minimum quality and you don't want to check email while watching, but it works. Now that they've bumped us to 3Mbit it's definitely better.