HD download rentals may add big hidden fees

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Anyone who regularly rents movies from the local video store is well aware of the need to return them within a strict period to avoid paying late rental fees. Now that there are several…

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It’s simple: people will switch to ISPs that don’t s*ck hairy assses.

Yes, unless…all ISP’s start to implement this policy…

This would, of course, effectively kill the entire download business. And to some extent, any benefit of having cable internet to begin with.

I think this is a fair idea. It is truth that some heavy downloaders utilise bandwidth more than needed. Besides, ISPs could allow certain sites free access, or a different limit, so that movie rental services might be unaffected. Why everyone so greedy? It is easy to manage one’s own downloads. I know people with only 10gb per month that pick and choose what to download, and they always manage, even with some downloads over 1gb!

http://www.savetheinternet.com/ That is what will happen. We have to save the internet. This “can’t download more than 40GB” is a load of bollocks. Internet is already expensive as it is. The only way I’m accepting people telling me how much I can or can’t download using my “unlimited” service is when the service is free. If I’m paying, and I pay for “unlimited”, I want unlimited. If they have been offering packages based on speed, claiming “unlimited”, the tough luck for them, but they better deliver on their promise or get sued.

Sony’s problem is that the PS2 is still selling like pancakes. This is the “Wii factor” – not all buyers go for the best, but choose a budget offer and like this new wave of “social games” (Guitar Hero, Buzz, Singstar). “The PSP sold 1.4 million in the region, the Playstation 2 sold 1.3 million and the Playstation 3 sold 1.2 million units during the period between Nov. 23 to Dec. 3, bringing combined sales to a total of 3.9 million.” http://gaming.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=11001 So it is not actually a bad season for Sony, but they do have some portfolio management issues.

^^^^^^ LoL wHuT?

Of course watch the same movie provided by your cable company via video on demand, this doesn’t count against your bandwidth allotment. Cable companies also have big incentives to make services like Vonage work poorly compared to their own VoIP solution.

$7/GB is absolutely ridiculous! And 4GB is 1/2 the size of a DVD. A good quality HD movie is going to be 25/GB. Rent two movies and you’ve already gone over the allotted bandwidth. The top 5% of TWC’s users may be using a lot of bandwidth with bittorrent, but the legal internet video rental industry is-a-coming…

The naysayers had their day when Comca$t disappointed investors, but cable is still a bulletproof business.

$7 a GB is to much! in Australia you can get charged up to $0.15 per MB from the biggest ISP in the country (bigpond) and the biggest plan is 60GB. I don’t know of any truly unlimited plans from any isp here.