[LINK] Freeview Launches In Australia

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Fri Nov 28 04:03:26 AEDT 2008

David Boxall wrote:
> At 2:46 AM Michael Still wrote:
>> Netflix streaming video -- $99 for a hardware player, HD content like 
>> you'd find on a DVD (assuming you have enough bandwidth to stream at 
>> that quality). Subscription $9 a month, if you're not already a 
>> customer (which many people in the US are).
> And 1Mb/s downloads priced at close to $50 per gigabyte: 
> <http://www.bluemaxx.com.au/satellite/plans.html>.  In Australia, at 
> least, the cost structure doesn't support the market.  My best landline 
> option is 128kb/s ISDN (too slow for streaming): on that, $11 will buy 
> me 30 hours.

Sure, but the cost structure for metro ADSL in Australia would support 
this -- Internode seems to sell 40gb at 1.5mbit for $70. That's around 
$1.75 a gig. A streamed DVD is probably about 1 gig (without having 
measured it).


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