[LINK] Freeview Launches In Australia
stil at stilgherrian.com
Fri Nov 28 05:35:13 AEDT 2008
On 28/11/2008, at 4:03 AM, Michael Still wrote:=
> David Boxall wrote:
>> At 2:46 AM Michael Still wrote:
>>> Netflix streaming video -- $99 for a hardware player, HD content
>>> 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
>> option is 128kb/s ISDN (too slow for streaming): on that, $11 will
>> 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).
And iiNet have Apple's iTunes movies etc as "free" downloads, not
counted as part of your monthly bandwidth. The ABC's iView too.
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