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how many gigabits to watch a 2 hour movie?
loisbrisco
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how many gigabits to watch a 2 hour movie?

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Re: how many gigabits to watch a 2 hour movie?
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loisbrisco,

It is always importnat to manage your data accordingly. We have a great tool called the Data Calculator that will help give an idea how much data you may use. You can put in what type of device, what you will be doing, how long, etc. This link will take you to it: http://vz.to/1DFmkz8


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Re: how many gigabits to watch a 2 hour movie?
MiiHere
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Safe to say you'll use about 2GB, better to over guess than under if you are nearing your max.

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Re: how many gigabits to watch a 2 hour movie?
Snn5
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Depends on the quality, your connections speed, the size of the movie...not all 2 hour movies are the same file size.

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Re: how many gigabits to watch a 2 hour movie?
loisbrisco
Member

I watched a 2 hour movie not hd, I USED 5.5 gigabits, something is wrong

with this amount of use

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Re: how many gigabits to watch a 2 hour movie?
MiiHere
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How did you watch it? Netflix? Hulu? YouTube?

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Re: how many gigabits to watch a 2 hour movie?
MiiHere
Leader

Also was it exactly 120 minute movie? 90 minute?

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Re: how many gigabits to watch a 2 hour movie?
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Are you sure they are not HD and what did you use to stream it?

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Re: how many gigabits to watch a 2 hour movie?
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Also what's the name of the movie?

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Re: how many gigabits to watch a 2 hour movie?
Not applicable

Netflix can use 3 GB per hour. Unless you have Netflix set specifically to not be in HD it will stream in HD if your connection allows it. All you need is 6 Mbps for that. You didn't mention the movie, the streaming service or the device used to stream.

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Re: how many gigabits to watch a 2 hour movie?
Weth
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5.5 gigabytes in 2 hours is about 6 Gbps.  Very possible with a movie.  1080p high res will stream at 9 Gbps or more -- or 8 gigabytes in 2 hours. 

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