how much data does netflex use per hr.

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Clifton White

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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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It depends upon the resolution selected, but the official Netflix estimates are found at:

https://help.netflix.com/en/node/87
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johnny c

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High definition, about 3 G per hour, for high definition,  or episode.

And i wouldn't watch anything other than at least HD.

Sat not really ISP for the regular viewing or streaming HD

You'll run out of data unless you have the largest data plan.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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I don't have specific numbers because it's all time and resolution based but in HD a movie is going to set you back 3-4GB on average.
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Andy Schack

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Clifton, look through the threads for the one I posted about ways to save data. I spell out how to adjust your Netflix data rate and you'll end up using over 90% less data and on my 55in TV I honestly can't tell the difference. Just to give you an idea, my Wife and daughters watched 5 episodes of Person of Interest and used just over 1 gig.

Try it, if you don't like it you can always change it back.

Andy
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Clifton Here is a great article on help.exede.net. This may help.