The Future of Internet Entertainment

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"Netflix will soon let you choose how some movies or episodes will end."

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6227155/Netflix-let-viewers-pick-TV-episodes-movies-...

More Netflix users means more satellite congestion. I hope Viasat has great success with Viasat 3 and allows unfettered unbuffered access at a reasonable cost.

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Chaim Isaac Lipschitz

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Oliver

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Well users better like 480p because that is the only option for the beam I am on. Every plan option for my beam is 480p.
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Old Labs (VS1-329)

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OK, was just curious given the way you phrased it. But just in case, you do realize that the video data extender can be turned off on Liberty Plans allowing you to stream at other than 480p (DVD Quality) and whatever your connection will bear? Dependent on individual circumstances that's why many feel that Liberty Plans with free zone (particularly Liberty 50) are a better option than the low end "unlimited" plans at roughly the price or higher.

P.S and for example here what new customers can get in your Zip Code right now (presumably Viasat-2):

   

Even if available to existing customers it would be a tough call for me to take any of these over Liberty 50 at $100.

As to the original post, I'm probably more concerned about the following than internet entertainment:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6228097/Earth-shrink-330ft-particle-accelerator-expe...

But on the bright side although things might get a little crowded we could probably offer fios to the entire world population and stream on ;) 

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Looking for the streaming * on the liberty plans I don t see it says it can be shut off. I thought only accounts that had been active before the clamp on streaming resolution could turn it off.
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Unless there's been a recent change, the video data extender is an option and can be turned off/on  for all unlimited plans. It's on your account page and elsewhere. See How do I know if I have the Video Data Extender? How can I turn it on or off? at:

https://help.viasat.com/articles/General/Video-Data-Extender-helps-you-stream-more-video-and-use-les...

On unlimited plans however, it can't be - as the above unlimited plans show the price differences (the differences you're paying for)  are data usage thresholds and streaming quality which is pegged to specific plan (Bronze, Silver, Gold).

Updated outdated link to the latest (but still the same basic info as before).


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Brad, Viasat Employee

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I would highly recommend this as well. If you have Liberty you can use this. the Unlimited plans have a pre-set resolution cap
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Oliver

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this makes me feel somewhat better about having to vacation one of my accounts as I will have loss of freedom(new)
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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It'll work pretty well with Black Mirror for sure! 
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Black Mirror?  NOOOOOOO!!!
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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haha yeah don't watch that first episode. There's a really good Star Trek style episode on the new season that's really good. I'll be right back and Entire History of You are good starting episodes. 
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What an odd concept.