what i found really crazy was that my Upload data was as high as the download ... which is totally crazy considering that I have 10M down and 512k up ... i also called Netflix and they said that it should be 99% download ...
I think rogers is doing some funny business here.
I'm having the same problem. I switched to extreme plus and now I've gone over my 125 gig in just 2 weeks. It says I've downloaded 54 gig...which is fine....but how the heck could I have uploaded 75 gig also, when the upload amount of 1 mb is so small? It certainly doesn't show that much upload in my torrent ratio...so where did it go?
I was 3 weeks into my billing period when I started the Netflix 1 month free trial (I'm on Express, 60gig).
Something like 4 days into my first month of Netflix, I was informed I'd gone over the 60 gig limit. Shocked me as EVERY single month we were below 25gig usage for the entire month. Immediately stopped using Netflix, and cancelled Netflix. Ended up going over my cap by 10gig.
I'm extremely surprised any of you had no idea that Netflix would eat up your bandwidth. A typical movie can be about 700 megs as a standard. Netflix uses movies that have variable types of qualities depending on your available bandwidth. As such, sometimes the movie you watch will stream at a much higher quality, so you can easily approach something like 1+ gigs for one average 1.5 hour movie.
I didn't have a clue, as my husband watches a ton of youtube stuff, and we still never went over 25gig in a full month..
Just a few nights of watching a single movie ate up over 40gig of bandwidth.. I was quite surprised.
Youtube is provided in flash./HTML5. Those files are much smaller and usually the quality is much lower.
Netflix is high quality streaming files. A typical movie DVD is 4.7gb.
You had no idea a movie from netflix even "here and there" will eat bandwidth like crazy? Seems like using a bit of reason should have answered that question before it was asked.