2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2011 1:07 PM by TG2 RSS

    Data usage question

    bjarvis

      I own a Slingbox Pro and use Comcast. They have a 250gb cap so I'm wondering if I watch Slingbox on another computer in my house, does that use data?  Thanks, Bruce 

        • Re: Data usage question
          chakkarinen Apprentice

          If you watch a Slingbox from a computer within the same local area network, then the streaming data only pass through your router and do not go out through the Internet, and so Comcast would not log that data within its 250 GB monthly limit.    I assume that all of the computers in your house are talking to the same router, as is the Slingbox.   So they would all be in the same local area network.

           

          I find that my Slingbox, when streaming standard definition (not HD) video sends a bit less than 1 GB per hour.   So, if watching on a computer outside of my local area network, I could watch around 250 hours of TV per month via the SB.  All of my other uses (including Youtube) combined involve only a few GBs per month, at most.

            • Re: Data usage question
              TG2 Newbie

              That also depends on if they are monitoring your Upload as well as Download... some ISP's don't monitor upload as strictly.  Comcast is proven to be vague but offers examples of "uploading X emails" and "downloading X songs" ... which suggests they are counting both ways.