I think you are right! Thanks!
So when comcast says we get 250 GB/month . That is Giga Bytes. I double checked, it is definately Giga Bytes.
When our speed is in kbps it is kilo Bits.
One Byte = 8 bits.
So that explains why 2 hours at 1500 kbps comes out to 1.1 GB (not 10GB as I said earlier).
And it means I can watch every Playoff games and not worry about excessive usage!
Can you please explain to me how this works exactly for Bandwidth usage. My slingbox pro HD is hooked up at my parents house with only a 60GB data transfer per month. Im in Europe for months at a time watching tv from my laptop say an average of 5 hours per day. Will I use up all of my parents data transfer or does it not effect it. Does it only effect the data usage when I'm watching tv from my laptop using the internet provider in Europe. Do you know of any links that would help me with this matter. Im also streaming at an average of 1500 kbps (kilobits). How much kBps is that. Man am I confused. haha. I just don't want to get slammed with a huge internet bill. Is my slingbox uploading and my laptop downloading? Does that make sense.
Thanks for your help!
You might want to verify with your parents ISP if "60GB data transfer per month" includes both uploads and downloads.
Yes, bandwidth usage across your Slingbox eco system would be both upload (Slingbox) and download (Slingplayer) from each ISP. So, lets say you had a bandwidth cap of 30GB per month while in Europe and your parents has a 60GB per month bandwidth cap. You'll hit your Europe's bandwidth cap twice as fast via download before you hit your parent's cap via upload.
But, in any case you only mentioned the bandwidth cap of 60GB for your parent's ISP. So, lets use simple math and assume you're the only one eating their bandwidth through the Slingbox.
60 seconds in a minute
60 minutes in an hour
8 bits in a byte
1024 kilobytes in a megabyte
60 seconds * 60 minutes * 1500 kilobits / 8 bits / 1024 kilobytes = 659.1796875 megabytes per hour.
1024 megabytes in a gigabyte
1024 * 60 / 659.1796875 = 93.206755555555555555555555555556 = 93 hours and 12 minutes of streaming
93.206755555555555555555555555556 / 5 = 18.64135111111111111111111111111 = 18 days
So, streaming at 1500 kilobits for 5 hours a day, you'll reach thier 60GB cap in about 18 days.
Okay, now your turn.
Train A, traveling 70 miles per hour (mph), leaves Westford heading toward Eastford, 260 miles away. At the same time Train B, traveling 60 mph, leaves Eastford heading toward Westford. When do the two trains meet? How far from each city do they meet?
P.s. If you're away from home and spending 5 hours a day watching TV, the problem isn't the bandwidth cap. Go outside and play!