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Old 25-01-2013, 20:29
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Is there any point in upgrading between up to 40 and up to 80? What are the actual benefits ? For example I have sky on demand and with upto 40 product a HD film starts immediately. If I download a song it's a couple of seconds. I stream netflix in HD perfectly, I browse at lightning speed. I don't use torrents, so what other benefits would I have ?
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Old 25-01-2013, 20:40
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With Sky probably not much for most of the time unless you are part of a household with say 4 or more regular Internet users. It's more a case of being nice to have - just in case...

With BT, the 40 meg package has a 40GB usage limit but the 80 meg package is essentially unlimited so usage level comes into the equation.
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Old 25-01-2013, 20:45
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That's my thinking Dave. To be fair, quite often my wife is on the Internet working, I am on the iPad. My daughter is watching netflix on the other iPad. I am watching netflix on Apple TV (HD) and I can still download a sky demand film (HD) in seconds !
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Old 26-01-2013, 11:11
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Im on infinity so i cant speak for sky but the biggest benefit for us moving to 80Mbit was the increase in upload speed. With 4 in the house an upload of 2.2MB/s means people can still upload to youtube or photos to flickr with good speed and with no impact on what other members in the house are doing (online gaming for example).
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Old 26-01-2013, 23:29
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Is there any point in upgrading between up to 40 and up to 80? What are the actual benefits ? For example I have sky on demand and with upto 40 product a HD film starts immediately. If I download a song it's a couple of seconds. I stream netflix in HD perfectly, I browse at lightning speed. I don't use torrents, so what other benefits would I have ?
Being able to download BIG files quicker. You won't see much difference with what you've mentioned above, I don't think.
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Old 02-02-2013, 15:37
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That's my thinking Dave. To be fair, quite often my wife is on the Internet working, I am on the iPad. My daughter is watching netflix on the other iPad. I am watching netflix on Apple TV (HD) and I can still download a sky demand film (HD) in seconds !
God, now wonder the people in this country are getting obese! Little or no exercise it seems.

I also notice that practically no one in my street goes outside and sweeps all the rubbish off their bit of pavement outside their houses any more or their driveways (if they have one). Now I see why if everyone is indoors!
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Old 03-02-2013, 14:14
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God, now wonder the people in this country are getting obese! Little or no exercise it seems.

I also notice that practically no one in my street goes outside and sweeps all the rubbish off their bit of pavement outside their houses any more or their driveways (if they have one). Now I see why if everyone is indoors!
Or they are playing on their X-box/Ps3 most of the time.
I don't see kids outside playing these days, they stay indoors.

I used to be out a lot even when I had electronic toys, I played with them in the garden. Ok, you can't really take a Ps3 into the garden.

just the way it is now.
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Old 03-02-2013, 14:33
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Or they are playing on their X-box/Ps3 most of the time.
I don't see kids outside playing these days, they stay indoors.

I used to be out a lot even when I had electronic toys, I played with them in the garden. Ok, you can't really take a Ps3 into the garden.

just the way it is now.
Well, I don't mind really but when I walk around my suburban area I am appalled at the state of people's gardens and general low maintenance levels all for the sake of a few hours of work a month. A very poor reflection on lazy modern day society.
I don't want to live in or nearby a shithole.
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