Hopefully BT will not reduce the bit rate or quality for streamed video services. Can we have an assurance please?
My understanding is that Prime, for example, will do it if ISPs ask. We don't want BT to ask! We want BT to assure us they won't ask.
I very much doubt you would get any such assurance from any ISP. They will always give the best that they can given prevailing circumstances at the time.
If that means that in order to maintain a service they have to lower quality etc they will rather than lose the service altogether and given the circumstances as they now are I sure any reasonable person would rather have lower quality than no service at all.
I don't think it's up to the ISP's as Netflix have already announced they're dropping the quality of their content
BT claim to have plenty of resilience in their network. The BBC ran the following yesterday:
Perhaps they should be able to give that assurance given this story.
Given that BT have claimed to have resilience what difference will it make to your viewing if or if not BT give you an assurance. If they don't give you an assurance are you going to leave BT or just carry on watching your TV?
You're right and very cynical. Amazon Prime in HDR/Ultra HD is what I'd like untouched. I'm using an Android TV to watch this NOT the BT box. I'm considering Disney+ too that has UHD content.
Yes I am being cynical. It will be such a shame to have to watch it in HD or SD I just don't know how we'll manage!!!
Personally speaking, I don't understand why anyone is concerned about bit rate or bandwidth. Surely all that matters currently is that people can use mobiles, landlines and the internet. No-one is going to die if you have to watch in HD or even SD.
I can't imagine that in the years to come the one thing that someone will be talking about is that in 2020 they had to endure HD/SD.
Get a grip people, it's not the end of the world.