S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge

Matthew Walster matthew at walster.org
Tue Oct 12 20:10:59 UTC 2021

On Tue, 12 Oct 2021, 02:24 Owen DeLong, <owen at delong.com> wrote:

> A 4K 2 hour movie is about 40GB. Most modern smart TVs around 32GB of RAM
> and can probably devote about 20GB of that to buffering a stream, so yeah,
> that should actually be doable.

Most users are not streaming 4K, it's a very small fraction of streams.
Even those that do tend to have only about 4-8GB of flash, which is about
half used by the operating system alone. RAM-wise, you're definitely off by
at least an order of magnitude there.

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