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If you are satisfied with SD then you will be quite pleased with HD.

Bandwidth usage is predicated on the level of compression and how much programming you sling. The decoder in the latest Sling Pro is much more efficient than earlier Slings so take your current SD usage and add 25 to 50%

In a thread about the Pro HD version (or whatever Sling calls it, I forget), a couple of years ago I produced some bit rate numbers if you wish to search the forum.

As far as internet connection goes, the bottleneck is your upload speed. That depends on your location and your package. The best way is to use Speedtest to check your upload speeds.
 

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HWP, please note that most providers limit your uploading speed so you are not going to be able to sling HD to Korea the way you can to a computer on your home network. Assume that you might have 500 kbps uploads and then you can calculate potential usage.


Streaming uses up less bandwidth? But how much less?
Streaming is just a different way of downloading where you see the video as it comes through rather than completely downloading it and then watching it. If you streamed an entire movie vs. download, the amount of data transferred would be about the same.
 
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