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i hate to break it to you, but the advertising doesn't use a whole lot of bandwith, especially if you're not viewing the videos or anything of that nature. And when i say not a whole lot, i'd have to imagine somewhere in the neighborhood of 500kb each.
B.I.O.N., I've had this conversation before with MSN chat representatives for the same cause. I believe they saw it my way, and finally decided to click buttons on thier end and the adverts stopped appearing in my MSN, thus no longer wasting more of my bandwidth
than the chat was.
same applies here... The adverts are using more bandwidth than I am in chat (text or voice) or the games that I play.
As to the 500k per advert... multiply that by 8 menus... then multiply that by 4 boxes per menu... Were just up to 8Mb after turning the box on (Not to mention the delayed reboot because of it)... wait... and every few moments.... they all refresh... about
once every 15 mins and we have 32Mn/hr... leave your system idle overnight and its startting to add up... All week, and your "inexpencive" options for internet are being rather constrained... And you havn't even looked at any of the other options inside
that are "refresh downloads" just cuz they changed graphics on the adverts... :D
Just how much bandwidth is used during online game play compared to the adverts?
online gameplay can vary from 200Kbps down and 10Kbps up to a whopping 1Mbps down and 1Mbps up (sarcasm implied), online gaming can use more upload than download, the xbox is ideal for this because the updates are small, the ads on the dash don't use alot
at all and none when in a game so you should have nothing to worry about.
The box/panel only shows a micro sampling of the full add which is why the full add doesn't play in the panel. Now if you Click on it, then yes it will stream the full add as your watching it. The micro add you see playing in the panel is miniscule compared
to the full thing. So... Don't click on the ads and you'll be fine. :) Cheers!