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    Wow! I just finished looking around that link.
    Just like thinking Deutche Grammophone had some of the best quality vinyl recordings,
    I'm now seeing the equivalent as a domain.
    It would be very interesting to go through five decades of concerts,
    and see how performers, or conductors, changed.

    You get what you pay for, even if NZ300 per year is unknown to me.

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    I was a bit out John it is $243/yr 30 days $32 and 7 days $16 I now realise that I get a 7 day free trial (as part of the Samsung app) so I will try it out and see how much data it hogs. but when you consider that to attend a concert we were paying about $120 for a couple of tickets plus a trip and a night in a motel about $200, it is not too bad. OK you don't get the atmosphere so it is a compromise as is life.
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    Hi Colin,

    I can only supply you with figures we have for the US:

    We can select our own "rate" for streaming off our Roku box when accessing Netflix:

    Low ... 0.3 Gb/hr
    Medium ... (standard def) 0.7 Gb/hr
    High ... up to 3.0 Gb/hr for high def and up to 7.0 Gb/hr for ultra high def

    I have our system set for "high" as I have a 40 Mb downstream connection on my DSL service. I route the audio through my stereo system. I do not have a HD TV set ... mine is a 1998 Toshiba 32" set that still has a great picture and has not (yet) had the need for any service or adjustment. My next set will be HD, but I'm not going to replace it until this one craps out.

    Lars

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    One of my favorite concert experiences in the early 1990's,
    considering Mr. George Benson gave me a backstage lesson in 1970.

    I was living in Queenston Heights with my girlfriend, house-sitting for her parents until they retired,
    looking out the front window to see the Brock Memorial at Queenston Heights Park. Yeah, all historic.
    I was walking her dog, half Collie and half Golden Labrador, a friend at first meeting, a polite animal.
    Sitting under an apple tree along the Niagara River, down from the Queenston-Lewiston Generating Station,
    I could hear Art Park start to fire up, and the announcer said to welcome George Benson.
    Sandy and I sat there, listening to every note, hearing the entire show, reflected across the water.
    The Niagara Gorge added it's own, soft echo, the breeze of the moving water skirled it a little,
    adding Hendrixian effects, and my heart was at peace.
    When Sandy put her paw up on my leg, looking at me, we both had the same look in our eyes.
    That's not a ticket anyone can buy.

    Too bad you don't live in the big city, for one good reason.
    I've stood outside venues to listen to bands far more times than I've paid to get in,
    and sometimes that meant hanging out with other musicians who want to jam.

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    @John, Listening to music from outside the venue rings a bell with me, I once heard a discussion on good HiFi set ups in the home and what did it deliver. The man answered “it is like listening to a concert from out side the hall compared to actually being inside the hall, and I agree 100% but then I am classical man and classical music has a range of dynamics right from fff to ppp and you would miss the really soft, quite passages which is another reason I don’t listen to classical when driving.


    @Lars, since my earlier post I have reached the figures that you quote ie 7GB per hour of ultra high def (4K) so my 40GB package would have to be increased, in the end I will try the 7 day free package and then decide, in NZ we have to buy packages and pay according to amount of data ??? We have some catching up to do.
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    JHC, and I can't do @JHC other than what you see.
    Being a rock and disco band player, standing outside avoided too loud music,
    and sometimes the mix was better outside instead of wide stages off to one side.

    No use putting on classical or jazz music for me, if I'm doing something.
    I simply stop hearing it after a while,
    needing a steady beat to keep what spare attention I have focussed.

    And I am sorry to see that you think and drive.
    You probably eat apples while you're walking too, bad boy.

    I've never had set-ups or saw bills for what you're talking about here,
    but doesn't the thought of having three choices of signal, seem redundant,
    if not creative over-billing, when one best signal would do?
    Oh, sorry, I'm in Ontario, and our highway toll system is the same.

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    John baby, I don't listen to classical when driving but have a good selection of Jazz and Irish folk which fills the gap.

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    I wish my cockles and muscles were alive alive oh

    teddy
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    I wish I had a dollar for every time I played that Irish Rover's song,
    even if I can't remember the title, something about the something and the unicorn.

    As a Gaelic person, I've got the blather and bluster, with a bit'a blarney on top.
    Scottish people say, if you want to hear the most beautiful descriptions,
    of the moon and sun and the loving ones on earth,
    look for a drunken Irishman lying on the side of the road in the dark.

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    Having enjoyed the BPO concerts for a couple of months I thought that I would share this link with you it is a Youtube link of BPO concerts with an introduction to the "Digital concert hall" there are quite a few videos to choose from and high definition 720kbps min a lot on 1080kbps and above and best of all free....
    you can adjust the bit rate to suit your needs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfcMSQ7dzXg
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