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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/16/2016 3:15:50 PM
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It's also hard to move...
Users are also probably trained NOT to move too far while binge watching because wireless coverage just isn't that reliable. Once you find a good spot with decent broadband... you tend to stay there until you're done watching bc if you move too far, you might get no signal or bad buffering.

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Adi
Adi
6/16/2016 11:57:30 AM
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Re: number crunched
Truly shocking.

- Sent from my iPhone

 

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afwriter
afwriter
6/16/2016 11:54:10 AM
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Teenagers
First of all I find this study hilarious.  Second, it does not surprise me at all when you think of the amount of teenagers who are probably locking themselves in their rooms and binge watching shows on their phones and tablets. 

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dmendyk
dmendyk
6/16/2016 11:04:40 AM
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number crunched
Adi -- There are interesting numbers here that lead to lots of speculative conclusions. The thing that really jumps out is that smartphones should now be added to the basic requirements of existence: food, clothing, shelter. It's a truly shocking development.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
6/16/2016 10:50:54 AM
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Mobile viewers
I not shocked by this because eveyone has iphones etc. so of coursr they would watch more tv that is available on their phones.

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Adi
Adi
6/16/2016 10:24:19 AM
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Re: Modern observations
It's a battle between the quality of the larger TV screen vs. the personalized and usually on-demand experience of the smartphone or tablet. The tablet in particular seems to be nibbling away at more traditional TV viewing. It will be interesting to see if there is a plateau reached either due to generational change or just because there is a point where even millenials want to zone out while watching the big TV

 

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LightRay
LightRay
6/16/2016 10:13:03 AM
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Modern observations
The quality of the screen and personalized nature mean that more people are watching video content on their smartphones even when there is a bigger screen in the same room... this is what I see in my house.

As batterlife gets longer, so this will rise, IMHO. 

Maybe the advent of ubiquitous 5G wireless broadband will change things - when folks can get hi-def uniinterrupted video while on a train, or in their self-drving car... peopole will be able to 'drive' to work and watch their personalized 'TV' channel at the same time.

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