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Internet radio usage

Is it possible to calculate internet radio CAP usage. My package comes with 2 gig a month, any usage after that gets billed separately. My DSP Z7 doesn't come with a receiver, the amp is connected to the internet via network cable. My previous amp had a tuner and i would play the radio during the day. If i played internet radio, i would like to calculate the cost if i had to use it. I know my Skype service uses 180 meg per hour. Hope this makes sense.

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Re: Internet radio usage

Probably pretty difficult to measure. Have you "googled" to see if anyone has worked out that an hour's listening at x bitrate uses y amount of data? I can't see an internet radio blowing through your data cap - unless it is on 24/7?

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i will try Google. With my previous amp i used the radio about 12hrs a day, i work from home so it's on most of the time. Since getting the DSP Z7 i've been using the ipod for music but i miss the radio as background music.

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Re: Internet radio usage

Pay the extra £5 for no data cap and claim a tax deduction for your internet costs as a cost of doing business from home!

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I live in South Africa, my service provider doesn't offer unlimited CAP. I'm going to download a program from the net that monitors data usage. I'll check data before using radio and check again after running it for a few hours and work back from there.

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Update : Used the radio for 3 hours this morning, checked data usage. 30 meg, so 10 meg per hour.

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