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Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Netflix gives option for lower-quality, lower-consumption video

Netflix now offers three quality levels for streaming data. (Paul Sakuma - AP)
Fans of Netflix video facing data caps have a new way to stay under their limits.

Rich Karpinski of Connected Planet’s blog pointed out that U.S. Netflix users now have three streaming video quality options — good, better and best — that use varying levels of bandwidth for streaming.

The “Good” option uses up to 0.3 GB per hour, “Better” uses 0.7 GB per hour and “Best uses up to 1 GB per hour, or 2.3 GB for HD video.

These options have already been available to users in Canada, according to DSL Reports.

To access the settings, go to your account in Netflix and choose the “Manage Video Quality” option from “Watching Instantly on your TV or computer.”

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