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Poll: A sixth of web users never watch online video

Half of respondents watch 'the odd clip'

Responding to a PC Advisor poll, almost one in six web users - 14.7 percent - said they never watch online video at all.

And the respondents who do watch clips online don't seem to be hooked. The largest proportion of respondents - 49.7 percent - said they watched 'the odd clip'.

The issue may be a question of bandwidth. Online video fan and PC Advisor forum member Chegs ®™ commented: "I had to purchase additional bandwidth (fortunately, I'm no longer on such a low bandwidth cap though this was still 25Gbs and am presently on 40Gb cap)."

Forum member bremner. meanwhile, said: "It has to be the case that use will be dependent upon a broadband connection. My use of iPlayer has changed by necessity since moving house and going from Virgin 20Mb unlimited to BT 2.5Mb with a 10GB a month limit."

There remains a hardcore of regular video consumers, but they are only slightly larger than the group who never watch any video at all - 17.8 percent of respondents said they watch 'About an hour per day'.

The remaining 17.8 percent indicated that they watch about an hour per week. 

A total of 197 people had responded to the poll at time of writing. Click here to vote in the poll, or join the discussion on the subject.


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