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Old 11-04-2013, 02:41 PM
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The streaming service has added several UHD test clips to its library and plans to launch robust 4K support next year.

http://gigaom.com/2013/11/01/netflix...-hd-next-year/
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Back in the days when 3D was getting started, I can remember similar promises of plans to launch 3D channels in the "next year" from several fairly big name players. To my embarassment, I believed them and defended them to friends and family who were sceptical of 3D's potential. Now several years later, those channels have never materialised and 3D is becoming yesterday's news. This makes me leery of Ultra HD which is at the most an incremental improvement to a technology, HD, that still has not fully caught on with the general public.
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It doesn't matter if UltraHD catches on quickly or not, that's the direction all TVs (well, above a certain size at least) are headed. It is a different thing than 3D because it's more of an evolution of the technology, rather than an extra feature that only certain kids of content benefit from (and which currently you need extra accessories for).
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Can they even do 1080p with HD audio yet? Why not work on that first hmm?
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God how long before they put limits on our internet like they did on cell data. That's what I read from that. Soon we'll be paying a crazy premium for gigs and companies passing it off as a great deal.

My iphone Netflix app is useless cause of the data limitations.
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Just imagine the bandwidth needed to utilize this (or imagine how overly compressed they're going to make it.)
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:17 PM
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God how long before they put limits on our internet like they did on cell data. That's what I read from that. Soon we'll be paying a crazy premium for gigs and companies passing it off as a great deal.
We already are. There are plenty of ISPs that cap bandwidth and charge if you go over, and the caps aren't very high (e.g. 80GB for mid tier packages).
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Can they even do 1080p with HD audio yet? Why not work on that first hmm?
Netflix does 1080P just fine, and has been for years.

Audio is Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 and has been for years (not to be confused with Dolby Digital). It's not lossless, but few people notice the difference.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_Digital_Plus

http://www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/...tflix-ps3.html

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-th...-to-all-users/
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All 1080p is not equal. Blu-Ray vs Compressed Streaming. Big difference.
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Netflix does 1080P just fine, and has been for years.

Audio is Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 and has been for years (not to be confused with Dolby Digital). It's not lossless, but few people notice the difference.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_Digital_Plus

http://www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/...tflix-ps3.html

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-th...-to-all-users/
So in other words, no they can't do 1080p with HD audio yet. Thanks, that's what I figured.
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