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'Super HD' 1080P for everyone that has compatible players

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by oldschoolecw, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/26/netflix-super-hd-open-to-everyone/

    Feeling left out because your internet provider isn't on board with Netflix's Open Connect program that provides access to its Super HD high-bitrate 1080p streams? Let that feeling of abandonment go, as the company has announced all of its customers (with compatible players) now have access to the higher quality video (and, in the US, 3D).

    More at link above
     
  2. dettxw

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    Guess I better get that new Roku out of the box it's been sitting in and hook it up.
    Was waiting on a replacement receiver. Got a new one because Denons do not play nice with my HR34 (tinny audio on either the regular show or commercials that no combination of receiver & DVR settings helps, except for those that fake multichannel output), and also needed more HDMI ports but it's been sitting around in a box too.
     
  3. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    It's not showing up on my 360 yet, but it did for a day sometime last month
     
  4. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Anyone know how to check for it? The link to the Netflix page I've found on the 'net is no longer there. My ISP is Charter so I haven't seen it yet.
     
  5. Nighthawk68

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    I have Charter, and its showing up in SuperHD on both my AppleTV and Oppo BDP-103
     
  6. Nighthawk68

    Nighthawk68 Godfather

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    It shows up right in the item/title description
     
  7. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I've had 'Super HD' in the description of many titles for months, but I haven't been able to stream it because Charter wasn't part of Netflix's content-delivery network.

    Netflix used to have a web page that would test whether or not Super HD was getting through and it always indicated 'not available' for me, even though the title listed 'Super HD'.

    My guess is folks see that designation even if watching Netflix on a device that doesn't support 1080p. Doesn't mean they are actually seeing it though.
     
  8. Nighthawk68

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    Mine only just showed up in SuperHD, across town my friend had Frontier DSL, and its been showing SuperHD for 6 months, and on the same Netflix account
     
  9. coolman302003

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    Quite a few people have been having problems even streaming the standard HD streams with Charter off and on since July. https://secure.dslreports.com/forum/r28460076-Netflix-HD-What-is-going-on-

    But anyway to answer your question, an easy way to check - play "Example Short 23.976 (2010)" if you get 4300 or 5800 kbps bit rate you are getting 'Super HD'

    The bit rate is displayed on screen with this 'interesting' title.
     
  10. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Thank you for that! Never knew those example videos were there!!

    On my PC it stopped at 3000 kbps. On my 1080p Roku it scaled all the way up to 5800 kbps at 1920 x 1080! Looks like Super HD for me......

    Thanks again.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. lparsons21

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    Just tested on my MacBook Pro w/Retina and it maxed at 3000

    On my iPad Mini it maxed at 1750

    I'll try the AppleTV and BluRay player later.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  12. sigma1914

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    Mine is staying around 1750. That's disappointing.
     
  13. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    On what device? It's download speed and device dependent.
     
  14. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Oops, sorry I forgot. Uverse 18/1 plan, Roku 2xs.
     
  15. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I have the XS and 15/5 w/Charter and get Super HD. If your download speed is supposed to be 18 then you might want to check to make sure you're getting what you're paying for.

    http://www.speedtest.net/
     
  16. Athlon646464

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    I just did a test and got this:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. sigma1914

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    [​IMG]
     
  18. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Strange you are seeing only 1750 on your XS. Wired or wifi? (Mine is wired.)
     
  19. sigma1914

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    Wifi, only 2 feet away.
     
  20. Rich

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    I use Cablevision and I've had it from the time it was introduced. You have to go into the movie/program summary to see if it is in Super HD or not. If you haven't seen it yet you're in for a treat. It's actually hard to go from watching programs on NF in Super HD to D*'s 1080i. Takes a few minutes to adjust. Sure would be nice if D* could send out the same PQ.

    Rich
     

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