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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. Rich

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    You will know it when you see it. Almost as good as a BD. What I don't get is why all the Super HD content doesn't have 5.1 sound.

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    I find Speed Test to be very misleading. If your router's software allows you to run a speed test I think you're more likely to see what you're actually getting. I went thru a couple of years with speed problems and Speed Test is what Cablevision kept telling me to use. It disagreed with my router's speed test by a great deal. I finally found out what the problem was and now both Speed Test and my router agree. But it all depends on which location you pick to test from. Naturally, Cablevision chooses the NYC Optimum server. And they don't care what your router says, which is just wrong.

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  3. Athlon646464

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    The movie summary always says if it's available in 'Super HD' if it is made available at all, not necessarily if you can actually get it or not.

    I asked my question because the movie summary is not tailored to your account/device/ISP combination. Therefore I asked if there is a way to test my connection like there has been in the past (the old web page to do that is gone). That old web page always said I could not get it even if the title was available with it and I saw it in the description.

    The 'example' video does just that. Charter did not let 'Super HD' through to me before Netflix just opened it up, so even though it was available on some titles, I could not get it because of Charter. Now I get it on my Roku XS as evidenced by the example video test. I can actually watch it slowly scale to my connection with live stats on my screen right up to my download speed.
     
  4. Tom Servo

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    I'm happy they're doing this since it will shift performance pressure to the ISPs who refuse to partner with Netflix's free CDN.

    I'm disappointed at myself now for cheapening out and buying a 720p screen for the bedroom, where my Roku is. I never thought in a million years I'd have access to 1080p Netflix content so I didn't bother to pony up a few extra bucks for a higher res screen.

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  5. gpg

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    Anybody have success getting the Netflix sample to report bit rates using a Sony Bluray player or Sony smart tv? My two Chromecast-enabled TVs report Super HD specs, but my Sony TV and Bluray player simply stream the video without showing any information.
     
  6. sigma1914

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    My Oppo player doesn't report it, either. My Roku and Panasonic plasma do, though. I guess Sony and Oppo aren't supported... yet.
     
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    Weird... my Panasonic has NF and does just fine with 5800 kbps.
     
  8. Athlon646464

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    Is it possible you chose the incorrect video after doing a search for 'Example'? Some of the many 'Example' videos available have stats on screen and many do not.
     
  9. gpg

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    Nope, I'm using the same video on all four devices that I checked. The bit rate shows up on the two Chromecast devices but not on my Sonys. Thanks for trying to help.
     
  10. Athlon646464

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    ^^^
    That's interesting. I'll try it on my Sony BD player later today and see what happens and let you know. I haven't used the apps on that in some time.........
     
  11. Athlon646464

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    No stats on my Sony either (BDP-S570), although the picture looks fantastic. I much prefer the Roku interface than the Sony's.
     
  12. gpg

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    Thanks for checking. I'm getting a great picture on my Sony BDP too, so I'm guessing it is displaying Super HD even though there's no way to verify it.
     
  13. Tom Servo

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    Eh, I was better off not knowing… LOL. In the bedroom with the 720p TV I got the bitrate maxing out at 3,000 kbps with 1280x720 or whatever it is…
    So I moved it to the living room, to the TV that supports 1080p… and couldn't get more than a sustained 575 kbps. Not even HD, just 640x480. Bummer. The wireless router's just three feet away so it shouldn't be an issue on my end. (In the bedroom, it's 3 inches away.)
     
  14. Athlon646464

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    On what device?

    And your router is next to a common wall between your bedroom and living room? Can you wire your device and eliminate wireless?
     

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