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#148699 28-Jun-2014 07:30
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Hi guys,
Open question are you streaming Netflix in SuperHD.?

1. What device are you using,
2. How is it connected Ethernet or WiFi, HDMI out etc.
3. Do you have any setup advice, what worked what didn't work.

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  #1075882 28-Jun-2014 07:37
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I am also interested to see answers to this and hope you won't mind if I add a question.

When watching Netflix on TV (two-year-old Samsung Smart LCD) is there any way I can see the resolution NF is currently playing at?

My understanding is that what NF calls Super HD is actually 1080p - not something greater that might be implied by that term, and their 'HD' is 720p.




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  #1075883 28-Jun-2014 07:56
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I have Fibre 100/50

Always stream Netflix and HULU in 1080p

Apple TV hard wired

Occasionally even on fibre it can take a minute or 2 to settle into 1080p but once it does it's been flawless for me.

To see what resolution it's playing at play this title from Netflix https://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70136810?trkid=438403

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t's an example test video they provide and displays the quality on the screen.



 
 
 
 


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  #1075885 28-Jun-2014 08:28
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Slingshot ADSL2 with Global mode, Apple TV hardwired.

Super HD when we want it, but usually turn settings down to save internet.



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  #1075886 28-Jun-2014 08:30
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im on fibre and it wont go past 3000kbps, is there anyway to go higher , any settings to adjust, to go to 1080 or is that it




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  #1075912 28-Jun-2014 10:07
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eracode: I am also interested to see answers to this and hope you won't mind if I add a question.

When watching Netflix on TV (two-year-old Samsung Smart LCD) is there any way I can see the resolution NF is currently playing at?

My understanding is that what NF calls Super HD is actually 1080p - not something greater that might be implied by that term, and their 'HD' is 720p.


I believe that SuperHD is 1080p at higher bit rate then standard 1080p.

I use an AppleTV hard wired via Astrill VPN and get SuperHD every time without issue.




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  #1075913 28-Jun-2014 10:12
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Have two VDSL lines (one naked with Snap and the other with Telecom). Chromecasts for streaming and Unotelly for DNS.
The Snap line comprehensively slaughters the Telecom one when it comes to NF performance. It very quickly ramps up to 4300kbps and within 10-15 seconds, hits and stays at 5800kbps (SuperHD).

The Telecom line takes over a minute to reach 4300kbps and can very briefly peak at 5800kbps before dropping back seconds later.
Ironically, I am currently troubleshooting problems with my line with Snap after a significant drop in download speed and high attenuation and ping. Even under these circumstances, it still obliterates telecom.

I wanted to leverage the telecom account so that I could keep the Snap line within my monthly data cap, but since its NF performance is so sub-par, I just can't sit there watching video dipping into poor bitrates all the time.

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  #1075914 28-Jun-2014 10:18
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I am on Vodafone cable 130Mbps, Amazon Fire TV box, Panasonic 65" 4K UltraHD TV:







It takes sometime but then:



And when playing actual content, it looks great (an episode from House M.D.):










 
 
 
 


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  #1075928 28-Jun-2014 10:55
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ok just found out you need to download the netflix windows 8 app to get Super HD . off to experiment .




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#1075929 28-Jun-2014 11:01
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freitasm: I am on Vodafone cable 130Mbps, Amazon Fire TV box, Panasonic 65" 4K UltraHD TV:










Oh my!

I just broke into the most villainesque maniacal laugh when I saw those bitrates on a 65" 4K TV, on cable that's supposedly up to 10 times faster than ADSL2.

 

Glad it gets better over time.


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  #1075932 28-Jun-2014 11:15
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Well, you did see it reaches max speed/resolution after a few seconds, right? It's a ramp up.






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  #1075952 28-Jun-2014 11:35
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vexxxboy: ok just found out you need to download the netflix windows 8 app to get Super HD . off to experiment .


What about us plebs who are still on W7 (serious question)?




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  #1075953 28-Jun-2014 11:36
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DeepBlueSky: Hi guys,
Open question are you streaming Netflix in SuperHD.?

1. What device are you using,
2. How is it connected Ethernet or WiFi, HDMI out etc.
3. Do you have any setup advice, what worked what didn't work.


1) ps3/4 gives me super hd no problem (bigpipe broadband). I also use Apple TV in the kitchen, but the tv only goes up to 720p as it's quite old

2) Ethernet over powerline

3) I've tried it over wifi, and it works fine too.

Netflix super hd uses quite advanced video compression, so the bitrate is somewhere around 7Mbps I think. This means that your home setup probably won't have much effect on it, assuming your home wiring is fine.
The biggest bottlenecks will be whether your Copper line length can deliver you enough bandwidth, and the 2nd bottleneck is to make sure your ISP doesn't skimp on international capacity.

Note that netflix doesn't allow super hd on quite a few of its devices though, like desktop/laptop browser based streaming.

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  #1075957 28-Jun-2014 11:41
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geekiegeek:
eracode: I am also interested to see answers to this and hope you won't mind if I add a question.

When watching Netflix on TV (two-year-old Samsung Smart LCD) is there any way I can see the resolution NF is currently playing at?

My understanding is that what NF calls Super HD is actually 1080p - not something greater that might be implied by that term, and their 'HD' is 720p.


I believe that SuperHD is 1080p at higher bit rate then standard 1080p.

I use an AppleTV hard wired via Astrill VPN and get SuperHD every time without issue.


How can you tell? I've tried fiddling with the Apple TV but can't find any way to find out the streaming quality.
Or are you just judging it by eye?

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  #1075959 28-Jun-2014 11:42
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fahrenheit: Have two VDSL lines (one naked with Snap and the other with Telecom). Chromecasts for streaming and Unotelly for DNS.
The Snap line comprehensively slaughters the Telecom one when it comes to NF performance. It very quickly ramps up to 4300kbps and within 10-15 seconds, hits and stays at 5800kbps (SuperHD).

The Telecom line takes over a minute to reach 4300kbps and can very briefly peak at 5800kbps before dropping back seconds later.
Ironically, I am currently troubleshooting problems with my line with Snap after a significant drop in download speed and high attenuation and ping. Even under these circumstances, it still obliterates telecom.

I wanted to leverage the telecom account so that I could keep the Snap line within my monthly data cap, but since its NF performance is so sub-par, I just can't sit there watching video dipping into poor bitrates all the time.


Why not just switch to snap unlimited and ditch the telecom one altogether? Probably save you quite a bit of money.

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  #1075966 28-Jun-2014 11:51
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NonprayingMantis:

How can you tell? I've tried fiddling with the Apple TV but can't find any way to find out the streaming quality.
Or are you just judging it by eye?


Check the video in the link PoHq posted.

NonprayingMantis:

Why not just switch to snap unlimited and ditch the telecom one altogether? Probably save you quite a bit of money.


The telecom line is not mine to ditch, but I have access to it and I'd have to pay an additional $24 a month for unlimited on snap. I may have to bite the bullet anyways as Netflix super hd is a cap-killer.

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