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  Reply # 1076168 28-Jun-2014 17:53
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The "they" you refer to, appears to be a third party blog.

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  Reply # 1076175 28-Jun-2014 17:58
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fahrenheit: The "they" you refer to, appears to be a third party blog.


It's still correct.  tongue-out

Netflix refer to the 4300kbps as 'Super HD'

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1076176 28-Jun-2014 18:04
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Saying it, doesn't make it so.
Some source that isn't 'some guy says' would go a long ways to helping you make your claim.

I'm done.

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  Reply # 1076178 28-Jun-2014 18:09
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Would like to try super hd but I only have a PC, capped at 3000kbps, and and xbox 360 which also caps out at 720p, although from my experience only 480p via component. Looks ok on a smaller 32 inch.

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  Reply # 1076180 28-Jun-2014 18:16
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Using internet explorer (on Windows 8), you can press ctrl+alt+shift+s and force 5800 bitrate on programs that support it. We often watch our stuff on our PCs - using Vodafone VDSL (it now does 5800 bitrate without any trouble).



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  Reply # 1076219 28-Jun-2014 19:19
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is there a way to run internet explorer 11 on mac?



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  Reply # 1076228 28-Jun-2014 19:59
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Thanks for all the replies guys, this is an interesting thread I'm learning lots.

Question in your opinion is a vpn connection any better than a dns service as far as streaming Netflix in Super HD.



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  Reply # 1076231 28-Jun-2014 20:03
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Hi Benokobi,
I'm no Mac expert but I believe you can use a Program called Boot Camp, to duel boot into Windows then you could use IE 11 I guess. Maybe someone else can add more.

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  Reply # 1076232 28-Jun-2014 20:08
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DeepBlueSky: Hi Benokobi,
I'm no Mac expert but I believe you can use a Program called Boot Camp, to duel boot into Windows then you could use IE 11 I guess. Maybe someone else can add more.


Boot Camp is a built in Mac OS X utility.  

You could also use VMware Fusion, Parallels, or VirtualBox to run a VM of Windows without having to reboot into it.

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  Reply # 1076236 28-Jun-2014 20:15
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Yep, super HD. Using a Roku, as this is the only device (including PC) that gives me a perfect picture. Plus 5.1 sound, although I'll have to update my amp even though it supports dolby plus the Roku wont work with it in 5.1 (no sound).


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  Reply # 1076813 30-Jun-2014 08:13
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SuperHD via PS3 on Vodafone VDSL (40/10) using Unotelly. Apart form the stupid Vodafone router losing the DNS every week, its been great.





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  Reply # 1076819 30-Jun-2014 08:41
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I'm not sure what I get, but I know it looks just fine. At least HD, sometimes SuperHD I suppose (I can't tell the difference from where I sit). DD5.1 too.
AppleTV on Telecom ADSL2 using UnoTelly DNS.

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  Reply # 1076836 30-Jun-2014 09:28
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At least 720 with Dolby + via W8.1 app.

Vodafone ASDL2 Vodafone, VPN.

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  Reply # 1076892 30-Jun-2014 10:34
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Lurch: Yep, super HD. Using a Roku, as this is the only device (including PC) that gives me a perfect picture. Plus 5.1 sound, although I'll have to update my amp even though it supports dolby plus the Roku wont work with it in 5.1 (no sound).



I run netflix through an Amazon Fire TV, also have issues with dolby digital+, my receiver supports it (along with everything else, truehd etc) but i get no sound. Have to make do with stereo :(. My receiver is brand new as well which is a bit of a bummer. Ive been meaning to try sound through the optical connection to see if that rectify's it, its on the todo list.

I havn't actually checked to see what resolution its getting. Moving from Snap adsl2 to slingshot fibre has been a downgrade for netflix however, quite often getting buffering now compared to not once with snap.

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  Reply # 1076961 30-Jun-2014 12:11
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We use PS4s, HTPC, iPads and PCs.

Our connection is Telecom Ultra VDSL - Actual speeds 46.70 Mbps Down - 9.50 Mbps Up - Using the Unotelly Service - PS4s and PC's are all hardwired.

Most viewing is done in the Home Theater room via a PS4 -> Denon AVR-4311 -> Panasonic PT-AE7000 Projector and I am quite impressed with the 'Super HD' picture quality on a 130-140 inch screen.

The PS4 allows bitstreaming directly to the Denon AVR so that it can handle and deliver the Dolby Digital Plus.  I don't often use the HTPC for Netflix or Hulu Plus due to the usual restricted HD output options.

The PS4 Netflix app will also show the stream quality details if the Options button is pressed. While watching the Netflix test video listed in the third post of this thread with the PS4 display on, it will read 'Super HD' once the stream reaches 1080p at 4300 kbps and/or 5800 kbps. On our Telecom VDSL connection it does take several minutes before it will make it to 5800 kbps.

I'm a recent entrant to the streaming market after being a long time HTPC and Blu-ray fan and I have to say again that I'm very impressed with the picture quality that is currently available from both Netflix and Hulu Plus - Something I did not expect to find when I decided to trial these options with my current projector based Home Theater set up.


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