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Ultimate Geek

#156036 17-Nov-2014 12:09
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I have been with Snap UFB for 12+ months, great service, but since the change to the new plans - 100/20, 200/20, 200/200 etc through Chorus and Enable (which I swap over today to the 100/20 plan from 30/10) I can no longer get / see "superHD" on Netflix.

I checked last night on the Netflix example short 23.976 sample clip and resolution topped out at 1920 x 1080 at 4300kbps from about 7 mins or so into the clip, from what I have seen, superHD is @ 5800kbps.

Interestingly, of all the devices we have in the house, one of my Sony BD players was the only one that showed "superHD" as an option, everything else (Xbox360, PS3 and another Sony BD player) only showed "HD" on the screen.

Have netflix gone away from advertising "superHD?"
Is it possibly a network performance isue with the newer "higher speed plans" making international traffic slower(?)

Has anyone else lost superHD from the picture options recently?

Pic quality at "HD" is still pretty good, more a curiosity


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  #1177326 17-Nov-2014 12:57
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Yesterday I noticed that my PS4 said "1080", whereas I'm pretty sure that it used to say "1080 Super HD". I'd heard that Super HD is Netflix's name for 1080; if that's the case then it looks like Netflix may simply be dropping the name. On the other hand, if Super HD is actually better than "normal" HD then perhaps it really is a bandwidth issue.

^ How's that for a ramble? :)

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Ultimate Geek

  #1177402 17-Nov-2014 15:14
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Hi the 5800 is superhd from what I can gather.

My gear 55" Samsung 4K SUHD LCD HDR , Denon AVR-4200W Reciever in 7.1.2 Surround , Denon 2 Channel Amp to power ceiling speakers , Combination of Polk Audio Fronts And Tannoy Surrounds plus 2 Cambridge Audio Ceiling Speakers Pioneer Downfiring Subwoofer , Oppo UDP-203 UHD Player , Roku Ultra , Apple TV 3


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Ultimate Geek

  #1177404 17-Nov-2014 15:17
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Both 4300 and 5800 seem to be "Super HD"

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Master Geek

  #1177435 17-Nov-2014 16:10
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I run netflix through my samsung smart tv. There is only an option for "HD" which it then auto decides between 720 or 1080 based on bandwidth available. I have that info bar displaying and I see it switch to either one during an episode. It mostly stayed in the 720 quality :(

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