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  # 1239590 15-Feb-2015 20:26
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Talkiet:
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MindstormNZ1972: I would doubt New Zealand internet speeds are up to the challenge of 4K either. Maybe 2016?


More than 70,000 New Zealanders on UFB now.

I wouldn't be flinching if our entire customer base decided to watch 4k Netflix NZ content simultaneously.


Heh, yes you would.

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Feel free to explain why/how.

Different story if you're a national ISP but as a regional with our primary network infrastructure housed in the same building that we handover our UFB traffic, a sudden 20Gbps spike is not going to create mayhem.

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  # 1239626 15-Feb-2015 23:03
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my guess would be that if that Netflix content isn't hosted onshore, you are going to be paying a fair old bit of international bandwidth for those customers.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1239642 16-Feb-2015 00:10
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I can't comment on our operation but assuming your ISP has engaged with the Netflix Open Connect program, you can expect a great no-buffer experience (also assuming your ISP isn't congesting it's downstream / regional backhauls. Whoops. We've had word of several ISPs already doing this with noticeable, detrimental effect).

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  # 1239652 16-Feb-2015 01:14
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myfullflavour: I can't comment on our operation but assuming your ISP has engaged with the Netflix Open Connect program, you can expect a great no-buffer experience (also assuming your ISP isn't congesting it's downstream / regional backhauls. Whoops. We've had word of several ISPs already doing this with noticeable, detrimental effect).


so what does that mean? You will be hosting Netflix content in Tauranga?  

https://openconnect.itp.netflix.com/peeringLocations/index.html


Can we expect to see a Tauranga server coming soon?



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  # 1239771 16-Feb-2015 10:27
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NonprayingMantis: so what does that mean? You will be hosting Netflix content in Tauranga?  

https://openconnect.itp.netflix.com/peeringLocations/index.html


Can we expect to see a Tauranga server coming soon?


I can't comment on our own operation but what internet exchanges Netflix content will be hosted from will become known next month.

Keep an eye on:

https://openconnect.itp.netflix.com/peeringLocations/index.html

Edit: Made my link a link

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  # 1239789 16-Feb-2015 10:53
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myfullflavour:
NonprayingMantis: so what does that mean? You will be hosting Netflix content in Tauranga?  

https://openconnect.itp.netflix.com/peeringLocations/index.html


Can we expect to see a Tauranga server coming soon?


I can't comment on our own operation but what internet exchanges Netflix content will be hosted from will become known next month.

Keep an eye on:

https://openconnect.itp.netflix.com/peeringLocations/index.html

Edit: Made my link a link


you mean the link that was already in my post :P



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  # 1239841 16-Feb-2015 11:25
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NonprayingMantis: you mean the link that was already in my post :P


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  # 1286891 18-Apr-2015 17:32

Is anybody here streaming 4K content from Netflix NZ?  On my relatively slow VDSL connection (25mbs down) it takes about 30 seconds to a minute to spin up to 1080p.  Perfectly happy with that.  Just wondering how long it might take to get all way up to ultra HD on this sort of connection. 

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  # 1286892 18-Apr-2015 17:36
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Probably never.




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Bobdn: Is anybody here streaming 4K content from Netflix NZ?  On my relatively slow VDSL connection (25mbs down) it takes about 30 seconds to a minute to spin up to 1080p.  Perfectly happy with that.  Just wondering how long it might take to get all way up to ultra HD on this sort of connection. 


I don't have a UHD TV, but just to make sure - are you aware that the browser and PC based clients (and many others) won't stream more than 1080p? (In fact the only ways to get 1080p on a PC are to use the windows 8.1 app, or windows 8 + ie11. (Other browsers are limited to 720p)

I believe some (most?) UHD TV smart apps will support 4K for the content that's actually encoded in 4K, and presuming you're also paying for (or trialling) the top tier of Netflix account (the 4 simultaneous channels account). The other account types don't support 4K at all.

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  # 1286894 18-Apr-2015 17:38
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Spyware: Probably never.


Can you explain this?

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  # 1286897 18-Apr-2015 17:44

Talkiet:
Bobdn: Is anybody here streaming 4K content from Netflix NZ?  On my relatively slow VDSL connection (25mbs down) it takes about 30 seconds to a minute to spin up to 1080p.  Perfectly happy with that.  Just wondering how long it might take to get all way up to ultra HD on this sort of connection. 


I don't have a UHD TV, but just to make sure - are you aware that the browser and PC based clients (and many others) won't stream more than 1080p? (In fact the only ways to get 1080p on a PC are to use the windows 8.1 app, or windows 8 + ie11. (Other browsers are limited to 720p)

I believe some (most?) UHD TV smart apps will support 4K for the content that's actually encoded in 4K, and presuming you're also paying for (or trialling) the top tier of Netflix account (the 4 simultaneous channels account). The other account types don't support 4K at all.

Cheers - N



Thanks Talkiet, I didn't know that.  I'm using Netflix through my PS4 which I assume would be fine for 4K streaming. 

Honestly, I should stop thinking about this right now.  I need a new fridge more than I need a UHD TV.

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  # 1286898 18-Apr-2015 17:47
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Bobdn:
Talkiet:
Bobdn: Is anybody here streaming 4K content from Netflix NZ?  On my relatively slow VDSL connection (25mbs down) it takes about 30 seconds to a minute to spin up to 1080p.  Perfectly happy with that.  Just wondering how long it might take to get all way up to ultra HD on this sort of connection. 


I don't have a UHD TV, but just to make sure - are you aware that the browser and PC based clients (and many others) won't stream more than 1080p? (In fact the only ways to get 1080p on a PC are to use the windows 8.1 app, or windows 8 + ie11. (Other browsers are limited to 720p)

I believe some (most?) UHD TV smart apps will support 4K for the content that's actually encoded in 4K, and presuming you're also paying for (or trialling) the top tier of Netflix account (the 4 simultaneous channels account). The other account types don't support 4K at all.

Cheers - N



Thanks Talkiet, I didn't know that.  I'm using Netflix through my PS4 which I assume would be fine for 4K streaming. 

Honestly, I should stop thinking about this right now.  I need a new fridge more than I need a UHD TV.


Real quick search... 

http://www.geek.com/games/netflix-sony-has-promised-to-release-a-4k-capable-ps4-1614929/

Indicates the PS4 probably doesn't support 4K for Netflix yet.

AUthoritative answer here...

https://help.netflix.com/en/node/13444

Cheers -N





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  # 1286900 18-Apr-2015 17:55

Cool, thanks a lot.

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  # 1286937 18-Apr-2015 19:14
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no 8K? meh




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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