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Topic # 170960 31-Mar-2015 17:13
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Just signed up for Netflix NZ. Is there any way to find out if a movie is HD or SD? I can't seem to find this info on the site ...

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  Reply # 1274687 31-Mar-2015 18:29
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On the page providing info on the programme, eg synopsis, length, is an HD sign if that content is indeed in HD.

Edit - that was on the iPad app - I see it's not so obvious when using a web browser! The same programme I could see noted as being in HD on the iPad app (The Office - US version) doesn't have any such information on the web (or not that I can find). See http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70136120?trkid=13630398. I do recall seeing the same HD icon on the Apple TV interface, so where do they hide it on the web interface?

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  Reply # 1274698 31-Mar-2015 18:51
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In my experience most recent movies and TV over the last say 15 years should have an HD option in Netflix. Even older movies will be in HD sometimes I think it was Patton (1970) u was able to watch in 1080 or 720. Very clean image anyway

The ancient stuff will of course be limited but that is to be expected. I imagine that if HD is important to someone then they won't be watching 50 year old films like I do

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1274709 31-Mar-2015 19:15
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bongojona: In my experience most recent movies and TV over the last say 15 years should have an HD option in Netflix. Even older movies will be in HD sometimes I think it was Patton (1970) u was able to watch in 1080 or 720. Very clean image anyway

The ancient stuff will of course be limited but that is to be expected. I imagine that if HD is important to someone then they won't be watching 50 year old films like I do


I love old films, so realise not many will be HD. I just want to know what is and what isn't on the service, but there is no information on the android app?!

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  Reply # 1274712 31-Mar-2015 19:25
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Most content should be HD one would think, movies were shot on film after all and most US TV series were on 35 mm thanks to Lucille Ball. Transition to digital video is only recent.




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  Reply # 1274866 31-Mar-2015 22:54
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I've just tried out the Android app on my phone (haven't tried it on my Android tablet but assume it's the same?), and found the following:



That clearly identifies the programme as being in HD. (Edit: it's stated in grey just above/to the right of the stars.) Do you not see similar HD icons in your app? Try something that will definitely be in HD such as House of Cards...

Additional edit - I've now realised the reason why I didn't see the HD icon using a browser is that (if I remember what I've read elsewhere on GZ) HD content isn't viewable using a browser in Windows 8.1; I've installed the Metro app and see that The Office now shows as available in "Super HD", which may be overkill on the 1366 x 768 resolution of this cr@p screen! (The Metro app also has information to show that the audio's DD 5.1, right next to the video information.)



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  Reply # 1274944 1-Apr-2015 09:19
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jonathan18: I've just tried out the Android app on my phone (haven't tried it on my Android tablet but assume it's the same?), and found the following:



That clearly identifies the programme as being in HD. (Edit: it's stated in grey just above/to the right of the stars.) Do you not see similar HD icons in your app? Try something that will definitely be in HD such as House of Cards...

Additional edit - I've now realised the reason why I didn't see the HD icon using a browser is that (if I remember what I've read elsewhere on GZ) HD content isn't viewable using a browser in Windows 8.1; I've installed the Metro app and see that The Office now shows as available in "Super HD", which may be overkill on the 1366 x 768 resolution of this cr@p screen! (The Metro app also has information to show that the audio's DD 5.1, right next to the video information.)


Thanks, I'm using the NZ service, and although the app looks the same, I can't locate the HD identifier for anything (unfortunately no US Office or House of Cards to test). I've tried Django and Public Enemies for films, and Broadchurch and Bloodline for TV as a couple of egs, but nothing I try has the HD identifier. Can anyone with the NZ service find any HD material???

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  Reply # 1275086 1-Apr-2015 11:04
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no hd id in the listings on my pc, android phone app or bdp app.

can only confirm hd once the program is playing.

and the oddity that hd seems random thru the pc.

eg, was watching tintin thru bdp in hd then switched to pc and sd but some films are hd on both pc and bdp ???

pretty poor.

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  Reply # 1275406 1-Apr-2015 15:06
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dafman: Thanks, I'm using the NZ service, and although the app looks the same, I can't locate the HD identifier for anything (unfortunately no US Office or House of Cards to test). I've tried Django and Public Enemies for films, and Broadchurch and Bloodline for TV as a couple of egs, but nothing I try has the HD identifier. Can anyone with the NZ service find any HD material???


That's weird - I've a US account, but even switching across to the NZ Netflix (altering it in the Getflix settings) I still see the HD icon in the Android and Windows Metro apps.

Can you paste a screenshot from the Android app of the equivalent screen to that I posted above for say a programme like Orange is the New Black? I've checked that out while on the NZ setting and for it's clearly stated as being in HD. 



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  Reply # 1275413 1-Apr-2015 15:13
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dafman: Thanks, I'm using the NZ service, and although the app looks the same, I can't locate the HD identifier for anything (unfortunately no US Office or House of Cards to test). I've tried Django and Public Enemies for films, and Broadchurch and Bloodline for TV as a couple of egs, but nothing I try has the HD identifier. Can anyone with the NZ service find any HD material???


That's weird - I've a US account, but even switching across to the NZ Netflix (altering it in the Getflix settings) I still see the HD icon in the Android and Windows Metro apps.

Can you paste a screenshot from the Android app of the equivalent screen to that I posted above for say a programme like Orange is the New Black? I've checked that out while on the NZ setting and for it's clearly stated as being in HD. 


Here's orange is the new black ... no HD shown ...


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  Reply # 1275433 1-Apr-2015 15:25
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That is plain weird - here's mine (US Netflix account; Getflix set to NZ site):



Is it worth contacting Netflix to find out why this is?

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  Reply # 1275436 1-Apr-2015 15:30
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Are you on the plan that offers HD?



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  Reply # 1275457 1-Apr-2015 15:43
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lxsw20: Are you on the plan that offers HD?


Yep, 2 streams, HD - I've checked this.

Can anyone that is a new Netflix user, ie NZ only, check their android app as well?

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  Reply # 1275542 1-Apr-2015 17:16
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here's mine.

nz netflix, hd plan

android app, nexus 5 phone.

no hd id

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  Reply # 1275543 1-Apr-2015 17:19
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when playing a movie/tv episode, on my tv there is an "i" (sometimes a question mark on other tvs) button on the remote or on my ps4/xbone i press in a joystick and it brings up a display on screen that shows the time, the quality of the video and the quality of the sound currently being received. you can try this. i use this to confirm i am getting 1080p on some things.

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