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  #2455226 5-Apr-2020 17:45
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Prime Video is rock solid for me, enjoyed the three Bournes last night, didn't bother with the fourth


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  #2455348 5-Apr-2020 19:49
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tdgeek:

 

Prime Video is rock solid for me, enjoyed the three Bournes last night, didn't bother with the fourth

 

 

... whereas we’ve had terrible quality video from Amazon Prime the previous two nights, and this is the first time we’ve had a problem... Clearly YMMV! 

 

At the same time The Daily Show on Comedy Central has, for the first time in months, been perfect - typically it buffers every minute or so. That may be something Getflix has finally sorted, I guess.

 

Haven’t watched too much on Netflix since the quality drop that would really demonstrate this. I debated dropping down from the 4K plan for a bit, but assume I’ll still get better video from this than the 1080 option...

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2455428 6-Apr-2020 06:44
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... whereas we’ve had terrible quality video from Amazon Prime the previous two nights, and this is the first time we’ve had a problem... Clearly YMMV! 

 

At the same time The Daily Show on Comedy Central has, for the first time in months, been perfect - typically it buffers every minute or so. That may be something Getflix has finally sorted, I guess.

 

Haven’t watched too much on Netflix since the quality drop that would really demonstrate this. I debated dropping down from the 4K plan for a bit, but assume I’ll still get better video from this than the 1080 option...

 

 

 

 

Possibly some suburbs are more saturated with the streaming demographic than others? 


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  #2465051 18-Apr-2020 19:35
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Noticed a lot of quilting on Netflix tonight - made noticeably worse by my 13 year old TV. 


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  #2472904 28-Apr-2020 17:11
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Hi,

 

I've just ditched Sky Sport and am looking at a Netflix account instead. I have the Vodafone HFC 200 plan over cable. I'm wondering if its worth opting for the Premium Plan at the moment given the reduction in bandwidth, so:

 

Is the current 4K picture still going to look better than their current HD, and am I likely to notice more delay or buffering?

 

What percentage of content is available in 4K?

 

I can't find any mention of audio quality between the plans - is it the same?

 

Can I downgrade if I try 4K and decide it's not worth it, or do I need to cancel and open a new account?

 

Is a NetGear R7000 a few feet from the TV likely to be good enough for 4K over Wifi or do I need to hardwire?

 

I assume I can have many devices linked to the account but only play on any 2 (or 4) simultaneously?

 

 

 

Thanks for you help,

 

Pete.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2472911 28-Apr-2020 17:30
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4K content will still look better with reduced bandwidth, HFC 200 way more then needed, I'm on 200/20 fibre. Depending on TV how much difference see, OLED and others TV's types better then 4k LCD.

 

Mainly just Netflix content HDR, and full 4k rarer, but can still see difference on OLED TV. Most third party content HD, some rare exceptions like Blacklist.

 

Think audio with 5.1 system same on HD or UHD plan.

 

Can downgrade plans, but have to see out month before it takes effect. If upgrade plans can do immediately so could join HD plan, get an idea of quality then change to UHD and see if think worth it, if not can set downgrade to take effect following month.

 

Can't answer on NetGear, but I have no problem with wifi UHD on Friz box.

 

All above to best of my knowledge.

 

 


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  #2472912 28-Apr-2020 17:33
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Hi not sure how you can put ditched SS and looking at Netflix in the same sentence, the two a not comparable, especially if it's Sports that turns your wheels.

As for 4k on Netflix to be honest I have not noted any tangible change in image with Covit reduction.

We have been watching several doco style series over the past few weeks, most are in 4k.

To me 4k is not just a resolution thing, sure its clear to see that, to me HDR and a massively increased colour gamut stand out big time.

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  #2472963 28-Apr-2020 18:45
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I take your point Cyril. I wasn't really trying to compare SS with Netflix, but I've tried to place some kind of cap on the amount spent on subscription based apps and services, so getting rid of one makes room for something else.


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  #2472995 28-Apr-2020 19:52
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rugrat:

 

Think audio with 5.1 system same on HD or UHD plan.

 

Can't answer on NetGear, but I have no problem with wifi UHD on Friz box.

 

 

@KaroriPete

 

following up on the above reply

 

premium/uhd plan is supposed to come with dolby atmos, for whichever shows have that. i'm not setup for atmost, so i don't know for sure.

 

been a while since i used an R7000, but if it's a few feet away, why not use a cable? however, this will be very easy for you to test... and if not happy with wifi, go wired.

 

 


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  #2473078 28-Apr-2020 23:14
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I am certainly not getting atmos through 4k subscription to Netflix at the moment using my ATV 4k.

Maybe someone with a new nvidia shield and atmos set up can verify ? Is it limited audio ?

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  #2473252 29-Apr-2020 12:00
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Thanks for the responses everyone.

 

I don't have Atmos capable gear so I might try the HD version to start. I can get an idea of quality, and then as Rugrat suggested upgrade from there if it seems worthwhile.

 

HD also gives me a couple of streaming options - either HD Chromecast connected to an HDMI input on my receiver, or use the TV's Netflix app and then feed audio back to the amp via the optical output - I think that should work.

 

Cheers, Pete


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  #2479911 9-May-2020 19:24
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Are we back @ 15Mbps streaming yet, or some time soon? I didn't see an end date previously.

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NzBeagle: Are we back @ 15Mbps streaming yet, or some time soon? I didn't see an end date previously.

 

 

 

NO!


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