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Old 03-08-2017, 12:27 PM
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Alas, the Android TV OS's Netflix client on my Sony 940D still provides no technical info at all. Hope it gets added back but so far, no good. I hate, hate, hate it!
The display is back with Netflix on my Sony 850C running Marshmallow

so far the info display is back on every device I've tried Netflix on this week. I've used Netflix on six of them this week
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I'm still trying to sort out why I can't get 4K on Netflix with the Nvidia Shield TV connected to my Roku TV. Haven't had time to ping the Nvidia support forum though. Not too important if it works fine on Roku. The recent (second) update to the Shield did solve a problem connecting the shield directly to the Roku TV. For some reason it might be an HDCP 2.2 thing or Roku may not let some things already on the TV run. I can play Netflix with the Shield TV but it doesn't give the 4K option which I have.

YouTube is another animal. Their UI on the Shield TV allows me to select 2160p when available on a clip and the Roku UI does not. Also looks like two different programmers maintain the "stats for nerds" interface.
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The display is back with Netflix on my Sony 850C running Marshmallow

so far the info display is back on every device I've tried Netflix on this week. I've used Netflix on six of them this week
Yep, see my earlier post, Post #8610.

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That's a Bingo! Pressing the info button on my Sony 75XBR X940D brought up the resolution info for me too. I am delighted and can't thank you enough for finding it for me.
Ditto Netflix display info is on my 4K HDR 2015 Sony XBR X850C today noting I haven't checked it for eons even before the ~ DEC 14 '16 date of the current app in The TV and IIRC it was not there at that time .

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That is awesome of Netflix to do that. Some streaming apps don't even list what's HD and not on the individual title cards let alone while you're watching
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That is awesome of Netflix to do that. Some streaming apps don't even list what's HD and not on the individual title cards let alone while you're watching
Yeah, Netflix's resolution info was gone for a while so it was wonderful that they brought it back. I had missed it.
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Sometimes when streaming the volume goes up and down. Is this common? I have 2 different Panny players, and it does it with both of them. Thanks.
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Sometimes when streaming the volume goes up and down. Is this common? I have 2 different Panny players, and it does it with both of them. Thanks.
Is it consistent with any other players? If so, (and possibly even if it isn't) it could just be the way the media was mixed. If it's only those players, it could be something with their firmware. I've watched Netflix on my Samsung TV, an older Panasonic ST30 plasma, multiple Roku players, and before that a Sony Blu Ray player. I can't say I've ever noticed volume swings.

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Sometimes when streaming the volume goes up and down. Is this common? I have 2 different Panny players, and it does it with both of them. Thanks.
I started noticing the same thing 2-3 weeks ago. I stream from my Oppo player but I suspect the issue is with my Onkyo AVR as I also sometimes have to restart it to get 5.1 sound from Netflix. Which AVR do you use?

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I started noticing the same thing 2-3 weeks ago. I stream from my Oppo player but I suspect the issue is with my Onkyo AVR as I also sometimes have to restart it to get 5.1 sound from Netflix. Which AVR do you use?
One is a JVC and one is an Insignia. This never happened until about a month ago.
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Netflix is replacing its star ratings with a thumbs up/thumbs down systems
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Netflix’s five-star rating system has been around for a while. It’s a good way of giving those movies and TV shows that are neither good nor terrible the 3-star “meh” rating. But the stars are about to be replaced by a simple thumbs up or thumbs down system.
http://www.techspot.com/news/68561-n...p-systems.html

Sadly, seems we are getting stupider and stupider. Everything these days seems to be either you love it or hate it. No compromise.
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Netflix is replacing its star ratings with a thumbs up/thumbs down systems
http://www.techspot.com/news/68561-n...p-systems.html

Sadly, seems we are getting stupider and stupider. Everything these days seems to be either you love it or hate it. No compromise.
Humans are inherently indecisive, we spend too much time thinking about about our decisions. Given too many choices, quite often we end up not making any choice at all which renders the rating system useless. The "yes/no" system seem too rudimentary to me but I bet it gets more viewer input than the current system.
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Humans are inherently indecisive, we spend too much time thinking about about our decisions. Given too many choices, quite often we end up not making any choice at all which renders the rating system useless. The "yes/no" system seem too rudimentary to me but I bet it gets more viewer input than the current system.
I couldn’t agree more! Reducing every opinion about a film or show to the lowest common denominator of either loving or hating it is both dumb and lazy, it seems to me. That’s why I am so fond of IMDb’s 10 Star rating system. More often than not, the average vote of IMDb voters will come very close to my own assessment, especially if the film voted on has attracted lots of votes.
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I couldn’t agree more! Reducing every opinion about a film or show to the lowest common denominator of either loving or hating it is both dumb and lazy, it seems to me. That’s why I am so fond of IMDb’s 10 Star rating system. More often than not, the average vote of IMDb voters will come very close to my own assessment, especially if the film voted on has attracted lots of votes.
Yeah, only two choices doesn't really provide very good information. I have the same problem with Pandora only giving an up/down choice. Some songs are OK, but I'd prefer them not popping up real often. And some performers I don't want to hear at all. Let me choose: love it, ok but it doesn't have to show up that often, never play this song, never play this performer. So give me 4 choices.

For movies, even four isn't enough. I also like the IMDB 10 point scale.
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Humans are inherently indecisive, we spend too much time thinking about about our decisions. Given too many choices, quite often we end up not making any choice at all which renders the rating system useless. The "yes/no" system seem too rudimentary to me but I bet it gets more viewer input than the current system.
And here I thought it was a response to the first episode of season 3 of "Black Mirror".
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Humans are inherently indecisive, we spend too much time thinking about about our decisions. Given too many choices, quite often we end up not making any choice at all which renders the rating system useless. The "yes/no" system seem too rudimentary to me but I bet it gets more viewer input than the current system.
For me it will be the opposite. I will rate far few titles with the new rating system.

With the five star titles I have rated everything I watched(around 2K titles going back over seventeen years). Once they switch to a thumbs up/down rating system, I will rarely bother to rate them any more.

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Netflix is replacing its star ratings with a thumbs up/thumbs down systems
http://www.techspot.com/news/68561-n...p-systems.html

Sadly, seems we are getting stupider and stupider. Everything these days seems to be either you love it or hate it. No compromise.
Wow, lame on Netflix's part. It will have to seriously be good or seriously suck for me to engage this rating system. If I kinda like it or hate something, I guess nobody will ever know.

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Why don't we just rate everything thumbs down as a protest? I don't pay much attention to their recommendations anyway but more to listings of what is new.
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I am trying to test a subwoofer configuration. I used to have a Netflix title called "Short 23.976" in my playlist that allowed me to test my 5.1 audio including sub. It showed a mime running around the Netflix campus while playing audio and video tests. I can not locate it any longer. Is there any way to get to it? Or, is there an audio test that is easy to use?
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I am trying to test a subwoofer configuration. I used to have a Netflix title called "Short 23.976" in my playlist that allowed me to test my 5.1 audio including sub. It showed a mime running around the Netflix campus while playing audio and video tests. I can not locate it any longer. Is there any way to get to it? Or, is there an audio test that is easy to use?
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I haven't seen that one specifically, but if you run a search for "test patterns" you will find a bunch of videos that are designed for video testing, but includes an audio sweep in most of them. Not sure if they will meet your needs, but worth a try.

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I haven't seen that one specifically, but if you run a search for "test patterns" you will find a bunch of videos that are designed for video testing, but includes an audio sweep in most of them. Not sure if they will meet your needs, but worth a try.
Thanks. I already tried that. They have several video tests ie for 4K bandwidth. Some contain an audio sweep. However, none of them have individual audio channel tests.
Anybody else?
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Thanks. I already tried that. They have several video tests ie for 4K bandwidth. Some contain an audio sweep. However, none of them have individual audio channel tests.
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I am trying to test a subwoofer configuration. I used to have a Netflix title called "Short 23.976" in my playlist that allowed me to test my 5.1 audio including sub. It showed a mime running around the Netflix campus while playing audio and video tests. I can not locate it any longer. Is there any way to get to it? Or, is there an audio test that is easy to use?
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