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post #8791 of 8800 Old 09-08-2017, 09:14 PM
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I'm on a 6o meg plan. I get a consistent 65 megs or higher on my Roku speed test and a minimum of 25 megs when doing the Netflix interface speed test using wifi. I have an Asus router, which independent reviews have shown, can still produce a significant amount of throughput even at distances over 100 feet using the 5ghz band.

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YouTube videos labeled 4K aren't always. Using their debug display I've seen over 40 Mbps with true 4K material. Same with HDR. Just because the title says HDR doesn't mean it is.

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YouTube videos labeled 4K aren't always. Using their debug display I've seen over 40 Mbps with true 4K material. Same with HDR. Just because the title says HDR doesn't mean it is.
Were those 40 Mbps videos h264? They've stopped using h264 for 4K and are exclusively VP9.
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Were those 40 Mbps videos h264? They've stopped using h264 for 4K and are exclusively VP9.
Couldn't say. It wasn't recently, so can't remember. I thought is was VP9, but version 1, not version 2 like they are using now for HDR.

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Couldn't say. It wasn't recently, so can't remember. I thought is was VP9, but version 1, not version 2 like they are using now for HDR.
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Blacklist Season 4 not playing back in 4K?

Is anyone else having an issue with The Blacklist Season 4 not streaming in 4K on the Roku Ultra (or otherwise)? I have 30Mbps speed but the Netflix debug screen shows my max is 7.1 Mbps and only sending 1080p. The Badge for the show does say Ultra UHD 4K. If I run the Netflix test pattern "movie" it goes up to 16 Mbps and shows 2160, so I know it is not my speed or device. Likewise other 4K shows on the Roku Ultra on Netflix are playing at 4K. So why not The Blacklist?? I tried on the Panasonic UB900 Netflix app, but it doesn't have any way (that I know of) to show you the resolution its outputting.
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Is anyone else having an issue with The Blacklist Season 4 not streaming in 4K on the Roku Ultra (or otherwise)? I have 30Mbps speed but the Netflix debug screen shows my max is 7.1 Mbps and only sending 1080p. The Badge for the show does say Ultra UHD 4K. If I run the Netflix test pattern "movie" it goes up to 16 Mbps and shows 2160, so I know it is not my speed or device. Likewise other 4K shows on the Roku Ultra on Netflix are playing at 4K. So why not The Blacklist?? I tried on the Panasonic UB900 Netflix app, but it doesn't have any way (that I know of) to show you the resolution its outputting.
I called Netflix today and spoke to a supervisor about the above issue. Unfortunately he could not offer any help, besides recommended I report the show on their website, which I did. I have a feeling such reports go into a blackhole, but I guess you never know. Here's what I wrote to them: "The Blacklist will not play back in 4K. Instead it will only go up to 1080p. I confirmed this on my Roku Ultra using the Debug screen overlay. It maxes out at 6.19 Mbps / 1080. However, your other 4K shows DO play back in 4K just fine. With these other shows the Debug info shows I am getting over 16 Mbps and 2160p. Likewise the Netflix test pattern confirms 16 Mbps and 2160p."

Has anyone else experienced this? Can anyone confirm that they are able to stream show 1 or 2 from Blacklist Season 4 in 4K?

I also tried from my Panasonic UB900 Netflix app, but I do not know of any way to check the resolution from that app (unlike the debug screen trick you can use on the Roku Ultra).

Thanks!
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Well I don't know if its a coincidence or if my report to Netflix made a difference, but tonight I was able to stream The Blacklist season 4 in 4K consistently, no problem.
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Well I don't know if its a coincidence or if my report to Netflix made a difference, but tonight I was able to stream The Blacklist season 4 in 4K consistently, no problem.
Yep. Last week I watched The Blacklist two part Season 4 finale in 4K with no problems.

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I called Netflix today and spoke to a supervisor about the above issue. Unfortunately he could not offer any help, besides recommended I report the show on their website, which I did. I have a feeling such reports go into a blackhole, but I guess you never know. Here's what I wrote to them: "The Blacklist will not play back in 4K. Instead it will only go up to 1080p. I confirmed this on my Roku Ultra using the Debug screen overlay. It maxes out at 6.19 Mbps / 1080. However, your other 4K shows DO play back in 4K just fine. With these other shows the Debug info shows I am getting over 16 Mbps and 2160p. Likewise the Netflix test pattern confirms 16 Mbps and 2160p."

Has anyone else experienced this? Can anyone confirm that they are able to stream show 1 or 2 from Blacklist Season 4 in 4K?

I also tried from my Panasonic UB900 Netflix app, but I do not know of any way to check the resolution from that app (unlike the debug screen trick you can use on the Roku Ultra).

Thanks!
I tried it last night and indeed episode 1 of season 4 played only 1080p. I will go check later episodes of season 4 to see if they are 4K. I watched "Manhunt:Unabomber" which was 4K. They do recommend you select Report Problem on your show list with issues like this. Not that they ever get fixed. I reported a problem years ago with a movie that was shown in unexpanded anamorphic. Checking weeks later it was still not fixed. Maybe the actors like looking that skinny.
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