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I've seen people post that they're getting Super HD on those ISPs without using Unblock. Not sure if it's just a regional thing or what.
I was talking about the statement above, about getting the Super HD, not about not getting it.
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I was talking about the statement above, about getting the Super HD, not about not getting it.

And I was talking about the statement that I quoted, and the "they" I was referring to are the ISPs, not their customers who claimed that they were getting Super HD.

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I was talking about the statement above, about getting the Super HD, not about not getting it.

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And I was talking about the statement that I quoted, and the "they" I was referring to are the ISPs, not their customers who claimed that they were getting Super HD.








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unblock us = slow slow 12 down to 3
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I'm not having any trouble with em at all.
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I've tried it on Cox and FIOS. I haven't had a chance to test Charter or Comcast yet.
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I've tried it on Cox and FIOS. I haven't had a chance to test Charter or Comcast yet.
I've tried Charter, and it doesn't work.
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Can anyone give a good movie to see this "super HD" difference? I still don't notice it from normal Netflix content.
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Try Limitless. However, you can only do this if you have Unblock-US. If you do, then go through the regular isp dns(your router assigned ones), where you get only High HD level. Then go through unblock-us and then you should hit x-high level. Again, this applies only if you have an ISP that isn't part of the open connect group and you have unblock-us. If your ISP is authorized for superhd, this will not work as you automatically connect to superhd.
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Try Limitless. However, you can only do this if you have Unblock-US. If you do, then go through the regular isp dns(your router assigned ones), where you get only High HD level. Then go through unblock-us and then you should hit x-high level. Again, this applies only if you have an ISP that isn't part of the open connect group and you have unblock-us. If your ISP is authorized for superhd, this will not work as you automatically connect to superhd.
I'll try it out now. Thank you. I'm using unblock. I'll load limitless on the ps3 without unblock and load it on the other one with unblock so one with be just normal and the other super.
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If you change to any region except the one where your Netflix account was established, you cannot see or add to your Instant Queue.

Actually, Instant Queue is available only in US.

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Actually, Instant Queue is available only in US.
Which is a bit surprising considering its a nice feature to have.
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I've tried it on Cox and FIOS. I haven't had a chance to test Charter or Comcast yet.

I'm on Cox San Diego and can attest that they're set up to provide Super HD here; I've heard from people in Cox Orange County and Cox Phoenix that they've got it too, but I can't be sure that Cox has set up for it in their systems everywhere. Neither FiOS, Charter or Comcast is supposed to have been set up for Super HD yet. Given that Comcast is the largest cable service provider in the US I'm sure that Netflix would be shouting it from the rooftops if they'd gotten them to sign up for Open Connect access (and thereby access to the Super HD and 3D encodes).

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Actually, Instant Queue is available only in US.

You know I'd heard that but had forgotten. Sad; my sympathies to Netflix subscribers in other regions--they've had the Instant Queue here since very soon after introducing the service in 2007 (on PCs only to begin with). Why they don't have it from day one in new regions is a mystery.

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Again, this applies only if you have an ISP that isn't part of the open connect group and you have unblock-us. If your ISP is authorized for superhd, this will not work as you automatically connect to superhd.

If I understand you correctly this is not true. My ISP is set up for Open Connect access and if I switch to Unblock DNS servers and set region to USA I have just as much difficulty getting connected to OC servers as anyone.

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He wanted to check the differences between superhd and hd services. If his ISP is part of the open connect group, and he gets connected to superhd how is he going to check for the differences? Hope that he doesn't get connected?
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He wanted to check the differences between superhd and hd services. If his ISP is part of the open connect group, and he gets connected to superhd how is he going to check for the differences? Hope that he doesn't get connected?

Sorry--I missread your statement. He said that his provider isn't set up for OC access so the most he will get is ordinary 1080p HD (3850 Kbps) if he's not using Unblock's DNS servers. But if his provider was set up for OC access he could use Open DNS servers with region set to USA under which conditions connection to OC servers is uncertain unless you're using TiVo Premiere or the Win8 Netflix app (he's using a PS3).

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Well count me as another that can get Super HD from all the regions that offer it except for USA while using unblock-us. Actually US Neflix has occasionally passed Super HD but it's flakey. I use a PS3 for viewing on my main tv. My Canadian ISP has not signed on for Open Connect either. I wonder if this will ever get resolved?
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Actually US Neflix has occasionally passed Super HD but it's flakey.
As described earlier, you have to test whether you've been assigned OC servers (by whether you can play "Example Short 23.976") and restart the player if you haven't however many times it takes. Even then you can lose those servers between titles, or if you stop in the middle of something and start again. Lord knows if this will ever be resolved. At least it seems to only be when using the USA region at this point.

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I have tried as suggested and it's hit and miss as reported here. One title might work and the next not. Yes thankfully only on Netflis USA.
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You know I'd heard that but had forgotten. Sad; my sympathies to Netflix subscribers in other regions--they've had the Instant Queue here since very soon after introducing the service in 2007 (on PCs only to begin with). Why they don't have it from day one in new regions is a mystery.

Probably because here in the US we've always had a queue for disc rentals. So with people used to a queue it wouldn't have been a good move to omit it when they introduced streaming. With other regions there are no disc rentals so starting from scratch they wouldn't need to offer a queue. At least that is my guess.

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I have tried as suggested and it's hit and miss as reported here. One title might work and the next not. Yes thankfully only on Netflis USA.

I'm pretty sure that you'll get Super HD for any title which advertises it if you're connected to OC servers. The problem is that once you stop playing the next time you start you're not guaranteed to still be connected to OC servers. You have to test by trying to play "Example Short" every time. Of course, even if you're connected to OC servers, nothing guarantees that there'll be sufficient available bandwidth on your connections to the servers to allow you to get the Super HD encodes. Nothing guarantees that you'll have sufficient bandwidth on those connections to get regular HD, but if you're connected to OC servers the Super HD encodes will be available.

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Probably because here in the US we've always had a queue for disc rentals. So with people used to a queue it wouldn't have been a good move to omit it when they introduced streaming. With other regions there are no disc rentals so starting from scratch they wouldn't need to offer a queue. At least that is my guess.

The thing is that they have the mechanism already worked out so why not use it for queues for non-US accounts? I know that people in those countries aren't used to having a queue but it's so useful that both Amazon and Hulu Plus have analogous feature. (Are either Amazon Instant Video or Hulu Plus available outside of the US)?

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(Are either Amazon Instant Video or Hulu Plus available outside of the US)?

Sadly no. They require a US credit card and coresponding US address.

I have read of workarounds, but don't personally feel comfortable using them.
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Copyright and Licensing issues. That is why, you see different movies in different Netflix regions. Amazon and others are younger when it comes to streaming and they haven't set up shop yet in other countries and their agreement with studios doesn't give them the right to stream in other countries. May be some day!
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The thing is that they have the mechanism already worked out so why not use it for queues for non-US accounts? I know that people in those countries aren't used to having a queue but it's so useful that both Amazon and Hulu Plus have analogous feature. (Are either Amazon Instant Video or Hulu Plus available outside of the US)?

I've read that Netflix didn't deployed the Instant Queue to other regions because they think it is a feature that doesn't help to increase the ammount of hours one would watch. However, many of the Brazilian users had required that feature, and now Netflix is testing with a few people firstly.

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Amazon operates in the UK, and offers Lovefilm, which duplicates the pay per view, digital sales, and monthly 'Lovefilm Instant' services for UK subscribers, that we see here in the States-plus dvds by mail too. I don't know if the other Amazon divisions offer a streaming service beyond ppv.


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