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I am trying to stream Netflix 4K through my PC. I am told by Netflix support that it will stream automatically as long as I have the correct hardware and bandwidth. My configuration is:
Dell Intel i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz 8.00GB main memory
Monitor - Seiki 39" SE39UY04 running at 3840x2160
Nvidia GTX 750 graphics card which supports H.265 decoding
Bandwidth - 49mbs downstream 49mbs upstream
Has anybody here been able to stream Netflix 4K through a PC to a Seiki 4K HDTV used as a monitor?
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I am trying to stream Netflix 4K through my PC. I am told by Netflix support that it will stream automatically as long as I have the correct hardware and bandwidth. My configuration is:<br>
Dell Intel i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz 8.00GB main memory<br>
Monitor - Seiki 39" SE39UY04 running at 3840x2160<br>
Nvidia GTX 750 graphics card which supports H.265 decoding<br>
Bandwidth - 49mbs downstream 49mbs upstream<br>
Has anybody here been able to stream Netflix 4K through a PC to a Seiki 4K HDTV used as a monitor?
This my issue as well. Did you get it to Stream in 4k if so let me know!
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According to Wikipedia the version of Purevideo v6 on the GTX 750 does not support H.265 decoding.

That said your CPU should decode such content but it might be Netflix checks for DXVA H.265 and if not present wont give you the 4K stream.
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3840x2160 is Ultra high definition(UHD,UHDTV). 4096 × 2160 is "true" 4K. Netflix told me UHD is currently being released to limited areas and will have a broader roll out by years end.
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i was told by nvidia support that it did support H.265

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According to Wikipedia the version of Purevideo v6 on the GTX 750 does not support H.265 decoding.

That said your CPU should decode such content but it might be Netflix checks for DXVA H.265 and if not present wont give you the 4K stream.
I consulted with NVidia support prior to buying the GTX 750. I was told that the NVidia unit I had did not support H.265 but the GTX 750 did. That is why I upgraded. Can Wikipedia be wrong on this?
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If anyone here has been able to stream Netflix 4K through a PC anywhere in the US I would love to know what special settings, if any, you needed.
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still not able to stream Netflix 4K

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This my issue as well. Did you get it to Stream in 4k if so let me know!

The answer in No as of this morning 7/11/2014. I live in area code 92103. If it is being rolled out it has not reached me yet.
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I consulted with NVidia support prior to buying the GTX 750. I was told that the NVidia unit I had did not support H.265 but the GTX 750 did. That is why I upgraded. Can Wikipedia be wrong on this?
Yes Wikipedia could be wrong, you could try DXVA checker and see if it reports HEVC in any of the decoders.
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3840x2160 is Ultra high definition(UHD,UHDTV). 4096 × 2160 is "true" 4K. Netflix told me UHD is currently being released to limited areas and will have a broader roll out by years end.
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3840x2160 is Ultra high definition(UHD,UHDTV). 4096 × 2160 is "true" 4K. Netflix told me UHD is currently being released to limited areas and will have a broader roll out by years end.
I'm pretty sure the ship has sailed on that one, even if it's inaccurate everyone in the media refers to 4K, even Netflix themselves call it ultra hd 4K or just 4K.

Names take root for odd reasons, HEVC appears to be taking root over H.265 even though H.264 beat out AVC last generation.
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I consulted with NVidia support prior to buying the GTX 750. I was told that the NVidia unit I had did not support H.265 but the GTX 750 did. That is why I upgraded. Can Wikipedia be wrong on this?
But the real question is does it support h.265 HEVC at 2160p UHD resolution. The h.265 standard covers many different resolutions from std. definition resolutions thru HD resolutions and UHD, but just because you implement h.265/HEVC does not mean you are required to support all of those resolutions.


I found the following info that I excerpted from a writeup on the GTX 750:


"Speaking of video, decoding is also receiving a bit of a lift. Maxwell’s VP video decode block won’t feature full H.265 (HEVC) support, but NVIDIA is telling us that they will offer partial hardware acceleration, relying on a mix of software and hardware to decode H.265. We had been hoping for full hardware support on Maxwell, but it looks like it’s a bit premature for that in a discrete GPU. The downside to this is that the long upgrade cycle for video cards – many users are averaging 4 years these days – means there’s a good chance that GTX 750 owners will still be on their GTX 750 cards when H.265 content starts arriving in force, so it will be interesting to see just how much of the process NVIDIA can offload onto their hardware as it stands."


The full article is at the following link: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7764/t...view-maxwell/2
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But the real question is does it support h.265 HEVC at 2160p UHD resolution. The h.265 standard covers many different resolutions from std. definition resolutions thru HD resolutions and UHD, but just because you implement h.265/HEVC does not mean you are required to support all of those resolutions.


I found the following info that I excerpted from a writeup on the GTX 750:


"Speaking of video, decoding is also receiving a bit of a lift. Maxwell’s VP video decode block won’t feature full H.265 (HEVC) support, but NVIDIA is telling us that they will offer partial hardware acceleration, relying on a mix of software and hardware to decode H.265. We had been hoping for full hardware support on Maxwell, but it looks like it’s a bit premature for that in a discrete GPU. The downside to this is that the long upgrade cycle for video cards – many users are averaging 4 years these days – means there’s a good chance that GTX 750 owners will still be on their GTX 750 cards when H.265 content starts arriving in force, so it will be interesting to see just how much of the process NVIDIA can offload onto their hardware as it stands."


The full article is at the following link: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7764/t...view-maxwell/2
Ron - thanks for the link and the discourse on the GX 750. This all started out as - now that I have a nice high def monitor that also displays 4K video it might be nice to view some. Netflix seemed to offer some limited content so why not try. Several hundred dollars later (more than I spent on the monitor itself) I have only YouTube 4K content. I think I will just wait for a BluRay player to come along that can stream Netflix 4K (whatever that actually turns out to be) and plug into the other HDMI port. Thanks again for your response.
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But the real question is does it support h.265 HEVC at 2160p UHD resolution. The h.265 standard covers many different resolutions from std. definition resolutions thru HD resolutions and UHD, but just because you implement h.265/HEVC does not mean you are required to support all of those resolutions.


I found the following info that I excerpted from a writeup on the GTX 750:


"Speaking of video, decoding is also receiving a bit of a lift. Maxwell’s VP video decode block won’t feature full H.265 (HEVC) support, but NVIDIA is telling us that they will offer partial hardware acceleration, relying on a mix of software and hardware to decode H.265. We had been hoping for full hardware support on Maxwell, but it looks like it’s a bit premature for that in a discrete GPU. The downside to this is that the long upgrade cycle for video cards – many users are averaging 4 years these days – means there’s a good chance that GTX 750 owners will still be on their GTX 750 cards when H.265 content starts arriving in force, so it will be interesting to see just how much of the process NVIDIA can offload onto their hardware as it stands."


The full article is at the following link: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7764/t...view-maxwell/2
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Yes Wikipedia could be wrong, you could try DXVA checker and see if it reports HEVC in any of the decoders.
I downloaded DCVA checker but got a message that it could not run on my PC. But thanks for the suggestion.
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