I should have read this ^^^^^before I posted this (below) in another thread http://www.avsforum.com/t/1466378/whats-up-with-most-stuff-being-available-in-hd-on-your-tv-crap/30
Originally Posted by michaeltscott
Since Chromebook was one of the platforms that Netflix used for development of the player I am unsure why Chrome hasn't been updated with the necessary components. Since those components are becoming part of the standard it shouldn't take long.
Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post
There's no 1080p for anyone; if your player can say "Super HD" then "HD" means 720p-only.
They mentioned also (somewhere) that existing 1080p eligible devices would play super HD 1080p No mention of PC *other than Win 8 / IE 11
Getting Super HD on PS3 but not PC I read win 8 IE11 will support a Netflix HTML5 super HD stream and that final build of win 7 IE 11 will not and for now will continue with Silverlight. .
If Chrome adds HTML 5 Media Source Extensions and Encrypted Media Extensions DRM (or something like that ) to existing PC platform browsers and I'm assuming that would enable super HD in chrome regardless of OS as long as the hardware was capable or at least on win 7 ??? maybe Firefox also?
I read this also http://www.itproportal.com/2013/04/17/netflix-to-ditch-silverlight-in-favour-of-html5/
Saw this at Netflix to add to the confusion . I will bold the player sentence regarding HD logo maybe we can figure this out ?
Found it here https://support.netflix.com/en/node/8731
Netflix Super HD
Netflix now offers Super HD streaming on many devices, including:
Sony PlayStation 3
Apple TV with 1080p
Roku with 1080p*
Nintendo Wii U
Windows 8 App
TiVo Premiere DVR
Blu-Ray Players, Smart TV's, Home Theaters, and Streaming Players with existing Netflix 1080p support*
More devices coming soon!
You can find Super HD titles by looking for the Super HD logo on the movie description page on compatible devices.
Please note that Super HD requires an Internet connection speed of at least 5Mb/s, and 7Mb/s for our highest available video quality.
*Note: Although some Super HD eligible devices do not currently display the Super HD logo, we continue to provide Super HD video quality for these devices.
Some old news ( I just stumbled on ) Microsoft might be building an STB streaming player along the lines of Roku for those who otherwise would not pay the premium an X box .
Edited by tubetwister - Today at 9:19 pm
Originally Posted by reddice View Post
Then what is the point of IE 11 then for Windows 7 when it still uses Silverlight and you need Windows 8 anyway for 1080p Super HD when you can just use the app. What a waste of time that is.
Microsoft want's to sell you an windows 8 upgrade download or disk they've always been that way no surprise there . A roku 3 is cheaper than windows 8 !
Google Chrome browser may fix that. at least for Win 7 maybe *if you have an HDCP enabled video card or PC * (HDMI) . EDIT * may need an HDMI card or PC .
HDCP hardware is just my speculation so not to be taken as real info
Netflix would not dare to omit support of a Chrome browser extension or update that otherwise satisfied the studios DRM requirements .
even Apple does not ignore Google .not to mention it may drive some incremental business to Netflix. Firefox will follow suite both are currently working on it AFAIK
Edited by tubetwister - Today at 10:39 pmEdited by tubetwister - 10/18/13 at 11:49pm