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Originally Posted by Mark12547 View Post

I just saw that Roku is introducing the Roku Watch! See
http://blog.roku.com/blog/2014/04/01/introducing-the-roku-watch/
One Day Only! (Click to show)
Yes, it's an April Fool's joke!
If that product existed that is all the useless 240p streams would be good for to watch on a screen the size of a wrist watch. biggrin.gif
post #1232 of 1242
I forgot to mention this, its been like since the last UI update, why did Netflix get rid of the "restart from the beginning" selection on movies? It's so annoying having to rewind a movie or TV show. What is this VHS?
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Originally Posted by saprano View Post

I forgot to mention this, its been like since the last UI update, why did Netflix get rid of the "restart from the beginning" selection on movies? It's so annoying having to rewind a movie or TV show. What is this VHS?

I think that they were just striving to simplify the interface. Perhaps they got complaints from people who mistakenly hit "Play from beginning". Whatever; lots of people have posted complaints about it here and elsewhere. It kind of makes casting Netflix from a phone or tablet app to a first screen device like Roku (3 or HDMI stick) or TiVo (Roamio or Premiere) attractive, since you get a touch scrub bar that will "instantly" take you anywhere in the title.

You also can't adjust audio and subtitle options until after you start playing (used to be that you had to stop playing to adjust them).
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post



You also can't adjust audio and subtitle options until after you start playing (used to be that you had to stop playing to adjust them).

That and the fact that the play from beginning option has been removed is very frustrating to me. A typical case of putting style over practicality. Thankfully, The WD TV that I mainly use, has so far escaped the update.
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You could possibly try playing the title on your computer, then drag the slider back to the beginning, then stop. It should remember that and you can then use your normal device to play from the beginning.
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Or you can use the Netflix app on an Android or iOS device to control it; these have touch scrub bars which will take you to any point in the title immediately.
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Originally Posted by fredz85 View Post

Reporting back, I got myself a brand new Samsung BD-H6500, the sucessor to the BD-F-series, at Amazon.
It works flawlessly: both Hulu Plus and Netflix automatically switch to 24 Hz. There are hundreds of other apps I haven't tried out yet. It's not as fast as a Roku, but definitely faster than the WD TV Live!

Probably the cheaper BD-H5900 also does this - I don't see a lot of difference.
And maybe even the BD-H5100.

Comparison on the Samsung site here.

EDIT: I just ordered a "cheap" BD-H5100 to compare. But looking at the screenshots, the apps and smart hub seem identical. Might just be the definitive Netflix device ;-)

Got myself a BD-H5100... and no 24p there. Though it says so in the options, it doesn't work on Netflix or Hulu Plus.
So it seems only the BD-H6500 does this.
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After all, I returned the BD-H6500. Though 24p works fine, the unit has problems kepping the audio synced (lip sync). After 10-20 minutes, it would be out of sync.
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Originally Posted by raquo View Post

Hi, I tried looking through this immense thread, and have googled too, but I can't find anything about how the new consoles handle Netflix.

Do the PS4 display Netflix in 24p? What about Xbox One? 

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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

No and no.

Are you sure about this? I know 24p works for Blu-ray on my Xbox One. There is a check box in the settings for it. It seems like it could output 24p for Netflix if it can do it for Blu-ray. I'm pretty sure 24p works for Blu-ray on the PS4 too. I haven't tried Netflix on my Xbox One or PS4 to check because I prefer my Apple TV for streaming with the services that it supports.
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Originally Posted by king3pj View Post



Are you sure about this? I know 24p works for Blu-ray on my Xbox One. There is a check box in the settings for it. It seems like it could output 24p for Netflix if it can do it for Blu-ray. I'm pretty sure 24p works for Blu-ray on the PS4 too. I haven't tried Netflix on my Xbox One or PS4 to check because I prefer my Apple TV for streaming with the services that it supports.

 

Yeah, I know 24p works for blurays on both machines, but I want to be able to use it for Netflix as well.

 

The PS3 seems to output 24p for Netflix, so I think it would be fair to expect the new machines to do it as well.

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Almost all Blu-Ray players can output 24p, but only a few of them can output their apps @ 24p. The PS3 does not do 24p for Netflix, only 60p.
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

Almost all Blu-Ray players can output 24p, but only a few of them can output their apps @ 24p. The PS3 does not do 24p for Netflix, only 60p.

 

Well, for some reason my PS3 doesn't stutter when I use Cinemotion (processing 24p on my Sony TV), but my Apple TV does.

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