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post #1771 of 1798
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

How do you know that?


Ian

The interface hasn't changed, and it still says "SuperHD" for shows as it did before.

Maybe he wanted to know how you know that they won't add it to your BDP. I don't know what your BDP is but unless it's a 2013 model chances seem slim.
post #1772 of 1798
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Maybe he wanted to know how you know that they won't add it to your BDP. I don't know what your BDP is but unless it's a 2013 model chances seem slim.

Oh, I have a Panasonic DMP-BDT220. I figure if they haven't updated it by now they won't at all. That's fine by me, I have the new Netflix app on my PS3 and frankly it sucks.
post #1773 of 1798
Yeah, I strongly doubt that the BDT220 is going to get it since I think it would involve changes to the resident code which would mean that Panasonic would have to issue a firmware update to add a new feature which I don't think is in the cards at this late date.

Lots of people dislike the new Netflix player, which is on Roku 3, PS3, Xbox 360 and TiVo Roamio and no doubt some other things that I don't own. I am indifferent, though I wish I had "Play from beginning" and "Audio & subtitles" choices back on the title menus. The "X of Y" indicator on the browser rows would be nice as well. In some ways it's a shame that it's probably not coming to older devices like the BDT220 because it's built on a new web browser layout//rendering engine optimized for their application which'd probably run a lot smoother on slow CPU/low resources platforms. The BDT220's responsiveness to commands is pretty pathetic.
post #1774 of 1798
My new Panasonic smart TV may get the update. Normally you get a message first to accept, so maybe I can just deny it since the current interface is really nice.


Ian
post #1775 of 1798
Cheapest way to get SuperHD is Chromecast. I didn't want a Smart TV because you may be "smarting" two years from now when they don't update anymore and expect you to go out and buy yet another new TV. In my case the 13 year old Pioneer was getting long in tooth and not offering for cable cutting so I got a new LED set that was NOT a smart TV. I still watch Amazon Instant via the BD player though. There seems to be a 'tude to not update anything over 18 months old.
post #1776 of 1798
Play from the beginning is needed as often I have to restart a stream when it won't lock on to HD the first time.
post #1777 of 1798
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

Cheapest way to get SuperHD is Chromecast. I didn't want a Smart TV because you may be "smarting" two years from now when they don't update anymore and expect you to go out and buy yet another new TV. In my case the 13 year old Pioneer was getting long in tooth and not offering for cable cutting so I got a new LED set that was NOT a smart TV. I still watch Amazon Instant via the BD player though. There seems to be a 'tude to not update anything over 18 months old.


I had that issue with my Panasonic BD player. It still has the old 720p Netflix interface. That's why despite the fact that my new Panny is a smart TV, I also have the Roku. Plus the Roku offers a lot more channels. wink.gif


Ian
post #1778 of 1798
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I had that issue with my Panasonic BD player. It still has the old 720p Netflix interface. That's why I also have the Roku. wink.gif

You must have a 2011 DMP-BDTx10. More or less identical Netflix UI to the 2012 BDTx20s (and presumably 2013 BDTx30s) but with no support for 1080p video.
post #1779 of 1798
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

You must have a 2011 DMP-BDTx10. More or less identical Netflix UI to the 2012 BDTx20s (and presumably 2013 BDTx30s) but with no support for 1080p video.

It's a DMP85, which was their top of the line player in 2010 until they introduced 3D. All new Panasonic 1080p TV's have internet apps which include Netflix's Super HD.


Ian
post #1780 of 1798
I watched the 1977 film "Black Sunday" last night and it started out in pillowbox but still scope. I held off until after opening credits to see if it was going to go to just 16:9 (ugh) but it didn't so my new set has different zoom functions but as I started to pop through them the display got corrected anyway to fill full width. The set even has a handy zoom setting to correct when a stream is showing an anamorphic stream still in 4:3. There are a few films on Netflix that I wanted to watch which were encoded that way.
post #1781 of 1798
What do you guys think about the new white subtitles? Another unnecessary change by netflix.
post #1782 of 1798
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Originally Posted by saprano View Post

What do you guys think about the new white subtitles? Another unnecessary change by netflix.

What device are you using? What movie or show? On the PS3 and Roku 2 XS, the captions are goldish/yellow. 


Edited by Westly-C - 12/16/13 at 9:31pm
post #1783 of 1798
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Originally Posted by saprano View Post

What do you guys think about the new white subtitles? Another unnecessary change by netflix.

On what devices? I still get yellow on my TiVo Roamio, Roku 3, Xbox One, WD TV LIve and DMP-BDT220.

You're probably watching something with burned-in English subs, like The Angel's Share (perhaps they worried that people would have trouble with the Scottish accents).
post #1784 of 1798
I'm using a PS3. It was with Breaking Bad season 1 and Scream 2. Both which had yellow text before. It's only on some movies. I noticed others still had the standard yellow text.

What makes it annoying is that it's not in a neat order like the yellow text subtitles are, and it jumps around the screen. You're reading it on the bottom of the screen then the top, side etc. Even directly in the middle of the screen on the actors.
post #1785 of 1798
I saw an option to change the subtitle color and presentation. I might have been on Hulu+ though.
post #1786 of 1798
That is interesting. I see it on my launch model PS3 as well, but only for some titles. Those same titles have yellow captions on other platforms. I didn't see them jumping around but I didn't watch for long.

I saw white captions in Scream 2 and Black Hawk Down, but captions were yellow for the few other titles that I tried.
post #1787 of 1798

I just tried the PS3 now, and sampled Star Trek TNG-because it's an older title that's been up for awhile, and a recent addition movie "Zombie Hunter". and there are indeed, white subtitles. They are not centered on the screen as usual, and the font's appearance is more like the 'closed captions' we've seen over broadcast and cable networks, sans the black ground. They are indented to one side, (and shift sides according to the character's screen location) as saprano reported. And smaller than normal (blood pressure rising). :confused:

 

 

Sigh. Another unwanted change that is not an improvement over how things were. Their track record continues.


Edited by Westly-C - 12/17/13 at 5:37pm
post #1788 of 1798
Inasmuch as it's only on the PS3 and only on some titles I'm uncertain that it's an intentional change.
post #1789 of 1798
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Originally Posted by Westly-C View Post

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Sigh. Another unwanted change that is not an improvement over how things were. Their track record continues.

I agree, every time Netflix adds a so-called improvement, I think that it's less appealing than it was before. An example being the changes made earlier this year when they went from "Instant Queue" to "My List".
post #1790 of 1798
ok, I watched 2 3D movies so far on Netflix, I saw Beauwolf 3D and I saw Sky Hooter 3D.

Beauwolf had minor ghosting but still 3D was pretty good and Sky Shooter 3D was fantastic.

surprisingly I didn't get any buffereing

for Netflix Streaming I use a Samsung BD-FM59C
post #1791 of 1798
Looks like 3D on Netflix is coming to an end.

Netflix bets big on 4K, may end support for 3D
post #1792 of 1798
3D doesnt work well for me and I think its my device. The only 3D streamer I have is the ORIGINAL PS3. I am getting the PS4. Decided to hold off, one of the reasons is because it doesnt support 3D yet, so I cant watch streaming or with my 3D BluRays. I have never been able to watch 3D Netflix titles reliably over my 50x5 connection and have no problems streaming when switching to 2D. Using Unblock, I was NEVER able to view a 3D title in any other region. My friend has PS3 Slim and had no problem streaming 3D on U.S. and even was able to stream 3D from other regions.
post #1793 of 1798
3D is a fad which has run its course, or at least glasses-required 3D in the home is. It's a feature whose inclusion is not enhancing equipment sales at this point, so the CE OEMs are abandoning it.
post #1794 of 1798
Asked this in the Streaming Content forum and was directed to this thread, trying to figure out why Netflix coming through my Sony BRD says there's not enough bandwidth for 3D content.

I recently got a Sony S5100 BRD player to use in my living room with my new Vizio M501 3D television. I have the BRD connected to my D-Link router (router and modem sitting right behind TV) with a short Cat 5e ethernet cable.

My PC (sitting just left of my TV) is also connected to the same router with a 15-foot Cat 6 cable. Using Speedtest.net I usually get download speeds in the 25-30+ Mbps range, and uploads 5+ Mbps. It's darn near as fast as my office's business class internet service.

I don't see anything in the Sony BRD menus that will tell me what speed it's connected to my network. My TV will report the speed it's connected (also with Cat 5e), and typically it's only in the 7-11 Mbps range.

So why will the BRD not connect fast enough to stream 3D from Netflix? Is there anything I can do to get better connection speeds? My first thought is switching to a Cat 6 cable but theoretically that shouldn't make a difference.

I have streamed several 1080 3D clips from the BRD player's YouTube app with no problems whatsoever. So that makes me wonder even more why Netflix says there's not enough bandwidth. Also is there any way to see what speed Netflix is connecting? I read something about different Netflix app interfaces. I currently have a Sony 3D BRD player purchased December 2012, the Sony S5100, and this Vizio M501 TV, all of which use the same Netflix app.
post #1795 of 1798
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Originally Posted by synistr View Post

3D doesnt work well for me and I think its my device. The only 3D streamer I have is the ORIGINAL PS3. I am getting the PS4. Decided to hold off, one of the reasons is because it doesnt support 3D yet, so I cant watch streaming or with my 3D BluRays. I have never been able to watch 3D Netflix titles reliably over my 50x5 connection and have no problems streaming when switching to 2D. Using Unblock, I was NEVER able to view a 3D title in any other region. My friend has PS3 Slim and had no problem streaming 3D on U.S. and even was able to stream 3D from other regions.

The PS3 is limited to 720P 3D streams from Netflix. While other devices that can accees Netflix 3D get the 1080p 3D streams.
post #1796 of 1798
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

The PS3 is limited to 720P 3D streams from Netflix. While other devices that can accees Netflix 3D get the 1080p 3D streams.

I cant even get 720P reliably. Just buffers forever and disconnects.
post #1797 of 1798
Is Netflix 3D output from PS3 720p or 1080p? I thought PS3 limited Netflix 3D output to 720p. Did the latest version of PS3 Netflix remove this limit?
post #1798 of 1798
It's the same with 3d content from Vudu. It is output in 720p60 from the PS3 even if you are playing the 3D HDX stream.
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