I just goggled something like 4k streaming on Netflix, and found a lot of article about that. One of which that had some technical content and some dates and so on
a) we need an "X2" or such, except Lee posted a conversation with a Sony CS rep to the effect that our sets have the HEVC. My guess is that our sets do NOT have the HEVC, the CS guy meant the new "900b" sets, and we will need a X2 or something like the "broadcom box"…
b) whatever problems you currently have with Netflix+ISP etc, you'll need 3x more bit-rate (15.6 Mbs) among all the other less understood (by me) issues…
c) Netflix claims HEVC is be able to support 4k@60p in 15.6 Mbs channel, which will be interesting if true
But is 4K Netflix limited to those companies and those televisions as points of access?
"It is limited to TVs that have the capability to decode our [Netflix] 4K streams. And those will be TVs that have hardware built in to decode the HEVC H.265 stream. And there will be more TVs that do that [in the future]."
What sort of data rates, or bandwidth, will be required for streaming at 4K?
"It’s streaming at 15.6Mbps. So that’s higher than what we’re streaming at right now - our current highest bitrate 1080p HD stream is 5.8Mbps."
Is it? Is Super HD [Netflix’s 1080p service with higher bitrate] not more?
"That is the same. We’re no longer calling it Super HD. It’s available to everybody and we’re going into Ultra HD territory so we’ve gotten rid of the 'Super HD' badge. It was going to go anyway because there would have been too many different labels around. Super HD was our own thing that we came up with last year so we had that high quality available. We’ve moved to label everything that’s available as Ultra HD 4K, and the Super HD badge is just HD - which is the best HD we have available, at 5.8Mbps."
Will there be any price premium for 4K content?
"No. When you pick up one of these TVs - you’ll have to ask Sony, Samsung and LG when they will ship - and you’re connected up at home and you turn on Netflix you’ll just start seeing the titles that are available in Ultra HD 4K via the badges. There will be a row that says Ultra HD 4K as well."