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When I playing a 4k content from Netflix Windows application, the audio is not synced with video ,there is some ms delayed.

I dont't have problem with hd content.

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I have the 4k streaming package from Netflix, and I currently stream with my Blu-ray player. In order to take advantage of the 4k streaming, does the player need to be a 4k player?

I don't have a 4k TV, so I haven't bought a 4k player yet.

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I have the 4k streaming package from Netflix, and I currently stream with my Blu-ray player. In order to take advantage of the 4k streaming, does the player need to be a 4k player?

I don't have a 4k TV, so I haven't bought a 4k player yet.

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Yes, whatever you are using to stream (BD player, Smart TV, Roku, Shield, etc.) has to be 4K. In the case of the BD player, it can't just be a 4K up-sampling player to my knowledge. It needs to be a true 4K player. But if your TV isn't 4K, there's no benefit to streaming 4K. Also, unless your screen is 65" or larger, you won't see much benefit from 4K resolution. What you do gain though, is HDR color. That is worth having 4K, even with smaller screens.

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I have the 4k streaming package from Netflix, and I currently stream with my Blu-ray player. In order to take advantage of the 4k streaming, does the player need to be a 4k player?

I don't have a 4k TV, so I haven't bought a 4k player yet.

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Unless you have three other people on the subscription there is no value to having the 4K subscription without having a 4K TV to view those shows. You are wasting money.
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Unless you have three other people on the subscription there is no value to having the 4K subscription without having a 4K TV to view those shows. You are wasting money.
That's why we have the 4k package. I plan to buy a 75" 4k TV and 4k Blu-ray player soon.

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@Jim McC, as long as you buy a 4K TV, then you will have 4K streaming from your device, unless you get a TV that has internal apps.
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Thanks. I am probably going to buy the TCL 6 series.
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Thanks. I am probably going to buy the TCL 6 series.
I bought a TCL back when the brand first started out .. they were unproven and pretty much unknown at the time .. it's been a good TV .. I just wish they made a 70" model ..

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Netflix will stop working on some older Samsung TVs next month

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Netflix yesterday said that a small number of older Samsung TVs would no longer support its service as of December 2, which the Korean giant says is due to technical limitations. "We've notified all impacted members with more information about alternative devices we support so they can keep enjoying Netflix uninterrupted," said a Netflix representative.
In addition to the older Samsung smart televisions no longer being supported, the first two Roku models and some Vizio TVs will also lose support from next month.
https://www.techspot.com/news/82651-...ext-month.html
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The Roku devices listed are all first and second generation players. They don't support Netflix profiles or the auto-play feature that so many people despise. That's going to make some people unhappy, especially losing a player that don't auto-play those preview videos. Auto-playing videos is one of several reasons I don't even subscribe to Netflix any longer.

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I'm pretty sure I got notice from NF that my 2 PS3's will no longer be supported after the first of the year .. they are both on TV's that are not used much, so not a huge loss .. hardware gets rotated out eventually ..

Both are excellent BD players, though

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I'm pretty sure I got notice from NF that my 2 PS3's will no longer be supported after the first of the year .. they are both on TV's that are not used much, so not a huge loss .. hardware gets rotated out eventually ..

Both are excellent BD players, though
My Roku HD from 2012 was moved some time ago to my TV in the Kitchen. It has the original frill free Netflix interface and works great.



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My Roku HD from 2012 was moved some time ago to my TV in the Kitchen. It has the original frill free Netflix interface and works great.



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I don't know if the PS3's will still play NF after they get rotated out .. they would, of course, still have the latest updates up to January anyway .. maybe I'll get lucky ..

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Im in the final stages of of building and finalizing my home theater and setting up the equipment. What box do you guys think does the best job streaming Netflix Shows/Movies from an Audio and Video quality point of view?

I'm installing an Xbox One X and an Apple TV.
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Does Netflix stream any programming at 720p resolution? Or is it all 1080p and 4k resolution?

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Does Netflix stream any programming at 720p resolution? Or is it all 1080p and 4k resolution?

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They use adaptive streaming, so depending on the available Internet speed, you might get VHS quality (240), DVD (540), 720 and higher. But I don't think you can set it for a maximum to control your data usage. I think that used to be possible, but I think it went away.

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Thanks. Then why do they list 2 different resolutions in their Premium plan(HD and Ultra HD) ? It says that Ultra HD is 1080p, but I don't know about "HD".
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Thanks. Then why do they list 2 different resolutions in their Premium plan(HD and Ultra HD) ? It says that Ultra HD is 1080p, but I don't know about "HD".
Really? Maybe an intern entered that data. Ultra HD is 2160p or 4K not 1080p.
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Thanks. Then why do they list 2 different resolutions in their Premium plan(HD and Ultra HD) ? It says that Ultra HD is 1080p, but I don't know about "HD".
What is it that you're looking at that says that?

On the available Plan page I see the below,
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What is it that you're looking at that says that?

On the available Plan page I see the below,
I was wrong. I was looking at the same page you posted.

On the Digital Trends website there's an article about streaming Netflix HD. It says the only way to receive an HD or 4k stream, is to choose the "High" quality setting on the Netflix website. Is that correct ?
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I was wrong. I was looking at the same page you posted.

On the Digital Trends website there's an article about streaming Netflix HD. It says the only way to receive an HD or 4k stream, is to choose the "High" quality setting on the Netflix website. Is that correct ?
https://help.netflix.com/en/node/13444

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I've noticed strange issue for HD shows. It seems they are streaming in different quality depending on the device on which you're watching Netflix. I don't mean mobiles or tablets (any small screens) but compared bit rate on Panasonic smart TV app/Samsung smart TV app/PS4 app and Windows10 app on my laptop. Here is some example:

Brooklyn 9-9 season 2ep5:
Panasonic/windows app - 7.5 Mbs
Ps4/Samsung -1.9Mbs ! (really bad PQ)

Titans S1ep2:
Panaosnic/Windows - 3.4 Mbs
Ps4/Samsung 6.4Mbs

Similar behavior for most of the shows/movies.

The test was done in the same WIFI network (60MBs) at the same time. I repeated it several times, always the same result.

So some shows have better quality on Panasonic/Windows app and some on Samsung/Ps4. That is really strange. Why all apps are not getting the best possible quality?
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I've noticed strange issue for HD shows. It seems they are streaming in different quality depending on the device on which you're watching Netflix. I don't mean mobiles or tablets (any small screens) but compared bit rate on Panasonic smart TV app/Samsung smart TV app/PS4 app and Windows10 app on my laptop. Here is some example:



Brooklyn 9-9 season 2ep5:

Panasonic/windows app - 7.5 Mbs

Ps4/Samsung -1.9Mbs ! (really bad PQ)



Titans S1ep2:

Panaosnic/Windows - 3.4 Mbs

Ps4/Samsung 6.4Mbs



Similar behavior for most of the shows/movies.



The test was done in the same WIFI network (60MBs) at the same time. I repeated it several times, always the same result.



So some shows have better quality on Panasonic/Windows app and some on Samsung/Ps4. That is really strange. Why all apps are not getting the best possible quality?
Some are In HEVC and some in h.264. The devices that can play HEVC will be playing a lower bitrate since HEVC is more efficient.

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Some are In HEVC and some in h.264. The devices that can play HEVC will be playing a lower bitrate since HEVC is more efficient.

Sent from my Galaxy S10
No, this is not the case.

Even when you compare different episodes from one show, some have better bitrate on PS4, some on Panasonic.
All episodes on Panasonic are around 3-4Mbs
On PS4 first 7 are 6.3 Mbs and the rest ~ 2Mbs

It is very noticable that episodes with lower bitrate have worse PQ (even when the difference is around 1 Mbs sometimes) so they are not in HEVC.
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Has anyone else noticed that while the first season of "Dark" is in Atmos, the second season isn't, even though it claims to be? Anyone have an idea what's going on here? Budget considerations?
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Don't want to jinx things, but I've noticed that Netflix has changed the UI to allow end credits to play without disruption. Before, the end credits got squashed to the upper corner of the screen, sometimes cutting off the final moments of the episode's final scene to do so. Now, the end credits play thru, with an onscreen prompt move to the next episode.



Perhaps in another 5 years, they'll turn off auto play and let us read a title's summary page without the video starting on its own.
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I absolutely despise auto-play .. I have developed my own auto-response by immediately pushing Mute ..
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Thanks. Then why do they list 2 different resolutions in their Premium plan(HD and Ultra HD) ? It says that Ultra HD is 1080p, but I don't know about "HD".
You got that backwards:
Ultra HD (UHD) is 4k. On Netflix "HD" usually means 1080P or maxes out at 1080P (many services call 1080P HDX).


If you want 4K and Atmos you need to get their highest tiered plan.
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