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I’m in a rural environment and have limited ISP choices, my provider for the last 12 years tops out at 10Mbps down, 3Mbps up. I’m about to test another option with hopes of at least doubling that, more if I’m lucky. My primary goal in changing is to get more / better 4K streams through TV (my only streaming box). We currently subscribe to Amazon Prime, Disney+, TV+, and (non 4K) Netflix. I’ve been able to stream 4K movies from Prime and Disney+ and especially like that they provide Atmos, even if I can’t always keep up with their bitrate (often though they look noticeably better than the HD counterpart).
I only get a 7 day trial of the new system, so I’m looking for an ‘Acid Test’ of movies, shows, and other media, to stream during that time to see whether the system can keep up with the demands and it’s worth making the change. I’m willing to sign up for 4K Netflix which I’ve currently avoided because I didn’t meet their stated bandwidth requirement, but it seems they may have some high bitrate movies I could test?
So, can any of you recommend a list of movies from the sources above that will tax my Internet access? A bonus if they’re any good
Along those lines is there a place to find the maximum bitrate of of various streamed media so I can find other good test material? I can also test downloading large files from sites like 4Kmedia.org and computing the bitrate (a great place for non-stream demo material if you’ve not seen it).
I welcome any other suggestions for testing this new connection as I won’t have much time to decide, it will take a day to install, and another to take it down (if I decide not to keep it). Thanks for your help.