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El Quintron
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Netflix Super HD/Open Connect

I was curious if Teksavvy was looking into this...

It's posted on the front page:

»Netflix Starts Offering 'Super HD' and 3D Streams

States that who are on their CDN will be getting this.

Cheers,
EQ
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TSI Gabe
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edit: we already have it

You can verify by looking at this page.

»www.netflix.com/superhd


El Quintron
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Awesome,

Thanks for letting me know,

cheers,
EQ


Guspaz
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reply to TSI Gabe
Are you peering with them, or do you just have the appliance?
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balur

join:2010-04-28
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reply to TSI Gabe
Woot Woot


mlerner
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Nepean, ON
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reply to El Quintron
Oh yeah Super HD looks really nice on a 27" monitor. I'm on Rogers directly but apparently they're also part of the Open Connect network.


depster

join:2001-06-07
united state
reply to TSI Gabe
What amount of traffic has been offloaded?

TheMG
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reply to El Quintron
quote:
Netflix now offers Super HD streaming on the following devices:

Sony PlayStation 3
Apple TV with 1080p
Roku with 1080p
Nintendo Wii U
Windows 8
Blu-Ray Players and Smart TV's with existing Netflix 1080p support
More devices coming soon!

Does this mean no Windows 8 = no Super HD on PC???


kragop

join:2006-02-15
Scarborough, ON
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reply to El Quintron
We have Apple TV attached to our Panasonic LED TV and when you watch shows like Dexter it looks spectacular.
»store.apple.com/ca/browse/home/s···apple_tv

List of supported devices:
»support.netflix.com/en/node/8731#gsc.tab=0


Tx
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said by kragop:

We have Apple TV attached to our Panasonic LED TV and when you watch shows like Dexter it looks spectacular.
»store.apple.com/ca/browse/home/s···apple_tv

List of supported devices:
»support.netflix.com/en/node/8731#gsc.tab=0

Isn't apple tv just the same as any other device like Boxee?

stevey_frac

join:2009-12-09
Cambridge, ON
reply to TheMG
I believe so.

I'm installing Win 8 right now, so I can try this out

kabes

join:2010-05-14
Kitchener, ON
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1 edit
reply to El Quintron
Not working for me: »i.imgur.com/pVgtk.jpg

Cable in Kitchener.

The Windows 8 requirement is a joke for the PC playback.

edit: nevermind when I don't use unblock-us DNS it works. I guess no US Netflix in this new format

edit 2: some US VPN servers support it


kragop

join:2006-02-15
Scarborough, ON
Are you using Teksavvy's DNS servers?


DarkStar33

join:2008-03-27
Toronto, ON
reply to El Quintron
Windows 8 is a polite way of saying "Windows" without have to deal with listing the previous versions.

If your on XP/Vista its a worthwhile upgrade.
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kragop

join:2006-02-15
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reply to Tx
said by Tx:

said by kragop:

We have Apple TV attached to our Panasonic LED TV and when you watch shows like Dexter it looks spectacular.
»store.apple.com/ca/browse/home/s···apple_tv

List of supported devices:
»support.netflix.com/en/node/8731#gsc.tab=0

Isn't apple tv just the same as any other device like Boxee?

I've used WD TV and didn't like it too much. I find the navigation and easy of use on Apple TV to be better. Also I prefer Apple tv because of Airplay. I can stream content to it from my iPhone, iPad, or Macbook- so it makes things easier.
»www.apple.com/airplay/


El Quintron
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Boxee/Boxee Box is different product than WDTV.


Dones

join:2008-02-14
Toronto, ON
reply to El Quintron
I don't understand this super HD. I thought they already had 1080p streaming.

And these names are getting annoying. HD, Full HD, Pure HD, Super HD, Ultra HD.

I guess I'll just call it Full Pure Super Ultra Deluxe HD.

I can't wait to hear what they'll call 4k/8k media.

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
said by Dones:

I don't understand this super HD. I thought they already had 1080p streaming.

It's a marketing name. It is 1080p but lower compression over their existing 1080p streams. Their existing 1080p streams used a ridiculous amount of compression.

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to kragop
said by kragop:

I've used WD TV and didn't like it too much. I find the navigation and easy of use on Apple TV to be better. Also I prefer Apple tv because of Airplay. I can stream content to it from my iPhone, iPad, or Macbook- so it makes things easier.
»www.apple.com/airplay/

After having both Boxee Box / WD TV and some other setups the WD firmware is completely god awful. So buggy it is pathetic. It is almost criminal that WD sells these devices with how bad they are.


HiVolt
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reply to kragop
said by kragop:

I've used WD TV and didn't like it too much. I find the navigation and easy of use on Apple TV to be better. Also I prefer Apple tv because of Airplay. I can stream content to it from my iPhone, iPad, or Macbook- so it makes things easier.
»www.apple.com/airplay/

AppleTV is only good if you've got other Apple devices and are into the whole iTunes ecosystem... Many are not...
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34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to DarkStar33
said by DarkStar33:

Windows 8 is a polite way of saying "Windows" without have to deal with listing the previous versions.

If your on XP/Vista its a worthwhile upgrade.

Sounds ridiculous to me. Every other product and web site lists each respective Windows version as appropriate.

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to Tx
said by Tx:

Isn't apple tv just the same as any other device like Boxee?

Unfortunately not, even though there are devices capable of playing 1080p / 5.1 sound content Netflix white lists devices which are provided 1080p / 5.1 sound content and they don't add every device to the white list; it is annoying.

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to HiVolt
said by HiVolt:

AppleTV is only good if you've got other Apple devices and are into the whole iTunes ecosystem... Many are not...

Well especially with the stock firmware. In that configuration it leaves a lot to be desired compared to other media players. Personally I have no interest in having to hack the thing to make it usable.

dm1336

join:2011-08-07
Scarborough, ON

1 edit
reply to El Quintron
What's weird is that didn't Netflix already have 1080p content? I see on my PS3 that stuff has Super HD, but then other movies are just HD.

Hunger Games is HD, and that's one of their newest movies. A ton of other movies say Super HD.

Does this mean that HD movies are now 1080i? I don't think its 720p, although companies do get away with calling that HD too.

When playing something on my PS3 it shows the following (press Select):
Medium/SD
High/SD
Medium/HD
High/HD
X-High/HD

Not sure if it's just me but I did notice there was less of a 'fuzzy' look to the picture. Very close to blu-ray like quality.

bdoyledimou

join:2002-08-20
Markham, ON
reply to kabes
it works for ME using unblock -us -- the first time i clicked it didn't show, but when i went back a few minutes later -- it showed green. try again?

TheMG
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reply to 34764170
said by 34764170:

said by DarkStar33:

Windows 8 is a polite way of saying "Windows" without have to deal with listing the previous versions.

If your on XP/Vista its a worthwhile upgrade.

Sounds ridiculous to me. Every other product and web site lists each respective Windows version as appropriate.

I agree. If it works on other versions of Windows, then they should list those as well.

Otherwise, it leads to confusion as to whether or not older OS are supported, and they could lose potential subscribers (the kind who are not willing to upgrade to Win8).


TOPDAWG
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monitors do this same BS. Say compatible with windows whatever version. Hell my dad got one years ago and asked why he picked that one and he said one reason said it was compatible with windows so he knew it would work.

34764170

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Etobicoke, ON

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reply to dm1336
said by dm1336:

What's weird is that didn't Netflix already have 1080p content? I see on my PS3 that stuff has Super HD, but then other movies are just HD.

Hunger Games is HD, and that's one of their newest movies. A ton of other movies say Super HD.

Does this mean that HD movies are now 1080i? I don't think its 720p, although companies do get away with calling that HD too.

When playing something on my PS3 it shows the following (press Select):
Medium/SD
High/SD
Medium/HD
High/HD
X-High/HD

Not sure if it's just me but I did notice there was less of a 'fuzzy' look to the picture. Very close to blu-ray like quality.

As I stated with another post above. They already had 1080p streams. These are 1080p streams with lower compression. It's a marketing name at best which will just confuse people.

You're not seeing Super HD yet for some content because it has not been re-encoded. They will be re-encoding further content as time goes on but they probably wanted to have at least a couple hundred titles at launch time.

It is not "getting away" with anything. 720p is still HD.

dm1336

join:2011-08-07
Scarborough, ON
The compression thing makes sense, thanks brad


TOPDAWG
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reply to El Quintron
so what videos are in super HD I can try? I looked at Dexter on the PC and it shows it maxes out at 3000 on the AV manger.