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brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Tampa, FL
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Become HBO

Netflix first you got stop showing old movies and show new releases and better quality streaming video.

MURICA

join:2013-01-03
How about better audio? Netflix's garbage is still low bitrate lossy 2.0. Pathetic.

brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Tampa, FL
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Everything you want is on Youtube in HD.


MarkAW
Barry White
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join:2001-08-27
Canada
kudos:16
reply to brianiscool
said by brianiscool:

Netflix first you got stop showing old movies and show new releases and better quality streaming video.

I guess you didn't read the article.

quote:
That's just fine with Hastings, who says his goal is to create five new series each year. "The goal," says Hastings, "is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us."
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aaronwt
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join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to MURICA
said by MURICA:

How about better audio? Netflix's garbage is still low bitrate lossy 2.0. Pathetic.

Just about everything I watch streaming from Netflix is in 5.1 DD+. I've got around 100 titles currently in my streaming queue and around 90% of them are in 5.1 DD+. It's rare for me to watch a streaming title from Netflix that is only in 2.0.

Which of course is still lossy but I would not expect them to use a lossless codec since it takes alot more bandwidth. Besides the vast majority of people would not be able to tell the difference between a lossless codec and a lossy codec in a double blind test.

silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
USA

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reply to MarkAW
HBO's shows cost a lot of money to produce. They take major risks no one else is going to take. There is no way Netflix will produce something like Game of Thrones, which by some estimates cost $8 million per episode.

brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Tampa, FL
kudos:1
Boardwalk Empire is my favorite show. The budget must be a lot lower. There are no special effects and visual enhancements in this show. It is mainly set in the 1920's.


aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
said by brianiscool:

Boardwalk Empire is my favorite show. The budget must be a lot lower. There are no special effects and visual enhancements in this show. It is mainly set in the 1920's.

You aren't serious are you? Pretty much every scripted show on Tv has special effects. Whether it's to change the color of the sky, the color of clothing, to insert an object or background in the scene, or to change the look of a face.

Boardwalk empire is no exception.

Here a video that shows some of the FX on Boardwalk Empire.

»www.theverge.com/2012/1/21/27242···-digital

Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX
reply to MURICA
said by MURICA:

How about better audio? Netflix's garbage is still low bitrate lossy 2.0. Pathetic.

You use an ipad for netflix? Most clients i use have 5.1 support. and it always amuses me when people whine about lossy audio. I bet you wouldn't be able to tell lossy audio (with enough bitrate) to raw one in a blind test.

Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX
reply to silbaco
said by silbaco:

HBO's shows cost a lot of money to produce. They take major risks no one else is going to take. There is no way Netflix will produce something like Game of Thrones, which by some estimates cost $8 million per episode.

That's true, GoT is expensive to make. In fact some episodes would've been worth entire movie budgets if they had the money. George RR martin did say he would take donations for those episodes. Which gives me an idea of what the future of high budget TV will be like:

Crowd-funding. Fans of the shows would no doubt support a plea for help like that one and make the show possible. It has worked for a lot of new start ups and i see no reason why it wouldn't work for cultural phenomena like some TV shows.

You have to remember all the areas that technology advancements are affecting before you worry too much, eventually all this stuff converges and makes the impossible possible.


dvd536
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join:2001-04-27
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:4
reply to brianiscool
said by brianiscool:

Netflix first you got stop showing old movies and show new releases and better quality streaming video.

good luck on that. even fios subs average 2500kbps on the service. netflix will have to stop the throttling crap before they can even think of becoming a hbo.
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mike10

join:2004-03-02
reply to brianiscool
there set was very expensive to build


cdru
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join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
kudos:7
reply to dvd536
said by dvd536:

even fios subs average 2500kbps on the service.

From Netflix regarding that number:
quote:
These ratings reflect the average performance of all Netflix streams on each ISP. The average is well below the peak performance due to many factors including home Wi-Fi, the variety of devices our members use, and the variety of encodes we use to deliver the TV shows and movies we carry. Those factors cancel out when comparing across ISPs, so these relative rankings are a good indicator of the consistent performance typically experienced across all users on an ISP network and a great way to see which ISPs offer the best Netflix experience.
The 2500kbps isn't what the ISP throttles the stream to, or otherwise support. It's what the stream needs across all their streams, and then what the connection can support.


Pirate515
Premium
join:2001-01-22
Brooklyn, NY
reply to dvd536
said by dvd536:

Netflix will have to stop the throttling crap before they can even think of becoming HBO.

While you are right on that one; sadly, it's not up to Netflix, it 's up to ISP's. Given how quite a few ISP's are also in the TV business, if Netflix becomes popular enough for people to start canceling their paid TV subscriptions, ISP's will try to make up for loss of revenue by introducing/lowering caps and/or raising prices Internet prices/overage fees.
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