Netflix may get 1080p video streaming

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#1

Netflix may get 1080p video streaming.

[newsimage]http://static.myce.com/images_posts/2010/02/tCNqA7.jpg[/newsimage]Netflix will support 1080p video streaming later this year according to one report, even as the company downplays the importance of HD in another.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/netflix-may-get-1080p-video-streaming-25798/](http://www.myce.com/news/netflix-may-get-1080p-video-streaming-25798/)


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#2

Woot!

1080p streaming would be nice.
It’ll be interesting to see how they get >20Mbps out to everyone :wink:
Even if it’s heavily compressed video & audio.


#3

Yeah, you might get 1080p, but the bit rate will make it look like ass.


#4

[QUOTE=Im a PC;2492518]Yeah, you might get 1080p, but the bit rate will make it look like ass.[/QUOTE]
Depends on the bitrate and whether it’s constant or variable bitrate, the film, and the post-processing.

Generally, internet sites will stream at constant bitrate, because it’s the easiest to work with in regards to buffer management, it constrains the minimum and maximum bandwidth requirement, but it also provides the lowest video quality too.

My crappy ADSL2+ connection only gets me between 5-7Mbps in Oz … and the exchange is less than 500m away (line of sight).
I occasionally get interruptions (pauses/non-responsive browser) streaming crappy SD video over a 1hr episode from australian sites.


#5

At this point I’d actually want captions and 5.1 with 720p than 1080p without captions and 5.1!!!


#6

I think the 720p Netflix streaming works decent enough, but higher res is always welcome! Too bad they’ve flip-flopped and claim it’s not happening this year. Maybe 2011?


#7

[QUOTE=GWolfman;2492634]At this point I’d actually want captions and 5.1 with 720p than 1080p without captions and 5.1!!![/QUOTE]
I’m sure at a total of about 1KB every few minutes, captions won’t break the bandwidth bank :iagree:


#8

nice… i just signed up with them couple days back… its great…


#9

[QUOTE=JaredNewman;2492509]Netflix may get 1080p video streaming.

[newsimage]http://static.myce.com/images_posts/2010/02/tCNqA7.jpg[/newsimage]Netflix will support 1080p video streaming later this year according to one report, even as the company downplays the importance of HD in another.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/netflix-may-get-1080p-video-streaming-25798/](http://www.myce.com/news/netflix-may-get-1080p-video-streaming-25798/)


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Cool, I have a LG bd390. Which does Netflix streaming…