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I stopped reading when I got to the part where he mentioned the requirements to view Netflix in UHD. I've been down that rabbit hole and it's a lot more complicated than what he says. That tells me he hasn't researched this or it's an AI bot written article. That's a thing now sadly. Probably has been for a while but it's now available to everyone. I get ads for it all the time.

You also have to have a newer Gen CPU. My i7 6700K is not supported by Netflix so they won't allow me to stream in UHD on my PC even though I pay extra for it. Which  is total bull because I can stream up to 4K and 8K UHD on YouTube and 4K UHD with Prime Video. It took me forever to find that information and it was buried in a tech pub they put out. It doesn't come up in any of the troubleshooting they offer on their website. At least the last time I looked.

He also says you need 25M or faster. Uh ... you need faster. Unless you have an incredibly reliable provider that will guarantee you full bandwidth 24/7, you aren't going to stream Netflix in UHD on a 25M connection. I have a 30M connection with my provider but they allow higher burst speeds when streaming from all the approved services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime etc. etc.. My ISP is down right now because of a storm last night so I'm using the hotspot on my cell. It's 25M. I can stream all day long at 1080p, but it completely dies when I try to force 4K on Youtube. Netflix won't even try 4K, it scans it and locks me at 1080p.

My PC is far FAR FAR better spec wise than any smart TV, laptop, cell phone or pad type device, and almost all stream Netflix in UHD ... but nope, not on a PC that's 1,000 times more powerful that supports UHD on every other app. And they wonder why they are losing billions right now.

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11 minutes ago, Shane_B. said:

...or it's an AI bot written article. That's a thing now sadly.

What, you don't like our Bapu Bot? 😁😆

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2 hours ago, Shane_B. said:

 That tells me he hasn't researched this or it's an AI bot written article.

In the first line of the second paragraph he uses the term DRM and describes it as "Download Rights Management" and then links to an article on DRM. In the linked article it is correctly described as "Digital Rights Management". When you can't even use the correct term that you link to, well, I don't think you did any research at all. I stopped reading right there.

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Sorry, just testing out my new bot! 😁

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9 minutes ago, craigb said:

Sorry, just testing out my new bot! 😁

Okay I'll bite. Did it work 🤔

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5 hours ago, Shane_B. said:

I stopped reading when I got to the part where he mentioned the requirements to view Netflix in UHD. I've been down that rabbit hole and it's a lot more complicated than what he says. That tells me he hasn't researched this or it's an AI bot written article. That's a thing now sadly. Probably has been for a while but it's now available to everyone. I get ads for it all the time.

You also have to have a newer Gen CPU. My i7 6700K is not supported by Netflix so they won't allow me to stream in UHD on my PC even though I pay extra for it. Which  is total bull because I can stream up to 4K and 8K UHD on YouTube and 4K UHD with Prime Video. It took me forever to find that information and it was buried in a tech pub they put out. It doesn't come up in any of the troubleshooting they offer on their website. At least the last time I looked.

He also says you need 25M or faster. Uh ... you need faster. Unless you have an incredibly reliable provider that will guarantee you full bandwidth 24/7, you aren't going to stream Netflix in UHD on a 25M connection. I have a 30M connection with my provider but they allow higher burst speeds when streaming from all the approved services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime etc. etc.. My ISP is down right now because of a storm last night so I'm using the hotspot on my cell. It's 25M. I can stream all day long at 1080p, but it completely dies when I try to force 4K on Youtube. Netflix won't even try 4K, it scans it and locks me at 1080p.

My PC is far FAR FAR better spec wise than any smart TV, laptop, cell phone or pad type device, and almost all stream Netflix in UHD ... but nope, not on a PC that's 1,000 times more powerful that supports UHD on every other app. And they wonder why they are losing billions right now.

I'm not one of those people who need better graphics   Eye candy can never cover up suck.   See PC games.

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None of the great classic movies of the past needed 4K.

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59 minutes ago, bdickens said:

None of the great classic movies of the past needed 4K.

 

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8 hours ago, bdickens said:

None of the great classic movies of the past needed 4K.

They were actually shot in better than 4K. They were shot in analog. And therein lies the problem. The transfer to digital and how to get that to people's viewing devices with minimal compression artifacts.

You can't think of DVD (720), or HD (1080), or 4K (2160) as recording methods but rather delivery methods physical or stream. You have to think of them in terms of compression like MP3, FLACC, WAV.

And that's where the problem lies. You can have a 96k MP3 or a 320k MP3. There's a huge different. All DVD's and Blu Ray's are compressed. UHD discs are too but the technology is getting better and the discs are getting larger so you can fit larger (less compressed) files on to a disc or stream them within the limitations of the streaming capabilities of most people.

Uncompressed movies in 1080 won't fit on a single disc.

You could watch an uncompressed HD movie on Netflix but the file size they would have to get to you real time while you are watching the movie would be enormous. You would need a very fast internet connection and very few people have that.

Some people don't mind watching old DVD's. I do. It actually gives me a really bad headache to watch an old DVD on a flatscreen. They weren't developed for that type of resolution, they were developed for tube TV's. On those with the scan lines and limited resolution they actually look really really good.

Scanning film is like scanning a picture on a flatbed scanner. You scan it at the highest resolution you can and reduce the size to fit on the screen to make it look good. It's the same with 4K.

As for gaming, it's the exact same. It's all about compression and how fast your system can deal with higher resolution in real time before the framerate drops so bad you get sick looking at it. And the higher resolution isn't necessary for them. That's a choice the developers are making always striving to be the biggest and best and newest. They could just as easily have made Fallout 4 with the same engine as Fallout 3 but they used a newer engine that takes more horsepower and the visuals suffer for it on all but todays highest end current hardware ... and that game is 7 years old. Fallout 3 on todays modest hardware looks better than Fallout 4.

Thankfully audio resolution isn't a big deal and nobody ever argues about that.🙄

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14 hours ago, craigb said:

What, you don't like our Bapu Bot? 😁😆

We gotta come up with a more flamboyant name for that.

How about The Be Bop A Lu Lu Baps Bot (BBALLBB for short.)

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The slogan could be, "Ai(r)Baps© automatic Bass line software. Save 20 - 40% now while supplies last!"

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Apple tried to make an iBapu, but he refuses to be proprietary. 😁

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So I could have been watching Futurama and King of the Hill in Ultra High Definition?!? Damn. Maybe they wouldn't look so cartoony.

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Thinking of all the plugins I could buy if I stopped paying my cable bill.. In one year alone I could build the best DAW ever.

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