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Will those of us with 1080p screens be able to benefit from this at all?

Sometimes I play youtube videos in the 360p player using the 1080p quality option to allow for higher bitrates with downsampling (and better audio)
Netflix on the other hand seems to be over simplified to the point of no control, so I'm not entirely sure how it works.

I assume that going fullscreen with Netflix on a 1280x1024 monitor results in getting a 720p stream, and something like 1680x1050 might receive 1080p, based on their decision, and 1920x1080/1200 would get you the 1080p stream but no there is no obvious user control.

If I'm wrong about anything let me know, I am still quite new to using Netflix.
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

Surely Netflix isn't catering their 4k initiative to those who live in huts (who can apparently afford $5,000-20,000 TV's

so according to you steve woz also live in huts that do not deserve netflix or the internet

http://www.geekwire.com/2013/woz-ipad-air/
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A lot of people here are comparing the 15Mbps recommended bandwidth to typical H.264 encoded streams. Netflix is not using H.264 for 4K content, they are using the newer codec H.265 which offers 50% reduction in file size and 25-35% lower bitrate while retaining the same quality as H.264. TL;DR less bandwidth required. thumb.gif
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That's awesome! Youtube needs to do this imo if it's true.

Google has a competing codec VP9 which will do the same thing with youtube and TV support coming
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