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Originally Posted by Defoler View Post

Don't netflix uses silverlight anyway where they can for streaming in browser?
Since silverlight belongs to microsoft, they can actually force 720p on everyone but edge regardless of well, anything.

Not anymore.

The Silverlight renderer was terrible back then :/
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FTFY.

 

Umm... no.

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I am a bit confused here, is this only for Windows 10 since it mentions Edge?
Like does Windows 10 force it to only work in Edge and the others get scaled down to a max 720p?
Is 1080p at all possible on Windows 7?

I am on Win7 so I suppose my options are Firefox, Chrome, and IE11.
I typically run Netflix in a browser on my PC playing on my secondary 1080p monitor which is also mirrored to my HDMI connected TV if it is on.
So ideally Netflix will try and play 1080p since it should recognize my monitor and TV are 1080p, but I guess only if the browser supports it as well.

I could do the CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + D thing on FF, but on IE11 it didn't really work or showed a lot less data.
I may need to try a different show or something that is proven to provide 1080p as lately I have been watching older shows (2008?) that may not be taped in 1080p.


I am just looking for confirmation if 1080p content is possible on Windows 7 and if so, does it only work in IE11?

Also should the Cntl+Alt+Shift+D thing work in IE11 and show resolution?
I couldn't seem to get it to show that information and the button combo only worked if the video was NOT in full screen mode which seemed odd.
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I am a bit confused here, is this only for Windows 10 since it mentions Edge?
Like does Windows 10 force it to only work in Edge and the others get scaled down to a max 720p?
Is 1080p at all possible on Windows 7?

I am on Win7 so I suppose my options are Firefox, Chrome, and IE11.
I typically run Netflix in a browser on my PC playing on my secondary 1080p monitor which is also mirrored to my HDMI connected TV if it is on.
So ideally Netflix will try and play 1080p since it should recognize my monitor and TV are 1080p, but I guess only if the browser supports it as well.

I could do the CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + D thing on FF, but on IE11 it didn't really work or showed a lot less data.
I may need to try a different show or something that is proven to provide 1080p as lately I have been watching older shows (2008?) that may not be taped in 1080p.


I am just looking for confirmation if 1080p content is possible on Windows 7 and if so, does it only work in IE11?

Also should the Cntl+Alt+Shift+D thing work in IE11 and show resolution?
I couldn't seem to get it to show that information and the button combo only worked if the video was NOT in full screen mode which seemed odd.

From NetFlix's FAQ page: Looks like it will work on IE11, and that's it on Windows 11.
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Resolution: Stream in HD if your Internet connection supports 5 megabits per second or more.

Google Chrome up to 720p
Internet Explorer up to 1080p
Microsoft Edge up to 1080p
Mozilla Firefox up to 720p
Opera up to 720p
Safari up to 1080p on Mac OS X 10.10.3 or later

Netflix App on Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 streams content at 1080p when available and with 5.1 when available.
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5.1 surround sound is not currently supported while streaming on a computer using Microsoft Silverlight or HTML5. However, it is supported in the Netflix app for Windows 8. To check if your device supports 5.1 audio, go to any Netflix original to see if there is a 5.1 audio option. If not, your device may not support this feature, or it may need to be turned on. For assistance enabling this feature, visit How do I adjust subtitles, captions and alternate audio on my device?

Edited by dmasteR - 7/17/16 at 9:55pm
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Umm... no.
I guess it's all relative then? I for one don't enjoy low bitrate, cropped picture, and horrendous sound quality. Not to mention, the cringy downgrade that comes with needing to use an 'app' on Windows 10, after 12 years of Kodi/XBMC.
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I guess it's all relative then? I for one don't enjoy low bitrate, cropped picture, and horrendous sound quality. Not to mention, the cringy downgrade that comes with needing to use an 'app' on Windows 10, after 12 years of Kodi/XBMC.

just watch it on your tv like a normal person
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just watch it on your tv like a normal person
wait, so streaming on your PC isn't normal now? weirdsmiley.gif
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wait, so streaming on your PC isn't normal now? weirdsmiley.gif

Thats not what was stated in your quoted text.
    
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From NetFlix's FAQ page: Looks like it will work on IE11, and that's it on Windows 11.
Netflix App on Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 streams content at 1080p when available and with 5.1 when available.

Ok thank you, I did see that info posted in here earlier, but couldn't tell if IE11 was still referring to Windows 10.
As far as I know you can still use IE in Win10, it just comes with default Edge to replace it.
I dont have an interest in using Win10 though so I can ignore Edge for sure.

I am not a fan of IE (is anyone? lol), but I guess ill see if I can tell the difference.
I think I'm sitting far enough away though that I shouldn't be able to see 1080p anyway.
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Huh, who would have thought. I just tried and it's true. I don't mind Edge too much though, so it's fine just for Netflix.
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