Originally Posted by ebduncan
netflix quality is terrible. Compared to a true source picture the differences are remarkable. Honestly my directv in SD has a better picture/sound, than netflix in (HD). Btw Directv is not a true source of picture they also use compression either Mpeg-2 or Mpeg-4. Only true sources are blu-ray, digital copies, and content picked up digitally over the air provided by your local networks.
You can do some post processing with netflix video. It's limited but AMD does have settings for internet video granted the options are limited to (fluid playback, steady video, custom sharpness, and custom color vibrance)
I can tell you don't know much about digital video.
Blu-ray uses MPEG4, MPEG2, and VC-1. Ultra HD Blu-ray uses h.265 and offer HDR and higher color bit depth among some other things.
Blu-ray uses crappy color compression too, it's hardly a "source." Google "4:2:0 color compression."
DCP, what they use in theaters, is the closest you might get to a source. Even then, it uses intra-frame compression using JPEG2000 or MPEG2. "Consumer" video also uses inter-frame compression.
Not only that, Blu-ray is a 16:9 format without anamorphic pixels. Those 21:9'ish movies on Blu-ray with black bars on the top and bottom is closer to 720p than 1080p.
The only good thing about Blu-ray is the bit-rate for video and audio.
For most people who sit 10 feet away from a 42" 1080p TV, 6 Mbps Netflix is beyond fine.
My problem is that Netflix uses the minimum bit-rate spec for their DD+ tracks. Their stereo AAC tracks are simple horrible.
Frankly, of all the streaming services, they have the best video quality.Edited by umeng2002 - 7/19/16 at 12:02pm