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Netflix has arrived on the Mini!

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by cr33p, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. RockinRay

    RockinRay Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys!

    I am using this on a Pioneer Pro-111 Elite which can do the 1080p24, so I might give this a shot to see how well it works. Maybe the wife will notice the difference???

    :cool:
     
  2. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo New Member

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    I'm impressed: my wife can't tell SD from HD :eek:
     
  3. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo New Member

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    There is no 1080p60 content available on the Mini, so what would be the point?
     
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    There is no 1080p60 content from most places. It's either 1080i30 or 1080p24.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Having a scaler in the device prevents the blink most TVs get when switching resolutions because everything is upscaled to 1080p60. And with adaptive streaming services like Netflix resolution switching is common, and can become very annoying, and having everything scaled to 1080p60 prevents that with very little noticeable quality loss.
     
  6. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo New Member

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    I think what you are saying is that the scaler in a device is better than the scaler in a TV. This is probably true if the device is newer than the TV. But you can't for example scale 1080p24 to 1080p60 without doing the telecine thing because 60 isn't divisible by 24. So sometimes you really do need to output to the TV at the source resolution.
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm not saying the quality is better, I'm saying the experience is better. Most TVs will blink or blank out for a second if the video resolution changes. Most devices with scalers can handle the transition seamlessly so it doesn't interrupt what you're watching. Quality wise the scaler in the TV is almost certainly better then what's in a $99 Mini.
     

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