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Netflix Super HD (1080p) on my Roamio!

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by markp99, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    Maybe already discussed (sorry if I have missed).

    I saw a post claiming Netflix was streaming in 1080p on AppleTV and other devices.

    http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/09/26/netflix-super-hd-video/

    I confirmed on AppleTV, then I tried on the Roamio. YEP!! 1080p goodness. Looks great!
     
  2. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    Also confirmed my Premier XL4 only sees 1080i netflix streaming
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I get 1080p/24 but I don't get SuperHD because my ISP isn't part of that network they require for that.
     
  4. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    I'm on Comcast, though the link posted above did note:

     
  5. gweempose

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    What's the difference between SuperHD and 1080p/24?
     
  6. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    Seems a variant? Dunno.

     
  7. djdanska

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    My isp Cox has had it for a while now. Was actually very annoying on my old premiere. My tv took like ten seconds to switch to 1080p so i never used it (cheap tv) but it's nice that the new roamio units can stay at 1080p. Awesome quality.
     
  8. moyekj

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    1080p Super HD Netflix feeds have been available for Series 4 units for quite a while now. About 6 months ago I watched many Breaking Bad episodes on my 2 tuner Premiere @1080p/24. However the Roamio client is SO much faster and improved I'll probably never watch Netflix on a series 4 unit again.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That's awesome! I've actually been using my Netflix subscription a lot lately. Me an my Niece have been watching The Walking Dead and I've been catching up on a few shows I missed last season.
     
  10. BigJimOutlaw

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    Yeah, Netflix just announced they're opening up "SuperHD" to everyone and not just their partners.. provided the ISP's network bandwidth can support it.

    SuperHD is just a higher bitrate.... ranging from 4.2 mbps to 5.7 mbps.

    But 1080p isn't exclusive to SuperHD. 1080p starts at 3.8 mbps.

    I can confirm on FiOS (not a CDN partner) that I'm now getting 5.7 mbps on the Roamio. The previous cap was 3.8.
     
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    :eek::eek:

    Really?!?! When is this supposed to happen? If so then I will be able to cancel my unBlock US subscription and save $5 a month.

    EDIT::eek::eek::):):D:D

    Sweet!! It's working right now without the unBlock US DNS IP addresses. Time for me to cancel them. SWEET!!!!
     
  12. kbmb

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    Curious, what do you guys have your Roamios set for video? I think mine is still at the default 1080i. Guessing you need to switch tivo to at least 1080p to see the benefits?

    -Kevin
     
  13. moyekj

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    For Netflix, YouTube & Amazon it's useful to enable 1080p/24 output which TiVo will pass through natively. Otherwise if you just have 1080i everything just scales to that and picture quality is not quite as good.
     
  14. aaronwt

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    I have mine set for 1080P60 output. I don't have 1080P24 set right now since I want to avoid the 1 to 2 second resync when there is a resolution or framerate change.
     
  15. AdamNJ

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    1080p/60 and 1080p/24
     
  16. swerver

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    Same here, and so far I haven't seen the resolution switching problem that was common when using netflix on a premiere. I agree the Super HD looks great.
     
  17. kbmb

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    I'm assuming you only got the Apple TV to do 1080p 60Hz correct? I didn't see a setting to change that.

    Thanks for the info. I just switched to check only 1080p and 1080p/24.

    Netflix SuperHD switches my TV into 1080p/24 mode and it does look gorgeous!

    -Kevin
     
  18. kbmb

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    So can anyone explain.....picture quality-wise....what's the difference between 1080p60 and 1080p24?

    I've read a bunch online about the 24fps and that unless you have a 120Hz or 240Hz TV, that it will likely do the 2:3 pulldown.

    Thing is.....on my ATV watching the Avengers in SuperHD, my TV reports the resolution as 1080p 60Hz.
    Watching it via the Roamio reports 1080p 24.

    The Roamio picture is much better. Is that the 24? Or is it just the Roamio?

    EDIT: So I turned 1080p24 off and viewed Netflix again on the Roamio. Couldn't really tell any major difference. And since my TV isn't 120Hz or 240Hz, should I leave 1080p24 off to not have any stuttering?

    EDIT 2: Ok going to bed because clearly I'm losing it. I have the Samsung LN46D630 which is a 120Hz TV. So I'm going to test again tomorrow.

    -Kevin
     
  19. AdamNJ

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    I have an LN46A650 which is also 120hz. I wouldn't say that I notice any differences myself but the whole thing is that movies are recorded in 24 frames per second. So is that is the natural frame rate, and your tv properly handles it (which it does: 120/24 = 5 -- cleanly divides), then allow for 1080p/24. It should look more natural.

    Maybe someone who is more of an A/V buff can explain better.
     
  20. kbmb

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    Thanks Adam. Do you have AMP turned on at all? Currently I have it off to reduce the soap opera effect, but have read on my TV where with AMP off, some people see the stuttering cadence like 2:3 pull down.

    -Kevin
     

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