1080P Netflix Coming to TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by sbiller, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    Since this is all about netflix. Can anyone point me to a web site address to look at various dvd/BR only plans. Does a 8 BR at a time plan exist? I can find no pricing or sign up info on thier web site, only for streaming. Why do they make it so hard to do business with them?
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    There is actually a fair amount and it keeps growing. I basically only watch the HD content and I never have any difficulty finding things to add to my queue. I still have around seventy items in my instant queue.
     
  3. aaronwt

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    I know an 8 disc, streaming and BD plan exists since that is what I had when the price changes took effect. The price for that plan went DOWN 6.5% with the recent price changes. For disc only it should be $8 less since the streaming option adds $8 to every plan.

    EDIT: I just checked my account. The 8 disc plan with BD(without streaming) costs $52.99 a month(plus taxes)
     
  4. takeshi

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    I don't find it hard to do business with them. It is difficult to shop their plan pricing though. IIRC I had to go through the motions of signing up to view the plan options. Can't confirm from here at work though since Websense blocks it.
     
  5. RangerOne

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    As of this morning there are 465 Movies and 4,963 TV episodes in 5.1 and HD on Netflix (most of which have 1080P encodes).
     
  6. mikeyts

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    There are 13700+ Netflix streaming titles (according to InstantWatcher.com which has to count number+of+seasons+1 titles per television series) and 3360 of them are in HD as I write this (not counting seasons--see the list of HD titles, here). Many of those single titles are television series, some with hundreds of hours of episodes.

    There's not that much in the way of recent theatrical release content and if they can't come to a new agreement with Starz by the end of February there'll be even less. Apparently 1/3 of downstream US network traffic in September was Netflix streaming so there must be stuff there that quite a few people like to watch :D.

    AFAICT just about all HD titles have 1080p encodings. When they came out with the installed PS3 player, they regenerated the entire library in a new encoding (the old one was VC-1/WMA and the new one was AVC/DD2.0 with separated sound) and they generated 1080p encodings of all of the HD ones. I haven't checked all 3300 HD titles, but I poked around and tested a few dozen HD titles and all have 1080p encodings. (While watching on a PS3, if you press the SEL button on a pad or DISPLAY button on the remote it will bring up a little info overlay in the upper left-hand corner. One of the items in this display is an indication of the encoding currently in use; it calls 1080p "X-High/HD"). Someone pointed out to me one HD title which didn't have a 1080p encoding, one season of an anime series for which all of the remaining seasons had 1080p, so there must be a few 720p-only titles, but I haven't run into any others. You need a sustained 7 Mbps or better to consistently get 1080p, but the players use adaptive bit rate tech to seamlessly switch up and down through encodings, so if you've got 5-6 Mbps you'll get 1080p most or some of the time, maybe dropping down to 720p during high action sequences, if the title has any.

    As for titles 5.1 sound, there are 894 today (counting each season of a TV series and one for the whole series), with 467 of them being movies; only a few of these are standard def. (See this for a tool which can identify titles with 5.1 sound; before this tool freed me, I was maintaining a list that required 2 hours of tedious work to update).
     
  7. RangerOne

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    Thanks Mike. I realized I only entered the number of Netflix movies in HD/5.1 and forgot the TV episodes (I edited my previous post). When you add in the number of TV episodes, it's many hours of HD and surround sound. It would be nice if there were more movies though.
     
  8. vaalin

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    I too heard rumors on an upcoming High definition Netflix client to Tivo. I am not sure whether it is true or not since I was also not able to find any validation from them. However, if this turns out to be true, don’t think that you could enjoy it without a hike in the plan.
     
  9. aaronwt

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    Why would they increase the price? Although it will probably be like the Roku and only allow pass though of the 5.1 DD+. The Premeire should have HDMI 1.3 or higher so it should hopefully be able to pass it through to a receiver. We already know it can only pass through the 1080P24 video.
     
  10. mikeyts

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    a hike in what plan? Netflix or TiVo?

    I have two devices which can play the 1080p Netflix encodings (PS3 and Roku 2) and three which can play the 5.1 sound (the others plus Panasonic DMP-BDT110 BD player). Nobody asked me to pay more to watch 1080p and listen to 5.1 sound on those :D.
     
  11. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. I decided to stick with my 3 BR at a time Blockbuster plan for now at 19.99
     
  12. vaalin

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    Cool
     

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