Am I displaying 4k??

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  1. portisheadiam

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    Hi all.
    So I have a bravia 4k TV.
    I signed for a trial on net flix 4k sub and also there are 4k vids on YouTube.
    The pictures I am seeing look fantastic but I've read that Netflix only send 4k if you have 20Mb broad band or so.
    So that Begs the question about YouTube too.

    I only have roughly 4Mb broadband speed. Am I getting 4k images??
     
  2. scottthehat

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    With only 4mb speed i doubt it very much, on netflix you should be able to see, there should be a way of bringing information up.
     
  3. Hixs

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    I doubt it. That is below the recommended minimum for 1080p streaming if I remember right...

    I only get 2mb (actual speed is slower), so I can't stream anything, even SD buffers too much.
     
  4. portisheadiam

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    Well I dont get it.

    Ive put on a film called the ridiculous 6 from Netflix. It looks OK to me. And it's playing fine.


    What am I missing!????
     
  5. dr no

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    It'll still play but at a lower resolution based on your broadband speed
     
  6. portisheadiam

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    So how would you know what its playing at? Anyway to tell.
     
  7. fayeanddavid

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    There should be an info bar on your remote that calls up whether you are in 1080/720 or 4k as well as 5.1DD info, time run and time left.
    Does on my Netflix through my blu ray player and press Display on remote...
     
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    isn't there an info that shows up the source details?
    also when you about to choose the movie, does it show UHD or HD?
     
  9. portisheadiam

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    Aha. Found a button. Says 720. 5.1 channel primary

    Sky says 1080i
     
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    720?
    Makes sense with your download speed
     
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    You are getting 4K images on YouTube, as I have too. Netflix I couldn't get so went to YouTube instead.
     
  12. portisheadiam

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    But it looks pretty amazing to me. How much better is 4k???
     
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    It's the same, I have been watching them all week.
     
  14. portisheadiam

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    Eh
     
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    you wont get 4k video from utube if you dont have the speed, so if your getting 720p from netflix then thats the best you will get from utube, you need 15mb and up to get 4k.

    If you think 720p looks good then 1080p is a massive jump again and 4k even more so.
     
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    I have the speed.
     
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    Keep in mind you are 'Displaying' everything at 4K resolution.

    The lower the resolution of the Source signal (576p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p) the more you are relying on the video processing within the TV to 'up-convert' (fill) the Pixels of the Display. It sounds like the TV is doing an OK job of up-conversion.

    UHD BD is likely the first time you will be able to 'see' if a 4K Source signal is much better than a 720p, 1080i or 1080p Source signal.

    Joe
     
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    How do you skip adverts at the beginning on YouTube? Ta
     
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    Ah you press on okay. :)
     
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    i have just got 4k netflix, when i hit display it says 2160 I think, i have a 16 mb speed which plays fine
     
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    SkyHD box only outputs at 1080i.

    All these services if run directly from the TV are rate adaptive. If the appication detects your downstream bandwidth cannot reliably maintain the required throughput then the resolution will drop.
     
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    With sky I always use 720p seams to be a better picture that way.
     
  23. scottthehat

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    You should use 1080I as nothing is shot in 720P and as most displays are progressive they will convert it anyway.
     
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    That's a 4K signal then, good going for a 16mb line. Though watching the data rate on blu ray, I've seen it go as high as 40mbps. The 4K on Netflix must be compressed well. I've only had a quick look at house of cards. Seemed OK, couldn't see a huge difference though.
     
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    Netflix 4k is an adaptive stream mate, this means that if your speed drops so will the res of your video. I genuinely doubt that you'll be streaming 2160p on a 4mb connection. That said though even 1080p will look great on that size tv.
     
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    yes i did keep the info bar on to see if the rate dropped but it was steady..i do intend to go fibre optic, with the highest bitrate I can get within my budget. i believe the new sky Q box's output 1080p as standard and also have the new wifi standard 802.11 ac, as well as being 4k ready
     
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    16mb and no fibre, you must just about live in the exchange! The theoretical ADSL 2+ Limit is 24, some advertise that way but 16 is good going.
     
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    Haha, the next street
     
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    I tried out UHD Netflix for a month, on my Unlimited Broadband with Speeds up to 17Mb.
    The picture was good but not a lot better than normal HD Netflix, plus I run out of good programs, there is a lot of American crap on Netflix, so cancelled it.
     

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