Netflix confirms 4K App will launch in UK alongside US Service

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    1. hodg100

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      so are owners of 2013 4k TVs stuffed, or can they upgrade via software / firmware to receive 4k Netflix?
       
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      the nanotech box wont handle 15mbit hevc so its useless.

      ps4 could do it in software though.
       
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      In related news Qualcomm killed their HEVC 4K set top box chip due to lack of interest, that was short sighted as set box market is very much in flux at the moment. They could have pursued a partnership with someone like Western Digital to put out a 4K box instead of waiting for people to step up to the plate.

      4K software decode of HEVC is possible on non-HEVC Arm chipsets there is a decoder from Ittiam out there that does it via a combo of CPU/GPU but ultimately it does have a more limited bitrate ceiling than dedicated silicon. However it is also more flexible than silicon as some first gen HEVC hardware is only doing the bare minimum profile.

      The Nanotech box is vaporware at this point, it's been coming soon for a while now.
       
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      Speeds n what tvs that get Netflix 4k is out

      Only 2013 Samsung and Phillips gets 4k netflix app with upgrade boxes
      Sony n Lg will not get it.
      All

      Max speed 15.6 Min speed 11.7 so run speedtest gents :p im can do max i see

      More devices gnna get netflix 4k down the line .. so there hope for unlucky early bird Sony and Lg owners ..
       
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      So this will be a separate app for just 4K content?
       
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      I heard sony and Netflix were working together on this four sony's new range of 4k tvs.
       
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      Netflix started the 4k yesterday in uk...
       
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      Here is some further info AND comparisons

      Netflix 4K Streaming (House of Cards Season 2) Has Gone Live

      House of Cards Season 2 is now available to watch in glorious ultra high-definition (at least in the UK), as long as you have access to a compatible 4K display with built-in HEVC decoder and updated Netflix client (for example 2014 models from LG, Samsung and Sony), not to mention sufficiently fast broadband speed (Netflix recommends at least 15Mbps).
       
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      In addition to house of cards I believe there are some 4k nature documentaries. Is that it?
       
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      can netflix 4k be done on a pc with a 4k monitor?
       
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      well no 4k on my samsung F9000 4k tv yet Netflix app version 3.22601 and playing House of Cards Season 2 info say video 1080 hd audio english /5.1 (primary)
      as of 13/4/2014 and 126.08 Mbps internet
       
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      You need a 2014 set or the breakout box that upgrades last years samsung set. The upgrade is not out yet.
       
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      okay,may consider a new tv then,thanks...
       
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      You don't need a new TV only the upgrade kit. It will be 300 when it's released shortly.
       
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      Went to currys today and asked them did he have a telly in stock that will play Netflix in 4k no was the reply lol
       
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      I have taken delivery couple of days ago of 2014 Samsung UE65HU8500 but only see one Netflix app showing. Not currently a Netflix user so have no experience of Netflix -Does it require a different app for the 4K? Also can you buffer streaming to hard drive if your internet speed is not fast enough- I understand you need 15mps - I was getting 16-17 mbs until 2 weeks ago but suddenly dropped to 7 mbs. BT say there is no fault with line and still awaiting for another engineer to look into problem but they keep saying we only guarantee 6- 7 mps the fact that it has been running more than twice that for over a year is my bonus Ahhhhh.
       
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      No not a separate app just down load to smart hub have been watching house of cards my down load speed is only 8mbps and I'm not suffering any buffering
       

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