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NEWS: Coronavirus: Streaming services asked to switch to SD

invisiblekid

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:facepalm:
 

Goooner

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All because one EU politician suggested it, despite the major providers insisting it wasn’t needed. It’s almost as if they were just waiting for an excuse to reduce bandwidth.

Will be interesting to see how long it takes to return to normal. If it ever does.
 

Clem_Dye

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Well, after the government brings in food rationing, it will ration electricity, which will definitely limit streaming consumption.

Clem
 

tickedon

Active Member
Well, after the government brings in food rationing, it will ration electricity, which will definitely limit streaming consumption.

Clem
Only if you signed up for one of those new fangled smart meters...

My laptop doesn't take much to charge, can stream from the internet using my phone, work phone, or tablet (each on different networks, oodles of data). Even in the most severe rationing situations, I reckon I'm ok...

Watched a Disney+ movie yesterday and the whole way through I couldn't help but think "would this look better if a stupid EU politican hadn't needlessly cut streaming quality?". Will be interesting to see how it looks when the ISPs finally manage to cut through and say there is nothing to be concerned about, and full streaming rates are restored.
 

Clem_Dye

Distinguished Member
No smart meters chez moi, thank you very much! With what’s going on, it wouldn’t surprise me if the scheme died a death, or was put back for a couple of years. Here’s hoping. I don’t need a smart meter to tell me how to save money. I just use less electricity and gas and my bills reflect that. No rocket science or rubbish technology involved.

Clem
 

JSWolf

Active Member
Only if you signed up for one of those new fangled smart meters...

My laptop doesn't take much to charge, can stream from the internet using my phone, work phone, or tablet (each on different networks, oodles of data). Even in the most severe rationing situations, I reckon I'm ok...

Watched a Disney+ movie yesterday and the whole way through I couldn't help but think "would this look better if a stupid EU politican hadn't needlessly cut streaming quality?". Will be interesting to see how it looks when the ISPs finally manage to cut through and say there is nothing to be concerned about, and full streaming rates are restored.
I did a quick compare of Avengers: Endgame between the UHD blu-ray and the Disney+ stream. I didn't notice any difference. The D+ stream was DV and the BR was HDR. I watched the scene at the beginning with Hawkeye and his family. I didn't compare the sound as both as going through the TV sound.
 

BrightonChris

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I did a quick compare of Avengers: Endgame between the UHD blu-ray and the Disney+ stream. I didn't notice any difference. The D+ stream was DV and the BR was HDR. I watched the scene at the beginning with Hawkeye and his family. I didn't compare the sound as both as going through the TV sound.
Are you watching in a dark room?
 

Jokerr

Well-known Member
I did a quick compare of Avengers: Endgame between the UHD blu-ray and the Disney+ stream. I didn't notice any difference. The D+ stream was DV and the BR was HDR. I watched the scene at the beginning with Hawkeye and his family. I didn't compare the sound as both as going through the TV sound.
What TV size and how far away were you sitting?
 

Aj33

Distinguished Member
Can confirm netflix 4k works full 15mbps bitrate with US VPN. One way to get around it I guess.
How would one do this if watching D+ through an LG tv?
 

Jokerr

Well-known Member
30 days from reported by BBC indicates Netflix throttling should end April 17th.

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JSWolf

Active Member
What TV size and how far away were you sitting?
55" LG UHD TV with DV. Maybe 9 feet away from the TV. Thing is that Avengers: Endgame is upsscaled to 2160. SO it could be that there's really not all that much different between 1440 and 2160 in terms of detail from the upscale. I would hope to see a difference if this was native 4k reduced to 1440.
 

JSWolf

Active Member
If e are not done with the lockdown, then Netflix won't be giving us our bandwidth back. It doesn't make sense for that to happen unless we are back to normal and not stuck at home.
 

Goooner

Distinguished Member
It doesn’t make sense for it to be happening in the first place. No ISP has said it’s anywhere remotely near peak capacity.
 

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