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Netflix Says All Users Now Have Access To Super HD Video

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    Netflix says all users now have access to Super HD video | The Verge (click for full article)

    by Nathan Olivarez-Giles - Sept. 26, 2013

    Every Netflix subscriber now has access to the company's "Super HD" video streams, regardless of what internet service provider they may have. Previously, so-called Super HD movies and TV shows were only available from ISPs that have partnered with Netflix as a part of its Open Connect distribution push, which began in January. "Based on the performance data we've seen, and in response to member requests, we are now expanding availability to give all our members the ability to enjoy Netflix in the best possible quality," the company said on Thursday.


    Still, to tap into Super HD video - which is delivered at a resolution of 1080p - you'll need to be streaming Netflix from one of a specific set of devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Wii U, Windows 8 computers, and the Sony PlayStation 3.


    Quick Guide - What Is Netflix Open Connect:
     
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    https://support.netflix.com/en/node/8731



    From the Netflix support web page:


    Netflix now offers Super HD streaming on many devices, including:

    Sony PlayStation 3
    Apple TV with 1080p
    Roku with 1080p*
    Nintendo Wii U
    Windows 8 App
    TiVo Premiere DVR
    Blu-Ray Players, Smart TV's, Home Theaters, and Streaming Players with existing Netflix 1080p support*

    More devices coming soon!

    You can find Super HD titles by looking for the Super HD logo on the movie description page on compatible devices.

    Please note that Super HD requires an Internet connection speed of at least 5Mb/s, and 7Mb/s for our highest available video quality.

    *Note: Although some Super HD eligible devices do not currently display the Super HD logo, we continue to provide Super HD video quality for these devices.
     
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    I just started seeing the logo this afternoon using a Sony NSZ-GT1.
     
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    Seems for some Netflix users there's still a 'fly-in-the-ointment' concerning the Super HD:

    Here?s who might not be happy about Netflix?s ?Super HD? video streams rolling out to everyone | VentureBeat

    by Tom Cheredar - Sept. 26, 2013

    From the article:

    **Netflix, however, did point out that members using an ISP that still hadn't joined the Open Connect won't be able to get the optimum experience when accessing Super HD-quality videos.

    And if you decipher that forced-smile-of-a-statement, it basically means ISPs like TWC could be slower overall during peak Internet usage times now that Super HD is enabled for everyone. Also, it means the likelihood of maintaining a Super HD-quality video stream on ISPs like TWC will be much lower. Fortunately, Netflix's technology automatically adjusts to lower quality video formats based on the Internet connection (aka adaptive streaming), so you shouldn't have to deal with videos stopping to buffer constantly.**


    Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/26/h...-rolling-out-to-everyone/#hLh5bkuXdWeKgUW4.99
     
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