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Broadband and streaming 4k media to a SUHD Tv

Logicearl
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Broadband and streaming 4k media to a SUHD Tv

At present I am on the unlimited broadband package, and want to know if that is going to be fast enough if I join Netflix using their 4k option? Its to make use of having a SUHD TV. I am guessing that I will need the unlimited fibre package for streaming 4k media.

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Re: Broadband and streaming 4k media to a SUHD Tv

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140218/11532626269/house-cards-4k-will-eat-broadband-caps-like-p...

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings not that long ago stated the company's planned 4K streams will need at least 15 Mbps but optimally 50 Mbps.

https://help.netflix.com/en/node/306

Below are the Internet download speed recommendations per stream for playing movies and TV shows through Netflix.

  • 0.5 Megabits per second - Required broadband connection speed
  • 1.5 Megabits per second - Recommended broadband connection speed
  • 3.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for SD quality
  • 5.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for HD quality
  • 25 Megabits per second - Recommended for Ultra HD quality
MattyC
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Re: Broadband and streaming 4k media to a SUHD Tv

Cheers Jim.

Taking that into account @Logicearl, I can see that you're syncing at about 18Mbps. It's a close call.

I can see that fibre is available, and you should see speeds around the 70 mark if you fancied upgrading.

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