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Netflix UK Add Super HD Movie Stream, VLC 2.1.0 is now Ultra-HD 4K Ready.Roku HD

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Netflix UK Add Super HD Movie Stream, VLC 2.1.0 is now Ultra-HD 4K Ready.Roku HD

Netflix UK Add Super HD Movie Stream, VLC 2.1.0 is now Ultra-HD 4K Ready. Roku HD boxes announced
Netflix UK‘s unlimited movie and TV streaming service has been upgraded to support a higher bit rate Super HD (Super High Definition) video stream that applies less compression to the 1080p image, which means that those with faster connections should get a better quality.
The service initially launched with support for 720p HD video streams and later upgraded to add 1080p, which customers could take advantage of provided their broadband connections offered a stable speed of 5Mbps (Megabits per second).
It’s understood that the new Super HD stream will need up to 7Mbps for the best quality.
Naturally the extra quality might give a headache to some providers and that’s one reason why Netflix are attempting to encourage ISPs to adopt Netflix Open Connect, which is their “highly optimized video content delivery network” that’s available at no cost to broadband providers.
http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2013/09/headache-broadband-isps-netflix-uk-add-super-hd-movie-s...


Also..
VLC 2.1.0 For Windows And Mac Is Ultra-HD 4K Ready, New iOS Improvements Are On The Horizon
VideoLAN’s VLC 2.1.0, called Rincewind, has today received a rather sizeable update on Windows and Mac, with new features and improved processing of media the order of the day.
Apple Mac download.
http://www.videolan.org/
(From my iMacs, location may be defined by cookies, registration etc)
Other OS's from the link provided.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/#download

Plus...
3 new HD Roku Boxes.

US only available at the moment ? $$

http://www.roku.com/products/compare

Streaming Services, Software, and Hardware all needing good "Unlimited" Broadband
Provided by Plusnet, of course.

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Re: Netflix UK Add Super HD Movie Stream, VLC 2.1.0 is now Ultra-HD 4K Ready.Roku HD

Your Roku link goes to the American website !  Roll eyes
Here is the Roku UK page with the new models - http://www.roku.com/uk/choose-your-roku  Wink
Both sites are on 'pre-order' for the new devices.
kdoug007
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Re: Netflix UK Add Super HD Movie Stream, VLC 2.1.0 is now Ultra-HD 4K Ready.Roku HD

if i may  chip in...
In case  anyone  didnt  notice..
if u  go to the main  menu.. and  i think its  something like  customer  accounts..
there is  a  bit  ware one  can  adjust picture  quality
it  says good.. very  good.  very very  good...
the  later  is  for  unlimited  broad band  users and  DOES improve the picture  quality 
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Re: Netflix UK Add Super HD Movie Stream, VLC 2.1.0 is now Ultra-HD 4K Ready.Roku HD

Quote from: purleigh
Your Roku link goes to the American website !  Roll eyes
Here is the Roku UK page with the new models - http://www.roku.com/uk/choose-your-roku  Wink
Both sites are on 'pre-order' for the new devices.

Thanks for posting the UK site.
(I'm in America at the moment !!)
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Re: Netflix UK Add Super HD Movie Stream, VLC 2.1.0 is now Ultra-HD 4K Ready.Roku HD

Once again it's annoying to see the $one = £one conversion rate  Cry
For the time being will be sticking with Roku LT from last year and also running Netfix US, when needed, using laptop and hdmi cable.

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Re: Netflix UK Add Super HD Movie Stream, VLC 2.1.0 is now Ultra-HD 4K Ready.Roku HD

according to this http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6066-super-hd-streaming-now-available-on-netflix.html
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To experience Super HD you will need a Netflix subscription and a broadband connection that can sustain a stream in the 8 to 10 Mbps region, Netflix should downgrade the quality smoothly to a lower bit rate if your connection is slower, or someone else starts using the connection in your house.
For those on a limited usage package be aware that a Super HD movie will use around 6GB of data, compared to around 3GB for previous quality levels.