Netflix Gets Busy Streaming 4K Content to Compatible TVs

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ApathyCurve

I'd much rather see Netflix focus on something relevant -- like adding some non-crap content to their streaming library, for example.

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rsaotome

Now that the my whole family is really starting to get the hang of all the wonderous things the internet can offer, I'm getting notices almost every month of going over Cox's 300GB/month cap (see what happens when you doubled your speed, but not the cap?). I have the Ultimate package Cox, stop asking me to upgrade when you know darn well you don't offer anything better.

And NOW with Netflix upping their game...

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JosephColt

Utilizing full 100mbps connection on Netflix with no caps, I count myself as lucky.

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Computadoras

Lives in a third world country, pays $40 a month for telephone and internet conection with 1Mb/s no cap.

What happens when you go over your cap? They charge you more? Like electricity or water bills?

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Incognito

Depends on the ISP. Some throttle, some charge for overages, and some cut you off until the next billing cycle.

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vrmlbasic

4Kp30 squished down into a mere 15.6Mbps stream?! What is Netflix thinking? My wimpy 40 Mbit pipe is barely enough to handle an uncompressed 1080 stream from a bluray. Nothing that I've heard about 265 makes it seem magical enough to make 4K consume ~50% of 1080, not without looking like a DVD.

...on another note, Netflix is now offering 4K when they wouldn't even offer me anything above 720, because they were having a tiff with Verizon, and it was a sub-DVD 720 at that.

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jbitzer

Say what you will about Comcast, they are crappy, but I get 50mbps down and I think 20 up with no cap +hbo and 50 or so channels for $91.

The best part about this is, how would you know? They can make this claim, and most likely due to scarcity of 4k TVs and bandwidth restrictions, most people would never be able to prove them wrong.

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vrmlbasic

No cap on Comcast? How'd you manage that one?

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jbitzer

Comcast suspended the caps over a year ago and hasn't to my knowledge reinstated them.

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Incognito

Actually the cap was lifted two years ago (March 2012). I just received an email today from Comcast informing me that my speeds have been increased from 50 Mbps down / 10 Mbps up to 105 Mbps down / 10 Mbps up and the bill will stay the same.

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FrancesTheMute

I got that bump about a year ago and it's very nice, you'll really enjoy the speed boost! Although mine went to 105/20, not sure why they are only saying yours is 10 upstream. I can download games on Steam hitting 12-14 MB/s sustained download rates (on speed tests I regularly hit well over the 105 that I'm paying for, usually gets up to close to 120). I've also had no cap for the year and a half that I've had them. My account page says the cap is 250 but that they've suspended enforcing the cap.

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John Pombrio

My Cox $70/month, consistent 6Mbps+ download speed has only a 300GB/month cap too.

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Obsidian

"Unfortunately, owners of 2013 model 4K TVs are out of luck."

Early adopters really get the shaft almost universally across multiple industries. They also tend to pay a significant price premium for being the first.

Comcast and other ISPs will be releasing complaint documents momentarily.

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germanogre

They'll probably just throttle your connection to the point of uselessness unless you're watching their own streaming services.

Doesn't matter much to me, though. 1080p TV. 6Mb/s internet ($51/month DSL). 150GB cap.

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PC_completes_me

DANG! 51/month for 6Mb/s. Who is your provider? Thought my 18Mb/s for $40 a month with a 250GB cap was expensive...

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germanogre

AT&T. I don't think Comcast offers stand alone internet here, and I think I would rather shove a turd into my Ethernet port than use Comcast.
Every other provider here charges even higher. I don't get it. It's not like I live in the sticks. I'm 20 or so miles from Indianapolis.