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Netflix now testing 4K streaming content, dumping 3D


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Kevin Collins

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Posted November 05 2013 - 08:25 PM

Netflix is now testing 4K Ultra-HD delivery, albeit at a modest frame rate.

 

Subscribers to Netflix can NOW view the test footage of movie clips ahead of a formal service introduction in 2014.  Netflix has also established a partnership with Samsung to promote and demonstrate 4K movies.  Too add to available content that is in native 4K, Netflix is currently shooting the second season of House of Cards in 4K. 

 

While Netflix is forging ahead with 4K content, they are also dumping 3D content.  This isn't a surprise as many other content providers (ESPN, etc.) have also dropped 3D content. 

 

If the BDA doesn't get their act together, the Netflix solution could be the disruptor that takes optical media out of the picture.


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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Ejanss

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Posted November 06 2013 - 02:35 AM

Uh, have they ANNOUNCED they're "dumping" 3D, or is this the usual "Well, 4K's here, so let's kick the old bums out!" leap to conclusions?



#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted November 06 2013 - 06:34 AM

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Posted November 07 2013 - 04:29 AM

If the BDA doesn't get their act together, the Netflix solution could be the disruptor that takes optical media out of the picture.

 

They need to do a lot of work on their movie catalogue and stop removing TV series before this could ever happen and it never will.  I do however expect Ultraviolet and Digital HD to take up the Bluray slack going forward for those of us who purchase movies.


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