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#61 of 75 bigshot

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Posted July 05 2014 - 11:44 PM

By the way, Dolby Digital Plus is able to deliver up to 15 discrete channels at 10 times the bitrate per channel than regular dolby. Many streaming services use this and it is MUCH better than the Dolby Digital you find on old DVDs.



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Posted July 07 2014 - 08:50 AM

I'm keen to try this out. Please cite 1-3 specific examples which I compare to hear this difference!

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Posted July 09 2014 - 06:35 PM

First you have to have equipment that can decode it connected by HDMI. (I use Roku 3 and a Yamaha AV receiver that is DD+ capable. Older equipment won't be able to play it.) Go to the global audio settings for Roku and select surround sound. Then go to a major modern movie on Netflix streaming and pulldown the sound and subtitles menu until you find one that has DobyDigital+ 5:1 listed as an option. There are a lot of them.

 

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#64 of 75 bigshot

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Posted July 09 2014 - 06:39 PM

Netflix sometimes refers to DD+ as "HD Sound", They have had it for the past several years.



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Posted July 14 2014 - 04:15 PM

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#66 of 75 Dave Moritz

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Posted July 15 2014 - 08:52 PM

I realize the video in many cases is good but I totally hate Dolby Digital and I will avoid a blu-ray title if the only audio track is Dolby Digital and no lossless is offered.  Did I mention I totally hate Dolby Digital, rofl.


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Posted July 17 2014 - 02:02 AM

Dunno, I try to keep it to a minimum but it was deserved in this case.

 

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Posted July 17 2014 - 11:16 AM

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Posted July 17 2014 - 11:18 AM

First you have to have equipment that can decode it connected by HDMI. (I use Roku 3 and a Yamaha AV receiver that is DD+ capable. Older equipment won't be able to play it.) Go to the global audio settings for Roku and select surround sound. Then go to a major modern movie on Netflix streaming and pulldown the sound and subtitles menu until you find one that has DobyDigital+ 5:1 listed as an option. There are a lot of them.
 
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Once again please give an EXACT EXAMPLE I can go to today to hear a Dolby Digital Plus track on a stream that is measurably better, or heck even subjectively better, than the identical track from a DVD or BluRay. Pick your favorite one!

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Posted July 17 2014 - 11:32 AM

Back to the main topic - Netflix has improved in PQ lately. I only see the crappy PQ at first, then it goes away and looks fine. Might have something to do with Comcast now offering 105 mbps. I don't have that speed but my usual 50mbps is now 70 to 80.


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#71 of 75 Dave Moritz

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Posted July 19 2014 - 08:39 PM

What is the price for HD and Ultra HD from Netflix?  And what is the impression of the UHD quality from netflix so far?


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Posted July 21 2014 - 09:55 AM

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Posted July 21 2014 - 10:06 AM

The more I read about streaming, observe my friends' sub standard Netflix etc. downloads and hear them gripe about expensive internet monthly fees, the more I'm glad that BDs aren't extinct...yet.



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Posted July 21 2014 - 10:55 AM

I find there's plenty of room for both. Netflix works very well for me - it's HD quality equals or surpasses broadcast HD, falling just below blu-ray. And at $8 per month, plus an additional $10 for unlimited internet, I get access to more movies than I could possibly watch for the price of a single disc.


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Posted July 21 2014 - 11:01 AM

Back to the main topic - Netflix has improved in PQ lately. I only see the crappy PQ at first, then it goes away and looks fine. Might have something to do with Comcast now offering 105 mbps. I don't have that speed but my usual 50mbps is now 70 to 80.


I've noticed that with Netflix recently - just moved into Time Warner Cable territory and the last couple times I streamed from Netflix, it bounced around a few times at 480p and even lower (according to the info display on my player), but stabilized at 1080p by five minutes in, and once it hooked up at that level, stayed that way for the rest. Honestly I wish the player would just take an extra minute to buffer or something than have it start at low quality and go through a series of incremental improvements, but I try not to get too worked up over it (emphasis on "try").




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