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Streaming "HD" is a scam!

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Old 12-26-2017, 08:36 PM   #1  
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So I just got stranger things on blue ray and played it and it looks so much better than the streaming version from Netflix! And no my connection is not too slow, and my TV also says both versions are 1080! What gives? I have this great TV and it is almost impossible to even find true 1080.
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Hook up an antenna to your TV. You will be amazed how good HD looks.
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To be considered HD the video just needs to be one of the HD formats. Video quality is more defined by the bit rate and there is no way netflix can match a Blu-ray disc. Lower bit rates require more compression.
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To be considered HD the video just needs to be one of the HD formats. Video quality is more defined by the bit rate and there is no way netflix can match a Blu-ray disc. Lower bit rates require more compression.
This is the first I've heard of bitrates. So what's the point of streaming 4K from Netflix if it won't look as good as 1080 blue ray? Why not just adjust the bit rate?
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This is the first I've heard of bitrates. So what's the point of streaming 4K from Netflix if it won't look as good as 1080 blue ray? Why not just adjust the bit rate?
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