Topic about Netflix, Roku, Apple TV and Digital TV

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Rasheed187, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Rasheed187

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    I have deleted the post, since the link was removed. But I'm still frustrated by Netflix Holland's content, surely it must be easy to sync it with Netflix USA? It shouldn't take years IMO.
     
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    No surprise, they already announced they will become stricter. BTW, something else I learned about Netflix, is that content may also be removed. I thought that all movies and series would be available indefinitely. But apparently the deals that they make with content providers, prevent them from doing so, a bit of a bummer.

    https://media.netflix.com/en/company-blog/evolving-proxy-detection-as-a-global-service
     
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    *Bump*

    Does anyone know why? For example, CNN is broadcasted in HD, while CNBC Europe is not. And most on demand movies (via set-top box) are also in SD. Has it got anything to do with saving bandwidth? If so, this is really a shame, because SD looks like crap on LED/Plasma and probably also on OLED. Why isn't anyone complaining about this?
     
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    I've read some more about IPTV, it's basically a private network separated from the DVB cable signal. So this means that cable companies can deliver services like Netflix more reliable with higher speed. They do this via apps on the STB, and if I'm correct you don't even have to connect your STB to the internet, sounds pretty cool to me.
     
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    I live in Sweden and I have Netflix, HBO and I use Nexus Player. HBO doesnt have any app for nexus player though.. The chrome cast app works (I have a chrome cast too for that reason)
    I had Tivo a year ago until I lost the ISP that provided Tivo (my condominium board decided to change ISP) . I was very happy with it :( Now I use VU+ duo 2 as a replacement box, but it is not as smart and easy as Tivo. .
    We can not see HD channels wihtout a decoder.

    I have used Roku and AC Ryan but they didnt handle netflix well. But that was a couple of years ago..
     
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    I have done some searching and there seems to be only one ISP in Holland that offers a basic package of HD channels without having to use a decoder, that's exactly what I want! So technically it's possible, but most providers refuse to do so probably because they are afraid you won't rent the STB. I think it's a dumb way to think, because a lot of people will still need the STB for on demand TV and recording of encrypted channels.

    https://www.caiway.nl/site/nl/televisie/zenderoverzicht
     
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    And BTW, I also wonder why ISP that are using fiber optics, are not offering more HD channels than ISP's using the cable signal? I thought fiber optics had superior bandwidth? It seems to be another myth, because cable companies will most likely be able to offer more HD channels when they kill analog channels. But all in all, I have to say that 'm not impressed by digital TV and flat-screens, analog TV was better.
     
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    Believe it or not, but this week I finally decided to check out Netflix on my Smart-TV, and I was impressed with the picture quality, it seemed to be really Full-HD. Fascinating how far online video streaming has come. Drawbacks were that my cable modem became a bit smelly probably because it needs to process 10 Mbps of data per second or so.

    The Netflix app was pretty fast, but other apps like YouTube not so much. So probably that's why people buy appliances like Apple TV and Roku. But it's a bit weird, on one hand it's like Netflix is offering too much content, it's overwhelming. But I wasn't impressed with the content itself. Mostly old, not that highly rated movies, and I'm also not a big fan of all of those "Netflix Originals" series.
     
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    Point a fan at it.
     
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    No need it for it, I decided not to go with Netflix, and the fact that it depends on the internet does play a role. I've already got movie channels like Film1 and AMC, with less content but more quality, according to my taste. And they are both on demand plus also have dedicated channels, so I often record movies with my DVR, handy in case there is no internet connection. BTW, in Holland, AMC/MGM Channel is a pure 80/90's movies channel, I see that in the USA they mostly broadcast series, so it's not the same.

    https://www.film1.nl/films/#all|0
     
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