Netflix 4K Content on Sony 4K TV

Post » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:02 pm

Hi Folks

I'm in NZ have a 65" 4K Sony and we can't get the 4K Media Player as sony has said it won't be released in this market (AU/NZ)

I read that Netflix was going to start testing 4K stuff recently but netflix is not available if you are in NZ so I setup strongVPN (as Sony base what applictions you can see via geolocking) Account and told the TV to refresh internet content so Netflix Application shows now.

- Now I logged into Netflix and Searched for the "El Fuente" and Played the "EL Fuente: 5994 MP" Video

It plays 100% well.. but a question is. Is the Netflix Application on the Sony 4K TV playing the content at 4K and not just down scaling the stream as the TV doesn't support it. Its running at about 12Mbps at peak.

Or will we have to wait until Sony Update the Netflix Application on the Sony TV's to play 4K videos from Netflix?

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Nadia Nad
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Post » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:52 pm

You can start reading from this post on avsforums:

I ran "El Fuente" here in 30fps and it looks terrific, very sharp, high detail.

The only Sony issue is the display on the 65/900 doesn't display resolution info from internet content. ugh.

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Charlie Ramsden
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Post » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:18 pm

Having a real of that thread.. the content coming from netflix is not 4K (as you can go into 3D mode which is not available if you have 4K content).

So either

- the content is not 4K from netflix

- the Sony TV doesn't support 4K from netflix so it goes and plays a 1080 version of the stream?

Comments Sony?

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