Netflix amps up sound quality


I can understand why streaming services, like Netflix, have focused more on improving resolution on the video side of things. More people have 4K TVs, than 5.1, 7.1, or full Atmos setups. But it is welcome news from Netflix has now turned their attention to sound, with the announcement that they are turning up audio quality as well. It will […]

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Hey Netflix, profile management needs some work.

Netflix’s authorization model, generously applied here, is rubbish. Frankly, there’s no other way to say that. Content levels are applied to profiles, which are freely selectable on EVERY device. Yes, I can set a GLOBAL parental control PIN for the account, but that’s a broken way to manage access. Can we please have profile based authentication? I would love to […]

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Netflix releases 4K HDR sample file

I have a reasonably good sized collection of sample/test clips that I use when testing kit. On the odd chance that you also horde these sorts of files, you’ll be interested in a 4K HDR sample that Netflix just released. You won’t have to search for Torrents of Netflix’s new 12-minute show Meridian: the streamer has published the program as […]

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NETFLIX Original release schedule

If you have NETFLIX, I’m sure you’ve also been impressed with the depth, variety, and [mosly] quality of their “Original” content. I really enjoyed the first season pf “Bloodlines”, so that’s what I’m looking forward to the most. What’s your top show? This is every announced Netflix Original date that Netflix has announced. (If a show you are looking for […]

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Block Google DNS per device

Block Google DNS

Domain name space. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. Some apps, like Netflix, have recently started hard coding Google’s DNS servers into them to combat the use of VPNs and Smart DNS services. Most of the guides I’ve seen have indicated that the best way to combat this is via “static routes to nowhere”. While this is an approach, I […]

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Intel Fixes Netflix DD+ HDMI Audio Issue

If you use Intel HDMI audio with the Windows 8.x “Metro” Netflix app you know that Dolby Digital Plus (DD+) output has been broken for, um, forever. Thankfully, they just released an updated audio driver that solves the issue! Huzzah! Unfortunately at the moment it looks like they’ve only updated it in the Ivy Bridge GPU driver package for the […]

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Netflix vs Blockbuster – An Infographic

I’ll admit, I love infographics. Steve gave me the heads up to this infographic that’s analyzing the history and demise of Blockbuster in comparison to the rise of Netflix. It’s quite interesting if you weren’t always aware of the happenings. Of course, if you owned Blockbuster stock, you probably know all too well.

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Netflix Is Coming After Your Cable Box

Interesting and big win for Netflix in the UK, and it makes great sense if you’re them. And honestly, if you’re an MSO, it makes sense for them too. Why try to build up a lower quality competitor that probably doesn’t have much value, when you can just charge Netflix a royalty for doing all the hard work anyways? But […]

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Cox Pulls Plug on Streaming Video Service

Interesting to see a big cable provider fail miserably at trying to compete with Netflix. Although charging extra for a box just for this, and then charging more per month…seems like it was doomed from the start. That’s where Netflix has the edge, given the vast number of devices which already support it–or heck, even just getting a $35 Chromecast. […]

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