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Old 18-11-2020, 21:08   #1
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V6 Netflix 4K bandwidth limited?

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I happened to notice today when I pressed Info whilst watching a 4K Netflix show on the V6 box the resolution was showing as 2160 but the bandwidth was only ~6mbps - like it was during lockdown when they limited it. Still plays/looks fine.

If I load the Netflix app on my TV and resume the same show it shows 2160 and 11-15mbps as I would expect.

They are both connected to the same switch and I am getting my full 545 mbps

Does anyone else have this out of interest?
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Old 18-11-2020, 21:16   #2
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Re: V6 Netflix 4K bandwidth limited?

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Hello
I happened to notice today when I pressed Info whilst watching a 4K Netflix show on the V6 box the resolution was showing as 2160 but the bandwidth was only ~6mbps - like it was during lockdown when they limited it. Still plays/looks fine.

If I load the Netflix app on my TV and resume the same show it shows 2160 and 11-15mbps as I would expect.

They are both connected to the same switch and I am getting my full 545 mbps

Does anyone else have this out of interest?
It's by design and not what was happening in lockdown:

https://netflixtechblog.com/optimize...g-47b516b10bbb

I had a look at their blog when I noticed the same thing the other way round (i.e. lower bitrate on my TV than on V6). It can depend on which stream you pick up as you may not always connect to the same data centre.

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Old 18-11-2020, 21:18   #3
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Re: V6 Netflix 4K bandwidth limited?

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It's by design and not what was happening in lockdown:

https://netflixtechblog.com/optimize...g-47b516b10bbb
Ah interesting, will have a read. Still strange though it is different on my TV vs. the V6 though?

thanks for the speedy reply!
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Re: V6 Netflix 4K bandwidth limited?

I was editing my reply when you replied!! I think if you read the article you'll see what they're up to. As I said in the edit, it can depend on which stream you pick up if the "new version" hasn't reached all the delivery points.
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I was editing my reply when you replied!! I think if you read the article you'll see what they're up to. As I said in the edit, it can depend on which stream you pick up if the "new version" hasn't reached all the delivery points.
Haha good timing. Will have a read of that!

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Re: V6 Netflix 4K bandwidth limited?

I just tried Queen's Gambit on a V6 and got 15.25 / 2160 - which is what I would expect.

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I happened to notice today when I pressed Info whilst watching a 4K Netflix show on the V6 box the resolution was showing as 2160 but the bandwidth was only ~6mbps - like it was during lockdown when they limited it. Still plays/looks fine.

If I load the Netflix app on my TV and resume the same show it shows 2160 and 11-15mbps as I would expect.

They are both connected to the same switch and I am getting my full 545 mbps

Does anyone else have this out of interest?
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