Super HD streaming now available on Netflix
TV and movies has been a clear leader driving the demand for broadband, and with the announcement that Super HD streams are live on Netflix after an original announcement nine months ago it is time for people to find out whether their choice of broadband provider is really up to the task.
Super HD is the same resolution as existing 1080p streams on Netflix but by using less compression you should get a better picture, or put another way in an action film rapid movement will not acquire a block effect. To experience Super HD you will need a Netflix subscription and a broadband connection that can sustain a stream in the 8 to 10 Mbps region, Netflix should downgrade the quality smoothly to a lower bit rate if your connection is slower, or someone else starts using the connection in your house.
For those on a limited usage package be aware that a Super HD movie will use around 6GB of data, compared to around 3GB for previous quality levels.
The increasing choice of online movie libraries means there will be many who now have shelves full of DVD's they don't touch and represent the best bet for winning the piracy battle.