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Netflix is Lowering Streaming Quality In UK and Europe For 30 Days Because Of Corona Chan (Conspiracy / Strange)

by Fusty, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 02:15 (11 days ago)

The internet infrastructure can't handle everybody being at home :-roll

https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2020/03/netflix-lowers-streaming-quality-eu-uk/

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Netflix is Lowering Streaming Quality In UK and Europe For 30 Days Because Of Corona Chan

by Dobby, Lancashire, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 04:28 (11 days ago) @ Fusty

Are they lowering the price to match?

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Netflix is Lowering Streaming Quality In UK and Europe For 30 Days Because Of Corona Chan

by Ashton, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 23:57 (11 days ago) @ Dobby

Are they lowering the price to match?

No way :-lol

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Netflix is Lowering Streaming Quality In UK and Europe For 30 Days Because Of Corona Chan

by Seahorse Warrior, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 12:14 (11 days ago) @ Fusty

That's because they're lowering the data transfer speed (bit rates to you nerds) and says that won't affect picture quality. In other words Netflix is saying people who pay for HD and 4K streams shouldn't notice much difference, though whether that is true in practice is still unclear.

I do not see any difference at the moment.

Youtube and Netflix are both playing in HD and 4K. Somebody said Youtube was going to play videos automatically in standard definition.

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Netflix is Lowering Streaming Quality In UK and Europe For 30 Days Because Of Corona Chan

by Breeny, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 13:06 (11 days ago) @ Fusty

Can the European series of tubes not handle it :-gay

British Telecom says they have no problems

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Netflix is Lowering Streaming Quality In UK and Europe For 30 Days Because Of Corona Chan

by Sarge, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 14:33 (11 days ago) @ Breeny

Brexit means Brexit! Get that streaming quality back up to full power NOW :-nerd

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Netflix is Lowering Streaming Quality In UK and Europe For 30 Days Because Of Corona Chan

by ☟ Ray ☢, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 00:52 (11 days ago) @ Fusty

EU constantly dictating shit :-tothehand

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Netflix is Lowering Streaming Quality In UK and Europe For 30 Days Because Of Corona Chan

by Trixxy, Sunday, March 22, 2020, 05:09 (10 days ago) @ Fusty

Hey EU you don't get to choose our streaming quality now, bugger off :-devil

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Netflix is Lowering Streaming Quality In UK and Europe For 30 Days Because Of Corona Chan

by FallguyChris, Middlesbrough, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 16:48 (8 days ago) @ Fusty

I read amazon prime video are doing this too and coincidentally just recently I've been getting a few connection errors that I've never seen before when trying to play movies even though all the thumbnails load so its not like my connection is down.

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Netflix is Lowering Streaming Quality In UK and Europe For 30 Days Because Of Corona Chan

by Ronspiracy, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 19:14 (8 days ago) @ Fusty

Not noticed anything here

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Netflix is Lowering Streaming Quality In UK and Europe For 30 Days Because Of Corona Chan

by Malky, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 14:04 (7 days ago) @ Fusty

Not sure how you can cut the bandwidth and still brag about UHD :-dunno then again I am not a geek with this stuff

https://www.forbes.com/sites/barrycollins/2020/03/24/netflixs-streaming-quality-cuts-he...

It now seems those measures have been implemented in the UK, with Netflix’s Ultra HD 4K streams now using half the bandwidth they were last week.

4K picture quality remains “perfectly watchable, just not quite as crisp as usual”.

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Netflix is Lowering Streaming Quality In UK and Europe For 30 Days Because Of Corona Chan

by Jinxy, Thursday, March 26, 2020, 13:56 (6 days ago) @ Fusty

Got nothing to watch on it now anyway :-dunno

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