The difference between R99 and R169 Netflix

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The difference between R99 and R169 Netflix

The differences come into play when you look at the quality of the streams and the number of devices you can use your Netflix account on.

First off, the different plans offer different streaming resolutions – essentially, how good the video looks.
 
Still got billed in USD today.
Has yours always been SA netflix? I know a few people who signed up before Netflix launched in SA who have had to cancel and resubscribe to get SA pricing.
 
Has yours always been SA netflix? I know a few people who signed up before Netflix launched in SA who have had to cancel and resubscribe to get SA pricing.
Yes. But I'm using Paypal.
 
Yes. But I'm using Paypal.
Fair enough. I switched to SA when they launched here because the SA pricing was protected from the price increases overseas.
 
Not a bad price but unfortunately without sports, Netflix is about as useful to me as an ashtray on a motorbike.
 
Do they allow different definition on different users yet? I can stream on HD because uncapped fibre. My brother however can't as he has a capped router.

I'm using his account but would definitely use it more if I didn't have to change the settings before and after every time I watch something
 
Do they allow different definition on different users yet? I can stream on HD because uncapped fibre. My brother however can't as he has a capped router.

I'm using his account but would definitely use it more if I didn't have to change the settings before and after every time I watch something
They have for ages.
 
I just noticed the strange jump in bandwidth requirements from HD TO UHD.

  • Standard – HD (High Definition), 1080p (1,920 x 1,080 in 16:9)
  • HD – 5Mbps

  • Premium – UHD (Ultra High Definition), 2160p (3,840 x 2,160 in 16:9)
  • UHD – 25Mbps
The resolution from HD to UHD is double, so why the large jump in pipe size required? Or does optimization come into play here?
 
I just noticed the strange jump in bandwidth requirements from HD TO UHD.

  • Standard – HD (High Definition), 1080p (1,920 x 1,080 in 16:9)
  • HD – 5Mbps

  • Premium – UHD (Ultra High Definition), 2160p (3,840 x 2,160 in 16:9)
  • UHD – 25Mbps
The resolution from HD to UHD is exactly double, so why the large jump in pipe size required? Or does optimization come into play here?
Double? I think you mean quadruple as there are four times as many pixels for UHD compared to HD. 8,294,400 vs 2,073,600.
 
Double? I think you mean quadruple as there are four times as many pixels for UHD compared to HD. 8,294,400 vs 2,073,600.

Oh, I see. Seems I have a bit of reading up to go and do regarding this subject! ;)
 
Do they allow different definition on different users yet? I can stream on HD because uncapped fibre. My brother however can't as he has a capped router.

I'm using his account but would definitely use it more if I didn't have to change the settings before and after every time I watch something
You can change user quality in the profile settings.
 
I have been paying around R160 for standard for around 6 months now (via Google) - I wonder if it's going to come down?
 
I just noticed the strange jump in bandwidth requirements from HD TO UHD.

  • Standard – HD (High Definition), 1080p (1,920 x 1,080 in 16:9)
  • HD – 5Mbps

  • Premium – UHD (Ultra High Definition), 2160p (3,840 x 2,160 in 16:9)
  • UHD – 25Mbps
The resolution from HD to UHD is double, so why the large jump in pipe size required? Or does optimization come into play here?
Worth noting is that you can get 1080p with DD5.1 on 3Mb/s with slightly noticeable compression artefacts, which disappear as it bumps to 5Mb/s. 2160p with DD5.1 is available from around 14Mb/s with the quality improving as you have more bandwidth.
 
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