Author Topic: Netfix has improved its audio quality  (Read 1307 times)

Offline KenMasters

Re: Netfix has improved its audio quality
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2019, 10:22:07 AM »
This is why we both agreed to disagree at the start :)

To me, as an end user,I'm not too concerned with what is tweaked, added or removed ... I care what looks better to me. And those YouTube videos looked fantastic, even on my old KU7000 screen! If anyone comes over to see UHD content, Netflix is alright, but the YouTube clips is what wows them.

Is it really night and day? Or marginal?

I was told OLED vs QLED, and Dolby Vision vs HDR10 were streets apart. Like, worlds apart - and yet the difference was marginal to say the least. When I mentioned that I found it marginal, I was then given a ton of reasons as to why ... from lighting and angles and settings being wrong. I'm an average person, in an average lounge - and OLED wasn't 30% better.

So it really is a night and day difference, then perhaps then that's the reason ?

I think it comes down to your understanding of picture quality and methods of evaluation. If youíre talking about the average Joe, then your talking about the same people that judge a speaker by how much bass is has and how loud you can pump it.

Offline KenMasters

Re: Netfix has improved its audio quality
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2019, 09:25:04 AM »
I was told OLED vs QLED, and Dolby Vision vs HDR10 were streets apart. Like, worlds apart - and yet the difference was marginal to say the least...

Here's Vincent of HDTV Test demonstrating the benefit of dynamic metadata:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAPygWrmGts

Offline fanatix

Re: Netfix has improved its audio quality
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2019, 12:50:38 PM »
Like he said, we can agree to disagree ;) But for clarity :

I'm running a 65" QLED, subscribed to Netflix Premium (UHD HDR) and have a 50Mbit line (cabled). I may not run as many services as you guys - but I do Netflix, Amazon, Showmax, DSTV Now and CuriosityStream . I'm not saying Netflix is bad - but I'm saying it can be better. It maxes out at 15-16Mbps (with multichannel sound!) and I wish perhaps they would increase this bitrate - in 2019 many of us have faster lines.

If people come over that haven't seen UHD content and ask for a demo, I go straight to YouTube and the below videos look absolutely stunning - better than anything I've seen on Netflix. Although these are made to demo screens (60fps) - I tried Planet Earth II (nature documentary) at UHD and it's, not bad ? It certainly can't match the below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkggXE5e2yk&t=61s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uyyOHIidMA&t=40s

It's not only me though - the post below looks almost identical to my comment

https://www.reddit.com/r/netflix/comments/912ne1/4k_and_hdr_dont_look_too_impressive_in_netflix/

... I watched a few demo videos of HDR on YouTube in 4K and they looked stunning. However when i watched a 4K HDR show on Netflix, it was very underwhelming ...


I share the same sentiment. I have a 55inch QLED and netflix 4k just seems crap compared to youtube and the likes.
I was also told by my isp that apparently samsung has some settings to configured on the QLED tv's to increase the quality. I logged a call with Samsung
for this but every appointment they made they never kept to so have not done any changes as yet.

Offline Shav

Re: Netfix has improved its audio quality
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2019, 11:03:02 PM »
Starting from today (1 May):

5.1: From 192 kbps (good) up to 640 kbps (great/perceptually transparent)

Dolby Atmos: From 448 kbps up to 768 kbps (Dolby Atmos is available for members subscribed to the Premium plan):

https://media.netflix.com/en/company-blog/bringing-studio-quality-sound-to-netflix
Just coming back to this, in order for this to be enabled, Iím assuming your TV/streaming device needs to support Atmos? 


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Offline Quad Pipe

Re: Netfix has improved its audio quality
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2019, 12:24:54 PM »
Having recently finished the Netflix series, Another Life, I can tell you that the surround processing on the soundtrack is pretty good (unlike the plot).

Offline KenMasters

Re: Netfix has improved its audio quality
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2019, 01:41:57 PM »
Just coming back to this, in order for this to be enabled, Iím assuming your TV/streaming device needs to support Atmos? 

For Atmos of course you'd need and a device that supports Atmos. If you mean the audio quality improvement, if your system supports Dolby Digital +, I'd imagine you get the same benefit (my assumption being that the bandwidth disparity it due to the additional Atmos channels).