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CES 2014: Sony and Netflix team up to offer 4K video


CES 2014: Sony and Netflix team up to offer 4K video

Sony took to the stage at CES 2014 to announce a care for Netflix to deliver extra 4K content material to customers’ dwelling rooms.

The 2 have teamed as much as enhance the quantity of 4K motion pictures and TV displays to the Netflix platform, and doing it extra speedy too.

Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, mentioned it noticed the web as ‘the pure medium to ship [4K video] as the primary million houses with 4K TVs would not have so much content material excluding that discovered on the web.’

He delivered that Netflix is working with Sony in addition to different content material teams to deliver 4K to the platform, and authentic Netflix content material, similar to Home of Playing cards later this year, might be shot, edited and processed in 4K.

Sharpening the previous

Hastings tested that it is working with Sony to return and remaster its content material into 4K high quality, as a way to embody Breaking Dangerous amongst different sequence.

The brand new carrier additionally lets in for quicker streaming, with Hastings declaring that 4K content material started quicker than ever prior to – and customers will ‘best’ want 15Mbps broadband speeds to move the upper decision video.

Whereas that may sound like a hefty velocity wanted, given its 4 instances the decision of usual HD content material it can be a reasonably spectacular pace requirement, displaying the spectacular compression on supply with the brand new codecs.

We’re nonetheless ready on a unencumber date for 4K streaming on Netflix, however when which you can eventually manage to pay for a 4K set the excellent news is you’ll be able to have some stuff to watch from the outset.