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LG570 /NETFLIX

by gaijr / August 25, 2011 11:05 PM PDT

NETFLIX is streaming in Dolby 5.1, though the LG570 for some reason does not support streaming 5.1 from NETFLIX, is it possible to download a codec to be able to recieve streaming 5.1?

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Only if Netflix issues it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 26, 2011 12:59 AM PDT
In reply to: LG570 /NETFLIX

Remember that Netflix issues that. And while I do read you wrote CODEC, these are not PCs and don't use CODECs like a Windows PC does.

Again, it's up to Netflix.
Bob

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NetfFlix 5.1 streaming response
by gaijr / August 27, 2011 3:55 AM PDT

I called back to NetFlix, it is their software for streaming that will only play with certain brands, Sharp, Roku Sony and some play stations also you need a constant 8 megabytes constant capacity. Gripe time; I would think before jumping in with that separate price hike for streaming they would have accomodated most blu-rays that are on the market, I have a 7.1 Pioneer Elite VSX 30, so for now I guess I will stay with the DVD's.

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Tipping my hand.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 27, 2011 4:01 AM PDT

I write embedded apps (software for things other than a PC) and I can see where folk that don't know what's inside these DVD players and HDTVs could think it's simple to do.

Nothing has been further from the truth.
Bob

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Mr Rourke/Fantasy Island
by Pepe7 / August 27, 2011 4:14 PM PDT

I believe we can see Mr Rourke @ Fantasy Island Wink

Your expectations regarding this particular technology are a little unrealistic. Using your logic- someone pays $xxx for a service/Blu Rays exist/Broadband exists/receivers can handle surround sound, then content *must* be available for streaming in that surround format. Sound a little off to you?

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Slp Shod work by NetFlix
by gaijr / August 29, 2011 6:17 AM PDT

Actually yes, to make any excuse for NetFlix deserves an expense paid trip to Fantasy Island, being a for profit company and doing nicely at that. They should be in contact with the DVD makers to coordinate what is needed to run the 5.1 or even better 7.1. Maybe an "Ethics list" of exactly what DVD players will support their 5.1 service, do you know? I don't, how many people do you think do know, so you go by a DVD thinking you can subscribe to NetFlix streaming, then find out it is a no go, on and on! Slip shod work by NetFlix trying to grab the extra buck.

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LG570 /NETFLIX
by 3coursedinner / August 26, 2011 10:05 PM PDT
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IS your LG firmware current? Did you try LG support as to whether Netflix 5.1 is supported?

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LG570 /NETFLIX
by 3coursedinner / August 27, 2011 12:47 AM PDT
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I don't use netflix so bear with me -- this is just info only.
After I responded earlier to you I was looking at a forum for my AVR at AVS forums and according to one person who responded to a question about Netflix 5.1 not every Netflix title has 5.2 and according to him there's an option to slect 5.1 if available.
Like I said -- I don't use Netflix so info only.

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