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PANASONIC PLASMA TCP50ST50 SLOW INTERNET DOWNLOAD SPEED

Help please!
I cannot figure this out on my own and I am going to hope someone doesn't tell me this Smart Plasma is too old!

I upgraded my internet speed with my ISP and now have a steady 26-30Mbps when tested on all my laptops, cell phones, PS4 etc.. I have tested wifi and Ethernet on laptops/PS4 and speed is consistent 26-30 Mbps. I upgraded because I wanted 1080P Netflix. I apparently get 1080P when watching Netflix via PS4 on this Plasma--although the PS4 displays "1080" which I assume is 1080P??

However, regardless if my plasma is connected via WIFI or Ethernet directly, I get a maximum of 11-12 Mbps when tested on FAST.COM. I am using the same Ethernet cable on the plasma and the laptops/PS4 during testing. In other words I am unplugging the cable from laptop/PS4 then plugging it into TV. And of course when I watch Netflix on the Plasma,,,best resolution I get is something called "1080SD". Same as before the ISP upgrade.

Ive tried searching internet for solution. Don't see one completely applicable to this plasma. Note- I used to be able to get 1080P stream on Netflix a couple years ago when I had 15-18Mbps. No longer of course because Netflix now says minimum is 25Mbps.

So, is this plasma not capable of more than 11-12Mbps due to outdated internal hardware? Or....???
Many thanks. PS.. I bought this TV because of CNET review and recommendation. Great TV. Still better picture than a lot of new LED's,

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What? I found 1080p to be far less than 25 megabits.

In reply to: PANASONIC PLASMA TCP50ST50 SLOW INTERNET DOWNLOAD SPEED

https://help.netflix.com/en/node/306 notes 5.0 Megabits for HD.

UHD or 4K by some is for UHD, not HD.

This is why such sets often had 10 megabit Ethernet ports. It never needed more than that.
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In reply to: What? I found 1080p to be far less than 25 megabits.

Fascinating... tech “support” person at Netflix said UHD is 1080P and higher ( 4K. ). HD is simply 720.
So the port on the TV only supports 10Mbps..confirm?

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PS

In reply to: What? I found 1080p to be far less than 25 megabits.

That would be why the PS4 shows a rate of 4.4Mbps and 1080!!! Tech support. Gotta wonder sometimes.

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This is why I shared the link.

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Your PS4 seems to agree that 5 and more is plenty for HD.

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I am familiar with that plasma model

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It handles 1080p content from Netflix just fine.

Keep in mind even newer LED HDTVs which support 4k/UHD lack gigabit connections. It’s simply not needed. Netflix 4k content is heavily compressed hence the bitrate is much less than if you played back the same content from a blu ray via HDMI.

Has someone suggested looking at the default playback settings in your netflix account?

https://help.netflix.com/en/node/87

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In reply to: I am familiar with that plasma model

Hi Pepe,
yeah I have gone over the Netflix settings and I am set to High for playback.
Thank you and thanks to R.Proffit for your replies.
Everything you have both said makes complete sense.
Last question though--when I playback Netflix thru the Plasma the info displays 1080SD. I asked Netflix about this and they told me I needed 25Mbps to get 1080HD. Obviously they are wrong based on their on published data. What I still don't understand is why I see 1080SD. Again, a couple years ago I saw 1080HD when streaming Netflix. Ideas?

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Are you on high?

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Re: Are you on High?

In reply to: Are you on high?

Yes. Set to high. And I have an android box that the Plasma shows 1080P streams on the few titles that are available

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I did shortchange you.

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Google that 1080SD to see prior discussions and ideas.

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Perfect

In reply to: I did shortchange you.

Yup. The OP is all set.

1080SD= Netflix Super HD

As they say in the old country, GIYF Wink

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