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.
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So, is this plasma not capable of more than 11-12Mbps due to outdated internal hardware?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,
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?
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?
In your profile, is it set to high?
Full doc at https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/getting-hd-netflix/
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