YouTube plans to bring HDR 4K video to mobile and desktop

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  • Even though phones are approaching 6″ as the standard, is there really any point of having 4K res on 6″ phone?

    • NotARogersEmployee

      There will be tablets that benefit from mobile HDR 4K… and then there’s the VR stuff… as long as my battery lasts the day, they can go to 64K for all I care.

    • Do Do

      It would be stupid if all they did this for was phones but for devices other than phones it might matter. I say might because I’ve never complained about 720 or better.

  • Marv-O

    Using Bell 25Mbps here, and bandwidth and compression are a major issue with Netflix 4K, let alone HDR 4K. As it stands, 1080p blurays upscaled on my 4K TV still look better than Netflix 4K. Even 4K Ultraflix movies look only marginally better than upscaled blurays.

    • Eluder

      I gotta disagree here, saw Daredevil on Netflix on a Samsung UN65JS8500 in 4k on a 100Mbps Rogers connection and the different between a 1080p source and that was very noticeable. Everything was sharper, more details on the actors faces, etc.

    • NotARogersEmployee

      I’m using Rogers 250 Mbps connection and have no issues with Netflix 4K. What issues are you experiencing? Is it getting choppy or going back and forth from FHD to 4K? Netflix needs a consistent speed of 25 Mbps or higher, perhaps upgrading your package would resolve these issues?