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Netflix to add 5.1 surround sound, captions to streaming service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Feb 2010 13:45 User comments (5)

Netflix to add 5.1 surround sound, captions to streaming service According to Cnet, Netflix will add 5.1 surround sound and closed captioning to their Watch Instantly streaming service soon, with 1080p playback coming later in 2011.
Current requirements for streaming include a 5Mbps connection, and it appears that that requirement should not change until 1080p streaming becomes available, even given the extra bandwidth necessary for a 5.1 audio stream.

Microsoft Silverlight, the technology used for the streaming, has supported 1080p streaming since March.

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5 user comments

19.2.2010 13:49

would like for the up date now but guess will have to wait

29.2.2010 13:56

This can not come fast enough.

39.2.2010 18:28

Originally posted by lamain:
This can not come fast enough.
Agreed! Now I have a reason to keep my Netflix.......hoepfully they don't get all insane in the membrane and raise the rates!

49.2.2010 19:40

Can't wait for closed caption even though they said it supposed to be out already this year.

59.2.2010 22:10

Originally posted by khmernize:
Can't wait for closed caption even though they said it supposed to be out already this year.

that's what I thought they said in the middle of last year
wish they would do what said they would.

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