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Netflix OpenConnect

OttawaMark
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Any word on Rogers adopting this so that we will be able to access Netflix's new Super HD content? All of the competition is!

 

 

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OttawaMark
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Hmmm...it turns out it does support Super HD...just not through a DNS proxy <sad trombone>

 

Sorry Rogers, hugs and kisses Smiley Mad

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Meowmix
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Hello OttawaMark

It does not look like Rogers will do it as Rogers does not want Netflix. They have their own Rogers On Demand program.

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OttawaMark
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That seems too simplistic and draconian a reason. Bell is on board with the new Netflix service. It is in Rogers' best interest to support these services, lest they bleed customers away

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Meowmix
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Hello OttawaMark

We are talking about 2 different companies. Rogers doesn't do every that bell does. Rogers has Rogers On Demand which the heavily show off. So most likely are not going on root with OpenConnect on Netflix.

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OttawaMark
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Hmmm...it turns out it does support Super HD...just not through a DNS proxy <sad trombone>

 

Sorry Rogers, hugs and kisses Smiley Mad

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Phonzo
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It actually works fine with DNS redirectors as well just as unblock-us.com

 

https://signup.netflix.com/superhd (just go here it checks) 

Re: Netflix OpenConnect

When I navigate to that page using Rogers DNS, it indicates:

 

Your Internet Provider is ready for Super HD!    

Your Internet Provider is part of the Open Connect network, a free partnership with Netflix. Netflix will automatically play movies and TV shows in Super HD on a supported device if your connection is fast enough.

 

So I think we're good?

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gostinger
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Super HD doesn't work....Why?

I have Extreme and shouldn't be a problem.

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SimplePanda
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SuperHD does work on Rogers:
https://signup.netflix.com/superhd

"Your Internet Provider is ready for Super HD!"

Just make sure you're using the default DNS servers. If you use Google Public, OpenDNS, etc you can resolve sub optimally and won't get SuperHD as a result.

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@SimplePanda wrote:
SuperHD does work on Rogers:
https://signup.netflix.com/superhd

"Your Internet Provider is ready for Super HD!"

Just make sure you're using the default DNS servers. If you use Google Public, OpenDNS, etc you can resolve sub optimally and won't get SuperHD as a result.

you bring up a good point on this.

Depending on WHAT you watch netflix on, there are a number of DNS options you can set up your configations like within  your household.. and still be able to use alternate DNS's if you wanted, on devices not using netflix.

Anyone wanting more information on how to, please feel free to PM me.

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Hmmm... I'm not sure if my Netflix is now super hd or not. Also, while we're on the Netflix topic, is it just me or do some movies/episodes not work? Its quite annoying. Would that have anything to do with the fact I use US Netflix?

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Possibly?

If you are connecting to a US netflix (via a prox or something else installed) it may not see you as COMMING from a source which has OpenConnect installed.. and therefore, process it as so 😞

 

SuperHD is only use, on stuff that is able to be broadcast in it... not everything would.  I would assume newer stuff could likely be, but alot of the older stuff, is not always even in full HD to begin with.

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RSLOW
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I've had netflix for a month now.  We love it!  For the price of ONE ROGERS ON DEMAND MOVIE we have access to thousands of movies of tv shows.  The selection is better in the US, but wow, it A MUCH BETTER VALUE.  The only draw back is, with Rogers intentionally setting usage caps SO LOW, the charging SO MUCH for overages, you probably should have one of the top two teir packages so you don't have to worry about going over every month.  Such a shame Rogers cannot offer affordable on demand content, so they use unfair fees to scare, and prevent people from signing up for fear of large overages.  

 

Our cable bills are expensive because of sports programming.  I do not watch sports on TV, if Rogers offered a pay by channel option, my cable bill would probably be 1/4 what it is now.  I am sick and tired of having to watch everything I do with Rogers for fear of fees, penalties, or billing mistakes on their part that take hours of frustration to fix.  NETFLIX = GOOD.  ROGERS = BAD VALUE, TERRIBLE SERVICE.  

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Gdkitty
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THey DID have the unlimited addon.. which makes data caps not a wory (but its gone now).

 

As for the pay by channel.. Not going to happen, least not completely.  AND its not rogers fault. (and this is NOT defending rogers).
Rogers actually DID try a pay for what you want based service... and it BOMBED in testing.  WHY?

CRTC, mandated that, there had to be a set CORE channels (mostly canadian content, i beleive), that everyone had to buy, no choice in it.  Was around $22 for it.  From there, you could start adding other things.  But again, due to CRTC, etc.. certain things, had to be grouped together..  so could get slightly smaller bundles than now, but wasnt able to be 100% channel by channel for alot of it.
It ended up being the SAME price as now 😞

I will agree though.. PRIOR to the unlimited addon.. i only had netflix for 1-2 months.. didnt want to worry about overages, etc. There is alot of content there, for a good price.  There is ALOT which is not there though as well.  All depends on what your watching habbits are i guess.

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jannecampbell:

 

Not sure if anyone has actually answered the original question, but I get Super HD on Netflix with Rogers internet. Somewhere on a web site, possibly Netflix, it states that Rogers supports it. I've seen a few Super HD movies and they are fantastic. Just like watching Blu-Ray.

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jimboden:

Correct, Rogers does support Super HD on rogers with Netflix.  On supported devices.

 

Jannecambell is connecting to the US netflix though, likely through using a dns or other form of proxy.
Because she is accessing netflix in that way, it may not recognise that it is comming through rogers.. therefore may not trip the SuperHD part 😞

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Gdkitty:

 

i forgot about the supported devices part which, obviously, is important. I have a Samsung smart TV, which has its own app, so I can watch Netflix without my computer. I'm surprised at how well it works. Movie quality is at least as good, if not better, than watching on my computer. I'm sure you're right about a proxy, though, which is a good point.

 

One thing I want to try on Netflix sometime is to see if they have any 3D content, but haven't looked for it yet. My Samsung also supports 3D and the only thing I've seen it on is the Rogers cable test channel.

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Im running an LG TV which is supported as well 🙂  Takes a second to come in super clear, but when it does its really well.

Not sure about 3d content.. i know there were movies that were in 3d on there.. but not necessarily the 3d version.  I would assume that it would require MORE data to be pushed to push that information along with it?

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Yes, I'm sure 3D would have a higher data rate than average.

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