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Netflix 1080p DD/DTS SUPPORT

Discussion in 'NEO X8-H Plus' started by Seinuh, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Seinuh

    Seinuh New Member


    Why isn't possible to play 1080p with DD audio netflix stream is minix or netflix working on a sollution for this ar the moment?

    Gr from the netherlands
  2. SJshah

    SJshah Member

    It's a Netflix problem, they aren't streaming in 1080p for all devices.

    To my knowledge, they have limited it to devices which they trust with DRM support. So custom ROMs and TV boxes like Minix with a relatively small user base will nt be included on their "pass" list for HD streaming.
  3. Seinuh

    Seinuh New Member

    Oké maybe a custom made app of netflix could be an option for this... even popcorn time does not support 5.1 sound in his app
  4. Kallamamran

    Kallamamran New Member

  5. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    We have both DRM and HDCP on the box, it's not the reason that they don't allow 1080p to run on our device.
  6. SJshah

    SJshah Member

    Oh, my bad.

    Anyone in contact with Netflix from your end? Maybe a statement from themselves would be good.

    Sent from my smartphone with Tapatalk
  7. Danvos

    Danvos New Member

    So ????? What is the reason then ?
  8. Seinuh

    Seinuh New Member

    Hopefully ther will be a sollution for this problem.... (y)
  9. Kallamamran

    Kallamamran New Member

    WTH!? Then it's even more strange that it doesn't work!! >=/ Makes me kind of furious with Netflix :(
  10. pani100

    pani100 Member

    The reason is Netflix itself. Netflix will have to allow it on their own app. Only they can make this happen, and only they can answer why.
    Minix has done as much as it possibly can on that issue.
    For an interesting read look here
  11. Kallamamran

    Kallamamran New Member

    Hi Melinda

    Netflix Melinda
    Thanks for contacting Netflix. :) This is Melinda, Who am I chatting with today?

    Was chatting to "Danny" yesterday about Netflix not being able to output HD to Minix Neo devices (Android devices)

    Oh ha... This is Johan :)

    Netflix Melinda
    Hello Johan Nice to meet you. :)

    Would you care to take this link and the info/complaints here into account when considering opening up Netflix for the Minix devices as well...http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?14583-Netflix-HD-Playback

    We are alot who are just eagerly sitting and waiting for Netflix HD to jump start on our devices!


    Roku and alot of other devices are able to play Netflix HD without any problem :(

    I miss it :'(

    Netflix Melinda
    Sorry about the wait I was readsing over the conversation you had with Danny Yesterday. And although we dont have access to look up links that customers send in I do see that Danny sent in a request to get our team working on getting an HD option available on that Minix device. :)

    Sounds great :) Sorry for being a pain in your ass again. Just thought the forum post would be of interest to you since it contains some technical information :)

    Won't bother you any more then :)

    Netflix Melinda
    I will definitely send that information to the people that are working hard to get all of this in motion for you.

    Thank you

    Netflix Melinda
    You arent a nother at all I have enjoyed talking with you today Johan. :)

    Have a great evening! :)

    Netflix Melinda
    You as well :) And one more thing, if you wouldn’t mind, please stay online for a one question survey.

  12. ChrisG8

    ChrisG8 New Member

    I would't hold my breath waiting for 1080p from Netflix on these boxes. I doubt if it is a Netflix decision, the content owers require secure approved devices with locked down boatloaders and it is a contractual obligation is my guess. There is no 1080p with DTS from Netflix so Minix boxes are on equal footing with all others in that reqard.
  13. Fructis

    Fructis Member

    Acording to customer support on netflix this box should work with 1080p. Bet that guy must be new...

    Quotes from Dan @ Netflix support

    Netflix Dan
    Thanks for waiting, ! So I was checking this with my team about the Minix X8-h Plus and the great news is that we don't have any restrictions on the quality! The Device is capable for 1080p on the netflix app, since it runs on Android! So no problem there. :)

    Thats just one of the 4 times he was 100% certain that there was NO restrictions from their end...
  14. niels

    niels New Member

    Just out of curiosity... would it make a difference to change the build prop to have netflix think you are another device (say Nexus 9 - provided this is capable in having HD output)?

    Would that solve something?
  15. Kallamamran

    Kallamamran New Member

    Yeah... I Have had the very same reply "No, there is no restrictions. It should work just fine with the Netflix App". I have also receieved the reply that they will check to see what is wrong on their side and do their darndest to make it work. We'll see what happens with that. I am, unfortunately, slowly losing hope that this will be fixed anytime in the near future...

    Sorry, but I have asked this question as well. Several attempts has been made, both by the tech-people at Minix and by third parties and no luck what so ever :( Doesn't look good here either I'm affraid!
  16. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    They need to protect their own precious child Roku by limiting other devices.
    Just my 2 cents.
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  17. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    MINIX has all needed requirements ( DRM/HDCP etc ) but now the device must be approved by netflix for all i know. it is a matter of sending 1080p to our devices wich netflix does not.
  18. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    After 2010, Netflix has no stake in Roku. Roku is a privately held company backed by investors - Menlo Ventures, GlobeSpan Capital Partners, Fox Networks Group, Luminari Capital, BrightSign, Venrock, BSkyB. It is a fact that Roku CEO was the head of Griffin project at Netflix. In 2002, he founded Roku as his sixth company (Roku mean six in Japanese). If Netflix had vested interests in Roku, why would Netflix HD be available on millions of devices such as:
    HDTVs: Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Vizio, Sharp, Toshiba, Sanyo, Hisense, TCL
    Blu-ray players: Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, Toshiba, Philips, Maganox, Oppo
    Game consoles: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360
    Set Top Boxes: Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Tivo, Vizio, LG, Sony
    Home Theater Systems: Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, LG
    Phones/Tablets: iPad, Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire TV, Nook, some Windows Phone, several Android Phones/tablets

    On Android OS, Netflix HD is enabled only on Google certified devices that have been tested to conform to level 1 Widevine DRM and is factory provisioned.
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  19. ChrisG8

    ChrisG8 New Member

    Yes, do we know whether that is a result of Netflix or content owners? I suspect Netflix is bound by contracts and Android is a scary operating system to owners of content. My locked down, DRM compliant four year old Sony NSZ-GT1 Google TV quickly ramps up to 5800kbps and 1920x1080 while the Minix X8-H sitting right beside hit hits 1750kbps and 720x480 and goes no higher. I feel sure Netflix would be happy to offer 1080p to existingMinix boxes if that was acceptable to the companies owing the content.

    The factors that make these boxes attractive to the hobbyist community are the same factors that make these boxes unusable for the mainstream streaming services, it isn't just Netflix, as far as I know HBO GO, Vudu, Hulu Plus and all of the others have severe limitations or don't work period.
  20. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    Correct. The restrictions are mostly due to contractual obligations that Netflix has to content providers (who do not want to lose revenue from antiquated business models). Yes, Vudu and Hulu Plus also do not have HD playback on Android OS. Many many months ago, @MINIX - Ken had mentioned something about having Vudu pre-installed on X8. Don't know what is the current status of that.