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Why Netflix capped maximum playback resolution at 1080p only via OnePlus 7 Pro

  1. tviched
    Froyo Nov 25, 2020

    tviched , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Nov 25, 2020 :
    I am using OnePlus 7 Pro and have manually locked the screen resolution at 1440p. But still Netflix app says that the maximum resolution the device is able to play is 1080p. Why so?
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  2. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Nov 25, 2020

    Tokolozi , Nov 25, 2020 :
    Because almost no content on Netflix is 1440p. It's either 1080P or 4K, and since upscaling doesn't make sense they keep you at 1080p.
     

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  3. tviched
    Froyo Nov 26, 2020

    tviched , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Nov 26, 2020 :
    Okay? But what about downscaling 4K to 1440p?
     

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  4. GuitarBart
    Jelly Bean Nov 26, 2020

    GuitarBart , Nov 26, 2020 :
    I believe this is not advisable due to the pixel layout. 1080p x4 is 4K in pixels so thats easy downscaling but you can't half it to 1440. Then it would stretch a pixel as far as I remember. There are better videos explains this online
     

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  5. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Nov 26, 2020

    Tokolozi , Nov 26, 2020 :
    Exactly, plus you won't get any decent benefit really from it either way. Rather use the bandwidth for HDR instead of fake pixels.
     

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  6. mojoyoyo77
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator Nov 26, 2020

    mojoyoyo77 , Nov 26, 2020 :
    Moved thread to OnePlus 7 Pro General Support
     

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  7. J4t1np4r3kh
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Nov 27, 2020

    J4t1np4r3kh , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Nov 27, 2020 :
    1080p is actually half of 4k. General misconception

    1080 = 1920x1080
    4k = 3840x2160

    The industry switched to using the horizontal pixels after 1080, just to make it sound bigger and better lol
     

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