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    Razer Phone to support Netflix HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1

    Will be the first smartphone to support both premium video and audio formats for Netflix.
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    Re: Razer Phone to support Netflix HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1

    Seems a little bit pointless unless it's also supported on a HDMI out (via adaptor I'd guess) - certainly pointless when viewing netflix on a mobile phone screen..and to be honest even if its supported on the HDMI out, if you have a screen & setup suitable for showing such content (i.e. 50"+ 4K HDR TV & 5.1 surround system) you are very likely to have netflix built in anyway making the phone pointless...

    Still, makes for a good marketing message thats sounds great until you think about it

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    Re: Razer Phone to support Netflix HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Seems a little bit pointless unless it's also supported on a HDMI out (via adaptor I'd guess) - certainly pointless when viewing netflix on a mobile phone screen..and to be honest even if its supported on the HDMI out, if you have a screen & setup suitable for showing such content (i.e. 50"+ 4K HDR TV & 5.1 surround system) you are very likely to have netflix built in anyway making the phone pointless...

    Still, makes for a good marketing message thats sounds great until you think about it
    I've got one of those cheapo VR things that you stick your phone in. It's not bad and I do wonder what a decent one would be like with the necessary resolution and HDR, etc.

    Whilst I'm not a fan of watching proper videos in squint o'vision, I think there may be a use here if it's done right.

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    Re: Razer Phone to support Netflix HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1

    Three mobile highlights that Razer Phone users on its network can watch Netflix without impacting data allowances thanks to the Go Binge streaming bonus provided to Advanced Plan and pay monthly broadband subscribers.
    Or you could just pre-load what you want to watch on the go, you don't need Three or an advanced plan for that, just wifi at home.

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    Re: Razer Phone to support Netflix HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    Three mobile highlights that Razer Phone users on its network can watch Netflix without impacting data allowances thanks to the Go Binge streaming bonus provided to Advanced Plan and pay monthly broadband subscribers.
    ...in standard definition only... which is what, 480p at best?

    i like how they "forget" to say that in the PR blurb

    also, i'm paying 13£/m for 12GB and advanced plan with them and i don't get go binge, when called up to ask why i got no such feature despite them advertising that for all new contracts its on, their response was "you need to pay 5£/month more to get go binge" I just hung up...
    Last edited by aniilv; 13-01-2018 at 03:55 PM.

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    Re: Razer Phone to support Netflix HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Seems a little bit pointless unless it's also supported on a HDMI out (via adaptor I'd guess) - certainly pointless when viewing netflix on a mobile phone screen..and to be honest even if its supported on the HDMI out, if you have a screen & setup suitable for showing such content (i.e. 50"+ 4K HDR TV & 5.1 surround system) you are very likely to have netflix built in anyway making the phone pointless...

    Still, makes for a good marketing message thats sounds great until you think about it
    I think you'd be surprised by just how many people are willing to lie there in bed watching a film on their phone with a hangover on a Sunday...

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    Re: Razer Phone to support Netflix HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    I think you'd be surprised by just how many people are willing to lie there in bed watching a film on their phone with a hangover on a Sunday...
    How many of them would notice the HDR or fancy audio on a phone screen?

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    Re: Razer Phone to support Netflix HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    How many of them would notice the HDR or fancy audio on a phone screen?
    Thats the point - even 480p looks just fine on a 5" or so screen..heck it still looks good on a 9" tablet if its at a decent bitrate. There isn't a need in the vast majority of cases for 1080p screens on mobile phones, but it does help to sell more of them

    Keep in mind you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p or 4K on a 32-40" screen - the difference shrinks the smaller the screen. The bitrate and encoding quality of the video matters much, much more than the resolution.

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    Re: Razer Phone to support Netflix HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1

    They should maybe try and improve the screen and camera first, almost every review panned the screen for being way too dim outdoors, and the camera is almost laughable for a flagship phone.

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