Netflix Says It Throttles Video on AT&T and Verizon
Is it still considered high def?
The amount of data needed to achieve high def on a 6.3 inch screen (and smaller) has to be considerably less than the amount of data needed to achieve high def on a monitor or television. So why would you need full speeds on both?
Obviously they should have made the information public sooner, but it hurt literally no one while helping others that may or may not even realize it ever.
TL;DR: No one noticed for years until Netflix said something, so who cares?
High DEF is high DEF. A 1080p video is the same size no matter the physical size of the screen. Furthermore, it doesn't matter if your screen is 4" or 72". All 1080p screens have roughly the same number of pixels. So, if you think of a pixel as a unit of data (because it is) both screens require the same amount of data to drive their native resolutions.... because they both have the same native resolution. But as someone else already mentioned, that part doesn't even happen until after the data reaches the device.
As far as content delivery is con...
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