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Can you fix a 4K TV to play everything as standard definition to save data?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 21, 2020 05:25PM
AT&T has a "fixed wireless" internet here that might work for me, but 4K and even hi-def will blow through the data cap. I'm OK with SD, but it seems like every new TV is 4K.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/21/2020 05:26PM by Dennis S.
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Re: Can you fix a 4K TV to play everything as standard definition to save data?
Posted by: timg
Date: July 21, 2020 05:33PM
Not sure what you are asking here. The TV will play whatever you feed it.

What are you using to drive the TV?



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Re: Can you fix a 4K TV to play everything as standard definition to save data?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 21, 2020 05:37PM
I do t have a fixed amount of data but I do have multiple users and sometimes I don’t need 4K streaming. This is why I hook my tv up to a Mac Mini with hdmi. It allows me to set quality settings on most services.



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Re: Can you fix a 4K TV to play everything as standard definition to save data?
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 21, 2020 05:58PM
My 4K Apple TV is hooked up to a 2K TV and I guess it streams at 2K definition. I haven’t tried to see if I can lower resolution even further.
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Re: Can you fix a 4K TV to play everything as standard definition to save data?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: July 21, 2020 06:02PM
I think you need to set the definition with the service provider-Hulu, Netflix, whoever.
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Re: Can you fix a 4K TV to play everything as standard definition to save data?
Posted by: kj
Date: July 21, 2020 06:32PM
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I think you need to set the definition with the service provider-Hulu, Netflix, whoever.

There is a setting on Netflix (have to go to the website), plus if you get the cheapest plan I think it is capped at 480p, standard definition. I haven't found anything on the amazon site that allows you to change what they stream to you. But changing settings on your tv isn't going to change what they stream to you.
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Re: Can you fix a 4K TV to play everything as standard definition to save data?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 21, 2020 06:46PM
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I think you need to set the definition with the service provider-Hulu, Netflix, whoever.

There is a setting on Netflix (have to go to the website), plus if you get the cheapest plan I think it is capped at 480p, standard definition. I haven't found anything on the amazon site that allows you to change what they stream to you. But changing settings on your tv isn't going to change what they stream to you.


For Amazon via web browser and their iOS app, you can choose 3 levels of quality. I do not know if s,art tv apps do the same.



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Re: Can you fix a 4K TV to play everything as standard definition to save data?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 21, 2020 07:27PM
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Re: Can you fix a 4K TV to play everything as standard definition to save data?
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 21, 2020 07:37PM
Keep this in mind, whatever you do - …you won't save Data…

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Re: Can you fix a 4K TV to play everything as standard definition to save data?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 21, 2020 07:47PM
What kj said - you need to set quality at the source not at the receiver.



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Re: Can you fix a 4K TV to play everything as standard definition to save data?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 22, 2020 10:40AM
When I stream from AMZ Prime, I have a choice- sometimes.

Because of my poor troughput, AMZ sometimes tells me 'You can't handle the UHD!'

Or sometimes the HD for that matter.






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Re: Can you fix a 4K TV to play everything as standard definition to save data?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 22, 2020 12:17PM
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What kj said - you need to set quality at the source not at the receiver.

Yeah, that finally dawned on me.
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