With all of this talk about 4K displays at this year’s CES, we’re sure many of you who use online streaming video services like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video are wondering if a TV capable of that resolution would even make an impact in your life as all you do is stream your video. At this point, it won’t, but Netflix is taking steps in the right direction as they’re announcing today they have started to stream 3D movies.
In addition to 3D movies, Netflix is also announcing the availability of Super HD video, depending on the ISP you’re currently using. Super HD is video that’s still 1080p, but it’s less compressed, making it look much better even though current 1080p streaming videos look pretty good when bandwidth allows it to.
If you’re one of the lucky few whose ISPs support Super HD, you can already check out Netflix’s improved videos on a number of devices like current-generation Apple TV models, Roku, Wii U and Windows 8 to name a few. For 3D viewing, as of now, only the PlayStation 3 and some LG Smart TVs are able to deliver that kind of video, although support for more devices is coming.