Do Tv's upscale netflix on over viasat?

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I notice that a lot of TV's advertise upscaling of video. I am curious if that would improve the video quality of streamed videos from Netflix etc. Might be worth investing in if it actually works. I would appreciate input from anyone who has info on this ?
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"while upscaling DVD and DVD-quality sources to 1080p and even 4K can look pretty good, upscaling poor signal sources, such as VHS (especially recordings made in the EP speed, analog cable, or low resolution streaming content) can deliver mixed results."
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David, I've had very good results when it comes to a TV's upscaling capabilities clearing up Netflix. I've noticed that it can take a minute or two and then the pic quality clears up dramatically. Now I will add that ever since Viasat started their video data ext policy that I have noticed a reduction in picture quality....same amount of data is being used (or so close to it that I haven't been able to see a difference) but the pic quality is not near as good as it used to be. Before they started messing with the video presets I couldn't tell if my family was watching a dvd or watching Netflix on our 70" 4K tv....now I don't have to ask anymore. 

Andy
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Thanks Jim and Andy. I will do some research on which brands have the best upscaling features. Any sites that you know of that rates the upscaling capabilities per brand?
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For me, there wasn't a whole lot of choice....I needed a 70" and there aren't many models to choose from. In my business I am face to face with just about every TV model out there....even hooked up a 20 yr old Sanyo 27" tube-type the other day (you'd be surprised how many people still hang onto their old HUGE tube TVs) The best picture quality I tend to see if from LG, Samsung, and the higher end Vizios. There is a company called TCL that makes TVs with Roku built in but in order to get the higher end model of any size, you'll probably have to order it....most stores only carry the low end model and the picture quality on those is okay but not optimal. 

Whatever model you buy, I suggest buying one of the higher end Rokus for streaming. The built-in streaming software works, but the Roku works better 

Andy
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There are not many makers of the 70" plus. While I have a 70" smart tv with all the built in stuff, I use devices hooked up externally instead. For me, it is just a monitor!
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Thanks to all. currently thinking about the TCL series 6. All comments would be appreciated 
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