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I use it via XBox 360 with a Sony 60" rear projection LCD Grand Wega (component cables), and also via a Samsung BDP-3600 Blu-Ray player with a Samsung 46 inch flat screen LCD. Both work consistently well. I have a basic wireless G router (Netgear WGR614) and yet I have no problem streaming. Standard Def looks good. The HD content looks almost as good as it does from the cable feed. So Netflix is pretty good at this point, from my perspective. The few problems I ever had related only to my network connection, never to the service.


I run winxp on various older dell laptops, home office desktop-Xeon 1.7G 768M RAM, Not brand new computers of course.
I have internet via ATT Uverse 3.0 Mbps. this comes inot the homne via aged copper telephone lines.
So I sign up for Netflix and try to stream video. It works OK, buffer kicks in and says connection has slowed and must adjust frequently. I watch on my laptop, desktop, OR output it to my 42" rear projection HDTV via DVI straight out of my dual head Nvidia video card. (no 360box or roku between pc and the TV.
The programs that do play well on the computer even at low res of 480p-don;t look so great on the 42" HDTV via DVI. I'm not sure why this is.


I am using a Sony player with a wired router. Streaming is so-so and the sound is very dim. Have to put the tv up high. I can only get 1.5kb dsl.

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I'm excited to see where they take this. My wish list would include more HD content, some form of surround sound encoding, and improved buffering when you move the film forward or reverse.

Jeff Weaver

In spite of having 16M Internet service, I can't not get anything to play through my Netflix enabled device at full HD quality. I am always a few bars short, and you can definitely see the difference on my 58" HD TV.


does anyone know how Netflix utilizes the feedback they get? I'm wondering if my response will determine whether Netflix customizes my service in the future.

For example, if I respond saying the quality was unacceptable, might they budget more bits for my account in the future? Or am I giving them too much credit, and what they're asking for is just basic user feedback that only matters in general?

Don Nelson

Ok I am on about the 4th video I have attempted (attempted being the key word) to watch. Consistently they have all crashed every 7-9 minutes with a couple of exceptions, which went whopping 15 minutes before crashing (it throws up a big red screen saying “your internet connection has slowed we are adjusting playback to avoid further interruption.) As if this not bad enough and takes 2 minutes to reload and start the video again (making for about an additional ¼ hour to watch a hour long video)! When I called Crahflex er I mean Netflix they said cycle the power on your modem and wireless router, plug Ethernet direct (bypassing wireless router) and run a speed test with my Internet provider. I did the first three, no change. I had my IP do a speed test by downloading huge file from them. The speed averaged 1.60 MBPS (1.52 the lowest and the highest at 1.68) well within their required 1.5 minimum) with my billed service at 1.5. Sooo I go back to the Net boys and tell them the results. They supposedly monitor and record all playback quality (given the size of their customer base, it is a little hard to believe) and say their records show that my speeds were 1.2, 1.3, 1.1 with consistent timeout errors every 2- 3 seconds and that the time out error goes long enough (although oddly they can’t tell me how long the span of time is before they will lose the connection) to break the connection. They then say once it breaks they reconnect at slower speed (now I am no streaming video expert but it makes no sense to me that if the reason you drop is because of slow speed that you would connect at a even lower speed!). So I say to them before I signed up with them about the last 3 weeks I was streaming with the networks (CBS ABC. TNT etc.) with no problem, asking them what does the networks have that they don’t?! This is the point where they go to Iowa on me (I waaa…, I waaa…, I waaa…, I waaa…). They hem and haw around and say “gee we just don’t know what your problem is, why don’t, you have your IP monitor your download speed when you are watching a video. I think they are “trying” to play me because they have bit off more then they can chew (customer base wise). I will have my IP monitor the playback and when it crashes and my IP shows no dip in speed or time out errors I will have the smoking gun!


We have screaming internet so movies load quickly, rarely do they pause in the middle to download. We're playing through a 2 yr old Wii to a 50" HD. Image quality is so-so, the still pictures look great, pretty close to standard DVD, but you can definitely see the compression in time. It's not so bad if there isn't a lot of movement on the screen, but when there is its kinda bad (like a panning shot, sweeping across a scene is very choppy). I'm wondering if it is due to the Wii processing speed or is that just what Netflix streams to keep the file size/transfer times down?


Has anyone experienced color oversaturation on Netflix's streamed movies? I have a carefully callibrated iMac, and when I compare the image of the streamed version of a movie or TV series with the same scene from the DVD version played on my iMac DVD player, the streamed image is always conspicuously oversaturated.

Since there's no way I want to recallibrate my monitor image every time I stream onto my iMac, I don't stream any color films I care about, but only watch them on disk on my iMac. Other Mac users I know have confirmed this problem when streaming on their iMacs (although one said the oversaturation problem is less severe on his iPad.)

In speaking to Netflix reps, I've suggested some sort of rudimentary image controls in Siverlight. They were sympathetic but not optimistic.

Anyone else experience this issue or have any solution?


Although originally pleased with Netflix and willing to trade slightly reduced quality for instant access, lately HD movies will start to load as 4 dot HD quality than change to 2 dot quality, which to me is unacceptable.

Rick  Patrick

I have been using a Sony BX57 blu-ray player and a 46" Sony LCD TV with a 12MBPS connection and have been increasingly dissapointed with not only Netflix but Amazon and Hulu streming compared with DVD or broadcast. I always get "4 dots" speed but Netflix stops to rebuffer at least twice in the last 1/3 of the movie. Worse is the blocky noise in the shadows of dark or night scenes and the overall lack of sharpness relative to broadcast HD or DVD (I don't expect blu-ray quality with streaming). Wondering if the Roku box would do a better job than the Sony blu-ray. Unhappy for sure.

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