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Old 01-17-09, 11:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Netflix streaming, ya know, it just doesn't work.

Sure it streams. But 75% of the time it stops, lowers the quality to something worse than VHS, and I'm not alone. There have been many a forum filled with these issues. Whether it's from the Roku player, XB360 or Samsung BR player, they all have the same problem.

Netflix says 1.5mb minimum needed for HQ video. I have 17mb. I get a minimum of maybe 4mb on bad days. So do lots of people, yet the video won't play at HQ for more than a few seconds. Netflix claims that during the testing phase they didn't have this problem and now they don't know what's wrong.

Oh well, maybe one day. For now I save the $9 a month until I see a news report that tells us all it's finally been sorted out.
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Old 01-18-09, 12:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: Netflix streaming, ya know, it just doesn't work.

It never does that on my 360. I do have 2 complaints though, there is no DD 5.1 sound on movies that have it on dvd and sometimes the video kind of jerks. The video looks pretty good quality but the random jerkiness kind of ruins it.
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The video looks pretty good quality but the random jerkiness kind of ruins it.
Yeah that was the other common issue. Again, it just doesn't work, heh.
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Sure it streams. But 75% of the time it stops, lowers the quality to something worse than VHS, and I'm not alone. There have been many a forum filled with these issues. Whether it's from the Roku player, XB360 or Samsung BR player, they all have the same problem.
I run netflix streaming through my computer to my HD setup. I'm on a verizon DSL connection. I get D/L speeds of 350k per second. Netflix streaming runs without any hiccups, and at around DVD quality. I use it all the time. Maybe it just has to do with where you live. I live on the east coast (NYC) so maybe I'm near a good server.
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