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Old 10-15-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yay no more disc and improved interface. Sweet!

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Are you wireless or wired? That could make a big difference in the streaming quality. I agree that the interface for the PS3 sucks and it is annoying to keep that CD around.
I stream on wifi and it's fine.

One thing you can try if it is your connection is to fire up the movie. Pause it. Go make some popcorn or some other tasty treat. Then come back and watch. When you do that it buffers time into the movie which helps keep the picture quality high.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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Progress made. I got my internet connection back up and running and I got my PS3 reactivated. If I choose any HD programming, it looks good. Non HD not so much.

How do I get the sound to be in 5.1? It is only coming across in stereo. My DVD's play in 5.1, but not the Netflix.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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Are you wireless or wired? That could make a big difference in the streaming quality. I agree that the interface for the PS3 sucks and it is annoying to keep that CD around.
My Wii is wireless. I checked the wireless bandwidth usage (DD-WRT) and it was just loafing along while the movie played.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:52 PM
 
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Are you wireless or wired? That could make a big difference in the streaming quality.
Unless you have a poor data rate it shouldn't make any difference at all. Most wireless routers would be capable of streaming full blown HD from blu ray in quadruplet (4 separate streams). The speed of your ISP is going to be far less than the speed of the router in most cases.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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How do I get the sound to be in 5.1? It is only coming across in stereo. My DVD's play in 5.1, but not the Netflix.
5.1 isn't supported via the disc. The new disc-less streaming option that goes active today (yay!) is the first to support 5.1 Surround Sound. So try it today and let us know how it is?
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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5.1 isn't supported via the disc. The new disc-less streaming option that goes active today (yay!) is the first to support 5.1 Surround Sound. So try it today and let us know how it is?
I got the application downloaded on my PS3 and the video is mush better and quicker. Still not 5.1 though. I can't figure out what I need to do to get it in 5.1. All my DVD's play in 5.1 no problem.
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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I just figured out 5.1 is offered only on some programming.

Everything is now fine. Blu-Ray is still far better, but the Netflix streaming is a nice alternative to have.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:53 AM
 
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Blu-Ray is still far better, but the Netflix streaming is a nice alternative to have.
I don't know what netflix is streaming at but it's not going to be anywhere near what blu-ray is. Even digital cable TV isn't going to be the data rate of Blu-ray.
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