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Old 10-13-2010, 04:49 PM
 
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I use my Sony PS3 w/streaming disc to stream Netflix and it's awful. The video quality bites when compared to DVD. Will this get better when Netflix puts out the ugrade for PS3 to eliminate having to use the disc? What day of this month is the upgrade coming out?
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Can't speak to the PS3 specifically, but I've used it with the WII, and it's quite good. DVD quality? No, but it's very, very watchable. We use our Media Center PC to watch Netflix typically, which is just a hair below using the WII in terms of overall watchability, but only if you're looking for it and not enough to bother switching the A/V stuff over to the WII and loading the disc.

My guess is that your Internet connection isn't up to the task. Netflix will automatically serve up a bitrate that your connection can continuously stream, and yours may not be fast enough to provide you with the video quality you want.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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I agree with Swagger, we stream through the Bravia (Sony) video link & the picture is DVD quality. Bravia recommends 3Mbps, but 6Mbps provides more consistency. We have a 10Mbps connection which is still not adequate enough for streaming HD movies. Sony recommends 8Mbps for HD.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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I'll also agree with Swagger, we stream Netflix through a Wii. Out of curiosity I checked the bandwidth usage for the wireless while the movie was playing and found it never exceeded 3 mb/sec.

Picture and sound are very good on a 55" set.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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We use it on both our PS3 and Wii and haven't had any problems with either. I mean, it's not HD quality or anything like that but it's no worse than watching regular tv.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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3rd, 4th 5th the comments above.
Quality is perfectly acceptable. For very visual movies where I really care about the quality I order up the DVD or Blu-Ray.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:00 AM
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I've accessed Netflix streaming by Sony Bravia TV, Wii, a Blu-Ray player and a Roku box and the picture has been as excellent as the replies above have reported. I second Swagger's suggestion that it's probably your connection that's causing the problem.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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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.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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I updated my PS3 software and now can't access an internet connection. Just great. IF I can get it worked out I will try Netflix again to see what I get.

I do have a wired connection.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Whittier
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Netflix Streaming on PS3 Gets 1080i and Surround Sound With No Disc Required
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