I would have given them an EXCELLENT but a week ago I got an error message and a automatic "upgrade" that added a couple of new features but killed the video quality.
cable internet, WinXPSP3, HTPC, 118-inch wide 2.40:1 aspect screen, panasonic projector
Streaming audio should support Dolby 5.1 surround for movies. I know HD streaming is available via Netflix boxes like Roku but when will it be available for PC streaming?
your website sucks thats all i can say
(reposting; my last comments apparently didn't post)
I just bought a TivoHD and have tried watching one Netflix movie so far. It seemed to queue for a very long time before playing, but once it started quality was good. Early in the movie I hit my "jump back" button (dunno the actual name; not rewind, but it skips back 8-10 seconds) and it worked fine. But then after watching for 10-15 minutes I tried to pause and it wouldn't; so I tried to rewind and it wouldn't. It basically wouldn't do anything -- including stop. I hit stop about 3 times, then maybe 5 minutes later it actually stopped (after I'd decided to go ahead and just watch the whole movie lol)
I haven't had a chance to play with it again... I'd just bought the Tivo that day and wasn't sure if it was a Tivo issue or a Netflix issue.
But that's my experience so far...
Xbox 360 - 7 Mbps DSL.
2 instances: Xbox 360 and a MAC mini both hooked to my 50" JVC HD system.
Comcrap (Comcast) is my broadband provider.
I would like to see them change there polls about pauses during streaming. Any HD title I was on the 360 always has to stop about 5 minutes in to adjust the buffer. I think this is due to Comcast slowing traffic.
Quality of the image on screen is fine.
I have the Roku player connected to my wireless network. I use it on a 42" plasma and 32" LCD. Anything 3 dots and over is acceptable. 4 dots is just below DVD quality. I've tried some of the HD movies, but I usually just get 4 dots instead of HD. Loving the box so far and new content is always being added.
The question should have specified picture quality or speed. Using a Roku and 8 mbps cable modem, streaming (Have I answered my own question?) is 4 bullets with a quick download. Picture quality only falls in the good range. Sharpness is muted. Sort of like watching network TV on a CRT. And I absolutely hate it when they use a full screen version of a film, when I know there is a widescreen version available. Can someone explain that one to me? So it goes.
I have the Roku player wirelessly connected to a 1.5 mbps cable modem. The TV is a 32" tube, standard definition. We usually get 3 "dots" out of 4 on video quality, which I think looks just as good as anything over an antenna or cable but not quite as good as a DVD. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the video quality on a 1.5 meg connection!
I can get better quality out of hulu's hi-res option.
Macbook, my internet video quality is rated high.
Connection - ADSL 6MB/768Kbps, wireless over a Netgear 54g
TV setups - 19" with Roku Netflix Player and a 32" LCD with a Mac Mini
I put Good because it is just a little under DVD quality but that said it works flawlessly on the Mac and the Roku is a very slick little appliance--fast to buffer and no hiccups.
cable, wireless router, Roku, 58" Plasma 1080p, 5.1 surround.
I submit so-so because you get better audio from DVD.
I have a 12 meg DSL connection and my Roku hooked up to a 46" 1080p LCD Bravia. Usually I get the highest quality stream. Non-HD streams look about as good as a DVD to me. HD streams look as good as OTA HD. I wish they had more stuff in HD, but the SD quality is great for SD.
cable connection shared via wireless router, MacBook White 13" 1280x800
WinXPSP3 and Roku Player
22" screen, 1680x1050 and 47" DLP TV, 720p
connection speed - cable
platform - Win XPSP3
Screen size and resolution - 15" screen 1024x768