How Would You Rate Netflix's Streaming Quality?

Posted 10 years.

17 Comments

  • bjbnetflixmember - 10 years ago

    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.

  • Andy - 10 years ago

    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?

  • stupid,idiot - 10 years ago

    your website sucks thats all i can say

  • Brian - 10 years ago

    (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...

  • Brian - 10 years ago

    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...

  • Sadie - 10 years ago

    Xbox 360 - 7 Mbps DSL.

  • Stephen - 10 years ago

    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.

  • Bryan - 10 years ago

    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.

  • Mark - 10 years ago

    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.

  • Jeff - 10 years ago

    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!

  • Rob - 10 years ago

    I can get better quality out of hulu's hi-res option.
    Macbook, my internet video quality is rated high.

  • elwoodicious - 10 years ago

    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.

  • 4kFlix - 10 years ago

    cable, wireless router, Roku, 58" Plasma 1080p, 5.1 surround.
    I submit so-so because you get better audio from DVD.

  • Robert - 10 years ago

    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.

  • Dan - 10 years ago

    cable connection shared via wireless router, MacBook White 13" 1280x800

  • Kevin - 10 years ago

    cable
    WinXPSP3 and Roku Player
    22" screen, 1680x1050 and 47" DLP TV, 720p

  • R - 10 years ago

    connection speed - cable
    platform - Win XPSP3
    Screen size and resolution - 15" screen 1024x768

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