Netflix updated, still looks meh

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  1. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    Netflix updated thier app. Looks like its just retina graphics. The menu and movie covers look awesome. But the quality of the streams could still use a bump for these 3rd gens. Hulu plus has better streams
     
  2. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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    Netflix looks fine. And they aren't going to reincode all their media just for the retina display. Sorry.
     
  3. Natesac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you log into Netflix from a computer it has options on what quality to stream the movies in. You should check it out and it might help you.
     
  5. Natesac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I will do that
     
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    Just read the latest article on the front page of MR they explain it.
     
  8. sparkstsa macrumors regular

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    Too bad I don't have super human hearing. Volume is so low now.
     
  9. Natesac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well would you look at that. Full explanation.

    I guess the iPad 2 display hid the flaws. I always thought Netflix looked great on it.
     
  10. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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    Something is wrong with yours. I'm watching lost and the volume is way loud.
     
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    The notes said HD video's on it's way.
     
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    Hasn't Netflix always been limited to 720p? Even on HDTVs?
     
  14. RealSkyDiver macrumors 6502

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    nope, on the PS3 I can watch 1080p with 5.1 sound.
     
  15. Booloo macrumors regular

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    Oh okay. I just thought that was the ps3 upscaling the image to 1080p. Didn't know it was actually sending out that kind of signal.
     
  16. jbimler macrumors regular

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    When they say HD videos are on there way they mean 1080p, correct?
     
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  19. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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    How you give Netflix your $7.99/month has absolutely nothing to do with the streaming quality.

    My Roku has had 1080p for a long time now. I pay with a credit card. It's simply a limitation of the app...for now.
     
  20. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for clarifying. I have a 55" HDTV, an AppleTV3, Roku, PS3 and the new iPad but despite all the money we spent on 1080p capable hardware, it means nothing when your internet provider throttles your bandwidth so much that you're forced to change all the streaming settings to "SD Quality".

    Ive spoken to Cox several times and they deny the throttling but if we watch even a 720p stream for 30min or even download a 1GB software update then our bandwidth dwindles to nothing.
     
  21. scottw324, Mar 22, 2012
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    Was watching Lost last night on Netflix and the picture quality would keep going down after i upgraded the Netflix app on my new iPad. Thought maybe it was the iPad so I rebooted it. Still had the issue. Full bars on WiFi and speed test showed I was getting 16 Mb/s download (this morning was 25 Mb/s) for my home network. Rebooted my Apple Airport Extreme router last night before going to bed. So I will give it a try here in a little bit to see if there is any issue.

    Sometimes I really regret upgrading apps.

    EDIT: Seems to be working fine now. Watched for about an hour this morning and no problems so far. Might have been an off night.
     
  22. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Wirelessly posted

    Quality still isn't up to par and the volume is way too low.
     

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