Netflix updated, still looks meh

Natesac

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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
 

coolbreeze

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Netflix looks fine. And they aren't going to reincode all their media just for the retina display. Sorry.
 

JLee361

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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.
 

gloss

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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
The notes said HD video's on it's way.
 

Booloo

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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.
 

coolbreeze

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Isnt it that if you pay through your iTunes account for Netflix for AppleTV it "unlocks" 1080p. Does that work on the iPad also?
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.
 

urkel

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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.
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.
 

scottw324

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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.
 
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nfl46

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