Not so happy with streaming with Apple TV 2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by desertman, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. desertman macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not so happy yet with Netflix and Hulu streaming with my "new" Apple TV 2.

    I have a 61" DLP TV and whatever I stream from Netflix looks not like even 720p to me. Is that to be expected with Netflix and such a big TV, or can I do here anything to get a better picture quality?

    Hulu is certainly better but also not really top quality.

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  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Well the Apple TV 2 can only do 720p and not all Netflix shows are 720p or 1080p.

    Are you streaming to the Apple TV via Ethernet or Wi-Fi? If you're doing it over Wi-Fi, there is potential for issues with interference and router performance that could impact the quality of the shows as well.
     
  3. desertman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know. I would have thought that everything is at least 720p. Does Netflix give somewhere information about the streaming quality of specific shows or movies?

    I do stream wirelessly from an N600 router that is about 10 feet away from the Apple TV.

    One more question - what do the quality settings in my Netflix account mean? Does "better" equal 720p and does "best" mean 1080p?

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    Apparently according to this article, Netflix 'High HD' refers to 1080p streaming, which should be located near the show title in the menu. I'm not sure if there is a moniker for 720p or not. Nor can I recall what I see on mine, because I really don't look for it.
     
  5. desertman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting article. Thanks for that!

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