Netflix internet usage

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by klang, May 18, 2011.

  1. klang

    klang Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2003
    According to this article at CNN, Netflix streaming is now 22% of all US broadband traffic.


    I've not tried this yet as Dish keeps me happy for the most part. Can you actually get a decent HD picture?
  2. trdrjeff

    trdrjeff Icon

    Dec 3, 2007
    The titles in HD are not true HD, but I was impressed with how good it was the first time I watched, better than good SD TV
  3. BudShark

    BudShark New Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    We watch more Netflix streaming than DirecTV now.

    This is on a 52" Samsung 1080P LCD... AppleTV source. More than acceptable. Quite quite good quality. Dont' feel like we are missing anything quality wise.
  4. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009

    As noted in that thread, Netflix could face some problems if they don't do a better job of compression. They could find themselves restricted in some ways by some ISPs, and I don't just mean AT&T and Comcast or others that may be streaming their own video.
  5. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    They are 720p and I think the picture quality is a bit better than D*'s 720p. But that opinion was formed using a Roku. Now I use Samsung 5500 BD players that upscale the NF content so that programs that were almost unwatchable (try the early 4:3 L&O:SVU episodes on a Roku, you'll see what I mean) on the Roku come up beautifully on the Sammys.

  6. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    Cableone just announced a 50 meg service but cap the data at 50 gig a month (100 if you're in a bundled service) and then $0.50 per gig after that.

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