Netflix internet usage

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  1. klang

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

    Wow.

    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

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    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

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    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?

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    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2780554#post2780554

    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

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    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.

    Rich
     
  6. Shades228

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    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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