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Nov 23 2012
By: tonyr6idt Sackboy 575 posts
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Netflix only streams to High/HD

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Started this week I thought it was the program I was watching but now everything that use to stream at X-High on goes to High/HD. It is not my bandwidth as my cable has increased my speed yesterday to 15/1. Google gave crap. Anyone else having this problem.
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Treasure Hunter
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Re: Netflix only streams to High/HD

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Nov 23, 2012

Have you looked at the settings in your Netflix account?  Perhaps they got changed.

 

 

 

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Be One With The Game.

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Re: Netflix only streams to High/HD

Nov 23, 2012

Are you downloading anything while watching?

 

Is your computer set to automatically download anything?

 

Is there anyone else using your connection?

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Nov 23, 2012
It does not matter if someone is downloading. My mother plays games on Facebook and it did not affect the quality. It only goes to High HD now even when I am the only one using the PS3 connected Ethernet.
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Re: Netflix only streams to High/HD

Nov 23, 2012

tonyr6idt wrote:
It does not matter if someone is downloading. My mother plays games on Facebook and it did not affect the quality. It only goes to High HD now even when I am the only one using the PS3 connected Ethernet.

Actually, it does..... even playing something as insignificant as a Flash/Java game can affect the bandwidth to other devices.

 

 

In any case, why are you so worried about it? 

 

Be lucky that you're internet connection grants you the ability to stream HD content. Not many people can barely afford the most basic internet speeds

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Nov 24, 2012

I would just like to know if anyone else is having this problem too?

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I noticed this too and it looks like it's a new NetFlix restriction, which is hopefully temporary (checked my Comcast usage (and speed - 15 Mbps down) and I've only used 171 GB this period, so well within previous 250 GB cap (currently suspended)).

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Nov 24, 2012
Thanks that is the answer I wanted. Not answers like is anyone else using the connection or to look at my settings. I know it started this week because programs I watched that use to be in X-High/HD only go up to High/HD.

I hope this is not another bonehead move from Netflix to reduce cost of bandwith because even only watching on a 32" 1080p I can tell the difference.
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tonyr6idt wrote:
Thanks that is the answer I wanted. Not answers like is anyone else using the connection or to look at my settings. I know it started this week because programs I watched that use to be in X-High/HD only go up to High/HD.

I hope this is not another bonehead move from Netflix to reduce cost of bandwith because even only watching on a 32" 1080p I can tell the difference.

Stop sitting so close.

I have a 32" HDTV 1080p and I see no perceptible difference between any of the different levels of HD.

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