[mythtv-users] Netflix Streaming on Myth box?

MrVining myth-user-discussion at mrvining.com
Mon Feb 16 16:08:48 UTC 2009

On Feb 16, 2009, at 9:50 AM, Yeechang Lee wrote:

> Andrew Burgess <aab at cichlid.com> says:
>> About 11 Mbps if I did the arithmetic right
> Yes. By contrast, other HD cable and OTA channels (whether truly over
> the air or via cable) I have go up to, or close to, the theoretical
> 19.2Mbps maximum of ATSC/8VSB.
>> Netflix claims HD now through the Roku box and they recommend a
>> 4Mbps connection for HD.
> No more "HD" (at least by our standards) than the "HD" option on Vimeo
> videos.
>> Did you see any recent announcements about the resolution being
>> increased for your setup? Netflix emailed this info to me Jan 14th.
> Not that I recall, but perhaps it didn't apply to Xbox 360 users like
> me.
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They use a different codec then over the air so it doesn't need 19.2  
mbps for the similar quality (not that many shows even use that much  
bandwith).  The problem I find is that next to none of the already  
limited selection is actually HD...  =(   I think I have seen maybe  
2-3 out of 30-40 movies watched.

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