[mythtv-users] OT: I'm abandoning Netflix (WD Live Hub too.)

Brian Long briandlong at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 21:26:45 UTC 2011

On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 3:39 PM, linux guy <linuxguy123 at gmail.com> wrote:
> FWIW, we watched a movie on Netflix last night using my wife *cough* Windows
> 7 *cough* laptop.
> The laptop drove our Samsung 55" LCD at 1920x1080 via an HDMI connection.  I
> turned off the laptop display and enabled the Samsung only.
> It was the same or easier to navigate the movie list on Netflix with the
> laptop.
> When the movie started, it allowed us to select a download rate.  We chose
> the highest rate.
> The laptop was connected wirelessly to the Internet via our new
> Linksys/Cisco E4200 wireless router.
> The picture quality was much better than what we saw with the WD box, either
> on the component or HDMI interface.
> Obviously the Netflix feed isn't 1080.   But it wasn't bad either.   I
> enjoyed the movie image quality a lot more than I did with the WD box.
> I think the Netflix Windows image quality is adequate for a large
> flatscreen, although I won't be using it with 100" projector.  I'll stick to
> Blu Ray DVDs and HD feeds for it.

The Playstation 3 also makes an excellent Netflix player as well as
playing Blyrays, DVDs and games.  I know many folks who use a PS3 on a
projector.  If they want serious bluray reproduction, though, they go
with something from Oppo.  :)


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