Tired of seeing this "Netflix Quality bad" Reason/Solution Here

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#1 Posted by Gamefreak1296 (1670 posts) -

I'm tired of seeing people posting topics about Netflix streaming poor quality...

 

First did you try the search bar?

 

Second 

-Netflix quality is determined by the SPEED OF YOUR INTERNET not just your tv. 

-when your internet speed drops Netflix re-adjusts to a lower quality so that it can stream without hickups 

 

If you have bad quality streaming here are 2 solutions

1.Back out of the movie and then resume. It should take you back to full quality

2.Get faster internet

 

Simple as that

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#2 Posted by boxofwit (947 posts) -
This desrerves to be stickied for a few days so that people get it.
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#3 Posted by Gamefreak1296 (1670 posts) -
thank you
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#4 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -
Yeah, people don't realise that their internet is crummy till they get Netflix. My friend had 1.5 KBps and had to upgrade to 6 KBps for an extra $10/month. Me? I have FiOS, so I'm sitting incredibly pretty. Heroes looks amazing in HD. No problems at all.
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#5 Posted by Dredg11 (1266 posts) -

Yeah, some people don't realize that mommy and daddy got them a "High-Speed Lite" connection, that only has 1.5 MB download. lol

People think just because they're internet is broadband or "high-speed", they can do anything.

10MB connection does the trick :D

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#6 Posted by Mau-Justice (4907 posts) -

You missed another important thing. You also need to realize that a HD version of what you are watching might not be available.

You can't expect to watch old seasons of a show in HD/Widescreen.

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#7 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -
[QUOTE="Mau-Justice"]

You missed another important thing. You also need to realize that a HD version of what you are watching might not be available.

You can't expect to watch old seasons of a show in HD/Widescreen.

Given that you can search for HD Watch Instantly content, I'm sure people have a stranglehold on what is available in HD and what isn't.
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#8 Posted by FUBAR24 (12185 posts) -
yeah cause getting a faster internet is an option of everybody :roll:
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#9 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -
yeah cause getting a faster internet is an option of everybody :roll:FUBAR24
The TC's point wasn't 'people with slow internet are lame', his point was, 'people who blame Netflix for their slow internet are lame'. Personally, I moved to an apartment complex based on the fact that it offered fiber optic internet connections. I knew this was coming, and I prioritized. It's just not that important to everyone though... and that's probably a good thing lol.
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#10 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -
yeah cause getting a faster internet is an option of everybody :roll:FUBAR24
The TC's point wasn't 'people with slow internet are lame', his point was, 'people who blame Netflix for their slow internet are lame'. Personally, I moved to an apartment complex based on the fact that it offered fiber optic internet connections. I knew this was coming, and I prioritized. It's just not that important to everyone though... and that's probably a good thing lol.
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#12 Posted by wojopro (279 posts) -
Agreed! Sticky this thread!
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#13 Posted by stolz1975 (422 posts) -
mine works great and i love it .its the only good thing about the new update in my opinion. thats just my 2 cent
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#14 Posted by DZBricktop (2914 posts) -
Mines sporadic. Don't assume everyone having issues is a bad connection. Thats as ignorant and everyone claiming a bad connection is because of Netflix. I will occasionally get a bad connection on Netflix. And speedtests show my download as incredibly fast. I'll even watch it on my PC with a great connection, just to switch to the 360 and get 1 bar. Theres obviously another issue. But it doesn't happen often enough for me to care.
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#15 Posted by Gamefreak1296 (1670 posts) -

Mines sporadic. Don't assume everyone having issues is a bad connection. Thats as ignorant and everyone claiming a bad connection is because of Netflix. I will occasionally get a bad connection on Netflix. And speedtests show my download as incredibly fast. I'll even watch it on my PC with a great connection, just to switch to the 360 and get 1 bar. Theres obviously another issue. But it doesn't happen often enough for me to care.DZBricktop

 

yes hint numberr 1. back out of the movie and resume it and it will go back to full bars...

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#16 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -

[QUOTE="DZBricktop"]Mines sporadic. Don't assume everyone having issues is a bad connection. Thats as ignorant and everyone claiming a bad connection is because of Netflix. I will occasionally get a bad connection on Netflix. And speedtests show my download as incredibly fast. I'll even watch it on my PC with a great connection, just to switch to the 360 and get 1 bar. Theres obviously another issue. But it doesn't happen often enough for me to care.Gamefreak1296

 

yes hint numberr 1. back out of the movie and resume it and it will go back to full bars...

Could be a router issue. Correct ports forwarded? NAT open, moderate, or closed? Could be a lot of things, really.
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#17 Posted by jay051684 (63 posts) -
heres another hint for Gamefreak1296 to use: Re-install the netflix program.  I have a great internet connection but netflix was running slow on XBOX and XBOX only. I re-downloaded the program and now have no problem
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#18 Posted by gamer082009 (6679 posts) -
[QUOTE="Gamefreak1296"]

I'm tired of seeing people posting topics about Netflix streaming poor quality...

 

First did you try the search bar?

 

Second 

-Netflix quality is determined by the SPEED OF YOUR INTERNET not just your tv. 

-when your internet speed drops Netflix re-adjusts to a lower quality so that it can stream without hickups 

 

If you have bad quality streaming here are 2 solutions

1.Back out of the movie and then resume. It should take you back to full quality

2.Get faster internet

 

Simple as that

Well allot of people are actually right to say it looks like crap, because it does. The only thing that looks good is the HD content. All the other movies that people want, like the most popular stuff aren't even available in HD and look like uter crap because they're in DVD quality running on TV's made for HD. And some of the stuff I've been streaming to my 360 looks like utter crap..but the HD stuff looks really good. And yes I have full green bars filled all the way up, and no the quality does not lower unless it buffers then lowers not just gradually lower like you're making it sound like. The available selection of movies is absolutely horrible, there's barely anything interesting to watch..and no I don't want free programming that comes on regular TV already. I want premium things like movies in HD. So Netflix wont be getting my money until they get MUCH MUCH more HD content available. Until then when my trial ends December 2ND I wont be extending it.
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#19 Posted by Gamefreak1296 (1670 posts) -

idk I think that the collectionis not bad but not great.... I invited all my friends over and we watched a ton of movies all for free which was cool.

 

as for dvd quality i think its alright if you have full bars. just lean back an enjoy the movie...

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#20 Posted by limpbizkit818 (15044 posts) -

Yeah, people don't realise that their internet is crummy till they get Netflix. My friend had 1.5 KBps and had to upgrade to 6 KBps for an extra $10/month. Me? I have FiOS, so I'm sitting incredibly pretty. Heroes looks amazing in HD. No problems at all.donalbane

Ah yes, I have been very happy since my switch to Fios about 6 months ago :)

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#21 Posted by Jaysonguy (39454 posts) -

Step 1. Get faster intrnet

Step 2. Get a better TV