Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Adult DVD Reviews | Video Game Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Streaming Talk

Streaming Talk The Place to talk about streaming video and audio

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-22-14, 07:36 PM   #201
JTH182
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
JTH182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,441
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Post the modem make and model when you can.

Hmm, most of the problems I've heard about come from the Midwest, but that's not to say you might be getting routed to some congested servers too.
__________________
What the f**k is the Internet?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-14, 06:53 AM   #202
TheBigDave
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 6,667
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

If you're having problems with Netflix on the Roku, try removing the channel, unplugging the Roku for 30 seconds, then rebooting and re-adding it. I'd been unable to get the SuperHD speed. But after doing that, I get the full 5800 kbps.
__________________
Speedy thing goes in. Speedy thing comes out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-14, 11:12 AM   #203
hanshotfirst1138
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
hanshotfirst1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Livonia MI
Posts: 4,587
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
What ISP are you on?
AT&T U-Verse, my house's wifi, on my Sony S3100 BR player.
__________________
"What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one."
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-14, 02:43 PM   #204
brainee
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,735
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Using PS3, the My List row just vanished (along with some others like recently watched and all recommendation lists). Though if I search for a title in my list it still indicates it's in my list. Anyone else seeing this?
__________________
My Movies
October Horror Challenges: 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
Summer Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenges:2009
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-14, 02:12 PM   #205
b2net
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
b2net's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,247
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
If you're having problems with Netflix on the Roku, try removing the channel, unplugging the Roku for 30 seconds, then rebooting and re-adding it. I'd been unable to get the SuperHD speed. But after doing that, I get the full 5800 kbps.
Did this on my Roku 2 XS & it isn't any better. I have ATT UVerse. VUDU, Amazon, etc all work great with high quality... Only Netflix seems to have this issue..
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-14, 09:54 PM   #206
hanshotfirst1138
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
hanshotfirst1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Livonia MI
Posts: 4,587
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

I've always assumed this was an issue on Netflix's end, their servers must be so jammed.
__________________
"What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one."
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-14, 11:04 PM   #207
TheBigDave
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 6,667
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Quote:
Netflix 'post-play' feature that automatically jumps to the next episode is now optional

Netflix has been rolling out a 'post-play' experience on various platforms since late 2012, but not everyone is a fan of how it jumps to a new episode automatically. That's not a problem anymore, since TechHive points out that now there's a toggle in your Netflix account settings (under playback settings) that keeps it from playing the next episode automatically. By default the feature is on, although as Netflix explains, it still requires a prompt of some kind to keep going after a couple of episodes have played. The post-play UI remains intact no matter what you choose, so watching the credits for every last best boy, grip and "no animals were harmed in the making of" will still require jumping on the remote to zoom back in. Of course, if your main concern is of House of Cards moving on an episode or two after you've dozed off, then this will fix it. Like other settings it's locked to individual profiles, so turning it off for the kids can keep them from turning out like the rest of us -- far too lazy to bother clicking a button to advance.

http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/24/n...the-next-epis/
__________________
Speedy thing goes in. Speedy thing comes out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-14, 12:08 AM   #208
RichC2
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 25,939
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

at those data tiers.

0.3, 0.7, 3gb. That's a crazy jump.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-14, 02:39 AM   #209
mike1977
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Posts: 307
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Post-play remains intact...
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-14, 04:09 AM   #210
Alan Smithee
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Alan Smithee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 4,725
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Auto-play seems good to have as long as you can turn it on and off- I'd actually like to leave a movie running and either leave or fall asleep, and have it keep playing random stuff after it ends as I've never had any data cap problems. However, if I EVER see the end credits go into a stupid box or anything like that, they are gonna hear from me and lose my subscription if it doesn't stop immediately. They're part of the movie/show and if I wanted to cut them off, I could do that myself. My Sharp TV still plays everything right to the end and THEN gives me the "suggestions" screen, but saw that it's doing that on my computer- tested it with "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" which ruined the several gags that has during the end credits. HBO putting voice-overs on the end credits was my main reason for dumping them over 20 years ago!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-14, 10:05 PM   #211
Eddie W
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,141
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Good God, what a horrible service. As stated previously in this thread, I've been trying Netflix with AT&T U-verse with approx 10-12 mpbs for the past month or so. And the picture quality never, ever, ever comes close to 'super HD'. Across any devices at any time of day. It looks sort of ok on my tablet, probably because it's only 7". But on my TV it looks like I'm watching VHS from 1983.

Between the limited selection & the pic quality, cancel cancel cancel & never again. I'll stick with streaming services such as Amazon & Vudu who can do it right. And get my discs from Redbox or just buy them.

There is no excuse for this sort of quality in 2014.

Last edited by Eddie W; 01-25-14 at 10:19 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-14, 01:24 AM   #212
RichC2
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 25,939
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Post-play/auto-play is the single best feature Netflix has added, but it is good they let you turn it off if you don't want it. Remember you can always select the box and have them play if you want them.

As for the quality, it's great as long as your ISP isn't passing Netflix through overly congested lines, which tends to be the case with Comcast and AT&T. Using a VPN tends to fix that, but Netflix does have a target on its back.

Last edited by RichC2; 01-26-14 at 01:30 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-14, 11:33 AM   #213
hanshotfirst1138
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
hanshotfirst1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Livonia MI
Posts: 4,587
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
As for the quality, it's great as long as your ISP isn't passing Netflix through overly congested lines, which tends to be the case with Comcast and AT&T. Using a VPN tends to fix that, but Netflix does have a target on its back.
I assume AT&T and Comcast pass it through congested lines to save money? Just a hunch?
__________________
"What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one."
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-14, 05:44 PM   #214
mike1977
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Posts: 307
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddie W View Post
Good God, what a horrible service. As stated previously in this thread, I've been trying Netflix with AT&T U-verse with approx 10-12 mpbs for the past month or so. And the picture quality never, ever, ever comes close to 'super HD'. Across any devices at any time of day. It looks sort of ok on my tablet, probably because it's only 7". But on my TV it looks like I'm watching VHS from 1983.

Between the limited selection & the pic quality, cancel cancel cancel & never again. I'll stick with streaming services such as Amazon & Vudu who can do it right. And get my discs from Redbox or just buy them.

There is no excuse for this sort of quality in 2014.
But Netflix by mail has a bigger library...and they stay available for rent!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-14, 03:27 AM   #215
Rypro 525
DVD Talk Hero
 
Rypro 525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: a frikin hellhole
Posts: 27,460
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
at those data tiers.

0.3, 0.7, 3gb. That's a crazy jump.
would hate to watch a tv show on say an iphone or ipad with a plan that limits data
__________________
Follow me: http://twitter.com/TheChewDefense
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-14, 04:13 PM   #216
RichC2
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 25,939
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
would hate to watch a tv show on say an iphone or ipad with a plan that limits data
That's what the 0.3mbps tier is for.


Also, a Verizon rep admitted they're limiting bandwidth to Cloud services (and Netflix):

http://davesblog.com/blog/2014/02/05...ainst-netflix/

Comcast and TWC are doing the same thing but not as open about it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-14, 04:30 PM   #217
Philly30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Williamstown, NJ
Posts: 317
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Customer service reps have no clue about anything and comcast is not limiting bandwidth for netflix, i have gotten a perfect picture even in peak hours and plus comcast as part of the NBC buyout agreement is not allowed to limit bandwidth or they will get in big trouble.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-14, 04:42 PM   #218
Navinabob
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Navinabob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 6,877
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Does it matter which internet browser people are using? I mainly use Chrome & Chromecast (I think Silverlight as well) for Netflix, but I get a error every 15 mins on my laptop and have to reload the page constantly.

My tablet does just fine though with the Netflix app.

Just curious if some browsers do better then others.
__________________
“Ridicule is the only weapon that can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them.” -- Thomas Jefferson

"The candle flame gutters. Its little pool of light trembles. Darkness gathers. The demons begin to stir." --Carl Sagan
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-14, 10:15 PM   #219
JTH182
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
JTH182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,441
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Philly30 View Post
Customer service reps have no clue about anything and comcast is not limiting bandwidth for netflix, i have gotten a perfect picture even in peak hours and plus comcast as part of the NBC buyout agreement is not allowed to limit bandwidth or they will get in big trouble.

Because you are on the east coast. Many people here in the Chicagoland area were having massive Comcast/Netflix issues. It seems to be getting better now, but there was a period where I could only get 480p max, if I was lucky.

They weren't limiting bandwidth per se, but it was an issue only affecting Netflix on Comcast connections (Amazon, Hulu, etc worked flawlessly).
__________________
What the f**k is the Internet?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-14, 10:29 PM   #220
whotony
DVD Talk Legend
 
whotony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: ^ Kristen Bell
Posts: 15,295
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Also apparently in Fla as I mentioned earlier I have a ton of problems getting it up to 1080.

It gets there but I need to watch 1.5 to 2 hours continuous to get there.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-14, 10:20 PM   #221
Gizmo
DVD Talk Hero
 
Gizmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Formerly known as "GizmoDVD"/Southern CA
Posts: 29,683
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

I simply don't get HD anymore even with a 22MBPs line from AT&T.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-14, 10:52 PM   #222
TheBigDave
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 6,667
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

I've been getting different results with different devices. My Roku almost never goes above 3850 kbps (regular 1080p HD). The PS3 goes up to 5800 kbps (Super HD), but it fluctuates a lot. AppleTV 3 has been the most reliable, always hitting 5800 kpbs and remaining steady.
__________________
Speedy thing goes in. Speedy thing comes out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-14, 03:05 PM   #223
funkyryno
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
funkyryno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,989
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Feud over Netflix traffic leads to video slowdown

Quote:
By Drew Fitzgerald and Shalini Ramachandran, The Wall Street Journal

Netflix subscribers have seen a lot more spinning wheels lately as they wait for videos to load, thanks to a standoff deep in the Internet.

The online-video service has been at odds with Verizon Communications and other broadband providers for months over how much Netflix streaming content they will carry without being paid additional fees.

Now the long-simmering conflict has heated up and is slowing Netflix, in particular, on Verizon's fiber-optic FiOS service, where Netflix says its average prime-time speeds dropped by 14 percent last month. The slowdown comes as Netflix is rolling out the new season of its Emmy-winning series "House of Cards."

The dispute involves the plumbing behind parts of the Internet that are invisible to consumers. As more people stream movies and television, that infrastructure is getting strained, intensifying the debate over who should pay for upgrades needed to satisfy America's online-video habit.

__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-14, 08:38 PM   #224
mhg83
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 9,394
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

The Wishmaster series was added. I remember the first being really good but never saw the sequels.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
Well, they kiss where they think that Jesus was born. They kiss the little catholic cracker. They worship Mary.....
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-14, 10:04 PM   #225
Larry C.
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Larry C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Let's Go Heat!
Posts: 7,288
Re: Netflix - News & Discussion

Last weekend was awful the video quality was terrible and it would rebuffer very often. I thought it might be because my son was playing games online and my daughter streaming in another room but when I tried Vudu it was perfect quality and no buffering.
__________________
Miami Heat Fan since 1987.
Lets Go HEAT!!!
Miami Heat 2006 NBA Champions!
Miami Heat 2012 NBA Champions!!
Miami Heat 2013 NBA Champions!!!
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:20 AM.

Rules - DVD Talk - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.