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Sorry for the cross post, but I got no takers in the Video Streaming section, so I wonder if anyone here has any input.
Anyone else having problems with the Xbox and video streaming services? I have Redbox Instant (free trial) and the Xbox is the only platform I have that has an app for it right now. However, I noticed I was not getting HD quality but only got SD streams- the quality meter shows 4 out of 4 bars but the "HD" logo never comes on. I also get a good deal of rebuffering from time to time- all of this is with a wired connection and 100Mbit all fiber Internet access.
Thinking it was Redbox only, I left it for a couple of weeks, but ended up renting a movie on Vudu yesterday in HDX and got the message "doesn't look like you have enough bandwidth for HD, would you like to switch to SD?" I logged out and logged back into Vudu on my Blu Ray Player and instantly got HD for the entire movie with no freezes, buffers, etc. Afterwards, I went back to the Xbox and also tried Netflix and got the same behavior as the Redbox and Vudu apps. I also verified this is not the case with Xbox Live movies, they stream in HD just fine.
I also ran every streaming benchmark known to man (speedtest, ispgeeks streaming test, vudu test) with my computer through the same switch and pass everything with flying colors (approx. 80Mb down/50Mb up).
Anyone else have input on this issue?
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