OK, I will have to rant.
Ive enjoyed NetFlix WITH DISC for a while now. Only complaint was the need for the Disc. I was happy with the quality of 720p titles on the large (108" projector) screen.
Tried the new app last night. HORRIBLE GUI change! Why?!?! It was fine before, now it feels clunky, and looks unpolished. It is also buggy (will not elaborate on this, but I did find a few bugs).
Worst of all, I played one of the 720p titles that I had been watching via Disc last week (Wild China BBC or something...) and the quality is MOST DEFINITELY inferior. I dont really care if the projector now 'believes' that the stream is 1080p (which it does), I can say for sure that the quality is no better than a 480 SD. I would have been fine with just the good old 720p resolution, but this is ridiculous. The top left of the screen by the way seems to dynamically switch from SD to X-High, although I see no change in picture quality... just looks SD to me.
Not happy with any of the changes, and I was really hoping for the same interface, without need for a Disc.
EDIT: After reading more of this thread, it appears there are different GUI interfaces been pushed to users... I wonder if the interface I got was poorer than the others... I can tell you it really sucked!!
Setup: Epson 5040 UB, 110" SilverTicket AT screen, PS3 bluray, Yamaha RX-V673 AVR, Polk and Athena speakers, Batcave room.
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