Originally Posted by sbsidlov
IMHO. It's time for new router that does "G" at least. You can not get the needed consistent throughput for full 1080p HDX with this unit.
Well my Samsung lcd only goes to 720p, and I have no intention of going 1080p anytime soon. So I just want to be able to stream without issue using 480 to 720.
So I contacted Panasonic and the tech had me enter different dns numbers into the player, he had me set the first dns as the same number as the subnet, and the secondary dns is 126.96.36.199 or something like that. I then did as a few of you suggested and set the channel to 11 on my router. Well, by doing this, not only did my brothers laptop get a full 5 bars, which is the first time thats happened since we got this router back in 05, I also got a bit of a speed boost on the 220. However, I still cannot get Vudu to run the speed test, it doesn't even seem to try to establish a network connection, I click "start test", and within 3 seconds it says there's a network issue. However, I was able to run quite a few previews on vudu in 720p, which is an improvement over last nights performance test. One or two of the videos popped up a network error the first time I tried to load them, but they ran when I tried again. Didn't notice any difference with Amazon VOD, still seems to get a slight frame delay here and there, and this happens if its 480 or 720, or 16:9 or 4:3. Amazon VOD claims to be getting full strength though, while Vudu is still getting one bar of signal strength when I run a 720 2 minute preview, and two bars when I just run one of the trailers.
Anywho, after I ran through all of that, I decided to give Hulu Plus a shot and viewed a few trailers. The HD content seemed to eb fine but I noticed on some cartoon previews (which are in SD), like a preview for Family Guy, there's like a slight refresh rate issue with the content, like if a screen change happens fast, I'll get just a lil tearing on the picture.
Like I said, I'm new to streaming on a blu ray player, and although I've set up plenty of devices on wifi, they were all for other people. So I really have nothing to compare the 220 to when it comes to the quality of streaming.
For the record, my brothers old ps3 was hooked up to this same wireless network last year and he claims he had no issue with netflix. However, he isn't a PQ snob like me, so he wouldn't have even noticed the lil things I'm noticing.