Originally Posted by undecided
Agreed Amazon 1080P HD does indeed look better than Netflix 1080P
Sorry I may have mislead you on the 720P rates on the Fire TV. Those were my measurements on Rubicon. I am now pretty sure the 9.75 Mbps average over the entire two episodes was 1080P. When the Fire TV was released it would show a 1080P logo when streaming at 1080P from Amazon Instant. For the last month or so the 1080P logo has disappeared - but not I think the 1080P streaming.
Yes as you quote I have seen 12 - 13 Mpbs (and higher) 10 minute averages on some Amazon Instant titles - although again to get a more accurate number I think I need to play the entire movie and divide the data downloaded by the length of the movie. The 10 minute averages are a snapshot - but may not represent the average over the movie. When I have time to do a complete movie I may try this.
Attached is the first 10 minutes of Marvel's Avengers on a Fire TV on Amazon Instant. As you can see it averages a surprisingly high 14.8 Mbps - but does include filling the buffer at the start of playback. The average streaming late is likely to be somewhat lower.
Thanks for hooking us up with what you have so far I had no clue at all about Amazon Bit Rates B4 today
seems like you know a ton more about this stuff (plenty ) ,more than I do probably than I thought at first !
I owe you one ..............but I did get 5800 kbs pretty regular on a 6 mbps over provisioned service .
it did surprise me though .... I about fell out of my chair when I first saw it !
My 18 mbps is like that it hangs out in the 20 - 21's I don't think ever seen it much below 20 mbps
Netflix is taking longer to ramp up to 5800kbps last couple of days maybe it was the weekend thing .
Sometimes If I can score a prime movie or free show @ 1080p on Amazon instead of Netflix I watch it there usually stays where its supposed to and can look a little better sometimes and they don't make you wait much ramping up usually
I like the new genres they added on the front page sometimes they have a lot of decent watchable stuff on prime you can't find any where else also lots of PBS stuff also probably almost as much as PBS has tons .
Amazon 720p feed worked out well also . Not the place 2B if U have bandwidth caps though
Netflix is looking better lately though and they have lot of stuff between those 2 its a good set up .