Ok, I'm getting absolutely desperate here so I'm hoping someone can help me out. I have a Sony S5100 that I use for my streaming of Netflix. I have centurylink and have a stable connection around 37mbps. Unfortunately, when I play a movie that is HD capable I'm only able to get 480p, nothing higher. Here's the rundown of my setup...
I have my modem up in my living room and I have an ethernet cable running down to the basement connecting to a router. I then have an additional ethernet cable running from this router to another router, which is where my blu player is connected to. So, in between the blu ray player and the modem there are two routers. I thought that maybe this is the reason for the slow connection.
So, I took my blu player upstairs and connected it straight to the modem itself. What happens? Bam, in about 10 seconds it shows it's running 1080p. I then thought, "Hmm, maybe I will run a test of the connection speed with my computer with the router it was running off of." I went to speedtest.net and plugged in my computer to that router to run a test. I got 37mbps, a speed that should have no problem getting 1080p.
I don't really understand why it won't run in HD. I'm running an HD projector downstairs, the Benq 1080ST and I can't imagine this is the reason either.
So, anyone have any thoughts or ideas? Why in the world is this happening if I'm getting a strong connection/speed with that router? Please help! Thanks so much!