It will go back to 1080p if I rewind the stream about 30 seconds. Also Ian you are right some devices do this like the PS4 where my speeds are great no congestion and then it's adaptdumb streaming the app uses will drop down to the lowest quality for no reason. I see you have a Roku that does not do it. The Roku is a great device however I had to disconnect it as it broadcast on the same channel as my WiFi network even when plugged in Ethernet.
The Fire TV works good for Netflix. Most of the time it starts out in HD but the only annoying bugs is the freeze frame it does when the audio continues but the video freezes then speeds up. Also sometimes it will just kick you back to the episode screen which is rare but I can deal with that over sudden mud like quality.
The Apple TV 3 has no freeze up issues and streams great on 5ghz WiFi and does not shrink the credits but the only thing I can't do is roll back the stream 5 seconds to watch something again but otherwise it is good for Netflix too.
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