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Originally Posted by michaeltscott
That's the display that I was talking about. It never displayed bit rate, just resolution (and a few other things available in the official UI). It's gone from my Roku 3; don't be surprised when it disappears from yours. I haven't tried devices with the old common Netflix UI
, like my BDPs and WD TV Live Streaming, since I don't use any of them anymore. They might still have the display.
I've theorized that they've removed it because they were getting too many support calls complaining about what people saw on that display, many of whom aren't getting the highest resolution due to factors beyond Netflix's control and, truth be told, weren't even particularly dissatisfied with PQ. We all want to get what we think we've paid for.
I believe I read in an earlier post that one Netflix technical support rep, in an unexpected moment of candor, told the poster who's post I read that Netflix dropped the pop up window showing resolution info because it was prompting too many support calls. If this is true, then shame, shame on Netflix!
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