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There's tolerable start times and intolerable ones. 30 seconds is on the edge; my 2013 Panasonic DMP-BDT220 takes a full minute to start Netflix and is bog slow in response to commands once it's started. The Roku 3's 2-seconds-or-less-to-precisely-where-I-exited Netflix start-up is breathtaking--it's like a magic trick .

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^ Hey, 30 seconds can be an eternity.

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There's tolerable start times and intolerable ones. 30 seconds is on the edge; my 2013 Panasonic DMP-BDT220 takes a full minute to start Netflix and is bog slow in response to commands once it's started. The Roku 3's 2-seconds-or-less-to-precisely-where-I-exited Netflix start-up is breathtaking--it's like a magic trick .
The one problem I have with the Roku's is they scale everything to 1080p and don't show you what the actual streaming resolution is. With my TV, I just hit the info button if I notice a change in quality.

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If you can still get one the SONY Google TV box is the best in terms of quality and usability.
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Im using a Sony BDP S3100. Netflix works great over the wireless and the PQ is absolutely outstanding on my Samsung 51F5300 plasma. Some reviews complain about load times but I dont see any problems, it works great. Its capable of 480i to 1080p and 24p content.

I paid $45 shipped for this unit (fac refurb, looks brand new), it was a steal.
I agree. I also have a few $40-ish 3100's that work fine. But they won't stream 24p. They will only play discs at 24p. Not that it makes any noticeable difference.


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I agree. I also have a few $40-ish 3100's that work fine. But they won't stream 24p. They will only play discs at 24p. Not that it makes any noticeable difference.

Some people are particularly sensitive to 2:3 pulldown judder and even slight amounts bug them. I'm not one of them, but when I have a television that can accept and properly display 24p, I want to use devices which can output 24p video sources (like the great majority of streaming video) as 24p.

My WD TV Live and Panasonic DMP-BDT220 can output 24p from streaming video services. For the BDT220 (2012 model) it has to be turned on every time you start a service like Netflix or VUDU, which is an annoyance. I wonder if Panasonic changed that in subsequent model years.

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Some people are particularly sensitive to 2:3 pulldown judder and even slight amounts bug them. I'm not one of them, but when I have a television that can accept and properly display 24p, I want to use devices which can output 24p video sources (like the great majority of streaming video) as 24p.

My WD TV Live and Panasonic DMP-BDT220 can output 24p from streaming video services. For the BDT220 (2012 model) it has to be turned on every time you start a service like Netflix or VUDU, which is an annoyance. I wonder if Panasonic changed that in subsequent model years.
It's one of the reasons why I like streaming with my TV. In most cases, it's always best to have the TV do the processing. I haven't noticed any judder issues on my S60.

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My Sony LED and Samsung plasma do a good job wirth 24P I just leave the Sony on Cine Motion Auto and it senses it and does fine I don't know what the Sammy PDP does but it works fine .

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