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When I had 15mbps down I never got 1080p on the FTV. Only when they upgraded me for free to 55mbps now 60mbps down I was able to retrieve 1080p on Amazon.

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One of the reasons I thought about getting an Amazon Fire TV device is that my data usage Android app would work on it and I can get the filesize and calculate the bitrate from it. Netflix has been delivering some shows at 1080p but at even lower bitrates but excellent quality. Development is always ahead of their tech blogs and way ahead of tech journalists. But I'm on a device that Netflix may be probing and will deliver h265 instead of h264 since it supports decoding via hardware (as most Android devices do). Amazon I've been watching on my BD player so no chance of running an app there.

Ramp ups of Hulu are much faster often under 10 seconds but they seem to just stay on a very low resolution feed while buffering up the HD feed. Netflix seems to want to use several levels I guess so the viewer won't tune out.

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When I had 15mbps down I never got 1080p on the FTV. Only when they upgraded me for free to 55mbps now 60mbps down I was able to retrieve 1080p on Amazon.
That's because you have Time Warner, who's under investigation by the NYAG for poor speeds.

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