Originally Posted by frankhj
It seems that Netflix is no longer keeping the website nor the streamer application data up to date on HD/5.1/CC. Will the method you are using still work?
On what do you base that observation? I've run across a few titles that have 5.1 sound and/or HD encodings that don't show up as such on TVandMoviesNow.com or the Roku 2's interface which do
show up as having those in other interfaces (like my Panasonic BD player's Viera Connect Netflix app). One example is Trollhunter
, which has HD encodings and available 5.1 sound but neither feature shows up on Roku 2, HD shows up on TV&MN and both show up on the BDT110 and PS3 (correction--it once did show up that way, but now none of the device browsers show those attributes for the title). HD doesn't matter so much, since it'll get to the HD resolutions whether the description mentions it or not, but 5.1 sound matters a lot more, inasmuch as you can't select it if the player doesn't know about it.
EDIT: Upon examination it looks as if their metadata is more screwed up than before. For example, Trollhunter
doesn't show up as being either in HD or 5.1 on the PS3, but when you play it the PS3 plays the 5.1 soundtrack. Monsters
also doesn't show up as 5.1 or HD in any of my interfaces, but a "Audio and Subtitles" menu is accessible for it on the Roku 2 (only) from which you can choose 5.1 sound and English subs both of which work; TV&MN shows Monsters
as having HD encodings and 5.1 sound. If you go to TV&MN and search for 5.1 Netflix titles you get 554 hits, which seems about right.
These have got to be problems on Netflix's end.