So I have a 1080p 2nd monitor... when I run netflix in full-screen HD mode on this monitor, for the last recent title, I still had video-bars on the top and bottom of the screen. This also happens when I run a 16:9 DVD. However I will say that the picture was very clear and clean. Much clearer than a DVD. So it was definitely a higher resolution than 480p. Am I getting 720p? I'm not sure (If I was... wouldn't that have the appropriate hd ratio, as to not have the bars on a wide screen?)
I've read a lot about how Netflix is not paying any attention to silverlight pc subscribers. However, is there any standard PC way of getting around this, without buying a roku? I would like to achieve 1080p. Even the cable company broadcasts many channels in 1080i.
Note: I tried using WMC (that has an option for netflix, but the initial screen says you need an 'unlimited membership' to continue. So I backed out. I do not have an unlimited membership.