I do confess, that I've have wondered if some convinced themselves there was a drop in quality due entirely to the display reading the mislabeled 1080SD & 2160SD, or if there was an actual brief period of poor stream quality that coincided with the start of that error display. When the pq returned to normal, people continued to believe there was a problem when there wasn't. I went back and added the "possibly" in parenthesis, after reviewing the post, purely to not insult those who may honestly believe their eyes were seeing less than pristine pq.
The complains seemed to erupt at the same time, and across sereval message boards-too many to automatically dismiss so easily. I personally believe based on my own viewing a couple of hours of 480sd streams of HD titles, there was a brief hiccup the week when Netflix began their European expansion, that was quickly resolved, which was the time the mislabeled stream display began to be noticed. I do not believe that the video quality has been purposely degraded or that Netflix is pulling a fast one/doing something hinky/tryin' to bamboozle people.
I have joined-and supported you, in trying to allay the concern many have voiced. But I did, after reading what I'd originally written, go back and try to tone it down a bit.
Dazed and confused over high tech.
Sigh...Concrap. The Internet Overlord Cometh
They're not com-tastic!