Sorry to burst some of your bubbles regarding the recent loss of 1080 Super HD using PS3's and Netflix streaming.
I just ran into this issue and have proven that this is not simply a labelling issue on the Netflix app on a PS3. I could see in recent days that the picture was soft and it shows now just 1080. I installed a Chromecast device and switched back and forth numerous times using the same content, and I can tell you all that Netflix is coming through super clearly on the CC, just like it USED to come through on either of my PS3's.
I called NF 4 times; they deny responsibility. I contacted Sony and lodged a very specific complaint about the nature of the problem, which they said they will forward to the people responsible for the NF app. I didn't even bother to call Comcast as that's always a waste of time
I didn't first see the lack of "super HD" and then notice the picture was soft. I first noticed the soft picture; then I hit the "select" button to display what the current resolution was. I then rebooted the PS3, the Comcast modem, and the router. Then I tried my other PS3 (which I use just for gaming) and found the same issue (following an update to the NF app before being able to open NF on that PS3).
Be assured, this issue is NOT one merely of programming change to how the NF app displays the resolution. The resolution, while 1080, doesn't have the same sharpness (sharp hair, fabric textures, skin texture, etc) that it used to have when it displayed 1080 Super HD. I don't care if it says or doesn't say "Super HD", but I want that quality stream. I don't care if the info shows,"Corn Flakes"; the issue is the ACTUAL streaming quality I am receiving, rather than what the app shows.
Anyone who doesn't believe me, fire up your Chromecast and check it out. I never would have thought I'd see the day when my PS3's would have inferior PC. I actually bought one of them a while back, PRIMARILY to play NF. Color me about $220 poorer without any benefit, as my other PS3 is my gaming unit.
Last edited by dave1812dave; 11-04-2014 at 11:34 AM.