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Old 03-16-2013, 10:16 PM - Thread Starter
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So i'm thinking about cutting the cable cord and going with Hulu Plus and Netflix. I've tested netflix streaming out and some movies look ok and others look horrible.. Is there anything video device I could buy to improve Hulu/netflix picture quality? I'll be using my ps3 to stream all content. Most likely I'll go with a wired connection but possibly wifi. Anyone have any tips/advice on this question?

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What is your connection speed and the ISP you're using?



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I'm fairly picky on PQ and have not seen anything with poor quality on Netflix in quite some time. Could be my choice of movies vs. yours, but everything I see is fine via WD Live or Roku2 boxes.
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Some Netflix HD content is 720p whereas other titles are 1080p. That could account for the difference in picture quality.
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Some Netflix HD content is 720p whereas other titles are 1080p. That could account for the difference in picture quality.

I have Open Connect and even the 720p content looks good.



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Chris, realize that Hulu is going to look bad no matter what. They have a very broad definition of "HD". On Netflix, if the master came from video or even VHS/Beta, as is sometimes the case, then there's nothing you can do about the quality. You may have limited success with external video processing, but the old garbage in - garbage out rule still applies. If you can't stand the quality in those few cases, you'll simply have to find a disc version instead.

Any particular titles giving you trouble that we can take a look at?
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