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I don't believe Netflix streams at >3Mb/sec very often if at all. The notion that you need 5Mb/sec is not accurate. And while people on cable get speed tests showing their "super high bandwidth", most cable connections probably don't even average 5Mb/sec over a sustained period. DSL on average will stay closer to your "speed test" rating over time, with, obviously, lower rated speed most often.
My DSL gives me ~5Mb/sec -- sustained -- and not only has no problem with Netflix, it seems fully capable of handling OnLive.
There's a saying about "everything in moderation". If only it was applied to well, you know...