Originally Posted by aydu
When I first tried Netflix, the software ran a test to determine what resoluton my connection was capable of. It came back as 720p, and I've been getting HD content.
My Internet provider recently doubled my connection speed.
Is it possible to rerun this initial test, or is is even needed?
I am using the Netflix app built into my Sharp 80" 632 model tv.
That test doesn't set any limits--you'll get the highest quality picture that the available bandwidth on your network connection to their servers will support. The maximum that you can use right now is about 7.5 Mbps and that's only if your ISP is set up with their private server network which would get you "Super HD" video (this
page will tell you if that's true, under the photo of a television); without Super HD the most it'll use is about 5 Mbps. (If your provider is set up for Super HD and you have a qualified 3D display and Netflix playing device there is some 3D video that will exceed the 7.5 Mbps).
To see what you are getting, play "Example Short 23.976
", a test clip with bit-rate/resolution information burned onto the video.