Originally Posted by Bond 007
Everyone seems to be assuming it has to do with the kids being out of school. I dont believe that is the only contributing factor. Corporate greed is way up there on the list also imo.
None of the above. A lot depends on congestion from a person's location to the Content server they are getting the video they are watching from, what ISP they are using, inside gear on their LAN.
I redid my network, and still have my Sony BDP-580 connected to the five port Trendnet switch (TEG-S50g) I use, but put everything on my network on another Trendnet 8 port switch (TPE-TG44g) (only reason for the POE, is due to I have a IP camera that is POE), vs. the Netgear GS-108 that I have, and found a great improvement in streaming on my Blu-Ray player. The two Trendnets are cascaded together, due to I have one upstairs at our entertainment center, for the Blu-Ray player, and a Trendnet TEW-690ap that we use for the front half of the house for Internet & Lan connection. The Netgear is used exclusively for our UVerse DVR and two Set top boxes.
I did find that even on the past Sunday of this week, Netflix was getting hammered all day long, due to no matter what we were watching, no buffering, but like Orange is the new Black, it was between 288 or 384 SD. Last night it was 1080 all through the last four episodes. By next year, Netflix is planning on making things better, due to more Original content will be through them. Especially since they have found out how popular Orange has become as a series.