Originally Posted by undecided
Remember the audio - probably still about 384 Kbps if 5.1 so 4300 stream is really 4684 Kbps.
I think the 130% was pre-adaptive streaming but you still need some overhead. It would be tough to do the 5800 + 384 = 6184 Kbps on a 6 Mbps DSL stream.....
We were watching Blitz last night, and all we could get was between 288-384, a couple of times at 480, Multi-in. Even when I was watching Terminator 2, which is supposed to be 5.1, it was 384-480, Multi-in, which is pathetic for what we are paying for as consumers. Netflix of course comes back blaming consumers LAN equipment, stating that the consumer is saturating their connection through their provider, even though most like myself that have U-Verse are seeing 20-22.5meg Down, which should be getting 720p-1080p 5.1 for Netflix streaming.
After almost a year and a half, it is really sad, that Netflix has not fixed this continuing issue with their CDN's, even though when you report problems to Amazon, they are right on top of it, and fix their problems with their CDN's. almost immediately. If Netflix plans to stay afloat after Sony starts their streaming platform, and if Sony and other platforms start allowing Redbox streaming, it is a gamble whether we are going to stay with Netflix for shoddy product that they state is supposed to be good enough that it will do what they are stating that it should do, even though it is not any better than watching Low Def Youtube videos in full screen on a Widescreen HDTV.