Originally Posted by joanna700
I am also having too much Netflix rebuffering using a Roku 2 for Neflix which is hooked via HDMI to my older widescreen rear-projection Sony Bravia tv that has a wonderful picture. I've had the Roku/Netflix setup for years with no problem. Netflix is not presently unwatchable, but I too often have some interruptions in each movie with the rarer case of it completely stopping the movie. My Verizon FIOS router is in the same room, just like always.
I think you may be talking about a different issue, since you're using the ROKU 2 as the streaming source, and not using the internet-enabled TV as the source. This thread, to my read, is about internet-enabled TV's where the web connection and streaming is done by the TV. Your Roku replaces that function of the TV, meaning it's now just a display for the Roku. Hope that helps and does not confuse.
Unfortunately, I don't have any other solutions to offer, but I can tell you what I ended up doing. I finally gave up on my Panasonic Blu-Ray (BD85K/wireless) and the Sony XBR9 (wired) as internet streaming sources and bought a Roku 3. Works perfectly. Supposedly the Roku 3 is a more powerful processor, but of what, I'm not sure. All I can tell you is that my Netflix issues were eliminated by going to this solution.
My much cheaper, but newer Sony TV works just fine on Netflix using a wireless connection. Go figure. The XBR9 just isn't up to the task of streaming, it seems.