Originally Posted by MovieFanLiz
I do my Netflix viewing from an Xbox 360 system and im not a fan of how the selections and suggestions are grouped.
Seems like they don't display everything in a particular genre, so you have to rely on searching manually for stuff sometimes.
That's true of all of the embedded Netflix GUIs--they all have some limit on the number of titles in those genre lists: the GUI on the PS3, TiVo and my 2012 Sony and Panasonic BD players (BDP-S390 and DMP-BDT220) have a limit of 75 titles per list; the Roku 2 has a limit of 50. The original interface that was on my PS3 and is still on my 2011 Panasonic BD player (DMP-BDT110), which Netflix codenamed "Special" has a limit of 250 titles per list; it also had a plethora of genres and subgenres, like "Psycological Thrillers", "Spy Thrillers", "Scary Thrillers", etc. When they settled on a single GUI, I don't know why they didn't choose that one, it being my favorite ever.
Why they don't just list every Netflix title from a specified genre is beyond me. Perhaps it's the limited memory in some of those platforms, but why not just load the list as they go? Whatever.
It's hard to tell what the maximum title list size is for the Xbox since it no longer cites the list size. The Xbox used to say "1 of 50" or whatever the list size was; all of the other embedded players that I have still do. Playing around with it, I notice that the 360's player doesn't wrap the lists, making it my least favorite. It also doesn't play the1080p encodes, which would put it on the bottom of my list in any case. (Microsoft isn't letting any player other than their own Zune Video--or whatever it's called now--display 1080p. Not even the VUDU player--no HDX choice).