Originally Posted by nathan_h
Add me as another who has horrible HD
Netflix streaming playback via htpc both in the browser and via wmc.
Win7 32 bit
Nvidia 8200 graphics
WMD quad core CPU
4 g ram
1080p 60 though changing that doesn't help
Really a shame since HD
streaming to the xbox360 is actually not too bad for casual viewing, but I'm not going to take the xbox into the eater for a casual stream.
The end result of streaming video from Netflix will by no means be in "HD" (particularly to a HTPC) as you seem elude to. Nor would I think the source would even be in HD (not sure about that though). It is compressed video for goodness sakes! And the amount of compression will be more or less depending on 1). your internet connection speed and 2) the quality of your video card (integrated or otherwise).
I get pretty good streaming video quality with no judder from my main HTPC (Intel E7400, 3gig.ram, 8800GTvid. w/512ram, wireless connection w/"very good"-to-"xcellent" connection properties, DVI>HDMI adapter) to both my Sony KDS-50A2000 and my new Panny TC-P42S2 regardless of whether the image is in normal mode or "Full Screen" (Netflix's mode selection).
However, when I connect an older HTPC (single core 2.4gig AMD, 1gig ram, GForce6150 int. graphics, same wireless adapter with "very good" connection properties, DVI>HDMI adapter) to the Panny, I get pretty significant judder...far worse in "Full Screen" mode. But the integrated nic may be (and most likely is) inferior since, at the outset, streaming is paused to adjust for a "slowed internet connection" although the connection strength hasn't changed.
I forgot to check, however, the version of Starlight between the two pc's. I'll have to check that later.
Anyway, it could be that the quality of the processor and video card (and some extent the nic card) plays a large part in the judder symptoms. I'm tempted to install the 8800GT in the older, single core pc just to see if things improve.