Originally Posted by bukiwhitey
Netflix does NOT do 5.1 anywhere yet.
Not on ps3 or roku or wdtv live.
They are working on it but it is not available yet, unless you are a beta tester.
The new apple tv has the best implementation and picture quality of netflix I have ever had in my house. It is by far the coolest user interface.
That's funny, I'm watching "Dark City" in 5.1 right now from the PS3. I'm even given the choice to choose an alternative audio track in just stereo.
There aren't a lot movies with 5.1 available, but they're there.
As far as the aTV's Netflix interface goes, unless I'm missing something, I don't find it any more cool than the PS3's, or even the ipad's UI. Frankly, the PS3's UI is more complete, clearly showing whether your current selection is available in HD, and whether 5.1 audio is available for it.
The picture quality from the aTV seems a bit better. My PS3 struggles with my wireless router and doesn't seem to be able to take advantage of the the entire available bandwidth - so the picture quality suffers. No such problem with the aTV.