Originally Posted by curtlots
My connection is on the slow end at 1.5 but this is by far the most impressive streaming I have seen. Very impressed. Even the cheezy You Tube videos need to constantly buffer but the few shows & movies I checked out on Netflix last night ran without a hitch and the picture quality was light years ahead of other streaming sites, even at SD.
I've had Netflix for a few years now, so I know the play it now selections tend to be older movies and TV shows, but this will be a great supplement to my 2 at a time Blu-ray account that I can easily watch on my TV.
Well, I've seen much more impressive streaming (Vudu HDX and Zune on XBOX come to mind, both of which have been 1080p 5.1 for quite awhile), but if you're limited to a 1.5 connection, your choices are pretty limited (not to mention those other options are much more expensive, since they are a PPV basis, and not buffet). You're probably not getting the best quality with that connection, but if you're happy, that's all that matters.
As for selection, You guys might be interested in this "Netflix Gems and Finds" thread I started earlier this year: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1222798
I've watched over 250 titles on it, and still have quite a few in my queue (although I'm currently under 40, but I'm sure if I started browsing, I'd get that back over 100 again). No complaints about selection here. Just need to expand your tastes a bit. Everyone knows the best movies being put out now are from independent and foreign studios