Originally Posted by mrsmith
If you have the latest ROKU2 box capable of 1080p/5.1 via HDMI, ROKU has an optional browser package for a flat one-time charge of $2.99. This allows you to search on-screen through the entire Netflix streaming catalog.
If you mean the "Instant Watch Browser" channel, I bought that shortly after I got my Roku 2, though I haven't used it much.
Also available via that option is ability to search for 5.1 audio and/or 1080p. In the case of the latter "1080p" search, you will currently pull up just 26 titles; but if instead you search on 5.1 audio you will get some 469 titles as of today - and Netflix confirmed that of those 469 most, but not all, in fact are encoded 1080p. BUT, to view at 1080p of course, as a practicality you'll need a minimum 5MG broadband connection, otherwise slower connections will automatically downgrade to lesser resolutions.
As far as I can tell nearly all HD titles have 1080p encodings (3139 titles as I write this, counting one title per television series). I randomly tested 30 of them one day and they all had 1080p encodings; I haven't personally run across an HD title that didn't have a 1080p encoding (what the PS3 refers to as "X-High/HD"), but someone pointed one out to me in this thread. being one season of an anime series, all other seasons of which had 1080p encodings. There are only one or two titles with 5.1 sound which aren't also HD, so yes, almost all titles with 5.1 sound have 1080p encodings
I don't see where the Instant Watch Browser features a 1080p genre, just HD.