(Part of this I posted in another thread).
Originally Posted by michaeltscott
I just tweeted the following to Netflixhelps:
If "X-High/HD" appears when you press DISPLAY while viewing a PS3 stream, does it indicate that the encoding is 1080p?
I'll report their answer here. Let's see them be vague with the answer to that one
Okay--at first they responded with:
Not necessarily. The quality largely depends on your internet connection.
. I fired back a 2-tweet reply:
The resolution information displayed can be Low/SD, Medium/SD, High/SD, Medium/HD, High/HD and X-High/HD...
... What *specifically* does X-High/HD mean? (It'd have been sooo nice if the standard PS3 video info overlay had been kept).
To which they responded:
Sorry for the confusion - that should indicate that you are streaming in 1080p.
So Netflixhelps confirms the theory that "X-High/HD" means 1080p. Sadly, many of their 1080p encodings would seem to be a waste of the extra bandwidth, inasmuch as they don't seem to bring an appreciable increase in level of detail.
I may slowly go through the list and test each stream to see if I can get an X-High/HD encoding and mark it if so.