Originally Posted by cpatrader
I have the Harmony One which I had already preprogrammed to duplicate the 310 when I had it and most everything works the same. I will have to program in the "Options" button on the 320 remote to my Harmony.
It's the same code as the "SUBMENU" button on the 2011 models.
I've only watched a little bit of Netflix so far. I haven't notice the black flashes yet but I did notice that when I started a movie, the quality was initially at the low quality setting and it seemlessly ramped up to the best quality (which is how I set up my Netflix preferences) quickly. So it seems that instead of flashing, you may get a bit of bluriness/pixelation instead of the black flashes. Once it got to the highest quality, after a couple of seconds, it never wavered from there. The second time I went into Netflix, the quality was good from the start. Did anyone else experience the same??
It's called "adaptive bit rate streaming". If, for whatever reason, the player can't keep up with the current quality stream it will seamlessly switch to a lower quality and back to a higher quality when it senses that conditions have improved. Those switches should be completely seamless, like the focus of a lens softening and sharpening. The PS3 used to start with a really crappy, quick-to-buffer encoding to get something up on the screen as soon as possible, usually within 3 seconds, then ramp up to higher quality encodings as quickly as possible. It and some other players still do that, but it doesn't start as quickly as it once did.
Finally, I did like the 310 Netflix interface better than the new one on the 320 but at least all of the options for Dolby Digital Plus and subtitles remain. It seems on the new one, you have to scroll sideways quite a bit to find movies (like within your recently watched, new releases, etc.) instead of up and down.
The old interface had more than twice as many genres/subgenres and for every one it could give you up to 250 titles to browse, of which you could view 10 at a time. In the new UI you can only see 5 titles at once and except for your instant queue, it will only give you up to 75 titles to browse for any genre/subgenre. The one superior feature of the new UI is its presentation of TV series episode lists. The old UI just gave you a straight list of all available episodes, each labelled "Sx:Ey" where x and y were season and episode numbers; the new UI gives you tabs for each season and when you select one it displays a list of episodes for that season. I was hoping for more powerful processor to make the Netflix UI more responsive, but if anything it's less responsive than before.