As I have posted before, during the day everything works fine with Netflix, but I'm convinced that Neflix is at fault and their HD and 3D streaming cannot support their customer base fully during prime time, for whatever reason. Their service has been very bad for me during prime time, especially in the last month or so. I remember when they 1st supported Super HD for all and it worked great during prime time at 1st. I never see it now during prime time and it's been that way for a month or so. They screwed something up.
3D streaming is unwatchable with constant buffering. Supposed HD streaming of movies and shows at 480SD or 480P for long periods during prime time viewing. It's becoming so frustrating for me to watch that I might cancel my subscription until these issues are fixed...3D or not. I have a family, and work during the day so most of the time I'm watching in the evenings.
Maybe many people just don't notice the pic quality issues during prime time, since they have smaller tv's or no hd at all? On my 60" plasma it's not looking pretty. If they can't provide the service I'm paying for it makes no sense for me to continue using it. All the other services I use work fine day or night, Amazon prime, Vudu,..etc.
I think it also depends on where you are at. I watched a couple of hours of Netflix last night. Now while it didn't stay on the same encode, it did stay with the 1080P encodes. So from my Roamio Pro I kept seeing the info screen switch back and forth from 1080 HD to 1080 Super HD for the couple hours of Netflix I watched last night.
Although this afternoon I watched some content and I saw 720P show up a few times, but at least it was still mostly 1080P encodes.
EDIT: I didn't realize this was the 3D thread. I wasn't watching any 3D content. Just 2D content.