Originally Posted by snowghost
On the HD Nation show Tuesday, the one guy was saying he (and most people he knows) have given up using TiVo to stream Netflix HD content (he uses the PS3).
My cable service gives me 20mbps download which is plenty of bandwidth but intermittently no matter what movie, it won't come in at HD, only SD. I searched the threads to see where the problem lies, i.e. TiVo or Netflix but didn't see anything.
Netflix support was worthless, blaming it on my Internet connection. Does anybody have some input on this. Other than that, the streaming idea is pretty awesome. It's just that if you know it's available in HD it's a bummer to have to upscale the lessor quality.
Ok, from my experience with getting my network to stream HD Netflix and VUDU. It comes down to 2 things...
A) You have to have a good enough Internet connection, I had Road Runner Standard which was 7mbps now I have Road Runner Turbo 15-20mbps...
B) A GOOD ROUTER...
I had a linksys router before, I think a WRT160N, think it was, it was pretty much the worst router I have ever had, period! The wirelss was TERRIBLE frequent connection drops, and the wired part was just as bad... Connections lost, with a WIRED connection, so I ended up buying a Netgear WNDR3700, best router I have ever had... No connection problems, it streams HD Netflix and VUDU HDX, wirelessly perfect. I also have a LG BD390, with both I have them hooked up wireless and stream netflix HD without a problem, once in a blue moon I have a drop out and it has to resync but happy with both! Now with my netgear it has a feature that it will prioritize Video on the network, don't know if that's the magic ticket or what.
So to sum things up you NEED a good router, spend a little money if you want reliability. Think about it this way, it's your backbone to the internet, if you have a lousy connection to the internet it doesn't matter one bit how good your internet connection is. And if you think because your wired it doesn't matter... It does, spend money on a GOOD switch! There is a reason why things are priced differently, do some research, just don't go out and buy the MOST expensive router or switch, do some research.
Hope this helps!