Netflix HD on PS3

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  • pistol 24 Jan 2013 12:25:17 13,019 posts
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    I've just signed up for the free month's trial of Netflix on PS3 but can only seem to get SD, even thougth I'm definately playing HD content.

    What would cause that, my broadband bandwith?

    The Netflix website say's it will depend on my bandwith at the time of watching.

    cheers
  • Deleted user 24 January 2013 12:28:28
    Changed settings on the site?
  • spindle9988 24 Jan 2013 12:29:03 3,617 posts
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    Go onto the netflix website and there is an option to up your download connection. Try that, I only had to do this for the canadian netflix mind you
  • pistol 24 Jan 2013 12:35:52 13,019 posts
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    spindle9988 wrote:
    Go onto the netflix website and there is an option to up your download connection. Try that, I only had to do this for the canadian netflix mind you
    Sorry, should have said, I've already changed the settings in the streaming plan to best quality, but made no difference. Been looking at fibre-optic anyway so may just upgrade.
  • mrpon 24 Jan 2013 12:50:20 29,184 posts
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    You're waiting about 30 secs (maybe longer) for the HD stream to kick in? Press Select to see the current stream quality.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • Dougs 24 Jan 2013 12:53:15 68,378 posts
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    And what is playing as HD,won't be as good as say a Blu Ray. Quality depends on the programme/film too IME. Netflix (intermittently it seems) offers SuperHD if your ISP has signed up, which is meant to be 1080p
  • pistol 24 Jan 2013 12:54:56 13,019 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    You're waiting about 30 secs (maybe longer) for the HD stream to kick in? Press Select to see the current stream quality.
    Got a pretty crap BB service at the moment and probably no more than 2mb download speeds. Netflix recommend at least 5.
  • pistol 24 Jan 2013 12:58:36 13,019 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    And what is playing as HD,won't be as good as say a Blu Ray. Quality depends on the programme/film too IME. Netflix (intermittently it seems) offers SuperHD if your ISP has signed up, which is meant to be 1080p
    Thanks, I'm aware it won't be BlueRay quality and yes, I noticed some of the Netflix stuff is in SuperHD, but quality is nowhere near HD and really quite poor. I'll speak to my ISP (Plusnet) about upgrading.
  • mrpon 24 Jan 2013 13:03:54 29,184 posts
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    Any examples pistol? I'm with Plusnet too and using PS3.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • Dougs 24 Jan 2013 13:05:24 68,378 posts
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    Was having this discussion in the next gen thread (I think). For most stuff, it looks just above SD quality to me - have also recently upgraded via Sky. But I'm OK with that, hoping the better connection will change things a bit mind.
  • pistol 24 Jan 2013 14:17:11 13,019 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Any examples pistol? I'm with Plusnet too and using PS3.
    What package have you got?

    Just contacted Plusnet and we're upgrading to the all singing fibre-optic package. Early Feb install. Been meaning to do it for a while. 2 broadband tests this morning came out at 1.4 and 1.5mb download.

    Clicked on a couple of films that the wife wants to see. 7 Pounds and West is West.

    Edited by pistol at 14:18:16 24-01-2013

    Edited by pistol at 14:19:52 24-01-2013
  • mrpon 24 Jan 2013 14:43:07 29,184 posts
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    Plusnet Unlimited Broadband for £13 a month, I get around 10 down 8 up. I paid my line rental up front. I beta'd fibre with them last year and it was tasty, well over twice the down speed. Couldn't justify the price increase though.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • pistol 24 Jan 2013 15:02:50 13,019 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Plusnet Unlimited Broadband for £13 a month, I get around 10 down 8 up. I paid my line rental up front. I beta'd fibre with them last year and it was tasty, well over twice the down speed. Couldn't justify the price increase though.
    Think we're paying £19.99 for the fibre optic.

    7th feb install.
  • sailesh 25 Jan 2013 00:00:11 591 posts
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    I'm currently using Netflix on the PS3 and I have to say the quality in Super HD is really very good. I'm surprised. My connection can get shocking sometimes, but recently it's been 'okay'. I'm with Sky and our connection is roughly at 7meg recently.

    With anything on Netflix it does start a tad pixelated but after about 10 seconds it changes and is almost perfect.

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  • Dougs 25 Jan 2013 07:14:15 68,378 posts
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    Mine seemingly never gets to SuperHD, on a 40Mbps line but with wifi it rarely reaches 8Mbps. Need another Home plug, although strangely my old ones refused to work on the circuit my PS3 is on.
  • barchetta 29 Jan 2013 21:26:36 1,354 posts
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    Are you chaps all using wired ethernet or the wifi to the PS3? Just upgraded my BB to fibre (talktalk £15 extra pm for 70mb) getting around 50mb down and 20mb up at the moment.

    Think now is the time to dip my toe into VOD. Kicking out SKY HD and just going with Freesat HD. Looked at Lovefilm's instant stuff but wan't totally bowled over with content. Netflix a better selection then?
  • mrpon 29 Jan 2013 21:28:54 29,184 posts
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    The phrase, your mileage may vary comes to mind.

    See the OP here on the other better thread.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • barchetta 29 Jan 2013 23:47:23 1,354 posts
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    Ah, yes. Point taken.
  • spindle9988 4 Mar 2013 16:07:29 3,617 posts
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    Since the update I don't get any live running time in the top left hand corner when pressing select on the controller. It also keeps reverting back to high sd after going up to high hd but the picture looks the same.
    Is anyone else having these issues on the ps3?
  • pistol 4 Mar 2013 16:23:34 13,019 posts
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    Since upgrading to Fibre my Netflix picture is pretty awesome and issues have all gone. I'm now out of the trial period but not sure how long I'm going to keep it for. It's OK and we can usually find something to watch but if you're looking for all the latest films it's not for you.

    I'd describe it by comparing to an old DVD selection you might see in Tesco, with some decent TV shows thrown in. Films are at least 2 years old etc, if not older. I think LoveFilm is similar with perhaps slightly more up to date films and older TV. Both very similar services and not a lot to seperate them, apart from the rental side on LoveFilm.

    May keep Netflix for a month or 2. We'll see. Give us a chance to catch up on Shameless, Life on Mars etc. Only ever seen the 1st series of both.
  • pistol 4 Mar 2013 16:24:57 13,019 posts
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    barchetta wrote:
    Are you chaps all using wired ethernet or the wifi to the PS3? Just upgraded my BB to fibre (talktalk £15 extra pm for 70mb) getting around 50mb down and 20mb up at the moment.

    Think now is the time to dip my toe into VOD. Kicking out SKY HD and just going with Freesat HD. Looked at Lovefilm's instant stuff but wan't totally bowled over with content. Netflix a better selection then?
    Tried both wired and wireless and picture quality no different.
  • Sharzam 5 Mar 2013 10:13:54 3,005 posts
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    Just random comment, iam on virgin media with 60mb and download games on steam at around 7MB/s.

    Netflix is always rock solid on ps3 and in HD. Although quality depends on programme. I guess can pretty much rule it out if on ADSL. Any difference between cable and fibre ? Also is wired to a Asus 'dark knight' router if that makes a difference.

    Edited by Sharzam at 10:15:24 05-03-2013

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  • Hermiod 5 Mar 2013 11:06:29 3,702 posts
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  • elhozzo 5 Mar 2013 12:52:16 315 posts
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    Has anyone any experience or cancelling and then restarting ? it is as easy as it seems ?
    I'm just completing a trial of Netflix, and thinking to stick with it, but realistically I don't have time to watch much in the next couple of months, so thinking to cancel and restart in the summer - I know it won't save a lot, but if its straightforward to cancel and reactivate, I will...
  • Sharzam 5 Mar 2013 14:14:47 3,005 posts
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    Easy enough just go to the website. Only thing is these sorts of sites want you to answer a ton of questions whenever you cancel.

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  • Nades 16 Apr 2013 19:57:21 1,378 posts
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    I want to get Netflix, was just wondering is it easy to cancel my subscription or are there many annoying obstacles as usual with these things?

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  • Triggerhappytel 16 Apr 2013 20:39:42 2,695 posts
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    Nades wrote:
    I want to get Netflix, was just wondering is it easy to cancel my subscription or are there many annoying obstacles as usual with these things?
    Try the post just above yours! :)
  • Deleted user 6 October 2013 21:50:00
    Does netflix UK have all the twilight movies?
  • chopsen 6 Oct 2013 22:08:32 16,125 posts
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    http://www.moreflicks.com/
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