For NETFLIX Users: Check your Quality Settings

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    Mar 13, 2013 1:06 AM GMT
    To Netflix Users: If your video quality doesn't seem to be as good as in the past, go to http://www.netflix.com/videoquality and choose Best for your account. It seems, without our knowledge, Netflix had changed the default to Good. Something tells me the company is trying to limit bandwidth because of a large influx of customers.
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    Mar 13, 2013 3:55 AM GMT
    Thanks for the tip!
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    Mar 13, 2013 4:00 AM GMT
    I watch Netflix through AppleTV. I watched a show today and didn't notice a difference in video quality. But thanks for the information!
  • wild_sky360

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    Mar 13, 2013 4:02 AM GMT
    I thought they auto throttled it to avoid stalls and voice over mismatches.
  • RaggedyMan

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    Mar 13, 2013 4:07 AM GMT
    wild_sky360 saidI thought they auto throttled it to avoid stalls and voice over mismatches.

    they did that to me. i called them and gave them a piece of my mind. they tried telling me it was my ISP. i have not had loading or throttling issues since then and that was a year ago. thanks for the tip!
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    Mar 13, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    Last week I had major problems with Netflix, though my modem and download speeds were fine. I spent half hour on the phone with Netflix, who blamed Vizio, then half hour on the phone with Vizio, who blamed Netflix. Then I went to the site downrightnow.com and the bar graph for Netflix was down most of the time. This went on for three days. Here is a graph for today, 3/12/2013. You just KNOW they've got some major problems keeping up with demand, like the big outage on Christmas Eve.

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  • wild_sky360

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    Mar 13, 2013 4:29 AM GMT
    I'm currently happy with them. They sent me all 5 discs of Game Of Thrones on release day.

    Streaming quality has been getting better. It was just ok for a freebie, but unacceptable when they started to charge for it. Seems very worth the price now.
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    Mar 13, 2013 4:54 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidTo Netflix Users: If your video quality doesn't seem to be as good as in the past, go to http://www.netflix.com/videoquality and choose Best for your account. It seems, without our knowledge, Netflix had changed the default to Good. Something tells me the company is trying to limit bandwidth because of a large influx of customers.


    If you choose to get blu-ray by US mail this is not a problem.

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    Mar 13, 2013 5:10 AM GMT
    thx, just updated my account with your link, of the 3 choices, there was no default set at all on my account
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    Mar 13, 2013 5:12 AM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    wrestlervic saidTo Netflix Users: If your video quality doesn't seem to be as good as in the past, go to http://www.netflix.com/videoquality and choose Best for your account. It seems, without our knowledge, Netflix had changed the default to Good. Something tells me the company is trying to limit bandwidth because of a large influx of customers.


    If you choose to get blu-ray by US mail this is not a problem.



    I could never wait for DVDs. I like SMART TV streaming, building up my Instant Que, watching anything on the spur of the moment.

    But I would definitely have sex with you. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 13, 2013 5:15 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI could never wait for DVDs. I like SMART TV streaming, building up my Instant Que, watching anything on the spur of the moment.


    this is the only thing that sucks about netflix, all the good movies you want to watch are on its dvd, which doubles your fee, the streaming doesnt have movies older than 10 yrs, so ive read, they rotate a lot of movies ive never heard of, was thinking of dropping netflix, for something else
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    Mar 13, 2013 5:18 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidTo Netflix Users: If your video quality doesn't seem to be as good as in the past, go to http://www.netflix.com/videoquality and choose Best for your account. It seems, without our knowledge, Netflix had changed the default to Good. Something tells me the company is trying to limit bandwidth because of a large influx of customers.


    Thanks!