Are you sure about that? According to this link (and from my experience), that is not the case. IME, sound is stereo with voice in center channel (I think)..no sound from rear channels.
Before we crown a winner, it's important to note that Netflix streaming involves a pretty major tradeoff -- a huge part of the movie experience is sound, and Netflix doesn't offer any surround audio at all. You're stuck with stereo no matter what, and while we know Netflix is working it,
Originally Posted by jstrazz
Netflix HD downloads are in Dolby Digital 5.1.