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Old 09-06-2010, 05:11 PM   #1  
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I have QWEST @ 3M and thinking of going to Mediacom @ 8M. Will this hopefully rid me of the error that they cannot download at this time or not that frequently comes up on Netflix?
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I have QWEST @ 3M and thinking of going to Mediacom @ 8M. Will this hopefully rid me of the error that they cannot download at this time or not that frequently comes up on Netflix?
Are you using wi-fi or Ethernet plugged straight into the back of player. Wi-fi is a fickle bitch.
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:40 PM   #3  
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Right now ethernet port to the modem. But getting ready to add Roku to my SD set.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:02 PM   #4  
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3mb should be fast enough. Sure you won't get HD or a lower video quality; netflix does a good job adjusting to slow speeds.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:25 PM   #5  
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I love Netflix, but the streaming selection really sucks I think.
Now, with the new Apple TV launch, what I'd like to see is a new Apple TV that's more like the Airport Express. Just a little module that plugs into the wall. Throw in a video processor chip and a bit of Flash memory and make it cheap enough I can connect one to every TV in the house. Then everything streams wirelessly from my Mac with a nice interface, remote controlled by the iPhone/iPod/iPad. That's all I want.
Though enjoy videos or movies on iPhone or iPad, yet very cool, handy and free on the go, but image that remote with iPhone/iPod/iPad, enjoy the stream TV on MAC with a nice interface really a match made in heaven!
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:13 PM   #6  
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Recent deals with Epix (paramount, mgm, and lionsgate) and Relativity should improve the selection. However its not in HD unfortunately..

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If 3M is fast enough why to get "not available" messages?
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:11 PM   #8  
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Yes, that should be fast enough. Go to http://www.speedtest.net/ and test your connection speed. Netflix streaming works with basic DSL service, which is pretty slow.

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usually that is a 'timed out' issue or lack of response from netflix. Just try re-connecting again and you should be OK. This happens to me on rare occasions as well w/ my xbox360. I just log off then log back in and that usually takes care of it. Even w 1.5 d/l you can get a pretty good pic so speed is likely not the culprit.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:19 PM   #10  
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Hello Steph from Qwest here,

If you continue to have this issue, please email me at talktous at qwest dot com with your billing phone number, billing address and best contact number and I will have a technical support specialist get in touch to help.

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Old 06-25-2011, 06:15 AM   #11  
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Last week I purchase a new Sony BDP-BX-58 and hooked this up to
stream. I made sure to get one with the lan port on the back incase
it did not stream well. My internet is the 8mbt, and the streaming
is fantastic. I am getting full hd video and sound with zero break
up. I notice when I am streaming on screen it shows my speed to
be around 5 to 6mbt's. Being unsure of this players capabilities to
hold and play a streamed movies has proven to be in my opinion A1.
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I don't understand the love for Netflix...
1. nothing is of HD streaming on your TV,
2. the selection for streaming to your tv is horrible, stale, old
3. they are a month behind in getting new releases
4. no blue ray

I will be cancelling my trial here in a few days...I try it once a year to see if anything has improved but it hasn't
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I don't understand the love for Netflix...
1. nothing is of HD streaming on your TV,
2. the selection for streaming to your tv is horrible, stale, old
3. they are a month behind in getting new releases
4. no blue ray

I will be cancelling my trial here in a few days...I try it once a year to see if anything has improved but it hasn't
Odd. 2 Blu-ray a week make it to my house.
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Odd. 2 Blu-ray a week make it to my house.
I must be missing something because I only have the ability to stream some Blue ray movies, but there is no "Browse BlueRay" tab on the netflix page, only "Browse DVD's."

Help me if you can please...
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I must be missing something because I only have the ability to stream some Blue ray movies, but there is no "Browse BlueRay" tab on the netflix page, only "Browse DVD's."

Help me if you can please...
To get started just go to the search field and type in Bluray. From there you should be able to see some of the Bluray titles, then click
to add bluray. There is an additional 4 dollars per month for Bluray.
That should help...
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