papakarl wrote:Hi. I have been researching the Netflix Player and trying to see if it will work with my Sprint Wireless Internet service. I want to watch the movies on my tv, so do I need any additional accessories to make it work. I just want to make sure I don't buy something and then realize I can't use it. So any info would be greatly appreciated. I am looking to buy this as soon as I get an answer. Also, I have been reading about a so-so picture quality. Is this improving? Thanks.
jinj wrote:You need to be able to get a consistent download rate of 1.2 Mbps to get an acceptable picture quality.
Perform a speed test on your laptop, see if you get that.
If you want to see what speed you can get from the Netflix servers, there is a speed test here:papakarl wrote:Sorry for the ignorance, but how do I perform a speed test on my pc?
Description of dots:papakarl wrote:Also, the term "3 dots" was used in one of the reples. Help me grasp what this is. Thanks for any info
papakarl wrote:Well, here are my result.
Test 1 Results
135k - 2219ms - 487 kBps (fb: 578ms)
270k - 4782ms - 452 kBps (fb: 484ms)
540k - 7516ms - 575 kBps (fb: 468ms)
675k - 9812ms - 550 kBps (fb: 375ms)
810k - 10594ms - 612 kBps (fb: 563ms)
945k - 12781ms - 592 kBps (fb: 532ms)
1080k - 13766ms - 628 kBps (fb: 406ms)
2025k - 32891ms - 493 kBps (fb: 468ms)
What do you think? Thanks.
papakarl wrote:So I guess the Netflix Player is not for me. Or is there something that can be done to achieve this goal. Thanks.
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