Mine was 4 dots. I have it forced to always go to 4 dots everytime.
How do you do this?
Using the remote, hit Home Home Home Home Home Rewind Rewind Rewind FastForward FastForward (that's 5 Homes, 3 Rewinds, 2 FastForwards), keypresses about 1/2 second apart. You may have to try several times and the trick is to make the keypresses spaced out far enough. (Remember, the last two are <<< Rewind and Fast Forward >>>, which are on the bottom row of buttons, not the < and > keys to the side of the select button.) This will take you into debug mode. On this screen you would see something like this:
NETFLIX bit rate override
Select a stream speed below to override the automatic stream
selection. This setting will remain in effect until you reboot the box.
enable playback debugging 
2.2 Mbps 
1.6 Mbps 
1.0 Mbps 
0.5 Mbps