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Old 07-19-2010, 09:48 AM   #18
Human Torch
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Originally Posted by MickMcGeough View Post

I'm as excited as anyone to get Netflix in Canada, but like any other streaming services, there are some serious sacrifices in video/audio quality that make streaming a reality for the average user's connection.

I'm fine with the 720p limit. All other things equal, 1080p requires double the bandwidth of 720p. A good 720p stream will look much, much better than a compressed, dithered 1080p stream. As it is, all streaming services I'm aware of compress the crap out of their 720p streams, I can only imagine how awful 1080p would look.
Same with audio, I don't think they support surround sound yet. Then there's the special features on the discs.
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