- Recently many users have received their Netflix Instant Streaming Disc that began shipping
a few days ago.
As mentioned previously, the disc is required to use the Netflix steaming service on the PlayStation 3 until 2010, when a Firmware update will take its place.
Below are several videos of it in action, the first is courtesy of otimus
via YouTube with the other being from JoyStiq.
To quote from the video's caption: "If there's any stuttering in the video, it's not netflix or the PS3, but my Junky TV Tuner I'm using to record. I don't think I got any stuttering, however. We'll see!
Connection speed: 3Mbps
Connection type: Wired Ethernet
Sorry for the lack of sound. I connect my PS3 via optical, and I was too lazy to go get an audio splitter to put it in the audio in on my PC to record audio from my tuner card. I have some real big issues with the PS3 netflix disc:
1) It renders video in 480p. The UI is whatever the res of your PS3 is, but video is downscaled regardless. It does NOT upscale.
2) Also, video ratio does not scale, like, for example, I have to set my screen to stretch for widescreen, and 4:3 for 4:3 content, else things are out of whack.
3) and the worst part of all, is the video looks a fair bit worse than it does on the 360 :x
4) Oh, and the UI sucks
I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt here, and assume it's due to using BD-Live, and next year's XMB version will be much better. Also, not shown here, but it does show new arrivals and recently watched."