Really? That is not good news.
I had decided after talking to Comcast that my speed was a problem since they were only guaranteeing 12 (and up to 16) Mbps - which would appear to account for my symptoms since Netflix says 15 is required. So I upgraded and after doing a whole lot of b$%^ing and moaning about how they had their hands in my pocket every time I bought a new piece of hardware (I recently purchased flat screen TV for the first time) I got them to offer me a "promotional" rate that is a little lower than I am paying now for one year - after which it goes up - to add higher speed and HD capability on the cable.
But your tale indicates to me that this may not help. We shall see. I can still return the SONY if it doesn't. Tell me, is your internet connection WiFi or Wired? Mine is wired.
My internet connection is wired. I have tried wireless but it was not as stable for me.
Now I'm talking to a colleague at work. He has DSL with a DSLReports tested speed of 3Mbps and he says he can stream TWO Netflix movies at once without issues.
I work for a telecom, so I'm supposed to say that government regulation is bad but geez, there need to be some standards. This is ridiculous.
Have you considered changing internet service providers? Or do you work for Comcast and get your service for free?
Have you considered changing internet service providers? Or do you work for Comcast and get your service for free?HA! If only. No, I work for one of Comcast's competitors. Their service is offered within 2 or 3 blocks of my house, but not on my block. If they would offer it on my block I could save lots of money and maybe get better service. But even though I work for this competitor, I can get no information on what their rollout plans are. These plans are more closely guarded than Fort Knox. Sadly, on my block Comcast is the only realistic choice.
We shall see. I can still return the SONY if it doesn't.
My .02.. play it safe and return the Sony...
And get what, instead? What would you recommend? I want something that plays DVDs and streams Netflix etc.
No choices? Do you live in a communist country or something? Seriously, that's too bad.
I've had the Choppy off and on since I've bought my unit in July. It really depended on what show I was watching.
I use the wireless connection and this unit is 20 feet from the router. I've got a steady internet service that streams at 5 mbits, not the fastest, but it's reliable and the fastest where I live. I test the internet speed daily and it works fine, for what it is.
BUT, NOW (just started two days ago) I've got severe buffer issues. I've reset my unit back to default and made sure everything was updated. I still have a problem, actually it only buffers for one or two minutes and takes forever to load. Totally unusable.
I can stream YouTube without any issues or interruptions.
BTW I have a WD in the bedroom, much farther then the S570 and works without any issues.
I'm extremely disappointed in Sony. I've always thought Sony to be a quality product, but this has certainly changed my point of view. I'm disappointed Netflix recommended this unit, it should be taken off Netflix list. Absolutely unreliable product related to using it for Netflix.
The plan is to get another WD unit and just use the S570 for playing BD.