07-19-2010 12:31 PM
I am having problems with my Xbox streaming netflix. I have the 6Mbps internet though Uverse.
I have one DVR, 3 Set top boxes, all connected through cable or cat5(6?). 3 Computers hooked up through Cat5. One was off. None downloading anything actively. 2 laptops on wireless, a wii on wireless and the 360 on wireless.
Sometimes I get 4 bars and full HD streaming. Last night I had it for a while, then the movie dropped to 1 bar and was at 1 bar for the rest of the movie.
I can stream on my laptop to netflix streaming but it does not say what speed it is, or if it is HD so I do not know what quality I am getting it doesn't look HD to me.
Do you think I have to slow of a connection for as many things as I have connected? Any other suggestions?
07-19-2010 12:58 PM
No, unless you've got big downloads or other high-bandwidth things going on at the same time, 6 Mbps is fine for Netflix HD streaming.
Only thing I can figure is either (A) the Xbox 360 is lagging or having network issues for some reason, or (B) something downstream (i.e. in between you and Netflix) is having a congestion problem causing your movie to drop to 1 bar qualiity.
Does it happen a lot?
07-20-2010 6:54 AM
have you tryed watching a movie with the 360 hook up to a network cable insted of wireless?
07-20-2010 9:30 AM
No I have not tried this.
It's worth a try -- it would tell us whether the issue is with your Internet or with your wifi.
07-21-2010 7:14 AM
Yeah, dump the wireless, and plug ethernet directly into the STB box on the back from the xbox. Mine was active and a very nice suprise. Its much faster than the wireless.