quote: No Netflix would've gotten crapped on because your average person would only see Netflix as being the problem because "everything else works fine". They HAD to pay up and make that public so their customers would blame their ISPs instead.
quote: "Who can prove what really happened?"
quote: there is no reason ordinary users should subsidize streamers
quote: As part of this transparency campaign, we started a small scale test in early May that lets consumers know, while they’re watching Netflix, that their experience is degraded due to a lack of capacity into their broadband provider’s network. We are testing this across the U.S. wherever there is significant and persistent network congestion This test is scheduled to end on June 16. We will evaluate rolling it out more broadly.
quote: The problem with netflix is that the buffering just downright sucks balls.
quote: It can and will simply stop once it runs out of buffer. It may or may not even bother to pick back up where it left off. Yes, it can and will just sit there stuck at a certain % until you refresh the page. It's always been like this, and that's always been a very bad thing.
quote: Their horrible coding has been covered up by many people's multi-dozen gigabit connections.
quote: But you should not need a 20 mbps pipe to watch a 480p video. Which gets me to the other serious flaw of netfux: its horrible compression. I have 700MB movies that look just as good if not outright better than netflix's piggish 2+ GB files.