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Asa3,214 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today
Does Netflix broadcast anything in the original format? I finally started a trial this month and have randomly picked a Fawlty Towers episode. The version on Virgin's Tivo is appalling - all the quality of a Real Media clip and with a filmic effect. I bought a Fire stick yesterday as the app is ridiculously slow on Tivo and although navigation is much better the episode on there is juddery and can't seem to decide whether it wants to be filmic or not.

In the end, I got the DVD out Very Happy So is something wrong with my TV or is that just how it is? A film I had on last night had the feeling that everything was running a little fast!
London Lite6,901 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Does Netflix broadcast anything in the original format? I finally started a trial this month and have randomly picked a Fawlty Towers episode. The version on Virgin's Tivo is appalling - all the quality of a Real Media clip and with a filmic effect. I bought a Fire stick yesterday as the app is ridiculously slow on Tivo and although navigation is much better the episode on there is juddery and can't seem to decide whether it wants to be filmic or not.

In the end, I got the DVD out Very Happy So is something wrong with my TV or is that just how it is? A film I had on last night had the feeling that everything was running a little fast!


Star Trek TNG is in 4:3 when I watched on Amazon Fire TV. Have you changed the settings on your Fire Stick to 1080p/50Hz? Some of the Netflix output is 60Hz, but the British material is still 50Hz. Also change your tv settings to 'Just Scan'

I'd add the Fire TV is a lot more responsive than the Stick.
mokked66 posts since 19 Aug 2003
Granada North West Today
Hi Asa, whether true or not, my understanding is that alot of Netflix content is essentially uploaded designed for the American market, albeit available here. With Virgin Tivo I too had the problem with the app... buffering and funny filmic effects etc... but my new Smart TV from Panasonic when connected to 300mb Broadband from Virgin (wifi) is fantastic and very clear. Smile
picard421 posts since 2 Jun 2016
Does Netflix broadcast anything in the original format? I finally started a trial this month and have randomly picked a Fawlty Towers episode. The version on Virgin's Tivo is appalling - all the quality of a Real Media clip and with a filmic effect. I bought a Fire stick yesterday as the app is ridiculously slow on Tivo and although navigation is much better the episode on there is juddery and can't seem to decide whether it wants to be filmic or not.

In the end, I got the DVD out Very Happy So is something wrong with my TV or is that just how it is? A film I had on last night had the feeling that everything was running a little fast!


Star Trek TNG is in 4:3 when I watched on Amazon Fire TV. Have you changed the settings on your Fire Stick to 1080p/50Hz? Some of the Netflix output is 60Hz, but the British material is still 50Hz. Also change your tv settings to 'Just Scan'

I'd add the Fire TV is a lot more responsive than the Stick.


Star Trek TNG is 4:3 on the blu ray as well. It's meant to be. They are using the HD remastered versions.