Author Topic: Netflix through XBox (360)  (Read 187 times)

Offline jvr

Netflix through XBox (360)
« on: September 10, 2020, 07:22:24 AM »
Just an observation of something that I find hard to explain. When I stream Netflix via the XBox 360 console, I get a much different and inferior video quality as opposed to streaming directly via the smart tv's app. I checked all the console's settings, it is suppose to recognize- and to pick the highest resolution for the display via HDMI, which it seems to do, it's so-called reference levels are set to standard (as they should be), yet the video quality always tend to be of lower quality, darker and the tv display seems to struggle to process some scenes (e.g. I compared a dark and snowy movie scene which I could barely made out via the XBox with the display's own app and they were miles apart). On the display's side the video settings are exactly the same, so as far as I am concerned it should theoretically be the exact same digital video signal being processed and display in the exact same manner - only they are not the same. Not sure if anybody else has experienced this, or has an explanation for it.
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Offline KenMasters

Re: Netflix through XBox (360)
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2020, 07:35:35 AM »
The Xbox 360's output has skewed gamma (makes the image darker, as you've noticed), it also maxes out at 720p.

Offline jvr

Re: Netflix through XBox (360)
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 10:09:25 AM »
Thank you, Ken, I read about the 720p but my inderstanding was that it was something that has been rectified. But ok, what you wrote would explain it.
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Offline KenMasters

Re: Netflix through XBox (360)
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2020, 12:57:42 PM »
Thank you, Ken, I read about the 720p but my inderstanding was that it was something that has been rectified. But ok, what you wrote would explain it.

I stand under correction, but that was the case with the 360 last time I looked. The gamma being skewed is something that's definitely not changed though, just the nature of the 360's output.