News broke yesterday that Netflix would bring 1080p video and 5.1 channel surround sound by year’s end. Now, after things have developed, Netflix has back peddled and said that 1080p is not on the books this year despite Microsoft’s Silverlight codec boasting support for the resolution. But 5.1-channel surround sound will arrive and with it closed captioning.
Do you care about 1080p versus the current 720p found on the Xbox 360 and Roku box? At this point I’d rather the improved sound and then the higher resolution since the bandwidth demands are probably twice that of the current HD resolution.