Jun 19

I feel like I gave Netflix streaming via the Revo, through XBMC, a fair shake and reverted to the Wii.  See previous post concerning the setup and configuration - while functional, it is only marginally so, and not the native, tightly integrated experience that I was hoping for.  Viewing Netflix via XBMC felt a little too much YouTube-like - windowed, buffered, and tacked-on.  Once the Revo is on a hard-wire, and no longer reliant on WLAN, I may revisit...but for now, it's back to streaming via the Wii.

One of the primary reasons for moving away from the Netflix via the Wii in the first place was the propensity of the screen to darken and lighten depending on the scene.  This behavior is especially annoying in certain programming where scenes shift frequently and dramatically between low and high brightness - invariably, the darks are darker to the point of making scenes hard to distinguish detail in.

Now, it's been said that replacing the standard Wii composite video cable with the higher-quality component video, which splits the signal into three channels effectively eliminates this behavior.  Well, I can attest to the fact that it has little, if any bearing on this at all.  While there might be some improvement in overall image clarity, the most-annoying issue around normalization of brightness does continue to present a problem. Frown

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