I know that when watching streaming Netflix videos on the computer is it possible to change the video quality when watching a video. Is is possible to do the same thing when using Netflix on a PS3?

  • Are you trying to determine how to get better quality videos, or how to lower the quality (because of buffering, etc.)? What's the specific problem you are having? Commented Sep 8, 2011 at 22:39
  • I know that Netflix as lowered their quality since a movie could take up to 7Gb of bandwidth and consume a lot of it in a fast pace. But this was in Canada, dunno in Argentina if it's the same.
    – Warface
    Commented Sep 8, 2011 at 23:37
  • I'm trying to get better quality videos since the videos at the default quality are so blocky they're completely unwatchable. It's even worse than the lowest quality YouTube videos. I don't know if the lowest quality in USA is this bad, but I have a 3Mbps connection BTW. I guess I'll have to use my computer to watch Netflix...
    – Magnus
    Commented Sep 8, 2011 at 23:46
  • @Magnus A shot in the dark, as this setting is really meant for the Canada-type situation in which you want to specifically lower video quality because of bandwidth caps, but you might want to check account.netflix.com/HdToggle to see if it happens to be set to a lower setting on your account. Commented Sep 8, 2011 at 23:59

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Regardless of whether you're streaming to the Netflix application on the Wii, the PS3, or the Xbox 360, the answer's the same: the Netflix application contains no such controls for this platform—or at least, no readily available controls.

Enterprising users may be able to unlock the ability through software modification by making use of a hacked console; however, these methods have a variety of associated dangers such that I have never bothered to investigate them.


There is a way to abstractly manage your streaming video quality on Netflix through the website. After logging in click on Your Account & Help in the top right corner. Follow this up by clicking on Manage Video Quality on the right side about half way down the page.
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