I have an iPad 1, iPad 4, and new iPad Air. It ***** that my iPad 1 with its non-retina screen has a MUCH BETTER picture then my shiny new Ipad Air when streaming Netflix. I just checked and Netflix was already set for Auto. Still only getting 480P res on the iPad Air. Here is a picture. iPad Air on top, iPad 4 on the bottom. Both on the same wifi network (30MB internet connection).
Comcast users rejoice! Comcast and Netflix have reached a deal:http://www.pcworld.com/article/2100600/comcast-netflix-reach-interconnection-dea l.html
I hardly believe this will solve the issue as I have perfect video on one older iPad but only the iPad Air has issues. Seems to be a compatability issue with the new Air, not bandwidth blocking from your ISP. I would love to hear from people with Comcast if this makes the Air work better now.
I'm hoping that Comcast/Netflix controversy is the issue and that it will be solved...
Perhaps Comcast only has the ability to 'throttle' Apple's newer hardware and not older models (just a theory...)
Also, as I have said before, it's funny/interesting how not that many people are complaining about this. Perhaps we just got the wrong batch of pads that have that defect.
Honestly guys I really don't think it's an Apple issue. Mine has since corrected itself and all other issues I hear about this it's usually the same thing:
Everything works fine but Netflix
YouTube HD works
Hulu HD works
ESPN HD works
Netflix HD doesn't...
Clearly, this is Netflix not registering some iPad Air's as HD devices capable of the higher quality steam.
My thought anyway, Netflix issue.
Or.... I guess if it IS Apple, it's that Apple needs to release a small patch that corrects small amounts of iPads that are not sending correct signals?
I get the resolution on my Air when I stream Netflix that everyone wants, and I have to agree with the person who said that it's not an Apple issue. It's a Netflix issue, and maybe this will help.
We were getting poor resolution on all of our devices using Netflix, so we did some research and found that your resolution will go down with the number of users. We found a place on the Netflix website where you can increase the number of users for a small bump in cost. When we selected that option, resolution became great, and there's never a problem with buffering or login. I don't recall where it was on their site, and it wasn't very easy to find, but that's what fixed it for us.