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Netflix Buffering Issues


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:48 PM

Hello. Over the past week or so my Netflix streaming has become impossible to watch. It buffers every minute or two.

 

I watch Netflix via a Blue-Ray player over my home wifi network. I have a modem from Time Warner and an Apple Airport Express. (It's about six years old but up to date as far as I can tell.)

 

All worked well until a week or so ago and buffering became a problem. I've unplugged and replugged everything.

 

Any suggestions?

 

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 09:21 PM

In order to fix you can try to reset the network adapters as well.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:54 AM

Thanks for the reply. I apologize for not knowing but what are network adapters? I googled the term and was instructed to go to control panel/troubleshooter/network adapater. There I ran the troubleshooter and it detected no problems.



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 07:10 AM

What happens when you watch Netflix on your computer?



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:29 PM

Good question. I'll try that when I get home.



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:59 PM

Make sure you are getting a minimum of 4MBPS of download Internet speed. check www.speedtest.net

 

Make sure other devices connected to your Network are not utilizing most of you bandwidth.

 

Lastly Reset your Bluray player/Other devices or Search for Updates.

 

If nothing works Contact AffiliatedHelp for Netflix Support.

 

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 06:46 PM

Go figure. I came home and Netflix played well on my laptop without buffering issues. Then I turned on the tv and, for the 10 minutes or so that I watched, no buffering issues. How can that be? I've not done anything except turn things on and off, which I did last night. Can weather affect Netflix streaming? It was hot, humid, and stormy last night. Today it was just hot and humid. If this happens in the future is there a way to reboot the Blue-Ray player like I have to reboot the modem from time to time?

 

Thanks again.



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:41 PM

It can but only if there is a wiring issue which I am NOT saying you have because your entire internet would be slow. how old is the blu-ray player? what is the wireless card inside it? was your laptop also wireless? If you don't know or aren't sure just give the make and model of the blu-ray and we can look =)


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 05:54 AM

It's a Panasonic Blue Ray player model number DMP-BD85. I don't think it's that old?

 

Update: It looks like it's from 2010. I seem to recall that it used to update itself, but hasn't in a while. The latest driver on the website is from 2012. Is there a way I can check the DVD player to see if it has that driver?

 

Thanks.


Edited by Hal06, 06 September 2014 - 07:05 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 08:18 PM

http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMPBD85-MUL.PDF  page 29 talks about Firmware update. But if it's working now I'd leave it. 


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 05:49 AM

There were some buffering issues last night but only once or twice and they corrected themselves quickly. That's too be expected I think. So I'll just leave it for now unless someone thinks I should do something else.

 

Thank you for your assistance.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:09 AM

You're welcome and yes a little buffering on wireless is normal.


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