not entirely wrong, just not this year
I didn't meant C-Net, I meant the website you linked to, whose title reads...Netflix Instant Streaming Goes 1080p This Year
I for one was hoping this was for real, I have Netflix on all of my devices and would have loved 1080p support.
What type of Internet speed you need for 1080p HD streaming? I am guessing like 100MB as the minimum requirement.
Netflix's current (though unofficial) requirements for streaming 720p HD content on an HD-compatible box such as the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Roku box are 5Mbps or higher. Presumably 1080p, which is a little over twice the resolution of 720p, will require more speed.
That is taken from the CNet Article. Netflix's unofficial requirements says you need 5 MB for 720p, and since 720p is a little over twice the resolution of 1080p, I would take a guess and say you need 10Mbps MINIMUM, and ideally you want over 15.
And also just saw this...
Correction, Monday at 3:10 p.m. PST: This article incorrectly listed the Internet connection speed required to stream 720p HD content. According to Netflix, that number is "typically" 5 megabits per second.
So really, who the hell knows.