Movie downloading service Netflix will be offering subscribers an upgrade to 1080p hi-def quality and 5.1 surround sound on some of the movies available on its instant streaming service, CNET reports. Aside from that, the details are pretty slim.
Although CNET doesn't say what boxes will support the HD streaming, Sony's PS3 and Microsoft's Xbox are a good bet, as well as Roku and--possibly--some Blu-ray players. Got a Wii? Probably out of luck for a bit longer as the industry wait for the Nintendo system to get the tech to support even 720 streaming.
Right now, only a small selection, about 6 percent, of movies from Netflix are available in even 720p, so the roll out could be glacial.
- see this CNET blog
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