I just got a new HDTV, so now I'm getting more into video including streaming video. My priority is HD and real 5.1 audio, which seems hard to find. Here's what I've found, but I'm new at this:
- Netflix: good amount of HD, limited 5.1 (Dolby Digital Plus, which I think is just a lower quality DD)
- Hulu Plus: Lots of HD, no 5.1 (dumb)
- Amazon instant: HD, some 5.1 (not sure of the format)
Are there video/audio quality differences between these? Are there other good streaming video sources I'm missing here?
In my HT setup, I have a HTPC with a good video card that supports 1080p and the lossless surround formats via HDMI, so I can access these services either through the PC or through the TV's own interface. I like going through the PC because it's easier to scroll through the service's options with a mouse and keyboard than with a remote. One annoyance is that Netflix doesn't offer as much HD content for access by PC's as they do for access by TV's. I don't understand why.
All help is appreciated! Super newb here!