But yesterday streaming was laggy; the video wasn't flowing as smoothly as the audio, and the two would get out of sync. Firefox's plugin container was meanwhile using 100% CPU.
So I thought, I am running Windows 8. I want to watch Netflix. Netflix offers an official Windows 8 app. Maybe it's higher quality than the browser plugin. So I fired it up, and...
|On my home 720p projector.|
720 is a worldwide standard resolution, and is one of only two HD resolutions, the other being 1080[p].
So Microsoft chose to exclude a very large set of displays by increasing the minimum resolution by just 6.7%. But apps are supposed to support many resolutions anyway.
I can't imagine a not-antiquated desktop monitor with a resolution below 1024x768. On the laptop side, netbooks were pretty much defined by 1024x600. I can understand Microsoft not supporting such a small height; it's quite inferior to 768. But ignoring 720 while promoting the new app ecosystem? A mistake.
I bet Netflix is not happy with this.