When Streaming Videos, Why Does The Picture Blink Or Change Quality?

Last Update date : 2017.05.03

The reason for this is that the Samsung Blu-ray players and Home Theater Systems use Adaptive Streaming, a process that adjusts the quality of video based on changing network conditions.


As an example, if you connect to your internet service provider (ISP) at 8Mbps, that does not mean you'll always have 8Mbps because bandwidth can vary. An 8Mbps connection might increase or decrease based on network conditions that time, which causes video to fluctuate as well.


Adaptive Streaming adjusts the video (bit rate) to adapt to network conditions as they change. These changes in video quality can create a momentary blank signal or 'blink'.


Note: if you experience severe changes to the video quality, we recommend contacting your ISP or router provider to troubleshoot your network speed.

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