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Some time ago, I was pretty frustrated with my Netflix experience as my streaming feed was pretty choppy and blocky at times.  It was o bad that I would not even try cranking up Netflix around dinner time in my time zone.

I started doing some research and was seeing a lot of references to how Sony shuttles streaming content through proxy servers first before giving me my content.

I did not disbelieve this premise, considering that late last year, my Sony TV started rebooting itself uncontrollably one Friday night.  As I started cruising the web, I others saying the same thing.

How curious.  But then I found a few unsubstantiated posts around the web saying a Sony server had problems and that’s why we were having issues.

Wow, the modern era is trippy.

So seeing this I had been digging around trying to figure out any more collaborating information on proxy servers that are controlling my TV and reception of Netflix.

I found a few things, and I had been working on a “frustrated consumer” piece about my Sony TV, Sony servers and Sony and other brands channeling Netflix through proxies.

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Then I saw this news piece today on how Netflix is allegedly paying Comcast to end their “slowdown standoff.”

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