Advertisements With the new Premiere XL, we decided to spring for the 6 month free trail Hulu Plus, and what has us most impressed is the performance of hulu versus Netflix, While we haven't tried Netflix on the Premiere, we did try one or two trials on our TiVo S3, and we gave it a try on the G2 Apple TV... and in every case, the performance was pathetic. We were never able to get more than about 15 or 20 minutes into a movie without experiencing major fits of buffering. And even when this wasn't happening, there was almost always an annoying stutter when there was movement in a a scene (the Starz content seemed especially prone to this). Also, when watching HD content, the stream would vacillate between various levels of HD (causing yet more buffering) and even drop back to SD, within the course of a show. Hulu has had none of these issues, and the picture quality has been at least as good, if not better than Netflix. And mind you, our network is entirely hardwired: TWC cable modem>Apple Time Capsule>Netgear gigabit Ethernet switch>Apple TV/TiVo. And the cable modem puts out a healthy 25Mbps+. So why the huge difference in performance between the two streaming services?