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Unread 12-27-2009, 11:42 AM   #1
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Netflix streaming is kind of nice

I received a Blu-ray player for Christmas that has Netflix streaming on it. I have to say that the streaming works great. I signed up for a 2 week free trial and already watched 4 movies without a single hiccup - one in HD and all wireless. What can I say: due to a condition here, there isn't much that I can do right now other than watch TV and putz around on the Internet.

I can also apparently stream files from my computer, but I have not managed to get that to work yet. Blockbuster is also an option (but more $) as are both Pandora and YouTube. Not too shabby.

I just thought that I would share. If you are on the fence and thinking about this, it worked great for me.

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Unread 12-27-2009, 12:12 PM   #2
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I'm a truckdriver and I watch Netflix on my computer all the time, when I'm parked. Works great for me
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Unread 12-27-2009, 12:20 PM   #3
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I also started the free trial with Netflix yesterday. I must say I am a little dissapointed because newest releases are not available for instant viewing. I might cancel after 14 days and try Blockbuster.
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Unread 12-27-2009, 12:52 PM   #4
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Netflix is great. I'm on the 2 DVD at a time plan and have so far been very satisfied. They have extremely fast delivery and a good selection. I wish I had a setup like yours though, Dakuda. Eventually I'd like to buy the converter box Netflix sells so I can recieve movies instantly on my TV. Watching them on my computer works for now, though. I think I originally subscribed to Netflix for the sole purpose that they have all the seasons of The Office on instant play.
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the streaming is even cooler if you have Xbox live.

Same deal, streams through my xbox right onto my TV, you can search movies and everything, then add them to your queue
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the streaming is even cooler if you have Xbox live.

Same deal, streams through my xbox right onto my TV, you can search movies and everything, then add them to your queue
What would be cooler? The annual Xbox live membership fee? I don't have an Xbox.
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What would be cooler? The annual Xbox live membership fee? I don't have an Xbox.
I dunno? The controller? The interface?


dont' get defensive.

Edit: upon more research, yeah, the interface is cooler.
And the fee doesnt have much to do with it, i use the services that I pay for, and the netflix was an added bonus.

I wasnt disagreeing with you, sorry if my use of the word made it seem condescending or belittling of the blu-ray player.
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Its not defensive. I just didn't see at all where you were going. I couldn't imagine anything making it 'cooler' on an Xbox. Still can't.

I hate their controller almost as much as the PS one. Bring back the N64.
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I got the blue ray disc for my ps3 also, but the video quality seems to just as good when I stream movies on my computer. I also use my tv as my monitor, so that may be why.
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I always stream a movie when I am doing homework onto my laptops other monitor. It is so nice having
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I received a Blu-ray player for Christmas that has Netflix streaming on it. I have to say that the streaming works great. I signed up for a 2 week free trial and already watched 4 movies without a single hiccup - one in HD and all wireless. What can I say: due to a condition here, there isn't much that I can do right now other than watch TV and putz around on the Internet.
I put off getting Netflix for a long time, for various reasons. One of those was because their streaming service didn't work with Macs - but they charged Mac users the same price as everyone else. I didn't care about the streaming service, figuring I would never use it anyway, but I didn't like being ripped off.

Well, two things happens. First, Netflix started supporting Macs (although only Intel-based Macs), and Blockbuster pissed me off. So, we dumped BB for Netflix. I figured I still wouldn't use the streaming service, but at least I was being offered the same service at the same price as everyone else.

Anyway - wife liked using the streaming service to watch all kinds of TV shows - and eventually, we started using it for movies as well. Now we hardly ever do the DVD thing, and almost exclusively watch movies via streaming. I haven't received a DVD in maybe 2 months. So, I'm agreeing with you - it works pretty well - and surprisingly well (:

We got a little $30 adapter for my wife's computer that lets us hook that up to the TV via a SVHS cable and that works pretty well too. My only real complaint is that you don't have access to subtitles for English language movies - but that is an issue Netflix is aware of is maybe will provide a fix for one day.
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the streaming is even cooler if you have Xbox live.

Same deal, streams through my xbox right onto my TV, you can search movies and everything, then add them to your queue
How well do these stream over the internet? I thought about doing this on my PS3. Does it have problems with buffering all the time, or do you have to wait for it to load a little bit before you start watching?
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I was curious about the online streaming. How new are the movies that are available to watch? I just got my family a blu-ray player and am just wondering if we should sign up.
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How well do these stream over the internet? I thought about doing this on my PS3. Does it have problems with buffering all the time, or do you have to wait for it to load a little bit before you start watching?
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I was curious about the online streaming. How new are the movies that are available to watch? I just got my family a blu-ray player and am just wondering if we should sign up.
Just go sign up for a free trial and you will see (:
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I have netflix on my xbox live but I cannot watch the movies without closed captioned or subtitles. There is no movies at all without CC and subtiles, all but foreign movies. Netflix is looking into and considering to put subtitles online if the "market" is large enough. IMO its bull****, they need to put subtitles no matter what because it will be so much easier for deaf, hard of hearing people to enjoy something same way as hearing people do everyday.
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