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Comments on news posted 2010-07-30 09:25:12: As CNET explores, Netflix has been doing rather well financially -- which resulted in Hollywood very quickly begging them for more money. ..

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BosstonesOwn

join:2002-12-15
Wakefield, MA
reply to odreian615

Re: Steaming service stinks

The girl with the dragon tatoo ? Good movie.

First seen it thanks to netflix.

iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
reply to BosstonesOwn
Are you sure they're buying from Akamai? I heard they were getting their bits from LimeLight and Level3.

DaveMcLain

join:2008-11-07
Steelville, MO
reply to FFH5
A lot of the quality issues that people see tend to come on older titles that were encoded longer ago. The newer encodes are looking a lot better. Sometimes I like to watch the show "Mythbusters" and the quality on that one is always very good.

I'm watching it via a Roku box but I've also watched a few titles via my nephew's X Box 360 and the quality is about the same even though the interface is very different than the Roku's.

Goldman

join:2002-06-21
Maumelle, AR
reply to SixSpeed
I think the streaming service is pretty good. Th only problem I have had is with my ATT service slowing or becoming unstable.

The movie selection for streaming isn't bad, but I have to agree that newer titles need to be added faster for most people to get any value out of it.

xenophon

join:2007-09-17
said by Goldman:

but I have to agree that newer titles need to be added faster for most people to get any value out of it.
I think you mean those who only like newer titles won't get any value out of it. There is so much great foreign/indie/classic/obscure content already and they are adding more than I can keep up with. It depends on your tastes. If you like blockbuster Hollywood stuff, NF streaming may not be for you. If you like 'film', NF streaming is a gift of the film gods for only $10-$12/month and 4-5 disc checkouts a month. Would you rather pay $3-$6 per view?

Looking forward to 5.1 and subtitles coming by end of year.


Billy994

@eliablehosting.com
reply to iansltx
said by iansltx:

Are you sure they're buying from Akamai? I heard they were getting their bits from LimeLight and Level3.
They dropped Level3 and now use Akamai and Limelight. Their contract with Akamai states they must give Akamai at least 51% of their business.

This is 100% fact there have been press releases and tons of information from completely reliable sources about it. If you still care use Google to easily find the proof.


Jason Levine
Premium
join:2001-07-13
USA
reply to scott2020
Inspector Gadget was one of the first titles they found and burned through. My son still pretends that he has "gadgets" like Inspector Gadget has.
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-Jason Levine


Jason Levine
Premium
join:2001-07-13
USA
reply to xenophon
said by xenophon:

There is so much great foreign/indie/classic/obscure content already and they are adding more than I can keep up with. It depends on your tastes.
I agree. Tripping the Rift and The IT Crowd are just two titles I found via Netflix Streaming that I fell in love with. Of course, then there are old favorites that I can watch again like Farscape (at least the first few seasons), Futurama (all seasons and movies!!!!), etc. Meanwhile, my wife's been watching Arrested Development and my kids have been enjoying Rugrats.
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-Jason Levine

Goldman

join:2002-06-21
Maumelle, AR
reply to xenophon
I mean that most people that want newer movies will simply download them rather than pay for Netflix in it's current form. There is a huge untapped base of customers that download rather than pay for older movies they have either already seen or don't care about.


clickwir

join:2001-06-21
Dickson City, PA

what about Linux?

If bandwidth isn't an issue, then bring on the better quality. I know some machines cannot play decent quality content (Wii) but other systems do and should be allowed to.

So I have a Wii and a bunch of Kubuntu boxes. If I want to watch something, it's blocky and looks like RealPlayer from 1998... or I'm told to install Windows so they can be sure I cannot copy the movie. Pfft. Just let me watch it. They put more restrictions and bullshit in the way of actual paying members than anything.

SixSpeed

join:2001-12-24
USA

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reply to Matt3

Re: Steaming service stinks

said by Matt3:

said by 45612019:

All I have to say is, y'all need some glasses, because that blurry ass shit doesn't qualify as "passable" to me at all.
Perhaps your internet connection is causing your steaming issues? If your connection quality is terrible, Netflix will scale quality back substantially.
No, all the streaming content from STARZ is blurry and fuzzy, even when it says its being presented in HD.

Pure garbage.