Netflix Downloadable via PS3/360

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  1. Primus

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    There are rumors this could soon be a reality. Any interest?

    I think it would be cool but I'm worried about the quality. I would certainly give it a try though. Especially since it's included in your netflix membership.
     
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    I think it would be awesome.
    Especially if it was an unlimited monthly DL and not the two weeks\24 hour nonsense that is currently on the 360.
     
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    cool I hope it's true
     
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    MS are running their own store for video content, seems weird they'd step aside and let someone else take a slice of that pie.
     
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    True dat.
     
  6. Primus

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    I was thinking the other day that with the BD live spec and their downloadable content Netflix might be able to do this on any Blu-ray device that has the BD live spec. I don't think there are any that currently exist but that's what I was thinking.
     
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    Also, downloading Blu Ray?

    That'll take freaking forever... isn't MS's videostore just their own compression so skips all the extra crap on a DVD so all your left with is a movie?

    Seems kinda... redundant, all things considered. I can see why MS does it, but not a third party like Netflix.
     
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    Yeah -all you get is the movie. No features to speak of.
     
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    I couldn't see myself using. I don't do Netflix. I use MS's video downloads on occassio nto catch up on tv show I missed. That's about it though. The compression is so terrible I can barely stand it.
     
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    I have heard that the compression on some of the TV shows is pretty bad.
    All of the movies that I have watched have looked very good, though.
     
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    Also, a HD download could prove problematic on ISPs with fairly strict bandwidth policies. If I download more than 1Gb between 4pm and midnight, my download speed is cut in half for the rest of that day. Frequent offenders face more severe restrictions and eventual disconnection. 'Unlimited' my arse. :( 
     
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    Yeah, I could see Sony doing this, but not Microsoft.
     
  13. Primus

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    I don't think they would have HD available. At least not initially. There is already a set top box called VUDU that does streaming HD and supposedly the quality isn't that good.

    http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/02/12/vudu-review-the-hd-perspective/

    I'm not sure what's up with Apple TV. That's a whole different animal.

    I don't think the download speeds are quite there for downloadable HD just yet. But if I could stream DVD quality movies via netflix under my current plan I would much rather watch something instantly if possible.
     
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    Go Netflix. I love those guys, seriously.

    Straight-to-your-TV delivery seems to have been the plan for a while now. I suspect this is the first step in accomplishing that--or rather, the second step, since anyone with the right setup can use the "Watch Now" feature with their television.

    Eventually, I imagine they'll have Netflix-enabled DVD players that'll connect to the internet, and eventually, dedicated boxes that you'll receive as part of your subscription.
     
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    It almost sounds like cable television :eek: 
     
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    except you get to choose what you watch.
     
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    I can do that already.
     

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