Netflix, Who uses it, and you like it?

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  1. Tigertrack

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    If this is in the wrong section, I apologize. I thought it would be appropriate here since it is movie-talk.
    Anyway, with my Xbox, I just signed up for Netflix so I can watch movies whenever I wanted.
    I noticed that there are several categories with what seems to have about 75 movies per category. I had assumed that Netflix had thousands upon thousands of movies. Am I wrong to assume that, or is it only half of their selection is on DVD rentals only, and the other half, or small group of them is for instant download?
    Do you think their instant download library will increase over time? It would be nice to have an endless supply of movies available. Although perhaps I'm asking too much.
    Well, just wanted to know who uses it and what you think of it.
    Seems to be a great alternative for watching movies on my Xbox since I can't seem to stream my Itunes-purchased movies even though I can stream all my songs.

    If this should be in another forum please move it to the proper section.
     
  2. terry981

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    Its good. Only 30% percent of my films I wanna watch are on instant. The goal for netflix was to be a streaming entertainment site to begin with. The funny thing is that I even came across a softcore porn instant watch one time. I thought they never do that because some kid might log onto their parents account. The stream is best if you like to watch tv shows. The only thing the stream lacks is special features. Sometimes I would like to see what was deleted from the film. But I get to a whole lot of flicks without waiting for it to arrive in the mail. Overall, Netflix is awesome!
     
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    I love Netflix. I get a DVD in the mail every now and again and I get to stream tons of shows and movies. I've watched through all of Bones, Lie to Me, Dexter seasons 1-3, and so many other great shows. I rarely turn on the cable anymore and it's even less often that I'll buy a DVD. Great money saver and plenty to watch.

    By the way, I don't think the Categories lists on the Xbox stream has all of the titles in that category, just the ones being recommended for you by the box. Search specific titles or go to the website to better browse things and add them to your queue, then get back on the Xbox and watch away.
     
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    I had the feeling it was something like that. It would be nice if Netflix had all of their titles on the Xbox menu. It's a pain to go from the computer which is downstairs in the basement to search, then go back upstairs to receive it.
    The point of this "project" was to have everything at my fingertips in the living room. Not that I'm being lazy mind you, just makes it easier.
    Is there a way to search for their entire library on the Xbox without searching for a particular title?
     
  5. encline

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    Yeah, they have a lot of b-movies on the instant watch list...they however do have a ton of tv shows, plus the dvds in the mail!!!

    I recommend it for movie lovers.
     
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    I love it I get several in the mail a week, I can watch on any of my video game systems and even on my iphone.
     
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    Netflix is awesome and at 7 bucks a month, where can you go wrong?
     
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    I fooking love Netflix. The instant stream, oh my. Haloid remembers the great Netflix binge of 2010. I never left the house. Granted, the selection isn't the best, but it's fantastic for watching T.V. shows. The good thing about Netlfix is that the movie you want (once it's released) is generally always in-stock. It kinda sucks you have to wait, but the pros outweigh the cons.
     
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    I've been a Netflix member for nearly 10 years -- almost as long as it's existed. Obviously, I love it. Overall, at least. The month-long delay and stripped-down discs for WB films irk me.

    The streaming library has been increasing steadily over the past couple years. With time, I'd imagine nearly everything will be available that way.

    On the PS3, at least, you can browse by many categories, including new additions. I don't think you can just go A to Z in the whole library, though.
     
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    If I could get I'd watch the hell out of it. But sadly its not available in Ireland, or even a vaguely similar service.
     
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    like that they have a lot of selection but dont like that they made the deal (forgot which studio) where they wont rent out new releases for a month in favor for more older streaming movies.
     
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    I'm in love with Netflix, particularly the streaming element. I've even found things streaming on Netflix that have never been available on DVD, such as the Tom Waits release Big Time which was only released on VHS and is long out of print and impossible to find.

    As for the month-long wait on some new releases, eh, unless it's something I was planning to buy anyway I can wait. I'm especially encouraged to wait when I see commercials on TV for new DVDs where they basically try to panic you into buying, "And rememeber you can't get it on Netflix so BUY IT ON BLURAY OR DVD TODAY!!" yeah, no thanks. :lol 
     
  13. Tigertrack

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    Okay, so last night I wanted to give it a try. I searched for Sliders which was one of my all-time favorite sci-fi shows of all, and when I found it, I selected it. It took several minutes to "download" and once it downloaded I was able to watch it right then and there.
    I noticed that the video seemed to glitch in a few areas. Is this normal? Is this because it's being "streamed" from the web and not officially downloaded onto my Xboxes hard-drive?
    Could it just be this one episode, or is this normal for Netflix downloads to have minor glitches?
    I was wanting to watch the Sliders "Pilot" episode which is one of the best pilots there is.
    How smooth is Netflix typically when watching a video?
     
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    I can only speak for my experiences with streaming over the Wii, but so far everything has been smooth sailing since I started using it in May. I use DSL with a cheap wireless router for the Wii and it only takes about 5 seconds for a movie/show to "load" and start playing. Haven't notices any glitches so far, aside from when the internet connection itself craps out but that's not a Netflix problem...

    What type of internet connection do you have?
     
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    High-speed internet connection. Works great for a lot of things.
    Mind you, this is only my first video from Netflix and I've only viewed the first five minutes of the episode.
    I should watch the rest of it tonight and see if the glitching continues. Also curious if other videos will glitch as well.
    But it's definitely high-speed internet.
     
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    I had it, use to love it, but I canceled for 2 reasons; I'd have a movie sitting on my tv stand for like a month because I couldn't find the time to watch it, and the fact that they take like an extra month plus to release any new movies. When they did, I'd be waiting another month before it was available in my queue.
     
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    Netflix is awesome. I've had a sub since 2006. It's well worth the $8 a month. I had the three DVD plan when i was on the nightshift. I could go through an entire season of rescue me in about 2 days. Now that I'm back on days I only do the one disk plan though.

    Oh, and Firefly is on play it now. What could be better than that.
     
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    Netflix is great. In 3yrs I've only had 2-3 badly scratched discs. I have the $10 one at a time plan and also have streaming capabilities thru my Blu-Ray. So while I'm waiting on a disc I can steam 2-3 movies while the next disc arrives. This makes it the best entertainment money I spend every month no doubt.
     
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    Sometimes streaming wireless can be bad and the movie drops and takes eons to load. However, that was at my parents house on a slow DSL. My wired connection at my own apt. is great and I don't have any problems. With the Xbox version you can now search for movies by typing it in
     
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    Okay well. I've been watching the rest of the episode and so far silky smooth.
    Sure beats watching movies off the Ipod adaptor. When you watch Ipod movies on the big screen, it can be really pixelated.
     

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