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Netflix

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by SD493, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. SD493

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    The content available on DOD at this time is a little underwhelming. I know it's just getting started and, hopefully, additonal content providers will be added. What are the chances that D* will partner with Netflix to offer their downloadable content to Netflix subscribers via DOD?
     
  2. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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  3. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

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    Agree, but the experience might not be optimal. E.g., PlayOn PQ may be inferior to DOD, and unlike with other DOD titles, there's no trickplay available... except pause. /steve
     
  4. SD493

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    Thanks. I downloaded the PlayOn software and installed it. I checked my HR20 menu and it was there. I watched a movie from Netflix. Worked great. The very limited functionality of the software is a drawback, but, overall, it's cool.
     
  5. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Glad it worked for you. Yea, it's not as good as a built in client but it's good enough for me. :)
     
  6. SD493

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    I think I'm going to order a Roku. The Playon software is $40 and the Roku is $99. With the Roku I'm able to rewind, skip forward, etc. as well as have access to HD content.
     
  7. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Sounds good. PlayOn rocks for us since it's available at every TV in the house since I have everything networked. I'm not buying a Roku box for every TV. ;) Plus PlayOn does a lot more then Netflix. We actually use it mostly for Hulu and CBS. I've only used it for Netflix once and that was only because finally a movie I would actually want to watch was available for streaming and I wanted to test it. Their stream selection sucks right now (for us anyway).
     
  8. crasmus22

    crasmus22 Mentor

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    The Roku is great. But be aware that the rewind, skip, forward, etc. is not like a DVR. You will have to rebuffer the stream each time. The Roku now has Amazon VOD and reportedly is to have 10 other channels by the end of year.
     
  9. SD493

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    Good to hear. I knew the Roku and streaming video wouldn't be just like a DVR. The biggest reason for the Roku was for Netflix instant plays. I've watched a few on my computer but miss seeing them on the plasma. My Roku should arrive Thursday. I'm looking forward to a new toy. (I guess this is a little off topic for D* VOD discussion).
     

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