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#1 OFFLINE   FTA Michael

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 09:12 AM

As reported on Todd Spangler's Multichannel News blog, Dish Network CEO Joe Clayton and Blockbuster president Michael Kelly will host a press conference at San Francisco’s Clift Hotel this Friday. The event is titled "A Stream Come True". Hmm.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 09:29 AM

I think the recent Netflix debacle (dumping the DVD side) plays into what's going on with Dish and Blockbuster. Streaming is said to be the future, DVD's will go the way of VHS. EHD's will become the masses new library......or so it seems.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:20 AM

It would be great to see Dish do something with the Blockbuster purchase, and at the same time I (like so many others) am suddenly considering alternatives to Netflix and Quckstep (sic.)
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:27 AM

I think the recent Netflix debacle (dumping the DVD side) plays into what's going on with Dish and Blockbuster. Streaming is said to be the future, DVD's will go the way of VHS. EHD's will become the masses new library......or so it seems.
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Two things. 1 Netflix didn't dump the DVD side, they divided the streaming & disc services. 2 It's a damn shame streaming is the future since it results in lower audio and picture quality that can't be matched on discs. Also, our national internet infrastructure is so pathetic that we can't handle good streaming.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:47 AM

i hope we will be able to stream with our receivers

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:12 AM

Two things. 1 Netflix didn't dump the DVD side, they divided the streaming & disc services. 2 It's a damn shame streaming is the future since it results in lower audio and picture quality that can't be matched on discs. Also, our national internet infrastructure is so pathetic that we can't handle good streaming.


Target in my area has hundreds of DVDS on the shelves. But I agree streaming is bad.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:40 AM

Two things. 1 Netflix didn't dump the DVD side, they divided the streaming & disc services. 2 It's a damn shame streaming is the future since it results in lower audio and picture quality that can't be matched on discs. Also, our national internet infrastructure is so pathetic that we can't handle good streaming.


Well my experience with streaming from Netflix is that it looks very good. I'd also say that what I've watched was HD and looked as good as the Original broadcasts did but without the censored channel bugs.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:16 PM

Well my experience with streaming from Netflix is that it looks very good. I'd also say that what I've watched was HD and looked as good as the Original broadcasts did but without the censored channel bugs.


I didn't say it wasn't good. However, a BluRay will look and sound better. For example, the movie The Thin Red Line was on Netflix streaming and it was really good. The BR version was phenomenal and considered reference quality...it blows away the streaming version.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:48 PM

I have to agree with Sigma1914, streaming isnt bad but when you want top notch quality you cant beat a physical disc.
And with decent DSL infrastructures only being available with in city limits streaming isnt an option for a good chunk of the populate whos only alternative for "ok" internet is internet via satellite which isnt that "ok" at all.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:02 PM

Two things. 1 Netflix didn't dump the DVD side, they divided the streaming & disc services. 2 It's a damn shame streaming is the future since it results in lower audio and picture quality that can't be matched on discs. Also, our national internet infrastructure is so pathetic that we can't handle good streaming.

You are sort of right about the DVD thing...at least at the moment...Netfix has not sold the DVD part yet, looks like it's in the mix though.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:45 PM

I like streaming as an option... not as a replacement for anything.

I also hope physical media never goes away.

The first time your internet is down or their streaming server is down or they corrupt your account permissions or any number of things... and you can't watch a movie... when I can pull out a Blu-ray and watch... Also, the idea of all your movies being on hard drives.. I've lost count of the number of people just on this forum who have lost movies (including myself) from their DVR or hard drive when it crashed... but again my Blu-rays and DVDs are still right there on the shelf.

Now... I can see DVD/Blu-ray being replaced by something else... maybe even cheap (some day) SDROM... but not going away.

I'm curious to see what Dish/Blockbuster will roll out here. Part of me thinks it would be very smart to tie their streaming along with Dish so that each business helps the other.

Also nice would be if we could stream to our existing Dish DVRs... though I don't know if all of them would be capable of doing that.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:20 PM

With upscaling capability on my Blu Ray with wi-fi, the picture quality of streaming appears to be as clean or cleaner than a DVD. Just my opinion. The unfortunate dilemna is that after years of grooming viewers to using the internet for video streaming, the ISPs come up with this usage capping. Put the latter aside, VOD via a Blue Ray is convenient and very suitable quality to addict me.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:25 PM

I like streaming as an option... not as a replacement for anything.

I also hope physical media never goes away.

The first time your internet is down or their streaming server is down or they corrupt your account permissions or any number of things... and you can't watch a movie... when I can pull out a Blu-ray and watch... Also, the idea of all your movies being on hard drives.. I've lost count of the number of people just on this forum who have lost movies (including myself) from their DVR or hard drive when it crashed... but again my Blu-rays and DVDs are still right there on the shelf.

Now... I can see DVD/Blu-ray being replaced by something else... maybe even cheap (some day) SDROM... but not going away.

I'm curious to see what Dish/Blockbuster will roll out here. Part of me thinks it would be very smart to tie their streaming along with Dish so that each business helps the other.

Also nice would be if we could stream to our existing Dish DVRs... though I don't know if all of them would be capable of doing that.


Couldn't agree more.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:45 PM

Lets just hope they are price competitive with netflix streaming. $ 8 month for unlimited streaming is hard to beat. It Dish makes it like there PPV, I can say it won't happen in my household. I can go to redbox for $ 1 a pop anytime.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:25 AM

Lets just hope they are price competitive with netflix streaming. $ 8 month for unlimited streaming is hard to beat. It Dish makes it like there PPV, I can say it won't happen in my household. I can go to redbox for $ 1 a pop anytime.


Agree with one caveat... I think it should be $5 or less IF you are a Dish subscriber. Give a bone to Dish subscribers to entice new customers to try Dish and for existing customers to try their streaming.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:43 AM

Agree with one caveat... I think it should be $5 or less IF you are a Dish subscriber. Give a bone to Dish subscribers to entice new customers to try Dish and for existing customers to try their streaming.

And it should be even less for 922 owners who are paying $5 more.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:23 AM

I recently canceled Netflix by mail and for the same price I'm with Blockbuster by mail. I like it better. For 1 you can take a DVD you get via mail and then trade it for a DVD in a store. Then return that to the store and your next DVD is sent. And the times I have done that by the time I get home I have an email telling me the DVD has shipped. I received one yesterday and almost as the postman was driving off I got an email offering to let me keep it if I like it for $4.95. A blu-ray too. Anyway, I'm looking forward to the Friday announcement. Even if the streaming is the same cost as Netflix it will be very tempting. Depending on how many devices I can stream on.
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:03 AM

I find it interesting that they're making the annoucement in Netflix's backyard (SF---Los Gatos). It will be interesting to see how the annoucement plays out, will they be offering streaming to Dish customers or will this be a full fledge service going to iOS, PC, gaming machines, Roku, Boxee, etc.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:46 AM

I can already stream movies from my 722k,did it yesterday through TV Shows/Networks/Starz.Watched The Runaways,it started in HD,switched to SD.
Did not start immediately it had to build up content.I have AT&T DSL Elite 6MB down,764K up.:(

On the other hand since Starz access is leaving Netflix,it would be good if they went with BlockBuster and Dish Network since I heard that the Disney movies will premiere on Starz.;)

Looks like after my 1 year of Free Starz,I will subscribe.:)


I also have NetFlix and have no problems streaming in HD.:confused:





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