Netflix $99 Set Top Box Announced

Discussion in 'IPTV and Internet Video Delivery' started by LarryFlowers, May 20, 2008.

  1. turey22

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    when do you guys think it will be able to show hd content?
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

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    Yes. It has HDMI and component and I believe it has already been announced that there will be HD content available at some point for it.
     
  3. turey22

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    yeah i know at some point but i just didnt know if this year or next but thank you. i want to get one but the turn off is the no hd part and as what ive read no new release.
     
  4. turey22

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    so i am thinking about getting this box today...i was wondering how you guys like it?
     
  5. shaun-ohio

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    it is very nice, well worth the 99 investment, the faster your internet connection is, the better video quality is, you can stream a entire movie in less then 2 mins, i love it !!! :)
     
  6. photostudent

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    Maybe a little off topic but I heard from a good source today that Blockbuster is putting planned download schemes on the back burner and is going to push more into the $.99 Kiosk rental business. They got on the mail rental market late and don't want the same thing to happen to them with the rental boxes. This seems logical to me as downloading is a hassle. I get all my movies from REDBOX.
     
  7. tcusta00

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    I'm on the fence about all this stuff. I love movies but I want high quality and I want to be able to watch at the last minute. The Netflix box is interesting if it delivers HD-quality at some point, but now there's the possibility that Comcast will cut me off if I watch too many movies.

    At this point I think I'm leaning to the BluRay player and hope that RedBox stocks them. Blockbuster is so inconvenient to me. RedBoxes are everywhere here.

    For the time being I think we'll continue to use our current method of subscribing to one premium movie channel and renting an HD PPV when the urge hits.
     
  8. joshjr

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    Thats great for you but you can not get TV shows on DVD in REDBOX. Shows like the Wire from HBO are typically $70-100 for one 12 episode season. Netflix is well worth the money. Besides what better 80,000 titles or 50 in a box? I am sure it works well for some. I mean the idea of renting a new release on Tuesday for $1 is great and I use REDBOX some but I will not cancel Netflix reguardless.
     
  9. shaun-ohio

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    just checked out the new movies added on netflix this morning, looks like they have added a bunch from 2007 now, also some of them are being shown on the premium movie channels this month, i love it!!! keep up the good work netflix. :)
     
  10. Chris Blount

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    Agree. The selection is much better now.
     
  11. lee635

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    I don't have netflix at present. Is the box required to DL movies or can you use your pc as well?




     
  12. LarryFlowers

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    PC will work just fine... just visit the netflix web site.
     
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    Starz, Netflix Team Up For Online Content
    Movie rental service Netflix and Starz Entertainment on Wednesday announced an agreement that will make content from the "Starz Play" broadband subscription service available for instant streaming at Netflix. The deal adds some 2,500 movies, TV shows and concerts to Netflix's online library and makes Starz Play available to all unlimited Netflix subscriptions.

    "The coupling of Starz Play with our growing library of streaming content is an important step forward for both companies and for consumer choice," said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix. "Our deal reflects the creative ways we are working with content partners to expand the profile and the number of choices our subscribers can watch instantly over the internet."

    To date, about 1,000 Starz titles are currently available for instant streaming from the Netflix web site, with more set to be added in the coming weeks, the companies said. The Starz collection of programming for online distribution includes first-run movies ("Spider Man 3" and "Ratatouille"), independent films, sports and concert footage as well as original content like the Starz series "Crash."
     
  14. LarryFlowers

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    The upgrade for HD that Netflix/Roku box owners have been waiting for is finally here in time for Christmas.

    So now we have the XBox360, Samsung Blu-Ray players, Netflix/Roku boxes, etc., capable of delivering HD the question now will be can the Netflix delivery system take the load? Will we see a rapidly expanding selection of titles? Will ISP's be able to take the load...?

    Time will tell.
     
  15. Michael D'Angelo

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    I seen the reports saying by the end of the year and have been waiting for it but I just checked mine and no new update available.
     
  16. sigma1914

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    Where can I get a Roku HD box?
     
  17. Michael D'Angelo

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    You just have to go to roku.com and order a Netflix player. But as I said above the update is not available yet, at least not for me. I know it is suppose to be out by the end of the year.
     
  18. LarryFlowers

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    Engadget reports the update is being pushed out "in waves" http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/20/roku-v1-5-firmware-update-brings-hd-netflix-streaming/ right now... As I have the Samsung Blu-Ray and the XBox 360 I cant verify, but that is what they are reporting as 12-20-2008.


     
  19. Michael D'Angelo

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    Thanks Larry. I can't wait to get the update.
     
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