Netflix Streaming through PS3

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  1. Nov 5, 2009 #1 of 32
    wakajawaka

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    Should get my disc tomorrow. I'll give some feedback once I get it set up. I already have the Roku player so I can give some comparisons.
     
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    MikeW

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    Got the e-mail too. Didn't realize Friday was coming so soon!
     
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    raott

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    Same here, arrives Friday. I'm glad I held off buying the Roku box.
     
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    dave29

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    I just got the email as well.
     
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    joshjr

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    I requested for the disc. I'm glad that I did not buy a Roku box yet to. I look forward to see how this goes.
     
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    naijai

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    Just got my email too
     
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    joshjr

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    How long ago did you guys ask for a disc before getting the email?
     
  8. Nov 6, 2009 #8 of 32
    wakajawaka

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    Put my request for the disc in about a week ago.
     
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    naijai

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    I submitted my request the same night they announced it sometime last week or so and seems they started shipping yesterday
     
  10. bobukcat

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    I received the Disc this afternoon but it didn't work when I tried it. Gives me a cannot connect to Netflix message. I verified the PS3 has a network connection and can surf, etc. but haven't had time to troubleshoot it any more than that yet.
     
  11. wakajawaka

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    Got my disc and am streaming the movie Bolt as I type. I also have the Roku player so just some comparisons. First, the interface is very similar but not identical, the mechanics are the same but the graphics are a little bit different, but that aside it's the same. Second, it's a lot slower than the Roku player for starting up and for scrolling through the queue. It's also slower to get the movie started. However it's not so slow as to be annoying, It's fine, just more sluggish than the Roku. Third, there is no indication as to what the quality is (1 to 4 bars or HD) like the Roku player does. The picture quality was OK, but I'll have to do a back to back comparison to see what it is compared to the Roku (won't be easy because I can't switch between them very fast). But I must say it's a great addition to the Playstation 3 capabilities but I won't be selling my Roku player anytime soon.

    I should add something else about the interface that I just noticed, unlike the Roku player you can watch movies that aren't in your queue by tabbing over to several screens that are organized by genre (new arrivals, comedy, action etc...) And some tabs organized by your viewing history (I had one that was titled Like: Hudsucker Proxy for instance since I recently watched it and rated it high) This is really cool feature that I wish the Roku had.
     
  12. Chris Blount

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    I just fired my disc up as well.

    It definitely is sluggish but it works. The PQ seems fine and actually looks better than the Roku box for some reason. Maybe its the upconverting the PS3 is doing to 1080p. Not sure.

    I like that you can browse and watch movies that are not on the instant queue. Love that!
     
  13. Greg Alsobrook

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    So is this disc based? Or does it load something onto the HDD?
     
  14. redfiver

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    It's a disc to activate the BD-Live service on the PS3. Nothing is actually embedded onto the HD
     
  15. Castlebill

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    Disc from whom? How do I get this?
     
  16. redfiver

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  17. Starchild

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    Works awesome on all 3 ps3's in the house. It does look better than the roku for some weird reason. Only problem I've had is that csi in HD didn't have sound, although it does on the roku and on the samsung bd player.
     
  18. wakajawaka

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    I have the same issue but reversed, Taxi Driver has sound on the PS3 but not on the Roku. Weird.
     
  19. dpd146

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    I have streamed a couple of HD movies so far and was very impressed with the quality. The quality was also very good on a regular movie and this is being run through a projector.

    I love it. My only worry is how long before I get a call from Comcast for going over their bandwidth limit. I assume streaming an HD movie uses alot.
     
  20. dpd146

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    The disc is supposedly temporary and it will be embedded with a future PS3 update (2010)
     

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