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Netflix Watch Instantly

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I really enjoy this service. It's my go-to whenever there's nothing on... as long as I'm in front of a computer or anywhere in wi-fi range.
     
  2. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Yeah, definitely nice. Their online content has been getting better over the past year which is a plus.
     
  3. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

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    I have a 20' hdmi and a 20' optical cable (the one that fits laptops with 3.5 jacks).. lets me run full res and DD5.1 from laptop to my main tv/surround sound.. works great.. even reconizes tv as second monitor and asks if you want it to stay full screen while you work on the other screen..
     
  4. rad1367066121

    rad1367066121 New Member

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    While technically it's nice I hardly use it. Probably 90% of the movies I've tried to see if it was available via streaming, and I'm not talking just new releases but onces at least 2 years or older, aren't available. Add more content and I'd be happy to use it.
     
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  5. inkahauts1367066121

    inkahauts1367066121 New Member

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    Many of the most popular stuff won't be available for 7 years after it is released, until the studios start cutting new contracts with HBO and other premium channels.. Amazing, they push a movie out to PPV within weeks of theaters, which hurts there revenue I am sure, yet they won;t take advantage of another way to get movies to customers that would bring them more revenue. Hollywood..
     
  6. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    We use it a lot at home. The wife likes to watch TV series and I'll watch some older movies that I didn't get to see.

    BTW, great name Lamont...

    - Merg
     
  7. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Wife uses it a ton. She'll plop down and find some old (or new) suspense thriller or some sort and she's good to go.
     
  8. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

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    We use it quite a bit as well. I just wish more of the devices would offer searching, like ROKU and AppleTV in the streaming library. My Bluray doesn't do that, and I have to search online or with the iPad to find something to put in the queue, rather than selecting it from the device.
     
  9. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    I also use watch instantly. I wish everything was streamed and no more DVD's
     
  10. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

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    I gotta believe that they're trying... just don't think the studios will let them.
     
  11. gulfwarvet

    gulfwarvet Tips & Resources Collaboration

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    My family and I really enjoy NetFlix, especially the must see kids shows for the little one.
     
  12. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

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    I use it a lot when the grandkids are here. There's tons of stuff out there that they like.
     
  13. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    The kids like to use the Wii to stream Netflix movies when the DVR runs dry. :D
     
  14. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Basement = Wii
    Sons room = XBOX
    Daughters room = her laptop
    Living Room = Roku

    Im going to add another Roku to the Master Bedroom
     
  15. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Family Room - Wii, PS3, TV
    Me - iPod Touch or Laptop

    Need to do something so I can get it upstairs in the bedroom.

    - Merg
     
  16. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

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    Apple TV or Roku.. probably Roku... gives you a lot more than APpleTV and usually more than most Blurays.
     
  17. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    What about connection speed?

    I get just about 6Mb/s. Is that enough?

    Mike
     
  18. Dave291367066120

    Dave291367066120 New Member

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    I have 5mb, and it worked fine the few times I used it.
     
  19. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

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    I'm on a 6 mb DSL line, which rarely gets over 5mb and it workes magnificently.
     
  20. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

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    works fine on my 5/768 line here
     

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