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post #7291 of 7552 Old 04-06-2015, 01:31 PM
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...And with Netflix you simply can't. You have to subscribe to their services to find out that they promote their own Netflix shows (TV soap operas).
And don't expect to find flicks like 'Interstellar' or 'John Wick' or 'Exodus: Gods and Kings', ...etc., because you won't.

'The Interview' ...I think they do have that one though.
Yes, it's too bad we can't get it all for $8 bucks a month .. .. content has a cycle .. Theater / Disk / PPV / CATV etc, ultimately, at some point, ending up at a streaming provider somewhere down the food chain in most cases .. whether it's NF / Amazon a lot depends on what it's going to cost .. there is nothing preventing NF or any of the others from offering 'Interstellar' if they are willing to pay what it takes to do it .. by the time whatever might be considered a blockbuster gets to all you can eat streaming, most that wanted to see it, have ..


And on a side note, Sony pulled off one of the greatest marketing coups in History with "The Interview" .. raking in more than $40 million from online sales and rentals alone ..

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Instantwatcher doesn't work in Canada? Strange that IW would even have a Canada filter option if Canadians couldn't even see the list.
This is some of the USA selections. ...Nothing Canadian.

And! This is not a list; but you have to enter one selection @ a time...and only the USA movie/documentary/TV shows.

* Thx for trying. ...I have already spent a lot of time searching, to no avail.
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Fortunately, there are on line databases not affiliated with NF that do provide the info ..

<<<♦>>> http://netflixcanadacompletelist.blogspot.com/ <<<♦>>>
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♦ Thank you Ian for that. ...That is good news, and about time.

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Yes, it's too bad we can't get it all for $8 bucks a month .. .. content has a cycle .. Theater / Disk / PPV / CATV etc, ultimately, at some point, ending up at a streaming provider somewhere down the food chain in most cases .. whether it's NF / Amazon a lot depends on what it's going to cost .. there is nothing preventing NF or any of the others from offering 'Interstellar' if they are willing to pay what it takes to do it .. by the time whatever might be considered a blockbuster gets to all you can eat streaming, most that wanted to see it, have ..
♦ Just to be able to look @ a Canadian Netflix list; is all I'm truly asking. ...Their titles we'll see if it coincide with my preferred coordinates.
...Freedom to choose from a selective offer. ...It's all about the movies/documentaries, and not about $7.99/month.

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And on a side note, Sony pulled off one of the greatest marketing coups in History with "The Interview" .. raking in more than $40 million from online sales and rentals alone ..
♦ Perhaps Sony is going to support more movies of that "high caliber" in the future, and make more money by distributing them over Netflix?
...'The Interview' ...right on; and directed and written and acted by one of the top Canadian actors and movie writers and filmmakers.
- More flicks like that on Netflix and I'll join for sure.
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♦ Perhaps Sony is going to support more movies of that "high caliber" in the future, and make more money by distributing them over Netflix?
...'The Interview' ...right on; and directed and written and acted by one of the top Canadian actors and movie writers and filmmakers.
- More flicks like that on Netflix and I'll join for sure.
Sorry, but IMO, "The Interview" was crap .. my point was Sony capitalized on the flap with N Korea and turned a sows ear into a silk purse in the process .. making a film that would certainly had lost money at least end up breaking even ..

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I was humorous.

* Clue: "high caliber"
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This is some of the USA selections. ...Nothing Canadian.

And! This is not a list; but you have to enter one selection @ a time...and only the USA movie/documentary/TV shows.
There is an app, available for both Android and IOS (not for pcs unfortunately), called "iStreamGuide".
After downloading it, go into the Settings menu, and deselect all country flags save Canada. All movies and shows displayed in the app will now be limited to what is streaming in Canada.

Wait, don't tell me, you don't own a tablet or ipad?

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I was humorous.

* Clue: "high caliber"
Drop in a winkie next time and I'll get it ..

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There is an app, available for both Android and IOS (not for pcs unfortunately), called "iStreamGuide".
After downloading it, go into the Settings menu, and deselect all country flags save Canada. All movies and shows displayed in the app will now be limited to what is streaming in Canada.

Wait, don't tell me, you don't own a tablet or ipad?
♦ I did have a cell phone (Android), but I broke it (several months ago). ...And no tablet and no iPad. I'm sorry but that's the truth.
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Drop in a winkie next time and I'll get it ..
Ok.

* Regarding emoticons (smileys); in the past I was notified by some people for using them and that it wasn't necessary.
Since then I use them a lot less. And 'The Interview' is so bad, that I thought I didn't need any, and instead I used "high caliber" film.

My own take: Smileys are very useful @ times, and I do use them when required.
Every person is so different regarding them; and to be perfect we would have to remember each person/member and his own personal preference in using or not using them.

And because you just mentioned it; I will with you. And you were extremely helpful, and your posts are always impeccable.
The last link you provided is the best news of them all in quite some time regarding that particular request of mine.
...Because I did a lot of searching on my end but coudn't find what I was looking for; you did! ...A big thanks a bunch to you.
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And because you just mentioned it; I will with you. And you were extremely helpful, and your posts are always impeccable.
The last link you provided is the best news of them all in quite some time regarding that particular request of mine.
...Because I did a lot of searching on my end but coudn't find what I was looking for; you did! ...A big thanks a bunch to you.
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And on a side note, Sony pulled off one of the greatest marketing coups in History with "The Interview" .. raking in more than $40 million from online sales and rentals alone ..
Yup, I've always said it was a Sony conspiracy to promote this dog of a movie. Because there's no way this flick was going to recoup it's money. As sir Charles likes to say...

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how to check the streaming quality as it plays? Also how to tell it to only play 1080p and not 720p? And what encoders bitrates do they use, is it anywhere close to the torrent stuff in terms of quality?
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how to check the streaming quality as it plays? Also how to tell it to only play 1080p and not 720p? And what encoders bitrates do they use, is it anywhere close to the torrent stuff in terms of quality?
The Netflix app on certain devices has an undocumented display that shows the stream's resolution as it plays. The PS3, newer blu-ray players- plus a few slightly older ones, smart TVs, and the WD TV Live streaming player, are among those that immediately come to mind.
1st photo shows the PS3 corner display.

Using the PC, and viewing Netflix on a web browser, you can call up a detailed a/v screen by first clicking the screen during playback-do not play the title in full screen, I.e., allow the browser to show as you're playing something, then on the keyboard click Shift+ CTRL+ALT+D. 2nd photo shows the web browser a/v screen.
Note, with web browsers, Chrome and Firefox are limited to 720p, while IE can go up to 1080p.
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Reddice, I know this off topic but I want to ask you a question. I'm looking to buy a router I looked at your avatar and your using an ASUs router that I'm inclined to get. How is your experience with it any problems ? How is the speed ? Appreciate your insight. Thxs
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That's a very good question; because a good router will affect your Wi-Fi Netflix streaming transmission quality.
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This is some of the USA selections. ...Nothing Canadian.

And! This is not a list;

http://instantwatcher.com/titles/all?canada_filter=1

Also moreflicks.com; uncheck all of the services at the top except Netflix, pull down the list of countries from the Netflix button and select Canada.

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http://instantwatcher.com/titles/all?canada_filter=1

Also moreflicks.com; uncheck all of the services at the top except Netflix, pull down the list of countries from the Netflix button and select Canada.
Awesome. Mike, I like this one too (best).

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Reddice, I know this off topic but I want to ask you a question. I'm looking to buy a router I looked at your avatar and your using an ASUs router that I'm inclined to get. How is your experience with it any problems ? How is the speed ? Appreciate your insight. Thxs
I don't have any issues with it except I am using the last greatest software version from June 2014 that Merlin pushed. Any future versions after that and my WiFi signal is cut in half in strength.
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Regarding Sony, their business model seems to be get it in as many channels as possible. Compare that with Warner Brothers where it's "if you're nice we might let you see our precious jewels on our special app." Distribution is just as weird as the people you find in the entertainment industry.

A few years back independent developers who signed up with Netflix could get a "coming soon" list and Netflix stopped that practice after some distributors complained. Why would you want to rent a disc at RB when it was coming out on Netflix at the same time? There are some limited "coming soon" press releases but they don't contain everything for the coming month.
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Merlin that's a third party firmware? I wanted to use tomato, btw I noticed that you got extreme speed is that 50/5 ? Txs
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HAs anyone noticed this on their Netflix account? At one time I thought it had an end date for my 4 stream price of $7.99. But now on my streaming account page it says

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4 Screens + HD---Your plan price is guaranteed so long as you stay a member.
So that implies that I would keep the 4 stream price of $7.99 indefinitely. Has anyone else seen this on the Netflix Streaming account page?

EDIT: I also just noticed that is says that UltraHD is available under my plan. I thought they were charging extra for it?

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HAs anyone noticed this on their Netflix account? At one time I thought it had an end date for my 4 stream price of $7.99. But now on my streaming account page it says



So that implies that I would keep the 4 stream price of $7.99 indefinitely. Has anyone else seen this on the Netflix Streaming account page?

EDIT: I also just noticed that is says that UltraHD is available under my plan. I thought they were charging extra for it?
This is what it says for me
Your plan price is guaranteed through at least May 9, 2016

then to upgrade it says 4 screens w/ultra HD is 11.99
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This is what it says for me
Your plan price is guaranteed through at least May 9, 2016

then to upgrade it says 4 screens w/ultra HD is 11.99
Same for me... So when I get 4k I have to upgrade?

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I don't really want to start a thread on this topic, but I would like to ask if anyone has had any experience with :


http://www.ustvnow.com/


I had a buddy email me the link yesterday from the UK ..

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2 Screens +
Change plan
Your plan price is guaranteed through at least May 9, 2016.

I am not sure what 2 Screens + means but between 2 houses I use it on 5 screens, various PCs, tablets and smart phones.
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Change plan
Your plan price is guaranteed through at least May 9, 2016.

I am not sure what 2 Screens + means but between 2 houses I use it on 5 screens, various PCs, tablets and smart phones.
2 streams at a time.
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it clearly says 2 screens + HD. you're paying for HD.

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This is what it says for me
Your plan price is guaranteed through at least May 9, 2016

then to upgrade it says 4 screens w/ultra HD is 11.99
SO it sounds like I'm getting a heck of a deal then. I've had Netflix for DIsc rentals since early 1999 and I got their streaming when it first became available. So maybe they are giving me some kind of a deal because of that. I certainly don't ever plan on dropping it if I can keep 4 screens with HD and Ultra HD for only $7.99 a month.

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Anyone with a Roamio Pro notice this? When I press info in Netflix during a stream it doesn't seem to accurately display the bitrate. I'm watching Daredevil and it clearly looks to be at least 720 and it's telling me it's 384. I have plenty of experience seeing a 384-480 stream in the past, but this definitely is not. Anyone else experience this?
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