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I've had deliveries on Sunday before, I think it's a contract with the USPS.
Actually the USPS announced the service months ago and more than just Amazon use it and you may be even able to ship a package that way.
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Since I buy a lot from Amazon, the streaming service is a nice add on. Mama buys a lot (and returns a lot) from Amazon Prime.

I just got through watching the Justified TV series with Timothy Olyphant of Deadwood fame. What a great series! I can't wait for the final year on Amazon Prime. I've also caught some good movies from their service. Maybe not as good as Netflix but the price is right! Super video quality with the Roku 4 (1080p) and audio - Dolby Digital Plus.

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Are you still using a Roku stick for your streaming? Wireless can be a problem, ethernet connections are the preferred method of streaming.
No, both my PC and Roku 2 are connected via ethernet.
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Why would Amazon even offer an SD and HD version of their paid streaming programs? Are there actually people who use internet service of less than 6 or 7 mgbs and subscribe to Amazon or Netflix?
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Why would Amazon even offer an SD and HD version of their paid streaming programs? Are there actually people who use internet service of less than 6 or 7 mgbs and subscribe to Amazon or Netflix?
Not everyone watches on a big screen TV. SD is generally fine on a smartphone or smaller tablets. But then, some people think satellite radio is HiFi....

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Using a 6 or 7 d/l speed is the equivalent of a ONKYO ATMOS HTIB. Denon 7200 is 105 d/l.

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Ever heard of Netflix original series? These are great and creative series produced by netflix in UHD and 5.1 Dolby Surround....and I dont have to pay and extra fee to watch them.
On Netflix, whether something dates 2004 or 2014 it is still available for the same monthly rate
You don't have UHD
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No, I dont...But I have 5.1 Dolby Surround
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Using a 6 or 7 d/l speed is the equivalent of a ONKYO ATMOS HTIB. Denon 7200 is 105 d/l.
I use 88 mgbs speed, both ethernet and wifi, thanks to a dual band modem
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Congrats on having Dolby Digital 5.1.

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I use 88 mgbs speed, both ethernet and wifi, thanks to a dual band modem
Oh wow a dual band? Amazing. If you live in an urban city and have Comcast everyone has 75-100. Of course since you can't stream UHD or HDR you'll never need that much.

As for hitting the Comcast data caps.... It's nearly impossible. I've had a JS9500 and JS9000 since May and been streaming UHD and HDR since early summer and I haven't gone over 200 yet according to their usage meter. Amazon Prime UHD/HDR absolutely blows Netflix skirt off. I never use my Netflix account anymore. Amazon Prime HDR is the best, MGO HDR the next, honestly I'll watch Comcast before Netflix.
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Why would Amazon even offer an SD and HD version of their paid streaming programs? Are there actually people who use internet service of less than 6 or 7 mgbs and subscribe to Amazon or Netflix?

You must not get out much...There are MANY people in the US who have slow speed and are wishful on the 6/7mb download. They also like to stream movies/TV. Not to mention those who stream over their phones so the HQ is basically a "waste" on those small screens. Why doEs Netflix offer SD/HD streams? Because there is a market demand for them.


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Are you still using a Roku stick for your streaming? Wireless can be a problem, ethernet connections are the preferred method of streaming.
For some, yes. I have all my devices on my WiFi network and can watch Amazon and Netflix in 1080p all day long without any issues.

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Oh wow a dual band? Amazing. If you live in an urban city and have Comcast everyone has 75-100. Of course since you can't stream UHD or HDR you'll never need that much.

As for hitting the Comcast data caps.... It's nearly impossible. I've had a JS9500 and JS9000 since May and been streaming UHD and HDR since early summer and I haven't gone over 200 yet according to their usage meter. Amazon Prime UHD/HDR absolutely blows Netflix skirt off. I never use my Netflix account anymore. Amazon Prime HDR is the best, MGO HDR the next, honestly I'll watch Comcast before Netflix.
I go over the 300 MBs data cap we have in Florida. Sometimes we have 2 computers + one streaming device active at the same time
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For some, yes. I have all my devices on my WiFi network and can watch Amazon and Netflix in 1080p all day long without any issues.

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when you have an internet plan of 75-100 mgbs of download speed and a dual band modem, wifi streaming can be as flawless as ethernet connection./
My speedtest readings on ethernet are around 88-89 regularly, and approx. 84-85 wireless
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Why would Amazon even offer an SD and HD version of their paid streaming programs? Are there actually people who use internet service of less than 6 or 7 mgbs and subscribe to Amazon or Netflix?
Some people live in small counties where internet service is limited to really crappy slow service because there is no major cable providers in the area.
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Welcome to the world of Amazon Prime
amazon prime is great. they dont even charge more for 4k unlike netflix. even outdoing them with hdr.
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People like my dad....
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I once had a housemate who didn't give a damn about HD. I'd come down to cook and find her watching something in SD on a channel with an HD version, both pillarboxed and letterboxed, forsaking a good third of the screen (watching a 42" screen from at least 12 feet away). If I said something about it she'd tell me to hush and keep watching it that way.

She'd definitely be someone who'd appreciate being able to watch something in SD for a lower price .
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Why would I want to pay $90/year and then pay an additional average of $20 for a movie download? At that point I can just go buy the same movie in bluray
Most people know how to take far better advantage of Amazon Prime than one silly extreme example.
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Had Prime now for a year and I'm going to renew. At first I wasn't watching much since most of their offerings are things I've already seen. But as the year went by I started to find several films that I hadn't seen or were in my Netflix que. And the recommendations were starting to get better after watching these. I also realized that if I selected a film genre and dug through it, I was finding more films that I had always wanted to watch but hadn't found. Plus, even though I'm not a big TV watcher at all, I'm retiring in April and figure I will be able to start watching at lot of the shows being offered that I have heard great things about. That, to me, is a pretty good return on $8.25 a month.

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Watch ex machina, a pretty good and kind of sexy AI story.

Also, Song of the Sea is one of the most gorgeous hand drawn animated films I've ever seen. Scenes after scenes look like a painting, although I confess I wasn't following the story at all.
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I too can recommend Ex Machina. I notice that Interstellar is also Prime now.

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Watch ex machina, a pretty good and kind of sexy AI story.
"Pretty" good and "kind of" sexy is just what I thought of Ex Machina. Although the small ensemble cast was terrific, I thought the story ended up being so dark in dreary, I was taken out of it. I ended up giving the film 7 Stars out of 10 but only because of all the wonderful performances and its startlingly beautiful exteriors. I don't want to see it again, ever!
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Just added: Mississippi Grind

It stars Ryan Reynolds and one of my favorite actors, Bloodline's Ben Mendelsohn.

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"Pretty" good and "kind of" sexy is just what I thought of Ex Machina. Although the small ensemble cast was terrific, I thought the story ended up being so dark in dreary, I was taken out of it. I ended up giving the film 7 Stars out of 10 but only because of all the wonderful performances and its startlingly beautiful exteriors. I don't want to see it again, ever!
Ex Machina also had an excellent sound track, so much so that it made me realize my right height speaker was blown. I usually don't find myself drawn to sci-fi but found Ex to be very well executed.
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Hey guys, I have few questions about Amazon prime. I'm new member here.

I have Netflix and for the most part is fine for me, but how does it compare to Amazon prime? I know I can try Amazon free trial to know for myself but I want to know what to expect. Questions below will certainly help me out.

How's the Amazon prime movies library compares to Netflix in HD, 4k?

I know Netflix doesn't have HDR while Amazon have few content in HDR.

How's the quality in streaming comparing Netflix? To be more specific how does HD, 4k quality compare with Netflix? Is there a winner?

How's the app design? I like Netflix app, but does amazon prime have an app that makes it easier for members to find Movies faster?
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Quality is the same. Amazon Web Services manages both Netflix and Amazon content. Some different offerings than Netflix and some excellent Amazon originals. Becoming an Amazon Prime member is well worth it in my opinion.
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I see, I am mainly into movies is there chances one having more than the other? I watch shows every once in a while so that is not deciding factor for me if they more originals than Netflix
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see post#1 in this thread.
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