Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Hampton, GA USA
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Yeah, changing your stream quality to the highest vlaue in your settings on the Netflix site if you have the bandwith yields a pretty good looking image. I've been watching a lot of Battlestar Galactica, Parks and Recreation, and Arrested Development and the image looks about as good as DirecTV HD on my 20Mbps connection.
It's not close to Bluray by any means and the quality varies between different shows but for $8 and no commercials compared to $95 that I was paying for commercial-riddled channels on DirecTV and only 1 HD DVR compared to the 5 pieces of hardware I have in different rooms that can access Netflix I think I'll be sticking with the service once my trial ends.
Being able to find shows I never got into for some reason and marathon a whole season instead of setting the DVR and hoping they rerun it any time soon is mighty convenient. I don't use the service for too much movie watching since I prefer to watch Blurays but for some smaller films or foreign films I wouldn't be able to get easily it supplements my Bluray viewing.
Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand.