Warner Archive Instant has a loooooong way to go before it can even be considered a competitor to TCM. Right now, it's just a rather small collection of "B" movies, and some TV series. From what I'm hearing, that may be all it's ever going to be. No "A" list stuff ever. You'll have to get that elsewhere. And before too many people get excited about all the 1080p stuff they're streaming, let me tell you that it doesn't look any better than the upconverts on TCM HD. I sampled quite a bit content, during the two week trial, and I kept saying to myself "This is supposed to be HD'? Doesn't look like it to me. The HD on Netflix, Amazon, and Vudu blow this away.
The service has 319 movies currently, and allegedly adding 20 each week (and hopefully not removing any, at least at this point). 139 are "HD" though what that means in terms of quality is apparently debatable.
I'm not worried about the "A" list stuff, because that is already out on Blu-ray, or will be in the not-too-distant future if it is truly an "A" title.
Anyone else with an opinion on the 1080p quality? Is it really no better than the TCM upconverts?