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I bought my ps3 for blueray but have decided to not buy movies like i was doing when dvd came out 10 years ago. I also hate paying the high price for renting them at Blockbuster. So my ps3 got used maybe once a month if that. Now that Netflix is on I subscribed with the minimum to be able to stream to my xbox. So now I am using my ps3 at least once a week by watching blueray movies on it.

Almost feel like Sony should send flowers and candy to Netflix and Microsoft
 

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Same here! I got the trial for netflix and got addicted to The Office. I'm all caught up but decided to keep my subscription for occasional streaming and Blu Ray rentals. Its almost the only use my PS3 ever gets.
 

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Same here guys! Netflix really rocks. I get my Blu-Rays two days after they are shipped. I am on the two Blu-Ray deal and I stream almost constantly via my Xbox 360.


Netflix was a massive value-add to both my consoles for sure. Blu is still too expensive for me to buy in bulk but I pretty much always have a new movie to watch now.
 

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Originally Posted by Cynn /forum/post/15454048


Same here guys! Netflix really rocks. I get my Blu-Rays two days after they are shipped. I am on the two Blu-Ray deal and I stream almost constantly via my Xbox 360.

Is the streaming really of good enough quality to be viewed on a 40-inch or bigger TV without noticeable blockiness? If yes, what is your connection speed?
 

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Almost feel like Sony should send flowers and candy to Netflix and Microsoft

In case you didn't notice, Sony banned Netflix from streaming Sony-owned movies to the Xbox 360.
 

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Congratulations everyone on joining NF and leaping head-first into the late 1990's


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Is the streaming really of good enough quality to be viewed on a 40-inch or bigger TV without noticeable blockiness? If yes, what is your connection speed?

Depends on the title. I've watched several HD titles and they look fine (below BD of course, but about broadcast quality)


SD titles vary wildly from one title to the next.
 

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Is the streaming really of good enough quality to be viewed on a 40-inch or bigger TV without noticeable blockiness? If yes, what is your connection speed?

I view the streaming on a 100 inch projection setup. I have only a slow 3Mbs DSL line for internet, so this means no HD for me via the streaming, although I usually get the best SD available. The quality really varies from movie to movie - some I have watched that have been nearly indistinguishable from their DVD counterparts. Some have been pretty bad - although not unwatchable.


The poor quality ones have not been poor due to "blockiness", but rather a generally very soft picture. Looks slightly out of focus.
 

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So the OP did not have the $9/month Netflix, but the crappy streaming feature pushed him over the edge, not BD? People are strange...
 

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So the OP did not have the $9/month Netflix, but the crappy streaming feature pushed him over the edge, not BD? People are strange...

PS3 fanboys? ABSOLUTELY !
 

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So the OP did not have the $9/month Netflix, but the crappy streaming feature pushed him over the edge, not BD? People are strange...

Your missing the point.


Which is: Because he had to subscribe to the a minimum netflix plan (paying the $9 a month) simply to stream netflix titles to xbox. He is now allowed to rent unlimited BR movies.. and he currently watches a BR movie once a week. Sure he could have rented BR movies before, but he already said that 'Renting the movies 1 by 1 from Blockbuster, or buying BR movies' was something he deemed too expensive.


And the Netflix quality is far from "crappy" if you have a decent internet connection. I pay $44.99 a month for my internet service through my cable provider and I recieve speeds of 12megs down/2 megs up with a 12ms ping time. Netflix looks VERY dvd like on my 360.
 

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The streaming from Netflix to the 360 got me signed up and enjoying Netflix. I like using the steaming for old TV shows and stuff like that.....But since they have Blu-Ray, I finally decided to pull the trigger and buy a PS3. I have missed HD movies since I was a HD-DVD supporter, but I think its about time to move on over and I can play the exclusives Sony gets........So I can say XBOX kinda, in a long about way, got me to buy a PS3
 

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Your missing the point.


Which is: Because he had to subscribe to the a minimum netflix plan (paying the $9 a month) simply to stream netflix titles to xbox. He is now allowed to rent unlimited BR movies.. and he currently watches a BR movie once a week. Sure he could have rented BR movies before, but he already said that 'Renting the movies 1 by 1 from Blockbuster, or buying BR movies' was something he deemed too expensive.


And the Netflix quality is far from "crappy" if you have a decent internet connection. I pay $44.99 a month for my internet service through my cable provider and I recieve speeds of 12megs down/2 megs up with a 12ms ping time. Netflix looks VERY dvd like on my 360.

DAMN that's a great price.... what ISP do you use? I pay 34 a month for 1.5 down and the streaming netflix looks like garbage.
 

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Optimum Online through Cablevision in the NYC area.. for an extra $10 bux a month.. I can get the speedboost.. which pumps service up to 30megs down.. and 5megs down.. so that would be $54.99 a month.

www.optimumonline.com for anybody thats interested...



I can imagine with 1/10th of my bandwidth Netflix wouldnt look as great your setup as it does with mine..
 

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Damn.. I get the 1.5 from crappy AT&T DSL. Comcast is the only cable provider in my area and it's $60 for 6megs down. RIP OFF!
 

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Damn.. I get the 1.5 from crappy AT&T DSL. Comcast is the only cable provider in my area and it's $60 for 6megs down. RIP OFF!

Where do you live? I get Comcast Cable TV and Internet for $66 a month. Call them up and ask for a promotional deal, they usually have something for people wanting to switch over.
 

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I receive speeds of 12megs down/2 megs up

i remember back in the day when XBL was released for the original xbox, and OOL was only maxing out at 1meg upload, and you were only getting that if everyone else in the neighborhood was asleep. it was tough hosting some games like GR and GRIT, and being able to host a full room of 12 with full booms was almost unheard of, unless you were on an expensive T? connection. good thing providers increased their speeds. i've always thought about getting a FiOS internet connection, but i hear their installs are a nightmare...
 

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Northern California... I don't want the comcast TV subscription and I hate it that you have to buy a deal to make it worth while. I need the directv for my sports subscriptions



We need more choices!
 
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