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Might be signing up for netflix. Probably the unlimited 1 dvd at a time rental deal. Is there a list some where online that shows all the HD movies you can stream for 360?
 

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There was this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...php?t=1080651&

Netflix added a HD genre to their Watch Instantly tab so the thread lost steam. There are a decent amount of HD offerings but most are TV and Indie movies. It even looks pretty good but I wouldn't get it just for HD.
 

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I just counted 165 movies in the HD category.
 

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Originally Posted by Column /forum/post/15532620


Theres a whole category for HD on the netflix instant tab,not sure if that is open to the public tho.

Yeah, I'm not sure, but I believe it only shows up after you register a device capable of streaming HD....again, I'm not positive on that.
 

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Theres a whole category for HD on the netflix instant tab,not sure if that is open to the public tho.

Its not open to the public, you have to sign up to view the list, and there's a good reason for that. Once you see the pitiful list of HD or even SD movies, you'd wouldn't want netflix anymore.
 

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I really like the SD section so I can't agree with you there at all. Lots of obscure documentaries and films. Not to mention all the TV shows.
 

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Yeah, me too. I have over 100 titles in my Watch Instantly queue and a lot of it not obscure to me....including some relatively new stuff (No County For Old Men, 30 Days of Night, Daywatch to name a couple).


Granted, there's no day-and-date like Dark Knight or stuff like that, but I have plenty to keep me busy.


That all depends on taste though and what types of movies you like.
 

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Yeah, me too. I have over 100 titles in my Watch Instantly queue and a lot of it not obscure to me....including some relatively new stuff (No County For Old Men, 30 Days of Night, Daywatch to name a couple).


Granted, there's no day-and-date like Dark Knight or stuff like that, but I have plenty to keep me busy.


That all depends on taste though and what types of movies you like.

True, I am, by all means, not a movie buff. I really only watch the big blockbuster releases and there are close to none in the streaming section.
 

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The selection is beyond weak. It seems decent when you first sign up, but I find it hard to believe that anyone who has had this since November still thinks the selection is good.

I bet those of you touting your 100 movie instant que have the same 90-100 movies you have had since day 1.

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Well I must be an exception to that rule then because they are adding new titles on a daily basis.

I still have tons of stuff I haven't even watched yet,and I am constantly seeing new things I want to watch.


If all you want is the Blockbusters that have been just released on DVD then streaming is not for you,BUT if you are a movie buff there is a ton of content in there.
 

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Well I must be an exception to that rule then because they are adding new titles on a daily basis.

I still have tons of stuff I haven't even watched yet,and I am constantly seeing new things I want to watch.


If all you want is the Blockbusters that have been just released on DVD then streaming is not for you,BUT if you are a movie buff there is a ton of content in there.


Is there an easy way to get al ist of things added by date?


I would love if they could add more movies and if so have a cost associated to them. For example a tier higher then what they have now and more have those be $1 and go from there. But it has to be reasonable.
 

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Is anyone here actually a Netflix member!!!


If you go on the "watch instantly" tab, now you have several horizontal bands of film genres INCLUDING "recently released" !!


Now before I get flamed for this... yes I know this means recently released FOR STREAMING not the Black Knight. I am guessing that recent DVD releases are held back so that the studios can make more money on selling plastic discs rather than recieving a onetime fee from Netflix for the streaming rights to their latest blockbuster

BUT at least you can now see what has just been put in the feed channel relatively easily... at least they are trying


Yup a Netflix Fanboy!! LOL
 

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Yah got the generic "recently released" bit but lets not forget they use that on the mail end to and they conveniently miss-list their latest releases, just what they want to pawn off on you due to stock issues.


So imo since streaming has no hardware medium threshold, a nice added by date would be preferable. I already have in my que what I'd ever watch from their catalog. I should be able to now quickly browse only new stuff to tack on to it. But nah... I have to be vigilant, I'm already vigilant on neighborhood thugs, terrorists (per our president) and something else I can't remember that the TV told me to be vigilant about recently. So yes a ultra-fast list by date from Netflix would be nice, got plenty of other things in my life to focus on.
 

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MOvie Buff??? Please.


These are all movies like they would show in the old days on channel 11 in NY on a saturday afternoon!

Just think of a movie you would like to see and I'll bet its not available streaming. Something you havent seen in a while.

Be honest and pick without looking first.

I'll make my first guess without looking and say I would like to see "Blue Velvet" .

Guarantee it wont be there....


I still say the top 100 available for streaming is essentially the same since the service started in November.
 

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If you purchased a Netflix subscription only for the streaming videos then you did it for the wrong reason and should just cancel.


I consider it a nicer addition to an already great service.
 

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If you purchased a Netflix subscription only for the streaming videos then you did it for the wrong reason and should just cancel.


I consider it a nicer addition to an already great service.

So you feel the HD Streaming service is inadequate for the OP?
 

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So you feel the HD Streaming service is inadequate for the OP?

First, let's get one thing straight. Netflix is NOT a streaming service. It's a disc rental service that also offers streaming, which is in it's infancy as far as Netflix's service is concerned....seriously...HD downloads has been offered less than two months.


If an HD streaming service is what you want, go spend a couple hundred bucks on Vudu or AppleTV and then 5-6 bucks a movie. Of course, that will run you slightly more than the $8.99/month that you can get Netflix for.


So, just as I would not recommend subscribing to Comcast just for PPV, or buying an XBOX just for XMB, or a PS3 just for PSN, I would not recommend subscribing to Netflix just for HD streaming service.


It just depends what you want. For me personally, NF is great, but I've been a subscriber for quite awhile, so the NF streaming is basically a new "free" service I am now getting. Actually I bumped my plan from 4 at a time to 3 at a time because of the streaming, so I'm actually saving a few bucks a month with it.


Take it for what you will, but again, Netflix is definitely not worth it (as it stands today) if you are just looking to get HD streaming out of it, and nothing else. I assume they are probably building towards a "tier 1" level that will offer what AppleTv and Vudu do now, with a PPV model for new releases, as that would be the only way (IMO) that studios would let them have new releases. I still won't pay $5-$6 a movie though, so hope they keep the buffet plan and just push the new movies down to it after awhile. I have enough to keep me busy (350+ in my physical disc queue, and 100+ in my instant queue).
 
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