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Netflix Has Improved


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I had Netflix 4 or 5 years ago and things have improved since then. The player in the browser on my PC seems to be a lot more professional and user-friendly than it used to be. I also have a different setup than I had back then, so I'm not just limited to using a PC.

 

I wirelessly connected my Blu-ray player to the Internet tonight with the little USB thingy that came with it and now I'm watching Season 3 of Fringe on my HDTV. Looks pretty darn good. I can pause, fast-forward, and rewind with the Blu-ray remote control. I like it better than watching with a PC or using an Xbox 360 controller. Speaking of the Xbox 360, since I can use Netflix with my Blu-ray player, I can watch/listen to/glance at a show and play a game at the same time since my Xbox 360 is hooked up to a different HDTV. I can also do the same while I work on my web site or browse the Internet.

 

I like this new setup. Netflix streaming content is finally worth 8 bucks a month to me, even if I end up mostly watching TV shows.

 

 

 

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I haven't signed up for Netflix yet. I'd like to due to their new season of Arrested Development; however, I have access to so much other content (for free!) that I can't convince myself to sign up for it at this time.

 

I do use Amazon Prime, but I consider it "free content" as I buy enough from them that the free shipping negates the annual membership fee. I've never watched Amazon Prime on my computer, only via my PS3 and iPad, so I don't know how good/bad their player on the Mac is.

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It is good, but the movie selection isn't great. Not many newer releases. TV show selection is excellent though.

 

I saw a few movies listed that I haven't seen and semi-wanted to see, but yeah, the movies available for streaming mostly suck or they are ones most people have already seen 10 times. (Same as it was 4 or 5 years ago.)

 

 

 

I haven't signed up for Netflix yet. I'd like to due to their new season of Arrested Development; however, I have access to so much other content (for free!) that I can't convince myself to sign up for it at this time.

 

I do use Amazon Prime, but I consider it "free content" as I buy enough from them that the free shipping negates the annual membership fee. I've never watched Amazon Prime on my computer, only via my PS3 and iPad, so I don't know how good/bad their player on the Mac is.

 

If that worked with my Blu-ray player, it might be worth it. Doesn't seem to work with LG BD640:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/video/ontv/devices

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4 or 5 years ago it was $7.99 for streaming and 1 DVD at a time in the mail.

 

now it's $7.99 for streaming only or $7.99 for 1 DVD at a time only.

 

Netflix is not better now than then. you lose.

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4 or 5 years ago it was $7.99 for streaming and 1 DVD at a time in the mail.

 

now it's $7.99 for streaming only or $7.99 for 1 DVD at a time only.

 

Netflix is not better now than then. you lose.

 

Did you read my blog entry or did you start typing after reading the title? The player in the browser on my PC seems to be a lot more professional and user-friendly than it used to be. It has improved. But I don't have to use it after discovering that my Blu-ray player can connect to the Internet and stream Netflix content.

 

I don't use DVDs anymore. They look like crap on my HDTVs. I either use Blu-ray or streaming HD. If Netflix had a large selection of Blu-ray titles and you could count on them arriving in the mail without being scratched up or broken, it might be worth another 8 bucks.

 

Netflix has enough new and old TV shows that I haven't seen to keep me entertained for years. Now that I can watch Netflix on my HDTV instead of my PC, it's worth the 8 bucks just for streaming.

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