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DavidRoss
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Netflix streaming downloads

Post by DavidRoss » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:16 am

Movie fans with high speed internet might be interested. Netflix offers a huge catalog of titles for streaming, including many great documentaries and foreign films and "classic" TV series.
"Most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." ~Leo Tolstoy

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Re: Netflix streaming downloads

Post by jbuck919 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:19 am

I use it regularly. The last movie I saw that way was "Doubt" (better than I expected).

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Re: Netflix streaming downloads

Post by Madame » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:06 am

jbuck919 wrote:I use it regularly. The last movie I saw that way was "Doubt" (better than I expected).
Did you already have a Netflix ready device, or did you have to purchase one? Is there a limit on how many you can download each month? Pretty clever set-up.

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Re: Netflix streaming downloads

Post by DavidRoss » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:46 am

Madame wrote:Did you already have a Netflix ready device, or did you have to purchase one? Is there a limit on how many you can download each month? Pretty clever set-up.
Yes, it's my PC hard-wired to my high speed home network. If I want to output to a TV monitor, I just plug in a notebook PC that connects wirelessly to our network. There is no limit. In fact, my wife can watch one streaming movie on her notebook while I'm watching another on my office PC.
"Most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." ~Leo Tolstoy

"It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character." ~Dale Turner

"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either." ~Albert Einstein
"Truth is incontrovertible; malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it; but, in the end, there it is." ~Winston Churchill

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Re: Netflix streaming downloads

Post by IcedNote » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:55 pm

Love it! Our Comcast service has been outrageously sluggish recently (shocker, right?), so I haven't been able to use it nearly as much as I'd like (movie has to pause to buffer every 15 minutes or so).

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Re: Netflix streaming downloads

Post by lennygoran » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:42 pm

>Movie fans with high speed internet might be interested. Netflix offers a huge catalog of titles for streaming, including many great documentaries and foreign films and "classic" TV series.<

I'm a NetFlix member and enjoy the material I get--I don't use it that frequently. Recently I was in a Radio Shack on another matter and the guy who was helping me had time to tell me about Blue Ray--he said it made quite a difference when watching things and that Netflix had Blue Ray material. I'm technologically challenged and always behind but the size of the Blue Ray device was so sleek he tempted me. OTOH he said you really need an HDMI cable to go with it for the best results. Regards, Len

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Re: Netflix streaming downloads

Post by jbuck919 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:12 pm

IcedNote wrote:Love it! Our Comcast service has been outrageously sluggish recently (shocker, right?), so I haven't been able to use it nearly as much as I'd like (movie has to pause to buffer every 15 minutes or so).

-G
For some reason (knock on wood), DSL here is adequate for this. When you consider that I don't get a cell phone signal....

In case anyone is interested, you have to use Internet Explorer for this (or at least a message told me that I did when I tried and failed on Firefox).

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Re: Netflix streaming downloads

Post by DavidRoss » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:26 pm

jbuck919 wrote:In case anyone is interested, you have to use Internet Explorer for this....
False.
"Most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." ~Leo Tolstoy

"It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character." ~Dale Turner

"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either." ~Albert Einstein
"Truth is incontrovertible; malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it; but, in the end, there it is." ~Winston Churchill

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Re: Netflix streaming downloads

Post by jbuck919 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:44 pm

DavidRoss wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:In case anyone is interested, you have to use Internet Explorer for this....
False.
Well, David, thanks, because I just tried it on Firefox and it worked. However, this was not true perhaps a year ago.

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Re: Netflix streaming downloads

Post by IcedNote » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:38 pm

jbuck919 wrote:Well, David, thanks, because I just tried it on Firefox and it worked. However, this was not true perhaps a year ago.
Yeah. I still use IE because Firefox wouldn't run it a while ago.

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Re: Netflix streaming downloads

Post by Guitarist » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:50 am

I watch them via Comcast through my Tivo unit. Sometimes it constantly pauses or has terrible pixilation, while others are flawless.

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