Streaming Netflix - Worth It?
So, I currently have all the movie stations (Starz, Encore, The Movie Channel, Cinemax Shotime and HBO). I do enjoy the series that are on them, but lately it seems that the movie rotation is pretty poor. I mean some of the movies have been in the rotation now for 4 months.
So, in an effort to save a few $'s of monthly bills, I have been contemplating getting netflix. The DVDs will be nice, but I'm also very interested in the streaming that they are offering. Currently they claim 12k titles available for streaming, but that seems to pale in comparison to the 100k titles available for the rental / exchange program.
If there are any Netflix users out there ....
What do you think of the streaming?
How's the picture quality?
How is the selection of movies available from streaming?
Are they always increasing the titles that are available?
Do you have more than one box?
How does it compare to the movie selection on the cable premium channels?
Answers to these questions and any other thoughts you might have would be appreciated.
Investment Requirements ...
My sister uses Roku for wireless streaming from Netflix. It's worth noting that, other than the $100 investment for the device, they also had to upgrade their wireless modem and broadband service to get fast enough delivery to avoid wireless streaming issues (I think they increased their service to 6Mbps). In the end, the modem cost more than the Roku, and the internet upgrade will too (in less than a year of added subscription charges). But ... they absolutely love the service, and are not interested in cable movies any more.
Their TV is 720p/1080i, but from the small amount of time I was watching, the picture looked very good, and certainly better than just average.
Does Blockbuster offer this service too? BB does not charge extra for HD movies, so that might compensate for the increased internet subscription.