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    Thumbs up Netflix now has "unlimited" online viewing

    This happened a couple of weeks ago, but I didn't see a thread here.

    So now for even those of us with the basic 1 movie out at a time plan,
    you can watch an unlimited number of movies online.
    On average I get 6-8 mail movies per month for $8.99
    With all of the movies I watch online added to that, this is the best entertainment value I've ever had.

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    Not on my Mac.:(
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post
    Not on my Mac.:(
    Sweet, even more ammo in my can those a$$clowns bag....I find it astounding that mac still gets ignored for some reason...
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    They claim they are releasing a Mac player later this year.


    Macs don't get "ignored", but they do still have a less than 10% market share. If you're going to develop something, you're going to develop it to the 90% market first, I would think.
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    What do you need in order to get the movies online?

    How much bandwidth does it take to download them?

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    I wonder how it will look via PC into a 56" DLP?
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Default Bandwidth

    I had dsl with 2.0 mb per second with my old carrier and it looked and sounded great on my 24" computer monitor.
    My new carrier (att) for some stupid reason can only provide my with 1.2 mb per second, and it look so so. Currently I'm mostly watching documentaries and some independent and foreign films online.
    I signed up for the bundle home phone and internet service, so I get cheap long distance calling, but the internet speed is not as good as I had with earthlink.



    Quote Originally Posted by AndyGwis View Post
    What do you need in order to get the movies online?

    How much bandwidth does it take to download them?
    "I'm sure it's better than it sounds."

    Mark Twains' response, when asked what he
    thought of Wagners music.

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    Default online movies

    I would imagine it would suck unless you had major internet speed.
    My Dad has about 24mb per second with his cable internet, I think that would provide good quality online viewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    I wonder how it will look via PC into a 56" DLP?
    "I'm sure it's better than it sounds."

    Mark Twains' response, when asked what he
    thought of Wagners music.

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    The video quality is not going to change with better or worse bandwidth, just the time it takes to download before playing. You're downloading the same file no matter how fast or slow you do it.
    If you will it, dude, it is no dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trubluluc View Post
    My Dad has about 24mb per second with his cable internet, .

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    Zoom Zoom Zoom!!

    I clocked in @ 3.9mbs last night..
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post
    Not on my Mac.:(
    I plan on trying it on my iMac, via VMWare Fusion. I'll report back in a few days.

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    Default what speed test do you use?

    www.2wire.com or www.speakeasy.net?

    3.9 will be plenty fast for a good picture.

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    Zoom Zoom Zoom!!

    I clocked in @ 3.9mbs last night..
    "I'm sure it's better than it sounds."

    Mark Twains' response, when asked what he
    thought of Wagners music.

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    Download Speed: 11956 kbps (1494.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 1852 kbps (231.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
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    Quote Originally Posted by trubluluc View Post
    www.2wire.com or www.speakeasy.net?

    3.9 will be plenty fast for a good picture.

    -Luc

    I have peeked around 5mbs, but its pretty average on busy times around 3.5-3.9mbs.

    I was going to use it with my 55" Mit. 480p via VGA cable. So bandwidth plays big importance.
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    ??

    Does netflix somehow magically decide what your connection speed is and send you different compressions based on the speed? I don't think so. Whether you're on a crappy DSL or a super-fast connection it's the SAME VIDEO QUALITY, isn't it? It will just take longer to stream on a slower connection, you won't get crappier video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman1235 View Post
    ??

    Does netflix somehow magically decide what your connection speed is and send you different compressions based on the speed? I don't think so. Whether you're on a crappy DSL or a super-fast connection it's the SAME VIDEO QUALITY, isn't it? It will just take longer to stream on a slower connection, you won't get crappier video.
    I thought it would be like most online players where you can manually set the speed?
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    Ohh I see. You're right, my bad.

    I thought it was more like YouTube or something... just one set video quality, and if you're on a slow connection tough crap.

    My bad, continue.
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    I thought Netflix forced a speed test that it performs and alters the video quality streamed.
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    This is probably the only reason I'm considering signing up for Netflix. Well, that and they have the entire Red Green catalog!!!
    Ludicrous gibs!

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    Keep in mind you can't just watch whatever you want. They have a nice selection, but it's not anywhere near the offering they have via mail. It is nice when you're bored and want to just watch something, though. I have piped it to my TV a few times. Looks fine.

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    Default You're right...

    ...There is a netflix speed test that determines your connection speed.


    Quote Originally Posted by jrlouie View Post
    I thought Netflix forced a speed test that it performs and alters the video quality streamed.
    Instant Movies
    "I'm sure it's better than it sounds."

    Mark Twains' response, when asked what he
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    Default online selection

    This is true, nowhere near the selection, but great for documentaries etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demiurge View Post
    Keep in mind you can't just watch whatever you want. They have a nice selection, but it's not anywhere near the offering they have via mail. It is nice when you're bored and want to just watch something, though. I have piped it to my TV a few times. Looks fine.
    "I'm sure it's better than it sounds."

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    I enjoy watching foreign movies and Netflix has a lot of it

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    are you sure it's 24mbps ?

    On my laptop wireless 2flrs down I get 1.5

    main system is 5mbps.

    There are VGA to component machines out there

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    Two things:

    1 - This doesn't appear to work with Firefox...bummer

    2 - I have the one at a time plan, and on my subscription page it shows I get 2 hours per month, not unlimited
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    Default 24mb

    I didn't believe it. But I ran the speed test 3 times at both 2wire.com and speakeasy.net, and it came in at 24mbps at both sites. Of course that was download speed. Crazy! Yeah mine is 1.5 downhill with a tail wind.


    Quote Originally Posted by Willow View Post
    are you sure it's 24mbps ?

    On my laptop wireless 2flrs down I get 1.5

    main system is 5mbps.

    There are VGA to component machines out there
    "I'm sure it's better than it sounds."

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    Default Unlimited.

    Yes, it doesn't work with Netscape either. So I keep a version of Internet explorer on my computer to watch with.

    Do you have the 1 movie out at a time "limited" or "unlimited" plan?
    I have the 1 movie out at a time unlimited plan for $8.99/mo.


    -Luc

    Quote Originally Posted by Polkmaniac View Post
    Two things:

    1 - This doesn't appear to work with Firefox...bummer

    2 - I have the one at a time plan, and on my subscription page it shows I get 2 hours per month, not unlimited
    "I'm sure it's better than it sounds."

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    is it HD yet?

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    HD and Blue ray

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    Okay, so do you download it to your harddrive, or what? I'm still trying to figure out how this whole thing goes down. Do I need to stop putting movies in my queue so they will stop shipping them out and then try out a instant one?

    I, too, only have 1 at a time unlimited.

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