Re: Netflix and Instant Viewing: Is it Worth It?
- From: "Bill's News" <billsnews@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 13:54:51 -0700
"Derek Janssen" <ejanss1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Netflix and Instant Viewing: Is it Worth It?
Can Netflix Out Do Blockbuster Online with the Instant
Blockbuster Online and Netflix are in an Internet movie
that just keeps getting better.
(Y'know, I spotted this for a cut-and-paste press article
right from the first sentence?...)
Derek Janssen (can't think why)
Not exactly news, regarding "Instant Viewing."
However, I only recently began to use NetFlix's IV service -
which, I believe, is no longer metered by plan - because of the
dearth of TV programming and my growing reliance on NetFlix to
provide video entertainment.
Of the recent vintage videos, in which I might have had an
interest, most I had already rented. So much of my IV usage has
been older movies or TV shows of the nostalgia bent. Among
those have been 1.33, 1.8ish, and 2.35 aspect ratios. I've
eschewed letterbox 4:3 vids because neither NetFlix nor my 42"
1080 monitor has a zoom feature. I've been well satisfied with
the audio/video quality; the transmission is at a consistent 750
MBps, my cable cap.
Except for Blu-Ray rentals, I'd see no need to any longer bother
with mailing DVDs back and forth, if more of an IV selection
were available. I'd also not object to a limit in the number of
hours per month, which could be pro-rated upward in any month I
happen to run over.
This has been a nice bonus, which hasn't impacted my 3 out
rental usage at all.
I've no idea how many users their system would be able to
support, but I was surprised that neither they nor my ISP
interrupted a second's viewing for even a national alert system
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