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Old April 5 2008, 03:43 AM   #1
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netflix's instant watch

Does watching movies on netflix's instant watch detract from the number of DVDs I can order for my plan? or does it add to my subscription fee with each movie or TV show I watch? Or is it without additional fee?

Help would be appreciated! Thx!
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Old April 5 2008, 03:51 AM   #2
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It is free. They changed it several months ago so that you can watch as many as you want.
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Old April 5 2008, 03:54 AM   #3
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Oh, how convenient! Nice. Even though the quality is a bit grainy, its nice to be able to watch, say Jeremiah!
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Old April 5 2008, 04:29 PM   #4
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Yeah, I love it.

I love how they changed it to unlimited. It USED to be every dollar you spent you got an hour of instant viewing.

But now...All free, all the time!

And how many movies they have! Tv shows!

I'm in love with Netflix.

And I also firmly believe, internet distribution is the future of renting.
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Old April 5 2008, 05:50 PM   #5
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It still doesn't fucking work for me.
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Old April 5 2008, 06:18 PM   #6
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Try www.hulu.com
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Old April 5 2008, 06:27 PM   #7
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You HAVE to be using IE to watch, by the way. Get the add on for Firefox that lets you switch rendering engines so you don't have to open the hideous thing.

Outside of Law & Order: SVU, Quantum Leap, and THX-1138... there's not really that much stuff worth watching. There are a handful of popular independent films though.
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Old April 6 2008, 06:02 AM   #8
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Re: netflix's instant watch

watermelony2k wrote: View Post
Oh, how convenient! Nice. Even though the quality is a bit grainy, its nice to be able to watch, say Jeremiah!
I get regular DVD quality, crystal clear.

It all depends on the quality of your download speed.

I'll add: Some people get NetFlix for the DVDs and use the instant view as a nice little perk. I use NetFlix for the instant view, and consider the physical DVDs to be a nice little (but nearly unnecessaty) perk.

Add #2: I hear rumor that NetFlix is looking into the feasibility of streaming it's Instant View service over Xbox Live!

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It is free. They changed it several months ago so that you can watch as many as you want.
Point of order: It's only free and unlimited as long as your DVD plan is unlimited, even if you are only on the "One DVD out at a time" plan. IIRC all but the ONE super-cheap plan falls under this category.
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Old April 6 2008, 06:10 AM   #9
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.. there's not really that much stuff worth watching.
Over 6000 movies and you say there's not really that much stuff worth watching?

From my queue alone:
High Plains Drifter
last Tango In Paris
Once Upon A Time In America
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Hitchcock)
Vertigo
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Doctor Who
Night Watch
Day Watch
My Blue Heaven
Chariots of Fire
Searching For Bobby Fisher
Ben Hur
Team America

There are PLENTY of movies on the Watch Instantly thing.
A TON of TV and Films.

I was watching La Vie En Rose yesterday.
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Old April 6 2008, 01:45 PM   #10
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My question is, does it work on DSL or do you need a faster connection?
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Old April 6 2008, 03:12 PM   #11
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Christopher wrote: View Post
My question is, does it work on DSL or do you need a faster connection?
DSL will work just fine, but faster is better.
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Old April 6 2008, 03:17 PM   #12
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watermelony2k wrote: View Post
Oh, how convenient! Nice. Even though the quality is a bit grainy, its nice to be able to watch, say Jeremiah!
I get regular DVD quality, crystal clear.
Unless viewed at a small resolution, regular DVD is rather grainy most of the time. (Artifact and image loss obscure a great deal of detail.) Do you watch the videos on full screen, or only in a small window?
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Old April 6 2008, 03:53 PM   #13
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Re: netflix's instant watch

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Outside of Law & Order: SVU, Quantum Leap, and THX-1138... there's not really that much stuff worth watching. There are a handful of popular independent films though.
I don't know about that, a quick search turned up some of these fun flicks/series:

Batman: Return of the Joker
Ben-Hur
Clash of the Titans
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Dead Like Me (series)
Dexter (series)
Ghostbusters
Hellboy (both animated movies)
Hellraiser
Men in Black
Oh God!
Seaquest DSV (series)
Short Circuit
Superman
The Italian Job
Time Bandits
Weeds (series)

I personally think it's great and adds a lot of value to my subscription.
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Old April 6 2008, 04:21 PM   #14
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I love it. Basically I love everything about Netflix. The library of instant viewing is constantly growing, so between it and the DVD's I never run out of things to watch. I've been going through the Star Trek series (Voy, DS9 (currently on), ENT (next) ) with my wife and we use instant if we are feeling a movie.
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Old April 6 2008, 05:35 PM   #15
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Re: netflix's instant watch

Like Chaos Descending, I use Netflix for the streaming movies and have the physical disks as a perk.Plus, with my 6Mbps DSL connection, I get crystal clear quality on my 23" Acer LCD flat panel monitor (1680x1050 resolution) at full screen.


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