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Old November 26 2009, 08:50 AM   #1
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whole seasons of Farscape on netflix instant watch now

just noticed it, cool! I've always wanted to try out this series.
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Old November 27 2009, 12:06 AM   #2
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Yes. Already on episode three, season one.
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Old November 27 2009, 12:29 AM   #3
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How's the picture quality? Is it comparable to the DVDs?

I ask because a friend has Watch Instantly, and it presented Red Dwarf with picture quality that was worse than a youtube clip.
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Old November 27 2009, 01:11 AM   #4
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The picture quality depends on your internet connection.

I'm soooo excited about this.
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Old November 27 2009, 02:55 AM   #5
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How's the picture quality? Is it comparable to the DVDs?

I ask because a friend has Watch Instantly, and it presented Red Dwarf with picture quality that was worse than a youtube clip.
From what I remember of Red Dward, it always had the quality of a youtube clip. Most everything I watch instantly is pretty good with one significant exception, which is that if I get interrupted, then for some time after resuming the picture has that herky-jerky computer download spazziness.

Since I get interrupted a lot when at the computer, I miminize instant watch. But, turnaround on the Netflix is several days because I don't live in a metropolitan area. So I have to balance inconveniences. I think for Farscape I'll go with the instant watch.
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Old November 27 2009, 03:04 AM   #6
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Red Dwarf never looked great, but my friend had the aid of a DVD to compare the Netflix image to, and it wasn't even close. But it sounds like Farscape looks allright, so good news.
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Old November 27 2009, 08:56 AM   #7
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I've actually had pretty decent picture quality running Netflix over a device like an X-Box360 instead of using my computer. Maybe my computer's just getting old and crappy, but the pic quality when I stream it over my xbox is loads better. I've been going through Farscape too hehe... I was ready to post something about it too when I saw this. I wonder how PS3's netflix streaming quality is compared to xbox?

I think they looked better than the broadcast that used to get syndicated here for a while, plus no annoying ass commercials. Netflix subscription is almost worth it just for Farscape! LOL. I remember how annoyingly expensive the dvds for it used to be.
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Old November 27 2009, 09:42 AM   #8
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Streaming over the PS3 has been quite satisfactory, as far as picture quality goes. I can't really compare it to the XBox, since my exposure to that feature is limited (I've only seen it a couple of times at a friend's place) but I have absolutely no complaints about picture quality on the PS3.
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Old November 28 2009, 04:48 AM   #9
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For a few months now I've been doing the instant watch first on my laptop PC, and now on my PS3. For me both have had really good picture quality, most of it has been pretty close to what I get on DVDs. I watched the first couple episodes of Red Dwarf, the first on the laptop and the second on my PS3, and both were about equal to what I get when I watch a show from that era on my baisic cable analog TV. It was the first time I'd ever seen the shown, and I thought it was really funny (I watched it with my mom and she enjoyed it to). The only problem I've run into is that my internet connection tends to randomly cut out, so it has taken me a couple (or 3 for Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) to finish some of the stuff.
As for Farscape, I've watched the first couple season 2 eps (I bought season 1 on ITunes before I got Netflix) and I must admit I forgot just how great the show really was.
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Old November 28 2009, 07:41 AM   #10
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Just watched the first episode, looked great, i really enjoyed it.
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Old November 28 2009, 07:45 AM   #11
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Streaming over the PS3 has been quite satisfactory, as far as picture quality goes. I can't really compare it to the XBox, since my exposure to that feature is limited (I've only seen it a couple of times at a friend's place) but I have absolutely no complaints about picture quality on the PS3.
Agreed.

At worst, it's like watching a regular TV broadcast.
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Old November 29 2009, 05:57 AM   #12
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I think even better than broadcast... no commercials, no annoying crawls in the corners or bottom or sides, no stupid animated characters running around the bottom of the screen advertising some other show...

I am really in love with Netflix streaming. The library is pretty big, granted not EVERYTHING is on it, but when you can get entire seasons of stuff like Farscape streamed anytime you want that's just pure and utter win.

Been a couple of years since my local independent station aired Farscape, so its fun to be able to go through the episodes again. It really was a good show, I remember when I used to be in Federation Intelligence, the guy who ran it was an American who moved to Sydney (married an Aussie) and they used to brag about how awesome Farscape was compared to Trek. And how the cast and crew were sooo much more down to earth and respected the fans more than any Trek cast. They used to have annual picnics with local fans on the film lot.

I think Farscape is one of the few very Australian made shows that did as well pretty much everywhere. And how some parts of it have made its way into the lexicon. I utter Frell quite often LOL
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Old November 29 2009, 06:01 AM   #13
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I think even better than broadcast... no commercials, no annoying crawls in the corners or bottom or sides, no stupid animated characters running around the bottom of the screen advertising some other show...
Yeah, I was just talking strictly of picture quality. Honestly, most of them look just like I'm watching a DVD, but some are a little less good.

Lately, I've been having problem with audio and video not syncing up. It's weird.

I am really in love with Netflix streaming. The library is pretty big, granted not EVERYTHING is on it, but when you can get entire seasons of stuff like Farscape streamed anytime you want that's just pure and utter win.
It is pretty awesome. I'm a little confused about why certain things are available for streaming while others aren't, especially within the same series. (EX: I wanted to watch The Matrix the other day, but only the sequels are available instantly).
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Old November 29 2009, 06:36 AM   #14
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It is pretty awesome. I'm a little confused about why certain things are available for streaming while others aren't, especially within the same series. (EX: I wanted to watch The Matrix the other day, but only the sequels are available instantly).
That is a little strange.
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Old November 29 2009, 08:04 AM   #15
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I like when they have a 13 episode season and all the episodes but episode 4 or something was for viewing. All I could think is some stupid legal issue.
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