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Old April 6 2008, 06:20 PM   #16
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Re: netflix's instant watch

Doesn't instant viewing only work on PCs using Internet Explorer?

Useless for me. How about throwing us mac users a bone?
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Old April 6 2008, 07:42 PM   #17
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Re: netflix's instant watch

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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?
Full screen. They look as good as any of my DVDs do.
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Old April 6 2008, 08:28 PM   #18
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Re: netflix's instant watch

Warp Coil wrote: View Post
Doesn't instant viewing only work on PCs using Internet Explorer?

Useless for me. How about throwing us mac users a bone?
Sadly not yet. It has to do with Netflix's use of Microsoft DRM and Windows Media Player.

I love Instant Watch. Not only do I get a good dose of older Doctor Who, but it's also how I got into Dexter! When it breaks, though... oi, don't even get me started.
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Old April 6 2008, 09:19 PM   #19
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I've had great success with the instant viewing, I have my computer hooked up to my plasma tv in the living room and I really enjoy the quality. Although I do agree there are not a lot of choices for most movies I'm interested in seeing. But I did recently watch the original Knight Rider's 2-hr pilot and an episode of the A-Team!
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Old April 6 2008, 09:55 PM   #20
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I love Instant Watch.

When it was first launched there wasn't much content on there, but now there's TONS of great stuff.

I watch Netflix movies more through IW than I do physical disks, now. And the recent change to unlimited viewing is great.

I really wish they didn't use Microsoft's DRM so that you could watch from Macs or from Linux. But overall, it's great.

Just watched on instant watch, recommended to everyone:

The Man from Earth (2007)
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Old April 6 2008, 11:29 PM   #21
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^ The Man from Earth is definitely on my "to watch" list for Instant Watch.


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