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Old 21st October, 2010, 06:47 PM
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Netflix Generates $553M in Revenue for Q3 2010, Now a "Streaming" Company

Netflix is one of the main reasons that so much pressure was put on traditional video retail, ultimately leading to the bankruptcy filing of Blockbuster. Netflix has been changing its business model to keep up with consumer trends that are migrating from DVDs to streaming content.

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Not to mention that Netflix just dumped the DVD access for the PS3. You now have a very much faster access point.

BY FAR the best deal in content that I'm aware of.. (Please correct me if I'm wrong!!)

(By the way what's the deal with 24p and 60p?)
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Will Netflix still let you access live movies via your PC? But my "connection" to ye Net sure as heck can't handle 13 Mb/sec.
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Old 11th December, 2010, 05:38 AM
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Not to mention that Netflix just dumped the DVD access for the PS3. You now have a very much faster access point.

BY FAR the best deal in content that I'm aware of.. (Please correct me if I'm wrong!!)

(By the way what's the deal with 24p and 60p?)
Yeah, getting rid of the requirement to run the disk was a definite plus.

Did you see that Netflix now has a streaming-only option? With the streaming-only option, you can't check out any DVDs or BluRay disks, but you can get unlimited access to their streaming library for $7.99/month. I just finished watching all of the Firefly series, and Stargate, all via streaming. I think they have all of Farscape (including Peacekeeper Wars) on streaming now as well. Babylon 5, too.

And if you've never seen Ghost in the Shell, you really should watch it. It's available on streaming.

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Will Netflix still let you access live movies via your PC? But my "connection" to ye Net sure as heck can't handle 13 Mb/sec.
Yes, Netflix will still let you access streaming content via your PC (although it's only Windows or Mac; sadly no Linux yet). iPhone and some Android phones can access it also. As well as the Wii.

As long as you have the equivalent of a T1 or better, you should be able to watch video: 13 Mb/sec not required. Note that your video quality WILL vary according to your connection speed, as they encode at a number of different bitrates ranging all the way from 200 Kbps up to 3400 Kbps, depending on the quality of the source, the desired target format, and the available connection speed. This means that you aren't going to watch HD content on a 768K DSL line, but you should definitely be able to watch standard video.
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