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Old 03-06-2011, 10:26 AM   #1
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Streaming movies

Who is streaming movies via either NetFlix, Blockbuster Online, Amazon Video On Demand or Cinema Now? Who is not streaming from netflix? My family watches a lot of movies each month and therefore we do not download from Blockbuster Online, Amazon Video On Demand or Cinema Now, I don't know if anyone else has a all you can eat streaming business.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:00 PM   #2
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:54 PM   #3
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Why did you chose that service over one of the others?
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:44 PM   #4
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Netflix because it has a MASSIVE catalog of old titles that I like very much. I've gotten way more than my money's worth out of that subscription over the years.

Amazon VOD for one or two seasons of a (then) currently running show because I wanted to try it out. It's too buggy for me and I can't stand DRM for purchases. Since I think DRM is quite fair for rentals and Netflix has the best pricing in that sector, I went with Netflix. I had Blockbuster OD for a while but their catalog (2 years ago at least) was laughable. Maybe it's better now (I dunno). Netflix's recommendation system also works great for me and I've discovered numerous nice shows that way. It's a little slow to get new shows and movies but they get there eventually (in one form or another) to not have the delay matter to me too much.

Overall, I'm very happy with it (and I cut the cable 5 years ago).
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:54 PM   #5
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I use Netflix and Hulu. I have cancelled cable all together. Looked at getting an Amazon Prime account but their catalog is not big enough now to seriously consider it.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:59 PM   #6
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What about Directv's 6000 movies on demand? We have Directv but we have an older machine so we don't get that service just wondering how useful this is? and if it's comparable to netflix?
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:13 PM   #7
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My parents have Directv. Does it really have such a huge library? Man. I gotta rack up some PPV bills for them on my next vacation . FWIW, when I flipped through their channels last Xmas, I saw maybe a dozen PPV channels (non-porn ) in the list. Maybe there's a much bigger selection in the main menu or something?
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:10 PM   #8
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That sounds like a DVR feature. I have DirecTV, but I haven't heard of that (nor do I use their DVR -- I prefer TiVo.) "On Demand" seems to be a DVR type thing.

My husband has Netflix and he watches movies often. I'm backlogged and I tend to just watch whatever shows I have saved (just watched a commercial for Black Friday -- from last November) on the DVR, although I would like to use Netflix if I ever had the time to sit and watch something longer than 45 minutes.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:19 PM   #9
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My parents have Directv. Does it really have such a huge library? Man. I gotta rack up some PPV bills for them on my next vacation . FWIW, when I flipped through their channels last Xmas, I saw maybe a dozen PPV channels (non-porn ) in the list. Maybe there's a much bigger selection in the main menu or something?
In the advertisement they said 6000 on demand movies and TV shows AT NO EXTRA CHARGE plus 400 ppv so just wondering if anyone has tried it yet? We can't because we have an older TV with a built in receiver with no HDMI plug so the free DVR that we could order wouldn't even work.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:04 AM   #10
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If Australia has a legitimate streaming on demand business, I am not familiar with it.
I know pay TV has pay-per-view however.
I don't use iTunes on a regular basic to know if you buy such things through them either.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:07 PM   #11
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Yes it's a DVR thing, it's like having netflix built in, though you do need to be hooked up to WiFi on your DVR. Just wondering if anyone has this, and I think that Directv still has the promotion of free DVR for paying customers
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:26 PM   #12
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We have Netflix and love it. We get 1 disk out at a time and alternate between kids movies and our movies. Anytime we want to watch a movie the streaming is there for us and the selection is pretty good. For $8 a month you really can't beat it.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:31 PM   #13
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We are primarily using Netflix (like Shack70, we are now on the 1-disk plan), but we have recently used Amazon once or twice.
Our favorite benifit w/ Netflix is being able to stream via the X-Box and the Wii.
I don't see us changing anything anytime soon.

Edit: We also have DirecTV, but we do not use the VOD option.
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I use Netflix and Hulu. I have cancelled cable all together. Looked at getting an Amazon Prime account but their catalog is not big enough now to seriously consider it.
I just moved to Roku, had Netflix before. Still undecided between Hulu+ or Amazon, for TV shows I mean.

Based on your experience, which one do you recommend (or any other reading this post) Hulu+ or Amazon prime, and why ...
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