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Netflix is now truly Netflix

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You can watch movies downloaded from the Internet—all part of your current plan. You can watch a movie not from your DVD queue even if the queue is full (as mine is). If you use Firefox, you do have to use IE Tab to install the software and watch the movie, but that’s not problem. I can’t find how to switch on subtitles yet, so still need to do some experimenting.

Written by Leisureguy

25 September 2007 at 3:50 pm

Posted in Movies & TV, Software, Technology

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  1. The problems I see with Netflix’s download service are these: first, it’s Windows only. Second, Netflix doesn’t have a simple way to get the downloaded movies to your television.

    I’m holding out for Apple to provide a whole, end-to-end solution. They already have the online store and the set-top box for it. I’m just waiting for them to do rentals instead of just outright sales.



    25 September 2007 at 4:03 pm

  2. I’m with you, Scott.

    Netflix has always been a pretty innovative company. It’s a shame to see them being so blind to an entire computing platform. Not to mention the Linux users out there. But they’re used to being the “odd birds out.”.

    I was a Netflix subscriber back in their first year of business. Service was slow, but it was a really innovative approach. The second time we used them, they had beefed up their dispatch infrastructure and we could turn around films in a business day. That was a great improvement. We only stopped using it when my wife was in school because we didn’t have enough time to watch the movies.

    We contemplated signing up for Netflix again. But the Windows-only downloading service was a major turn off. For now, we’ll continue to patronize the small mom-n-pop video rental place here in town. Perhaps they’ll improve once again and come up with a more reasonable DRM solution than the Microsoft junk.



    26 September 2007 at 9:59 am

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