Tuesday, November 10, 2009

PS3 now available

Jessie Becker, VP Marketing, here again. Great news for everyone who wants to instantly watch movies and TV episodes via your PS3: it's available now! If you've requested a Netflix instant streaming disc for PS3, it's on its way to you. If you haven't, go to netflix.com/PS3 to get your disc. Enjoy!

402 comments:

  1. When are you going to stop forcing us PC users to use Silverlight? It's been a year now, and streaming to the PC is still intolerable because of all the tearing due to Silverlights lack of v-sync support.

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  2. I don't now what people are complaining about. I was just watching a movie online, full screen on a 24" monitor and it looked great. There wasn't any video tearing or anything like that. I... oh... wait a second... that's right, I was watching at Hulu.com where they use Adobe. The fact that it didn't look like shit should have told me it wasn't Netflix and Silverlight.

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  3. I watch instantly all the time on my computer and have never had a problem! I love Netflix!

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  4. I received my PS3 disc yesterday and it doesn't work here in Puerto Rico. Why do you ship it to us if it is not allowed to be used here? Are we less of a costumer? I'm paying for the 3 disc plan with blue ray included?

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  5. When will Netflix be available on Sony Bravia Internet enabled TVs?

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  6. I have renewed my faith in you Netflix!! I was ready to cancel my membership but you guys brought Instant to ps3 and now I'm here to stay. Way to go!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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  7. Thank you so much for creating this disk. I was considering by the Roku so I could watch my TV shows in my living room, but now I only need one device to "RULE THEM ALL"

    Signed
    Giovanni Hale

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  8. Yay! I can stop whining about not getting a disk! By the way net whiners, what's wrong with Silverlight? Looks fine on my computer!

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  9. I don't have a problem watching on my computer either. I did have a slight problem with Windows Media Center, but that's been resolved. You can't please everyone (i.e. those ever whining customers who will never be happy no matter what develops). I love Netflix!

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  10. As Wii holds more marketshare than either the XBox 360 or PS3 (not to disparage either of these fine gaming consoles), why is Netflix dragging its feet on rolling out Watch Now for the Wii?

    I've seen some rumors (http://blog.streamingmedia.com/the_business_of_online_vi/2009/10/confirmed-netflix-streaming-coming-to-the-wii-very-soon.html) on this, but nothing on the blog. When is it coming?

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  11. I don't mind silverlight. Before Silverlight there was no Mac support, so I am happy with it. Plus, it's not such a resource hog like Flash is. Watching On PS3 is great, but why do I have to re-activate the dang thing up to 3 times a day, is there an issue?????????

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  12. please address the reactivation issues!

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  13. I think it's cool you can watch on a PS3. I think it would be great if you could watch it on your PSP as well.

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  14. My ps3 doesn't play most of Jericho with any audio. For example Jericho Season 1 episode 4 has no sound on my ps3. I am connecting with hdmi to a Sony Bravia TV that has inbuilt speakers.

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  15. Apparently there is a problem with Jericho - I couldn't get sound on episodes 2, 3 & 4 either. You should report the problem using the link in your streaming history.

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  16. When is it available for Wii, please?

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  17. If Netflix thinks streaming to the PS3 is going to get me to stay on as a customer....they're right. I suspect any delay in getting this functionality onto the Wii will have more to do with Nintendo than Netflix.

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  18. Missil intercontinental, Pelotas, nublado.

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  19. Until they add SURROUND SOUND to instant streaming it doesn't matter, it's a joke that these movies are only available in stereo.

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  20. Why develop instant playback on the PS3 before the Nintendo Wii? There twice as many Wii's in circulation than PS3's! :P

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  21. I wouldn't care if the movies were in mono, if it meant I didn't have to use Silverlight anymore. I'm glad for the people who don't have a problem with it, or just don't care, but I have massive amounts of video tearing which makes instant viewing unwatchable as a direct result of Netflix forcing me to switch from Media Player 11 to Silverlight.

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  22. but I have massive amounts of video tearing which makes instant viewing unwatchable as a direct result of Netflix forcing me to switch from Media Player 11 to Silverlight.

    Wait a minute. It's Netflix who gave you the ability to stream in the first place!

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  23. what is the resolution of playback, HD?

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  24. I'm having a lot of issues getting movies to start streaming with the PS3. It will start to play about 3-5 seconds almost immediately, but then hang for 5-10 minutes. This may repeat 2-3 times. If I don't give up, I've seen it eventually start working. If it ever plays more than 15 seconds at once, it just keeps playing fine. Laptop hooked to network the same way is working fine. Something weird about the PS3.

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  25. I now love watching instant NetFlix movies in HD on my PS3! I can't wait for NetFlix to increase its instant, HD movie library--scary to think we may soon not even need discs. :-)

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  26. Is the streaming through the PS3 goin to be in HD or SD?

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  27. "Wait a minute. It's Netflix who gave you the ability to stream in the first place!"

    I really don't see where you're going with this. What does this have to do with Netflix switching to Silverlight and it's not supporting v-sync and causing video tearing as a result?

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  28. It is great to see netflix supporting new formats like this one.

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  29. I cannot find anywhere on the netflix website to submit a question so I thought I would try it here. It is a useless website from the standpoint of customer service. I want to find out how to have a queue for each DVD (I get 2 at a time) so I can have one queue for me and one for my son.

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  30. @J Alan

    I want to find out how to have a queue for each DVD (I get 2 at a time) so I can have one queue for me and one for my son.

    Go to "Your Account & Help", then "preferences", then "account profiles." You'll then add a new profile.

    BTW, NF used to offer customer support only by web and e-mail. Lots of people complained becuase they couldn't speak to a live person.

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  31. @kronicsoul

    Is the streaming through the PS3 goin to be in HD or SD?

    Some titles are offered in HD. You'll see the HD indication next to a title if it's in HD. Mostly TV shows.

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  32. what is the resolution of playback, HD?

    720p

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  33. Why develop instant playback on the PS3 before the Nintendo Wii

    Because they have not been able to work out an agreement yet with Nintendo. There will also be the issue of how does the Wii deal with HD content since the Wii doesn't deliver in HD.

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  34. When will this be available in Canada? Hmmm......

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  35. I would be interested in coming back to Netflix if there was a plan that was only for internet streaming and a bit less than the $8.99 plan, maybe $6.99? Not interested in DVDs...

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  36. Please create a Netflix app for Android with instant streaming over mobile 3G networks!

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  37. Congrats NetFlix - you just got me off of BlockBuster and on to you. PS3 streaming was the feature that broke the camel's back. That and the fact that you're $1 cheaper, accessible from an iPhone app, and won't take a week to send me a movie... but the PS3 thing was the reason I switched!

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  38. Do you have a date on when Netflix streaming is going to be activated on Sony Bravia internet linked TVs. getting sick of seeing the message 'coming in fall'. Why the delay? It has been announced long back.

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  39. My internet connected Sony Bravia now says "Coming November" instead of "Coming Fall". That gives them about two more weeks...

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  40. Thanks for the great service and support. PS3 streaming is great for me, since I'm running a PowerPC Mac at home. Keep up the great work!

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  41. Pão com manteiga.

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  42. I'm thinking of getting one of your plans to stream thru my PS3, but I have concerns now that I read a comment of someone in Puerto Rico that says it isn't working here. Please advise.

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  44. Is anyone else having a problem watching Heroes Season 4 episode 8 via the PS3? I got a message "Sorry, that title can't be watched instantly at this time...." I am able to stream it on my PC though.

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  45. now that I read a comment of someone in Puerto Rico that says it isn't working here. Please advise.

    The streaming contract with the studios only allows 50 US states.

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  46. Yep, in Puerto Rico the movies arrive 3 days later (if shipped Wednesday, it will arrive Saturday) and they won't let you watch streamed movies. Still, it costs the same as the 50 states.

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  47. Also not interested in DVDs as a BD owner. Kudos for Netflix for moving to the PS3 as a streaming platform, but 720p is barely HD in my opinion and the HD library is very small. Too small in fact to warrant the $8.99 fee to use the PS3 streaming function.

    Looks like I'll wait until the price point comes in and the library expands.

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  48. pp don't be cheap and buy RoKu, i love Netflix and now i love it more cause i could see the movies with my PS3. BUT I LOVE IT LOT MORE CAUSE I COULD SEE ALL THE MLB GAMES LIVE!! Netflix most be a MLB fan!! go Yankees!!!

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  49. Just got the PS3 disk today. Popped it into my system and... I am impressed. It's working flawlessly. Just wish it would just install the code directly instead of having to put the disk in every time.
    BUT... It's great. Keep up the great work.
    Kerry

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  50. Wow netflix I was really contemplating on buying a Xbox but now since you added the PS3 for instant streaming I am all aboard on that! I was curious to see how it would work and let me tell you I have had no problems and it's even faster loading through my PS3 then my computer! Great Job!! I love it. Now just to see some more of the popular titles on the instant play list! Thanks Netflix

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  51. Still, it costs the same as the 50 states.

    That's because there is no charge above and beyond the DVD-by-mail program. You are paying for the DVDs but get the streaming for no charge.

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  52. Love the idea netflix on ps3. It would be better if it would stream movies in HD and have 5.1 sourround sound. A lot of people I know have ps3 but does not have netflix I mention about NF streaming on ps3 to them, they got excited, some might join. Customers who have ps3 would really enjoy watching their favorite movies and tv shows in HD.

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  53. I just received my PS3 streaming disk and damn, I am impressed. It is a cool interface and the streaming quality is impressive. I really couldn’t tell that it was streaming. Kudos Netflix, you deserve a pat on the back. My only complaint is that was too hard to find a forum to leave positive feedback. I did call customer service tonight to pass along my satisfaction. So from a very satisfied customer, thank you!

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  54. worked fantastic - not sure how this was done, but streamed the movie and tv show perfect, sound was great over wireless with my z100g secure router.

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  55. You are paying for the DVDs but get the streaming for no charge.

    That's what I'm telling you. Same price, but less dvds since it takes 6-7 days for the round trip of each movie (of my 3 blue ray disc at a time plan) even if you watch it the same day it arrives, and return it the same day (really annoying). And also we don't have streaming, so maybe in Puerto Rico we are better off with the return to store offer of the competition since the don't give us the streaming to compensate that long wait.

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  56. I just signed up for Netflix for the first time a few days ago, after hearing that it was released for the PS3. I got my disc yesterday and watched a few things last night - the service is awesome! Everything streams extremely fast unlike renting things from the horrible, slow PS Network.

    Thanks for bringing it to the PS3!

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  57. Guys, guys guys!!!! (and girls)

    Just wanted to say thanks again for bringing this to the PS3... I love this feature and will never go without it again.


    Since we will be bonded to our precious discs for the better part of a year, might you work up some snazzy disc art that I can print out and turn an empty PS3 case into a netflix case?

    You know a bunch of us are anal collectors AND want to keep that thing from getting scratched. It should look good, and advertise your product to our friends who visit!

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  58. I think the guy who said he'd come back if the price of instant streaming was $2 cheaper is HILARIOUS. How cheap can you get?

    I was really happy when they announced the PS3 streaming deal. But I tried it yesterday and it's just okay. I tested four or five movies and the picture quality just isn't there, and I have a 1080p plasma that gives a beautiful picture.

    It just fragments too much. I've noticed that the quality hasn't been great on my Mac, but it's been okay. I expected the PS3, though, to be better, possibly enhanced by the system itself and the TV I'm using. But no. So it's okay for thing like the occasional TV show or maybe a documentary, but why would I spend so much money to get a high definition experience and then settle for something that's not even DVD quality?

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  59. I received the PS3 Streaming Disc(PS3SD) today. It works so much better than my Playon server setup which I paid for $20+ a few months ago. I no longer need my PC running when watching Netflix streaming movies. I'm using wireless N setup. Unlike Playon software, fast-forward/backward(using PS3SD) works great without freezing up. Browsing movies is a breeze which is attributed to the much better user interface. The movie icons are bigger and you can delete movies from your queue!

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  60. It just fragments too much. I've noticed that the quality hasn't been great on my Mac, but it's been okay

    Sounds like you aren't getting the maximum quality stream. The stream you get is dependent upon your connection speed.

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  61. maybe in Puerto Rico we are better off with the return to store offer of the competition since the don't give us the streaming to compensate that long wait.

    The long wait is because you are in PR, not because NF holds your discs. BTW, Blockbuster sounds like it might be a great solution for you.

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  62. I just got my PS-3 disc last night and watch Mr. Holland Opus. My PS3 is connected to my 65" Mitsubishi DLP HD television. All I can say is WOW! I can't believe the picture quality was that good. Amazing. Highly recommend this setup to anyone. GREAT JOB NETFLIX!

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  63. Ok..I'm gonna comment again about the PS3 and picture quality. Not sure what the problem was with the previous poster that said he had his PS3 hooked to his plasma but the picture quality I have is way better than standard DVD's and is close to as good as a standard DVD played in the PS3 which provide near 720P performance. In fact, the picture I have on the NETFLIX / PS3 is better than many DVDs played in the PS3. All I have to say is if you have a PS3 you gotta try this!

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  64. congratulations guys! i'm sure there were a lot of people working very hard to make this happen. i love the browser and ability to surf all the available titles.

    can i suggest a couple of new segments to free up 100 new titles in existing categories?

    westerns
    detectives

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  65. PS3 and Netflix together.... this rocks!!! just got it last night and it works GREAT!

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  66. Discoteca, refrigerante.

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  67. Horrible picture quality...


    Very dissatisfied...and dissapointed.



    I thought, I would at least be able to see DVD quality material from Netflix with my PS3 when I bought it 2 weeks ago.


    Now Im thinking of returning, my PS3, and cancelling Netflix, I would get me a nice Blu-Ray player, and use BlockBuster instead, at least they have stores where I can go rent whenever I want!...

    In the end, that's the whole Idea behind streaming to your PS3! But hey, the quality just makes me sick to my stomach!



    Viggiani, R. (San Antonio,TX)

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  68. All you people with the "I don't have a problem with the tearing in Silverlight, so you're just a whiner" mentality... I hope you all get rectal cancer.

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  69. But hey, the quality just makes me sick to my stomach!

    Get a faster ISP.

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  70. All you people with the "I don't have a problem with the tearing in Silverlight, so you're just a whiner" mentality... I hope you all get rectal cancer.

    So, you'd rather we lie and say we do have a problem with it?

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  71. So, you'd rather we lie and say we do have a problem with it?

    That's not what I'm saying, and I feel like you know it (or at least should know it).

    If you don't have a problem with the tearing caused by Silverlights lack of v-sync, great. But that doesn't make people who do have a problem a whiner does it? If you can't see the difference, then I hope you get rectal cancer.

    On a side note... Netflix used to say that the tearing was caused by peoples internet or computer being too slow. I was told that the tearing is because my internet and computer are just too fast for the mighty Microsoft's Silverlight.

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  72. But that doesn't make people who do have a problem a whiner does it?

    There's a difference between having a problem with it and looking for a solution, and having a problem with it and whining all over the place. Wishing rectal cancer on someone makes you a whiner... whiner. Your problem can't be taken seriously.

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  73. That's not what I'm saying, and I feel like you know it (or at least should know it).

    You are trying to make it like those who don't have a problem are the problem. When, in fact, you and your system are the problem.

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  74. I just received the PS3 disk and it's not working I enter the code and click the Activate button and nothing happens.
    WTF!!

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  75. Chose The Snow Walker and it plays for a couple minutes and then I get "retrieving" for a minute, then it plays for a couple minutes and back to retrieving, etc etc... I have 15mbs wifi to the ps3. I even paused it for 20 minutes thinking it would download the rest of the movie. Didn't work. Still does it.

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  76. some dude named steevoNovember 13, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Bravo to Netflix! This is a great development, thanks!

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  77. PS3 disc...really??
    I received my disc and it works fine. I expected it to be an application install for the ps3. I was very surprised to find the disc has to be in to watch Netflix.
    You would think that with a broadband connection and a 250 gig hard drive they could have created a downloadable app for the ps3 similar to XBOX.
    I think it's silly that I have to insert a disc each time to watch Netfix on a PS3.

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  78. PS3 disc...really??

    This is only a temporary thing until the PS3 offers up their firmware update.

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  79. hey since you guys are now streaming videos to the ps3 and xbox 360, you should also start letting people rent games as well. its a pain to have to drive somewhere to rent them. i love to rent videos from you and if you added the option of renting games as well it would be awesome!

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  80. Audio is way out of sync on my PS3 while streaming Netflix. Is it because I'm using HDMI? Any fixes?

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  81. just got my disc but when I put in the code and hit activate nothing happens?

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  82. There's a difference between having a problem with it and looking for a solution, and having a problem with it and whining all over the place.

    The problem is Silverlight doesn't support v-sync, and the solution is beyond my control. That isn't whining. Jackass.

    You are trying to make it like those who don't have a problem are the problem.

    Are you a christian by any chance? Because you took that way out of context. Maybe you should have read the second sentence there.

    When, in fact, you and your system are the problem.

    Well, I guess since I don't support v-sync, I suppose in some bizarre way I could be the problem.
    As for my systems, I'm sorry if I insist on building machines that Microsoft's flagship player can't keep up with. Maybe I still have that Commodore 64 somewhere...

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  83. The problem is Silverlight doesn't support v-sync, and the solution is beyond my control.
    You know that, yet you still came in here to whine about it. Right?

    Maybe you should have read the second sentence there.
    We did. That's how we know you're a whiner.

    I suppose in some bizarre way I could be the problem.
    Since you know that, stop whining about it.

    Look, if you can't play NF movies on your system, either fix your system to play properly or stop whining about it. Very simple.

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  84. You know that, yet you still came in here to whine about it. Right?

    I came here because Netflix removed all possible means of communicating through e-mail via their website. Jackass.

    We did. That's how we know you're a whiner.

    "If you don't have a problem with the tearing caused by Silverlights lack of v-sync, great. But that doesn't make people who do have a problem a whiner does it?"
    There's more than one of you who who aren't getting this? Great Scott... I hope you're not breeding.

    Since you know that, stop whining about it.

    Let me get this right, you think I'm whining because I, myself don't support v-sync? Please... in the name of humanity... tell me you're not breeding!

    ...either fix your system to play properly or stop whining about it.

    I'm not really sure I want to under-clock any of my computers. I can't help but think, with all of their resources, Netflix and Microsoft could come up with a video player that can handle video. Oh,wait... they did... Media Player 10 and 11. Jackass.

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  85. PS3 Netflix streaming is working very well for us. Picture quality is very good.

    One problem we've been having is that my PS3 needs to re-activated every few days for some reason.

    It would be very nice if you could assign a different profile to each device. I'd like to have a family friendly profile assigned to the PS3 in the living room and my personal profile assigned to the XBox in our bedroom. Don't need the kids coming across "9 Songs" in my recently watched list...

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  86. One problem we've been having is that my PS3 needs to re-activated every few days for some reason.

    I'd be careful there... you could find yourself being called a whiner by someone who doesn't mind re-activating every few days.

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  87. Hopefully 5.1 sound is just around the corner!

    Netflix lets make it happen..Please..

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  88. I came here because Netflix removed all possible means of communicating through e-mail via their website
    Because when they offered support via e-mail, people whined about not being to talk to a living human being.

    There's more than one of you who who aren't getting this?
    But most come here looking for a solution. Not to just whine... whiner.

    you think I'm whining because I, myself don't support v-sync?
    No. I think you're whining because your system is the problem, not Netflix's. It's not Netflix's problem to fix.

    Netflix and Microsoft could come up with a video player that can handle video
    Woks fine for me and millions of others. Stop whining that your system can't... whiner. Make your system work with Netflix, or stop whining that it doesn't.

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  89. Because when they offered support via e-mail, people whined about not being to talk to a living human being.

    Actually, they stopped after the implantation of Silverlight. They said it was so scary good, that employing a support team was unnecessary. Jackass.

    But most come here looking for a solution. Not to just whine... whiner.

    Actually, this isn't a forum. It's a blog. It's a place where people express their opinion. Jackass.

    No. I think you're whining because your system is the problem, not Netflix's. It's not Netflix's problem to fix.

    If the player Netflix makes me use doesn't support v-sync, and as a result there is video tearing, 1. How is this my computers fault? and 2. Why isn't it Netflix's? Jackass.

    Woks fine for me and millions of others. Stop whining that your system can't... whiner.

    Do a Google search on "netflix silverlight tearing". I'm curious about where you got your "millions" statistic. Jackass.

    Make your system work with Netflix, or stop whining that it doesn't.

    Maybe you can enlighten me on how to make Silverlight support v-sync when Silverlight doesn't support v-sync. Jackass.

    Please, please, please... do not soil the gene pool with your spawn.

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  90. Actually, they stopped after the implantation of Silverlight
    No, they went to phone suppoart a couple years ago. Long before Silverlight.

    If the player Netflix makes me use doesn't support v-sync
    They're not MAKING you use anything. They are saying, if you want to use NF Instant Wacth, your system has to be configured this way. Yours isn't.

    Why isn't it Netflix's?
    Because it's not their job to make their movies play on your system. They offer many ways for viewrs to watch movies online. If your system doesn't conform, you need to change. They don't need to conform to you.

    Do a Google search on "netflix silverlight tearing"
    yes, there are some people who experience problems with Instant Wacthing. But since we know it works properly, those who can't see it correctly need to adjust their systems so they can.

    I'm curious about where you got your "millions" statistic.
    Out of 10 million members is it a stretch to say that more than 10% use Instant Watch?

    Maybe you can enlighten me on how to make Silverlight support v-sync when Silverlight doesn't support v-sync
    Change your system so that it works with what Netflix offers.

    Please, please, please... do not soil the gene pool with your spawn
    Too late. Hello son!

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  91. ...your system has to be configured this way. Yours isn't.

    They offer many ways for viewrs to watch movies online. If your system doesn't conform, you need to change.

    those who can't see it correctly need to adjust their systems so they can.

    Change your system so that it works with what Netflix offers.


    Basically you just keep saying the the same thing over and over you inbred idiot.

    1. There is only one way to watch instant viewing from your PC, and that's with Silverlight.

    2. I can not configure my machine, even by praying to any pagan god you want, to make Silverlight support v-sync. I mean really, just how stupid are you?

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  92. Basically you just keep saying the the same thing over
    Just hoping it will eventually soak in.

    1. There is only one way to watch instant viewing from your PC, and that's with Silverlight.
    If your system doesn't work with Silverlight (even though millions of others do) then you are SOL. Why is that so hard to figure out?

    There is only one way to watch instant viewing from your PC
    Actually they really don't want you watching it from your computer. That's why on the Netflix Instant Watch part of the site. They say over and over "Watch movies and Television shows on your TV. They don't say watch instantly to your computer. And when they list Netflix ready devices, they don't list a computer.

    Get a netflix ready device (<---i.e fix your system) so that you can watch movies online.

    Stop whining that your computer can't display movies

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  93. Attn: Netflix.

    What is the deal with the streaming that has no audio (i.e.: Jericho S1)?

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  94. Just hoping it will eventually soak in.

    But you just keep telling me to configure my system to fix Silverlights lack of v-sync support, which can't be done. Idiot.

    If your system doesn't work with Silverlight (even though millions of others do) then you are SOL.

    It isn't that my system can't handle Silverlight, it's that Silverlight can't handle video. However, if I had a Mac, there is a fix.

    Get a netflix ready device (<---i.e fix your system) so that you can watch movies online.

    Wow. Just...wow. You are aware that there are two totally contradicting thoughts here?

    Your whole idiotic ramblings have have been how I need to fix my computer so I can make Silverlight perform in a way Silverlight can't perform, and what you meant was buy a Roku? You are a truly stupid person.

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  95. Your whole idiotic ramblings have have been how I need to fix my computer so I can make Silverlight perform in a way Silverlight can't perform

    No. You're wrong.

    I have been telling you to fix your system.(<--not computer) Fixing your computer won't work. Your computer is broken. Forget the computer. Fix your system (i.e. get a netflix ready device.) Did you see my arrow in the previous post.

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  96. I have been telling you to fix your system.

    At no point did you suggest you were talking about anything except a computer.

    Fixing your computer won't work. Your computer is broken.

    On the contrary, they all work quite well.

    Fix your system (i.e. get a netflix ready device.) Did you see my arrow in the previous post.

    It sounds like your trying to flip-flop here. You want to have your cake and eat it too. You've been fun idiot-boy, you're just far too stupid for me to continue.

    PS Maybe you should find a good shrink who could help you "fix your system".

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  97. At no point did you suggest you were talking about anything except a computer.
    When did I ever say computer?

    On the contrary, they all work quite well.
    With Netflix?

    It sounds like your trying to flip-flop here.
    Nope. Not flip-flopping. Consistent the whole time. Fix your system.

    Maybe you should find a good shrink who could help you "fix your system".
    My system is not broken like yours is. I watch movies just fine on 2 computers and 2 rokus. What's the problem?

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  98. When did I ever say computer?

    As Silverlight is the player you use for instant viewing on a computer, and as my complaint is Silverlight's lack of v-sync support...

    I know, I know, you meant system. Idiot.

    Nope. Not flip-flopping. Consistent the whole time.

    Consistently stupid.

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  99. As Silverlight is the player you use for instant viewing on a computer, and as my complaint is Silverlight's lack of v-sync support

    Silverlight works great on my computer.

    Consistently stupid.

    You're smart aren't you.

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  100. Silverlight works great on my computer.

    Who said anything about computers? Idiot.

    You're smart aren't you.

    Smarter than you. Idiot.

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  101. Congrats to the PS3 owners
    hopefully the rumors are true and it will also come to Wii. I hope the big N does not screw this one up.

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  102. Who said anything about computers?
    You did in your previous postings. Remember?

    Smarter than you
    You think it's OK to wish cancer on us, yet when we call you a whiner, you get upset. You really are smart.

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  103. Does anyone know when Dolby True HD/DTS HD Master Audio, lossless be available while streaming?

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  104. Stream straight to your TV without expensive equipment!! Simple hook your desktop to your LCD or Plasma TV!!

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  105. You did in your previous postings. Remember?

    I was baiting you, and you fell for it. Because you're stupid.

    You think it's OK to wish cancer on us, yet when we call you a whiner, you get upset.

    Ok, I'm going to try to explain this, very slowly, so that even an imbecile like you might get it. (Although I have very little hope for you.)

    I don't have a problem with being called a whiner.
    I do have a problem with being called a whiner by someone like you.
    Here's why...
    You're one of those people (and there are many) who think as long as they don't have a problem, then there is no problem, and anyone who says otherwise is a whiner. As long as you're not effected, you feel the need to prove how much of a jackass you are by name calling. You and people like you are completely worthless to me and frankly rectal cancer is far to nice for you. You contribute nothing and have zero value.
    You're also, I'd be willing to bet, one of the first people to piss yourself the second something effects you in a negative way, and if anyone calls you a whiner, you'd go on a fucking rant. So there you have it retard. Feel free to try to cherry pick at this and look for someway to reply, but honestly, you know I'm right.

    One more thing... who the hell is this "we" you keep referring to? Are they the voices in your head or something?

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  106. Stream straight to your TV without expensive equipment!! Simple hook your desktop to your LCD or Plasma TV!!

    Unfortunately you still need to use Silverlight.

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  107. The new disk for PS3 is amazing. The quality is way better than another program that I used in the past. It is verry user friendly. GREAT JOB Netflix. I am verry impressed.

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  108. You're one of those people (and there are many) who think as long as they don't have a problem, then there is no problem

    No. The problem is yours, not Netflix's. Wishing ill will on those who have the proper setup is just whining.

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  109. No. The problem is yours, not Netflix's. Wishing ill will on those who have the proper setup is just whining.

    You are a truly, truly stupid person.

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  110. You are a truly, truly stupid person.

    And you are truly, truly a whiner...

    who can't stream movies.

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  111. who can't stream movies.

    When did I say that? Quote me.

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  112. When did I say that? Quote me.
    A bigger whiner than I thought... a whiner who whines about having problems when she really doesn't have problems.

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  113. ok....am I the only one who is frustrated by my movie stopping and retrieving on my PS3?!? I was SO excited about this technology, but I haven't been able to sit down, relax and watch an entire move without the random stopping and starting! Initial retrieve took 15 minutes, and additional retrieving took even longer! Do I really have to shut down all computers and laptops in order to get uninterrupted streaming? Someone please let me know what the problem is!
    Thanks!

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  114. Sounds like you need a faster internet connection. Standard DSL is really not good enough. If you have very high-end DSL or Fiber, and are still getting buffers, then you may be getting throttled by your ISP. Are you Comcast?

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  115. Yes...I'm using Comcast...any suggestions? Thanks SO much!

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  116. Tried our first streamed movie through our PS3 last night. I was prepared for some skipping and maybe poor quality. There was zero skipping and the quality was nearly as good as a DVD: some posterizing and pixelating but completely acceptable and could, frankly, be the fault of my 720p TV.

    I was pretty amazed at browsing around and finding something like 1500 instant-play titles.

    The kids are going to go completely nuts with 100 kid-friendly movies ready to go at all times.

    Amazing value-add from Netflix!

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  117. Hi there,

    Love this capability, I had Play On Media server prior, did not work worth a #$@. This does work really well and even with PS3 connected wirelessly.

    Feedback/Improvements Needed:
    I dont want to have to insert a disk, I simply will not use this as much or at all. I just want to download and install the Netflix capability onto my PS3.
    I also dont want to have to goto my pc and enter a code or whatever.
    I also want to just watch instantly from the PS3 without having to put things into my queue on my PC.
    Make those enhancements and Ill be a BIG promotoer and fan of this as I am sure others would!

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  118. Works awesomely. Those complaining must have crappy connections. Watched 2 seasons of The Office so far in beautiful 720P. Netflix Rocks!!!!!!

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  119. i just placed my PS3 streaming disc into the player and it popped back out shutting the whole system down. Now it will not boot up. Sony wants $149 to diagnose the problem. Has anyone else had this same or similar problem. The system had been working perfectly, netflix says it was just a coincidence. I seriously doubt that!!!!!

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  120. Yes...I'm using Comcast...any suggestions?

    http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/11/05/comcast.two.tier.throttling.now.active/

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  121. I dont want to have to insert a disk, I simply will not use this as much or at all.

    This is just temporary. A way around their exclusive agreement with Xbox360.

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  122. Blogger Todd said...

    Hi there,

    I dont want to have to insert a disk, I simply will not use this as much or at all. I just want to download and install the Netflix capability onto my PS3.

    This is a temporary situation and is the result of Netflix exclusivity deal with Microsoft. Exclusivity expires in 2010. Sony estimates it'll be about a year from now before they issue a firmware upgrade for the PS3.

    http://kotaku.com/5401870/hey-ps3-owners-hold-onto-your-netflix-discs

    I also dont want to have to goto my pc and enter a code or whatever.

    This is a one-time deal. After that, your PC doesn't even need to be on.

    I also want to just watch instantly from the PS3 without having to put things into my queue on my PC.

    You can load stuff into your instant play queue via your PC, but there are well over 1000 (maybe 1500) movies available even if your instant play queue is empty! Your instant queue is just one of about 15 lists of movies, with up to 100 movies in each list.

    Truly amazing.

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  123. Do you really have nothing else better to do then to grip back and forth about how Netflix is or isn't? Really? GET A LIFE PEOPLE!

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  124. I just got my PS3 disk and have tried watching a few shows but midway through they stop for about 5 minutes and I have to sit through a black screen that says RETRIEVING.

    I was really really hoping this was going to be the NetFlix solution for my TV... but if I have to wait for it to load data every 15 minutes, then perhaps I need to look at something like the Acer AspireRevo. I never have a problem watching stuff on my laptop, so it is highly disappointing to encounter issues with the PS3 disk :{

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  125. GREAT job Netflix! I wasn't sure what to expect from streaming via my PS3, but I've found the setup process and video quality to be adequate for a new service. I've been streaming Lost episodes at 720p to my 1080p plasma and they look fine.

    The setup process was painless for me.

    I went out and bought some Netflix stock after sampling this service because I see this as the future of streaming video over the Internet. No other service I've tried so far comes close.

    Granted, the PS store allows for the rental of HD video with higher video and audio quality, but I'm certain that offering true 1080p video and 5.1 audio is on Netflix' 'to do' list.

    At this price point I think that Netflix and Sony have created the 'must have' solution for streaming video.

    In addition to buying stock I have also been recommending to friends that they buy PS3s and subscribe to Netflix if they don't already.

    Kudos Netflix, this is a great leap forward that I think will be remembered as a historic milestone.

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  126. thank you very much for your commitment to expanding the instant viewing library and choices. Netflix is watched more than TV in my house. Keep up the good work.

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  127. Well now that I've wasted 2 minutes scrolling past the stupid bickering, I can actually post my own comment/question...

    We're having problems with both online viewing and PS3 streaming. It's really slow, takes forever to load movies, then they pause and start re-loading.

    Is this probably an issue with a crappy Internet connection? (Please tell me it is. I'm trying to convince the boyfriend to switch from this stupid Verizon wireless thing to an actual DSL cable thing.)

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  128. Sounds like your issues are due to a slow internet connection. You need at least a 700 Kbs connection, but even then, you won't get DVD quality. For DVD quality video and audio, you need a connection providing at least 2.4 Mbps. <--- recommend even higher.

    Your connection speed will rise and fall depending on network usage in your home and conditions at your Internet Service Provider.

    You can test you bandwidth at one of these sites:
    http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
    http://www.speedtest.net/
    http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?flash=1

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  129. I ordered my disc almost two weeks ago but the website says it is still pending. How long is it going to take to ship?

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  130. Even when I play movies that say they're HD, they come out at 480P on my TV (I have the ability to watch 720P, 1080i and 1080P, and I know it works from BluRay as well as Dish Networks HD). What am I doing wrong? Is it the connection speed. I typically get between 3 Mbits to 7 Mbits download speeds.

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  131. when I play movies that say they're HD, they come out at 480P on my TV

    You have to go into your settings and select only 720p

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  132. Could you please figure out a way for us to pick our own tabs. "Teen High School Comedies" and "Romantic Musicals" isn't really cutting it for me. Stream the wrong film for a class and your stuck with crap genres.

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  133. Netflix edits streaming movies. In Caddyshack when Murray's character is interacting with the head greens keeper, a Scotsman, they deleted the line "you fuzzy foreigner" from the dialog. You politically correct assholes.

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  134. I don't understand why you only put a handful of movies on the watch now list... mostly ones everyone seen and the same crap that's played over and over again on HBO.

    Why wouldn't you make everything available for WATCH now. Wouldn't it save you a ton of money in SHIPPING COSTS!!!?!?!?!?!!??!?!

    I just don't get it. I was so excited to use my playstation 3 for this purpose and can't find a movie I havent seen or doesn't suck.

    Please explain why!

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  135. I don't understand why you only put a handful of movies on the watch now list... mostly ones everyone seen and the same crap that's played over and over again on HBO.

    Why wouldn't you make everything available for WATCH now. Wouldn't it save you a ton of money in SHIPPING COSTS!!!?!?!?!?!!??!?!

    I just don't get it. I was so excited to use my playstation 3 for this purpose and can't find a movie I havent seen or doesn't suck.

    Please explain why!

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  136. I don't understand why you only put a handful of movies on the watch now list... mostly ones everyone seen and the same crap that's played over and over again on HBO.

    Why wouldn't you make everything available for WATCH now. Wouldn't it save you a ton of money in SHIPPING COSTS!!!?!?!?!?!!??!?!

    I just don't get it. I was so excited to use my playstation 3 for this purpose and can't find a movie I havent seen or doesn't suck.

    Please explain why!

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  137. Why wouldn't you make everything available for WATCH now. Wouldn't it save you a ton of money in SHIPPING COSTS!!!?!?!?!?!!??!?!

    Jerry, they can only stream what the studios allow them to stream. Netflix would love to stream their entire library, but the studios are still VERY paranoid about streaming and don't want to cut into the sales of DVDs.

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  138. It works fine on a MacBook Pro hooked up to the TV, but even better on the PS3. Whatever inserting the disc into the player is doing, it works really well. Nice quality picture and sound.

    Would be nice if the search engine for this blog actually worked!

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  139. This is not a complaint mearly an observation. I 've been watching movies with the Roku box for some time and I recently got the PS3 disk. Here is my side by side compairison. The Roku box is faster than the PS3 in regard to loading of the menus and the movies . The PS3 dose play certin things a bit better. In general the PS3 plays just as good as the Roku if you don't mind the longer download times. But for most viewing I like the Roku box best.

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  140. Scott, good observation. The reason I like the Roku best is the potential for channel expansion. They already offer downloads from Amazon.com MLB.com and others. Hopefully Hulu and Youtube are on the way. I see the Roku or something similar being the catch-all device of the future. Problem is, everyone wants in on the action and makes these exclusive deals that only hurt the future of streaming.

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  141. I have a question about a TV series I would like to watch instantly on my PS3. Will I be able to watch Stargate SG1 TV series on my PS3 in the future?

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  142. NF doesn't comment on future movies or TV series, but there are several sites that list movies that are known to be coming to Instant Watch:

    http://streamingsoon.com is one.

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  143. i have a ps3 disc but i need to switch it to another account. i have no idea how to do this. =/

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  144. First, I think the Netflix+PS3 thing is awesome. I had no issue installing and activating the streaming video via my PS3 and can't wait to see how this works in the future.
    This brings me to my "complaint". This seems rushed? I have a 50"+ 1080p TV that shows almost any content beautifully... well, except the stream from Netflix. To cut to the chase, its awful. The video feed looks worse than a bootleg movie I could get in Brooklyn and I'm concerned about that. My only true comparison is the high resolution feed that I get from my Hulu desktop which by all measures looks fantastic on a big screen for an internet feed.

    My question is, when do you expect to improve the resolution on the stream? Is this a Netflix issue or a studio issue?

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  145. We will watch a movie instantly on the PS3. The problem is it takes a long time to start playing and then the movie will play for about 20 minutes and then pause for about 10 minutes while it is preparing the next segment. Any suggestions on how to avoid the delay?

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  146. I purchased a router for streaming and have the PS3 disc. The movies play well and the menu function seems fine. My complaint is that the quality seems pixelated (on a Sony 60" LCD). Is there a setting I should change on the PS3 or is this as good as it gets?

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  147. PS3 instant watch quality is very poor, I have all HD compatible devices and it comes out looking like old fashion picture quality, Netflix costumer service just blamed it on my internet connection. That is BS. It takes up to 2 minutes to fast forward and rewind too, anybody having these issues and know how to resolve them?

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  148. My question is, when do you expect to improve the resolution on the stream?

    The low quality stream is more than likely due to the speed of your internet connection. Slower connections get a lower quality stream. You really need the highest speed DSL available or even Fios to get the high quality stream

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  149. Netflix costumer service just blamed it on my internet connection. That is BS.

    That's more than likely the issue. The IW streaming should be the quality of a DVD. If it is not, it is usually because you are being dropped down to a lower quality stream to acommodate a slow connection.

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  150. I am having a recurring problem with my PS Slim "freezing / crashing" while retrieving certain films. I have had no problem watching "This American Life" or "Serenity", but when I try to watch "The Constant Gardener" or "Nightmare Before Christmas" or other films, the films start retrieving, the name of film appears on the black download screen with the retrieving status bar at the bottom. Halfway through the download, the video disappears and the machine appears to freeze. (I can't get it to respond no matter what I try, even after I eject the Netflix disk).

    My ISP is Verizon FIOS. I have the 50/30 package, so this cannot be a bandwidth problem (at least not on my end). My PS3 has the most recent firmware update (as of today), so that does not seem to be the issue. I have tried open DNS servers. No luck. I have deleted the BD Netflix folder and reinstalled. Still no luck.

    Is this a known problem and are you working on a fix?

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  151. I just got an e-mail survey from Netflix regarding the new PS3 instant movie delivery. And the problem with the survey is that it was asking the wrong questions, and had no provision for free entry.

    The survey asked about if the service failed to work.

    For me, I ordered the Disc and it installed and played the movie without problem. The flaw is the picture quality, which is in-between YouTube streaming and DVD quality, and is FAR from HD quality. I have a very fast DSL connection, and personally I would not mind if the software used a queued version of the playback and my PS3's hard drive to facilitate the playback of the promised HD quality, in exchange for perhaps not being able to watch it instantly.

    Plus the video format was 4:3 on my 16:9 HD display, distorting the image.

    If Netflix wants this product to be successful, and competitive with Direct TV and Hulu, they need to first set up a dialog of their long-time Netflix viewers to learn about the flaws in the system, and if there is some technical restriction (like requiring a T3 connection to actually stream HD) then they need to admit the limitation, both apon the product rollout, and when the streaming first starts.

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  152. Works great. No problems here. Great quality picture and no buffering. Love my PS3 with IW streaming!

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  153. i cant get csi to play with volume on the ps3 can any one help

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  154. I'm trying to watch 'Rise: Blood Hunter' on my PS3, but I'm having problems. Every 5-10 minutes it will stop the movie and "retrieve" more of it for about 10 minutes. This is a real bother, does anyone know if it's just this particular movie? If all of them do this then I'm going to return the disc with great disappointment.

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  155. Every 5-10 minutes it will stop the movie and "retrieve" more of it for about 10 minutes.

    Sounds like your internet connection is too slow. You really need the fastest DSL available or even Fios. Mid-level DSL will work, but sometimes just barely. Other things involved: internet traffic on your router from elsewhere in your house, neighbor DSL traffic, etc.

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  156. I love it.. save one thing.

    WHY cant it install on the HD??

    I get sick of having to put that disc in and out of the machine.

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  157. WHY cant it install on the HD??

    That is a temporary thing. Sony said that next year there will be a permanent solution. Word has it that using the disc is a way to get around the exclusive streaming deal Netflix has with Xbox.

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  158. Question???
    I have 2 PS3 in my home, my sons has one and I have one. Will Netflix allow us to have 2 streaming disc under the same house hold? I would like to be able to leave the streaming disc in each PS3 even if they are not streaming at the same time...

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  159. received my netflix PS3 disk... kudos to netflix for allowing me to skip the DVI - HDMI cable finally.

    there is one issue however, audio seems to be very inconsistent, varying from a low level where i have to crank up the audio on my amp to fading in and out. does anyone else have this issue?

    DVD's, TV, streaming from computer all work just fine.
    Using the latest PS3 firmware 3.10.

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  160. David, if it varies from title to title, it's probably because of an encoding issue. (i.e. the way the movie was digitized from film.) Some films are encoded better than others. Be sure to mark the poor ones as such in your queue so they'll know which ones need to be fixed.

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  161. I'm having trouble activating my PS3 disc I get the code and go to the web site to enter it and get the following message
    The Netflix application must be playing on the PS3 when you activate your Netflix instant streaming disc. This means that you cannot use the PS3 internet browser at the same time.
    I'm sure I'm doing something wrong so if any one has any advice the help would be greatly appreciated.

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  162. Yeah, you'll need a computer to be on the activation site at the same time that your PS3 is loaded with the disc.

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  163. I have been using my PS3 disk for several weeks now. I consistently have problems watching episodes of BallyKissangle Season 5 - sound is way out of sync and Jericho season 1 - many episodes play no sound. If I watch these episodes using PlayOn for the PS3, they work although the video quality isn't as good. When will these problems be fixed?

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  164. When will these problems be fixed?

    Have you let Netflix know about it?

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  165. What am I doing wrong? I pop the Netflix streaming DVD into the PS3 and nothing... It is not recognized at all. I asked for a second one and it's not seen by the machine either. How am I supposed to get an authorization code if the disc isn't seen by the PS3? And yes, I have the latest firmware.

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  166. dear jerks,
    are you out of ps3 discs or something because i requested mine a week ago and it still says pending i hate your stinkin guts!
    -kd

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  167. kdeazy, they probably hate your guts. If they don't, they should.

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  168. Does every PS3 model support Netflix?

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  169. I just recently purchased a PS3 and was in the process of downloading Netfliks so I can watch some flicks on TV? And then I get this you have to get a DISC when I make adjustments to my plan online. Why do we need a DISC? Can't the company just post it as a download where we can put it on a cruzer or disc ourselves and plug it into the PS3? I am baffled by now having to sit and wait for snail mail deliver.....

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  170. Why do I need to "wait" for a disc why can't Netflix's just do it as a download so we can just upload it? Say NO to snail mail and YES to technology!!

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  171. Berta, as was mentioned numerous times in the posts above. Sony has plans to incorporate it into their environment, just not yet. Netflix has an exlusive game console contract with Xbox, so as a way to get around that exclusive agreement, they offer it on disc. Estimates have it late 2010.

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  172. I can get all the way to were the movie starts retrieving on the ps3. The retrieving bar goes all the way to the end then start to play and pauses then freezes but no pictures or sound. Very angry

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  173. Anon at 10:48, what is the speed of your internet connection?

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  174. why does the blu ray player instant streaming offer full hd streaming n=but the ps3 doesnt. its not fair netflix should offer it for the ps3 as well. i love netflix though my whole family does. gooooooo! netflix!

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  175. Have had the PS3 disc for about a month with no problems. I am very pleased with the performance and quality, now I can put the Roku in the bedroom and stream movies in bed and in the living room. Thanks Netflix!

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  176. anonymous @ 7:37

    the PS3 streams in HD too.

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