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#277821 - 11/05/09 04:51 PM PS3 has Netflix streaming now
Nick B Offline
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This may be old news, but I don't think anyone has mentioned it. The PS3 now has Netflix streaming capabilities. In order to take advantage of this you need to let Netflix know that you want to do this and get on the list for a disc that will enable this. There is a link on this web-page.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/103/1038848p1.html

I just got an email from them that I should get my disc tomorrow. I never thought that this day would ever come. I've been so close many times to breaking down and getting the Roku box. I'm glad that I have held off.

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#277825 - 11/05/09 05:15 PM Re: PS3 has Netflix streaming now [Re: Nick B]
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Yeah, but at least I don't have to get off my couch and put in a disk to stream to the old xbox.

I will be getting a disc from netflix though and will def. compare the service on the two consoles.
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#277829 - 11/05/09 05:56 PM Re: PS3 has Netflix streaming now [Re: terzaghi]
Nick B Offline
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I think that you just use the disc once and you are all set, like a firmware update. Don't know why Sony couldn't just make a firmware update available. Maybe Netflix did all of the work and that is why it is coming from them.

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#277834 - 11/05/09 06:19 PM Re: PS3 has Netflix streaming now [Re: Nick B]
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Suck.

I bought a Samsung BR because I had to have that feature.

Let me know about PQ.
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#277836 - 11/05/09 07:10 PM Re: PS3 has Netflix streaming now [Re: Nick B]
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 Originally Posted By: nickboros
I think that you just use the disc once and you are all set, like a firmware update. Don't know why Sony couldn't just make a firmware update available. Maybe Netflix did all of the work and that is why it is coming from them.

No, for now the disc will have to be in the system. This was the quickest way for it to be deployed. In the future there may be a program download (there's a streaming music service in Europe which integrates this way).

I guess I'll find out tomorrow, but from what I've read so far, this is a BD-Live disc which connects to Netflix's service. Sony supposedly helped develop it, but I'm not sure why it wouldn't work in other players which have sufficiently fast BD-Java implementations. I'd like to hear from anyone who has a PS3 and an Oppo BDP-83 who gets this disc.
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#277838 - 11/05/09 07:14 PM Re: PS3 has Netflix streaming now [Re: ClubNeon]
Nick B Offline
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I have both. I don't know if I am going to be the test guy though.

I guess that I don't mind having to put the disc in to use the Netflix streaming since my PS3 has been collecting dust since getting the Oppo player. There haven't been many games out that I have been interested in (I'm waiting for Gran Turismo 5 or a good RPG) and I'm not going to use it as a movie player when I have the Oppo. Now I can get some use out the the PS3 streaming Netflix.

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#277842 - 11/05/09 07:24 PM Re: PS3 has Netflix streaming now [Re: ClubNeon]
Nick B Offline
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 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
I'd like to hear from anyone who has a PS3 and an Oppo BDP-83 who gets this disc.


On second thought, if the Oppo would do the upconverting then this may really be worth it.

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#277845 - 11/05/09 08:04 PM Re: PS3 has Netflix streaming now [Re: Nick B]
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The Oppo wouldn't do any conversion because, if it is a BD-Live disc the interface will present itself as 1080p.
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#277856 - 11/05/09 10:44 PM Re: PS3 has Netflix streaming now [Re: ClubNeon]
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I thought I read that Netflix was required to issue a disk as opposed to making this a firmware/software issue because of some sort of licensing agreement between the two companies.

Could be total bunk, but I think it's something to do with legalities as opposed to technical limitations.

Many of you probably know this already, but FWIW, PlayOn by Media Mall already allows streaming of Netflix to the PS3 through software that is installed on a networked PC in the same network as the PS3. Quality via PlayOn is hit and miss though, especially on a big screen.

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#277861 - 11/05/09 10:59 PM Re: PS3 has Netflix streaming now [Re: myrison]
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I've seen guesses that it's on a disc because of Microsoft's "exclusive" for the 360. But nothing confirmed. As long as we're making guesses; mine is that Netflix wants to control the number of new clients on connecting to their server, so a disc-based approach where they are the distributor would allow exactly that.

PlayOn is pretty much a miss.
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