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Bad News for Netflix viewers
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This just might further my mind from subscribing to Netflix. The availability of up to the minute current releases, variety and easy online streaming is what would grab my interest and money.


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Murph #285704 01/07/10 03:11 PM
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A lot of the comments on that say exactly what I was thinking: I don't buy a movie until I've seen it. So now WB has delayed my purchasing of a BD for 28 days. Lucky for me, I order everything from Amazon, but I've noticed that the local Walmart doesn't even hold onto most new release titles for much over a month. So anyone with a store like the one here, isn't going to be buying WB titles at all.


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RickF #285705 01/07/10 03:13 PM
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Rick, I don't know about where you live, but Netflix has put all the local rental shops, even Blockbuster, out of business. If you want to rent discs it has to be online, or from Redbox. The Redbox here doesn't even carry BDs.


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ClubNeon #285708 01/07/10 03:30 PM
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Chris our local Blockbuster just did go out of business this month (our rental source) so for the past couple of weeks my wife has been renting from a $1 a day in-store box (Blockbuster) but the selections are lacking, we've been looking at Netflix but in order to stream online it has to be (from what I understand) hard wired and we are using a wireless router to our PS3.

In the past I've been more of a buyer than a renter due mostly to my impatient trait but I'm really wanting to change that notion and rent more ... too many movies on the shelf that we could do without.


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RickF #285712 01/07/10 03:36 PM
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Netflix streaming needs at most 3 Mbps for HD video. You should be able to pull that wirelessly to the PS3 with ease. The Netflix streaming disc knows no difference between how you are connected.


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ClubNeon #285715 01/07/10 03:51 PM
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Oh really? I'll have to look into that further ... whenever we tried connecting a couple or three weeks back we couldn't due to connectivity issues and I was thinking I read somewhere that a hard wired connection was needed. Keep in mind, I am far from being savvy with the PCs.


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RickF #285716 01/07/10 03:58 PM
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What were you trying to connect to? I read your comment above as you not having Netflix. Do you mean, just establishing an Internet connection in general? If you need help, post here, I'm sure someone (or I) will be able to help.


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ClubNeon #285718 01/07/10 04:06 PM
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We don't have Netflix, we were trying to sign up via the PS3 and the wireless router and I haven't looked into it since. I was more interested in the online streaming rather the mail rental. Maybe it was just a bad connection but I believe the reason I didn't pursue it any farther was that for some reason, in the back of my mind I was really thinking I read somewhere an article regarding problems with online streaming of Netflix and wireless routers ... but I'm past 50 so that could be problematic in itself. ;\)

I thought it was strange though because my son plays a lot of games through the PS3 online.


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RickF #285719 01/07/10 04:11 PM
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Oh, well, the PS3's web browser is pretty poor. I only use it when I want to look up something on IMDb for a movie I just watched. Don't trust it to handle most sites correctly. Just sign up for Netflix from a real computer. Then go to netflix.com/PS3 and request the steaming disc. Since your son is playing online games, it's connected correctly.


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