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mar52
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2014/02/02 14:35:32 (permalink)

Netflix

How many use Netflix? 
 
Our new Vizio 60" has everything already in it.  We just needed to put in our Wifi password and then Netflix password and we have a world of movies I've never heard of.
 
What a cool TV feature!
 
Now I have to remember that we have Netflix because it's on the downstairs TV.
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    kozel
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/02 16:51:26 (permalink)
    We have it but I'm sort of disappointed with the movie selection. Not necessarily looking for real recent stuff either.  One good thing is if you were slow to catch on to a series; you can watch the entire series from the start if it's been picked up by netflix. I was a year late on Breaking Bad and caught up with netflix.  I like movies and a DVR with 2TB eSATA external storage on a FIOS DVR.  I track a 'watchlist' over at http://www.tvguide.com that tells me when movies I want will be playing on my system in my area.  Sometimes I do my research over at IMDB.com.  We recently moved and I thought I could just take my 2TB external drive to my new FIOS location, get the same equipment and just relocate my library.  Doesn't work that way. You move an external drive to a new DVR and the DVR erases the drive.  Isn't Hollywood grand!
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    Davydd
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/02 20:01:30 (permalink)
    Netflix has original series no one else has and never been on anywhere else in:
     
    Lilyhammer
     
    Orange is the New Black
     
    House of Cards
     
    This is probably the trend of the future.
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/02 21:47:45 (permalink)
    I haven't used Netflix because of the apparent lack of classics.  So I seek them out from a number of online sources.  Recently, our public library began offering HooplaDigital.com for members, and I've truly been enjoying it.   If your library doesn't offer it, request it.  It's superb.   https://www.hoopladigital.com
    post edited by MellowRoast - 2014/02/03 11:19:16
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/03 11:03:03 (permalink)
    I do Netflix because while I don't watch many movies, it is totally worth $7 a month to be able to whenever I want. I'm a huge fan of cheesy horror movies, so there's pretty much an endless supply of them available. I do not, however, have a TV that I can use it on, but I do my laptop and, surprisingly, my phone (it's handy when I'm lying in bed and can't sleep).
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/03 12:11:15 (permalink)
    I've had Netflix for years and while I do get frustrated with the selection sometimes, it is well worth the small monthly fee.  The original shows listed above have all been very good.  House of Cards season 2 will be released in a couple of weeks and I can't wait.  I would guess that I use it more for binge watching TV shows than movies but I do both.  It seems like they have added more classics lately.  I just watched The Apartment which is one of my favorites.
     
    There are websites that track the new movies added and subtracted every month.   
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/03 12:51:47 (permalink)
    Use it also, I run it on Windows Media Center, with my pc wired to my tv, and a remote made for that purpose. Been running through their catalog of Mystery Science Theater 3000 lately.
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/04 20:16:51 (permalink)
    mar52

    How many use Netflix? 

    Our new Vizio 60" has everything already in it.  We just needed to put in our Wifi password and then Netflix password and we have a world of movies I've never heard of.

    What a cool TV feature!

    Now I have to remember that we have Netflix because it's on the downstairs TV.

    We also have that option on our new Vizio TV but I dont use it (yet).
    You either need to have it connected to your PC , wireless WI-FI system or buy a special box for it!
    I may end up using it eventually as you can barely find places to rent movies anymore!  We go to Wal-mart and buy them as they are cheap!
     
    Edited to add:  You are aware arent you that you also have to subscribe to Netflix!?
    post edited by iluvcfood - 2014/02/04 20:39:44
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/05 09:34:44 (permalink)
    I have Netflix on my iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro laptop and Apple TV connected to our big screen TV. Despite all that Netflix only needs a wifi connection in your home and a less than $100 hockey puck size piece of hardware, Apple TV box and the TV of course. Lots of stuff on Apple TV and the similar Roku box is free but you do have to subscribe to Netflix to watch. You don't need a computer, smartphone or tablet to operate the boxes. You could easily get by without cable TV.
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/05 10:50:23 (permalink)
    I got a Roku 3 for Christmas and I love it.  I haven't given up cable yet but it is tempting.
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/05 16:14:41 (permalink)
    May be of interest to you folks. From Consumer Reports....
     
    http://www.consumerreport...flix-in-2014/index.htm
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/05 16:50:05 (permalink)
    No one here has mentioned Amazon Prime yet. It's really a great deal. For about $80 per year (although I hear it may be going up) you get free 2 day shipping on all orders,  one free E book rental per month, plus tons of free streaming movies and TV shows. I'd say the movie/TV selection is almost as good good as Netflix, which we've had and dropped a few times.
     
    We still have cable too. I watch a lot of local baseball in Summer (Mets and Yankees) and CNBC and live Cable News almost daily, and so far there really isn't another option for that (MLB.TV blocks local broadcasts). Other than that, between the Roku  and Amazon and a few shows on Network and Local TV there's plenty to watch.
     
     
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/05 17:24:19 (permalink)
    We have both Netflix and Amazon Prime. Like them both and feel they are worth it.
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/05 19:46:27 (permalink)
    I called them today and asked to see if they could find a movie with John Wayne that's not been seen since 1936 (The Oregon Trail).  It'll be interesting to see if they can unearth that.
     
    I also asked them to make available the only Wild Bill Elliott film out there that no one--not even collectors--have a good copy of (Topeka, 1953).  They said they would look for it.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained, I always say.
     
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/06 00:05:37 (permalink)
    Louis, those are 2 good examples of movies I like to watch.
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    Re:Netflix 2014/02/14 03:03:28 (permalink)
    I used to get Netflix DVDs in the mail. I dropped them a few years ago because they didn't have the newest releases timely.
     
    Now I've got so much stuff on my DirecTv DVR I don't have time for any more.
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