dealsfree 1 month trial of netflix—use with wii, ps3…

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How is this a deal? Netflix has always done this.

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@holymythos: Well considering it is a sponsored "deal" the point is really to get the word out about it. That being said, Netflix is obviously a great service.

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@holymythos: i'm pretty sure that the free trial was normally 14 days instead of 1 month

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It used to be 2 weeks, but they recently increased it to a month.

My free trial just ended a week ago, decided to stick with the plan. $10 (+tax, about $0.50) for 1 dvd at a time and unlimited streaming. If you're curious, you can stream on two different computers at once, my roommate and I have watched different shows simultaneously

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@icarususa: When I tried it a few months ago it was a full month for no reason; it's always been a free month.

But I do agree, Netflix is an awesome program. It's well worth every penny.

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Does anyone know how many movies/games you can use at a time?

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I've been a member for 3 years, recently downgraded to the Instant Only option to use with my Xbox, Vizio TV, and Laptop. Its worth the $8, I watch a Season of TV (such as Weeds, Doctor Who, etc.) every month, and that alone pays for the service instead of renting\buying the episodes on Amazon\iTunes. Theres nothing like hitting 2 buttons on my TV Remote and being able to launch an episode, search\rate\change queue right there. Most devices are now fully compatible with Netflix (meaning you don't need the PC to manage your queue).

Its a much better option than Hulu Plus, which has a very narrow selection of shows that are completely available and fewer shows cleared for streaming to devices.

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@nornamtsa45: netflix doesn't have games. yet.

but the free trial is one movie at a time.

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@brad3326:

You can stream on up to 6 different devices. Each get registered in your account information and if you need to watch on a different device, you must de-register one of the 6.

For anyone that doesn't have Netflix yet, I strongly suggest at least giving it a month. It's worth it, especially for streaming. There's so much to watch.

Ever been curious about Battlestar Galactica? I know I was. I'm about to finish the series thanks to streaming! Did the same with Eureka, Prison Break, got to easily keep up with Heroes when it was on...

And of course, movies upon movies! I would never dare to pay for a rental or purchase of The Runaways (despise Kristen Stewart with a passion), but I might check it out now that it's on to stream.

Give it a month. Use the streaming for sure.

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@zetalidan: No you cant there is a limit to each device linked with your account so far i think the limit is 4-5 devices.

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@zeroelement: Each account can pick up to six devices to use the streaming application, however the amount of devices that can stream at the same time is limited by the number of DVDs you are allowed out at a time. For example, if you can only have one DVD out at a time, you can only stream on one device at a time. If you can do 4 DVDs, you can stream on 4 devices at a time.

The max is 6.

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Be careful you all. I feel like I got scammed by this deal. The free trial is based on your address, not your name or credit card number. I signed up not realizing someone who lived here previously took the free trial. I canceled a little before the deadline thinking I wouldn't be charged. I ended up paying full price ($19.99) for 12 days. I called customer service, and they weren't helpful. They just gave me a speech about how the warning page says customer service can't uncancel membership and it's the truth.

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I don't know about anyone else but it seems like at least 4/5 of the movies I want to stream are "DVD Only".

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@holymythos: All I know is that I leech off of my moms account and she only has the one DVD plan, yet I know for a fact that last week she and I were both streaming at the same time, along with my sister.

Maybe there was a strange glitch with us, even with the three of us not being in the same house at all, but it all worked smoothly from what I understand.

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I have the 1 dvd plus streaming package and can stream to two devices simeltaneously but when your try the to go to a third Netflix tells you you are already streaming to two places. I don't know or can't confirm that more DVDs means more available streaming outlets. My friend who has the two disc plan has gotten the same results (or so he has told me).

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Not compatible with Android :'(

but yes 9/10th of the movies you want to stream are dvd only

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I have been a Netflix member since 2001. I had the 3 DVD's out at a time plan until last month when they jacked the prices up because they want to encourage everyone to go to streaming only. Problem is, their streaming only selection is nowhere near as extensive as their DVD selection. Another problem is, their player sucks. I think Netflix started going downhill when they were forced to wait (a month?) after new releases were on DVD to be offered via Netflix. Currently I'm with the 1 DVD out at a time but for the amount of movies I've gotten on DVD, probably going to Redbox would be better. Sticking with Netflix one more month so I can watch all of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena on streaming then I'm dumping them.

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I see a lot of TV shows listed with their current season but High Definition vs Standard Definition isn't mentioned. If they're broadcast in HD on the networks, are they also availble in HD via Netflix streaming?

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I seriously would never have stumbled upon the majority of my favorite movies and TV shows if it wasn't for Netflix's amazing recommendations and rating system! It knows me better than I do, its scary! No but seriously I cannot live without Netflix anymore and I would be absolutely devastated if my 1400+ movie/TV show star ratings were wiped clean. Its not just the recommendations either; one of the best parts about clicking a star to review whether u liked or disliked something is the fact that you are telling them you've seen it already so they won't suggest it to you anymore unless you specifically search for it. I mean do you realize how much time is wasted wading through swamps of content you've seen a dozen times instead of being able to get straight to stuff thats totally new to you (and likely you'll enjoy)?! Its a whole (mod edit: profanity) of little details like that that make Netflix truly great. Wow! I didn't mean this to be the idiotic rambling of an Abby Normal mind it has become.

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@holymythos: It has not always been a free month we have has netflix for over four years and we only had a free two weeks.

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@holymythos: wrong, we have the streaming only package and have had 5 devices runing at the same time just to see if it could be done although 3 of those devices were computers.

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@ivioo: netflix on android is in progress should be availible by this summer with froyo

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@goldfndr: for the most part yes there is a whole section of HD movies and tv shows that can be streamed.

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@zetalidan: The wife and I just started in with BSG too. Hopefully not letters come home from preschool involving the word "frak".

My take on Netflix is that yes, it is an awesome service....but only if you're going to forego HBO or cable altogether. If you don't it's just another bill, but it's your money.

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I don't have cable but I do have Netflix....I love it. Its the best money I've ever spent....

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@czupik: Thanks. More specifically, are there tv shows that are known to broadcast in High Definition but are only available on streamed Netflix in Standard Definition?

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Usually there is a choice to watch in HD or standard. The HD looks closer to 480i to me though. Not any where near Blue Ray quality for movies. Few have 5.1 sound and that is my only real complaint.

There is just so much to pick from! I sent a couple of Direct TV receivers back and that easily pays for Netflix.

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@zetalidan: They SAY you can only stream to the same number of devices at the same time as how many discs you have on your plan but from what I've seen they don't really enforce it.

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@killersquirel11:
Most of the new movies are DVD only due to licensing restrictions. We have watched a lot of TV though.

Lost
30 Rock
Psych
Monk
King of the Hill
Better Off Ted
Sarah Connor Chronicles
Avatar: The Last Airbender (cartoon)
Dr Who and quite a few other British shows

are just a few of the shows we've watched through in the last year.
There are also a lot of kid's shows

One site I've found that can help you find stuff to watch instantly is
instantwatcher.com
You can also play and queue directly to Netflix from that site.

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Don't I have to have high speed broadband to use this? How are they going to provide that?

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Watching it right now on my Wii through my new 32" Vizio I got on a deal.woot last week! Looks great. I also have a Roku box in my bedroom so I can stream in there too. When all my entertainment costs ~$10/month, there really isn't a better option out there (especially during winter!).

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In answer to questions about broadband or HD quality: It depends. First, you will need a good internet connection to view streaming video. The better your connection, the better your video/sound quality. As you click on "Play" button for video, Netflix software checks your download speed and will stream at the appropriate speed for your system. We have a 50" 1080p TV - some have been pretty good; some have been pretty poor. It seems to depend on how the internet is behaving at that moment. (Of course, if you are streaming a TV show from the 1960's, you shouldn't expect hi-def to show up on your screen anyhow.)
Second, you need a computer or device to download Netflix content to. Lots of new TV's, game consoles, and DvD players have this built in. We used laptop with a cable connected to the TV because I want to see it on the big screen with my sound system. Now we have a ROKU player which has direct HDMI to TV. ROKU's top model does do HD quality IF your download speed permits it.

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@killersquirel11: I find that they add a lot of things to streaming all the time. Every time I check my queue, some things in my DVD queue are now available on instant.

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Instantwatcher.com is my absolute favorite resource for finding what's new to streaming. I'm watching Prince of Persia right now.

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I enjoyed Netflix for a while, the streaming is nice, but I have a real problem with waiting a month to get new releases especially with a Redbox on every corner, or so it seems.
I cancelled my subscription because I got bored with it. After the first couple months, I only get movies sent to me because I could but not because I had much interest and seeing them, and because I always seemed to try and cancel my subscription after the new month started.

With a Redbox now outside of my work, id much rather spend 1$-1.50$ per rental of movies as wanted when they come out as opposed to 30 days late.

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I've got enough things in the queue that I don't care if I get it right when it releases or not. I'll still see it. I've already waited months for it to get to DVD because I didn't want to pay $10 to see it in a theater. What's a few more weeks?

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@frenat: Totally agree. Between the seasons of TV shows that I've wanted to watch through discs and those TV shows and movies available through Instant Watch, I find myself with not enough time, not without enough entertainment.

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@obraj1429: That's not Netflix's fault, Redbox also has to wait the same period of time. Movie Distribution\Studios are giving Streaming\Pay Per View the first rights to movies.

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Red Box does not have 1/10 of the library of classic and older movies that netflix has. and instant view will only get bigger as the demand continues to grow. I can wait 30 days to see a new release. if it is a movie i simply can't live without watching i will buy it or pay the $5 to watch it on demand from cable.

but as i see the prices of dvd's falling through the floor i know the dvd medium is on its last legs. the internet will be to dvd's what dvd's were to vhs.

we are in the process of ditching cable tv. going with a good digital antenna (one time $80) to watch live shows we cant find online yet (big bang theory??) Netflix ($10/mn) Hulu.com (free) other free internet serevices to drastically reduce our entertainment costs. we will save $100per month. with a 18 month old we can put that money to good use elsewhere