Discussion in 'Film & TV On Demand Streaming Services' started by FishDUDE, Jan 9, 2012.
Anyone else signed up? £5.99 p/m free 1 month trial, seems not bad just had a quick look.
Are there new films available or all old stuff, and what's the quality like on big tv?
Got this mail - just had a look. All the movies were from the 80s/90s and I'd never heard of them, and there was no information about quality except burried in the FAQ it says 'data rate is up to 2.3GB per hour when streaming HD'
It's mainly older films, HD 5.1 quality is good on my 51" plasma and instant play.There are a lot of old tv series on as well i.e. Shameless series 1-7, prison Break seasons 1-4. Loads of documentaries. £5.99 a month seems good value as long as your not expecting new releases.
where do you see the quality of each movie/tv show?
is the quaity better than love films?
I don't think Lovefilm stream HD but 1 months free trial will answer that.
Here is the menu pagehttps://signup.netflix.com/BrowseSelection
I assume that it's showing a selection and not the full catalogue.
Looks like utter crap!!!
I would imagine it will take a while before they can get the rights to stream some of the content over here, only got day 1-4 of 24 available which is fine cos i missed the first 4 days should manage to watch them all before my free trial ends.
My first thought was 'oh i'll get rid of sky and save some money'
Yep - doesn't have the quality though.
Installed Netflix on Wii this afternoon and so far have been really impressed with the content.
So far we've watched a few things and I can see its gonna save me some money especially for this free trial.
My teenage girls got into the recent series of Torchwood so I was going to buy them the remaining series on DVD, but they're all available on Netflix which is excellent.
Also installed iPhone app too.
I do however have one negative to the service though with its parental controls which can only be changed on the main site. Even more annoying is that once you've set the parental level you cannot watch anything above the set level and are prompted with a message about the parental control.
Why oh why are you not given an option to input a password for anything above the rating you've selected.
I would really like to restrict the content my kids are able to view, but then it blocks the content I want to view on a separate device like iPhone or iPad so would have to keep logging into main site to change the setting which your prompted with a message saying it could take anything upto 8 hours for changes to take affect on your device.
As Ive said in the numerous other threads on this site about netflix... I like it, its not great for films at the moment but it is good for TV. There are many complete series "boxsets" from the states and a fair bit of british content (100+ episodes of Top Gear if your into that sort of thing). I have a fast and unlimited connection so the quality is great for me. Its not bluray but its as good as most HD tv channels. I for one Im not a fan of lovefilm, the quality is poor and the PS3 interface compared to netflix is poor, and the fact you have to call them to cancel and go through the process of them trying to convince you to stay.
Pretty poor selection tbh. Signed up to the 1month free trial the other day got home to check it out on my PS3 and i think the newest film is about 10 years old... I don't watch many of these TV series so that's pointless. Will be cancelling until more content.
Newest film 10 years old??? Its not a great example as its a terrible film but I watched The Expendables (2010) on it the other night
If you want brand new films its not going to happen, sky have too much control over exclusivity. Most wont be on netflix until they have been on Sky Movies.
Heyyyy... I liked it! Mindless escapist mayhem at it's finest - can't wait for the new one.
I've looked at that link above, and I'm not convinced, sadly - and I really wanted to be. If you were going to show a "selection" of movies from your catalogue to entice new customers, why oh why would you show a selection of crusty old movies and not the latest blockbuster hits? Really does give the impression that there's no new shiny stuff available...
I also dont understand why they dont let you see the whole catelogue before signing up, it seems a bit underhand. The cynic in me would suggest they hope to get you to sign up for the free month and then forget to cancel.
My impression was not only were all the films ten years old but they were films I'd never heard of from ten years ago. The Expendables did stand out as a recent film that was even in the cinema
Is it this bad in the States?
Cancelled my Netflix free subscription last night, membership remains active until 8th Feb.
Lovefilm do a 'no discs unlimited streaming' service for £4.99, yes the quality is not great but the selection for movies is far better and i've read that they are going to improve the quality in the future,Also you can cancel on the internet when there phone lines are closed.
Looks like i will have to keep paying sky until things progress.
I was quite impressed with the content so far considering its only been available in the UK for a couple of days.
Films aside there's plenty of TV series seasons for whatever reason I didnt get to see to keep me occupied for a good while.
Netflix: 'Exclusive movies are not our priority' - interview - Tech Interview - Digital Spy
Lol talk about not much patience to cancel after just 3 days
It's not a patience issue. I wanted to join Netflix to lower my Sky bill but still watch quality movies but after reading the above link i can't see it that happening.
Even with a UK account, if you access Netflix over a US VPN, you can watch all the US content.
For anyone that has tried Lovefilm's streaming, how does the quality compare to that of Netflix?
I watched Blitz last night with Jason Statham released 2011 it would have cost me £3.49 to stream on lovefilm. The catalogue does need improving but not every film is 10 years old
Netflix streaming is a lot better than lovefilms, but I'm watching on a PS3 with a 50mb connection so most of the things I've been watching have been labelled up as HD
Worth it for TV Shows alone atm. Never seen half of the US ones on there so i see a few months watching there already. In HD, the quality is there. Easily equals a HD TV Broadcast.
They already said that they've done a deal with with BBC, Sony and Disney to add movies over here, and all future deals will cover the UK Netflix as well as the US. It's just launched and already beats Lovefilm in my view, give it time and it will be as amazing as the US Version
Is there anywhere on their site that gives a full programme listing?
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