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Pyperkub
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« on: July 18, 2008, 11:45:27 PM »

Did anyone catch the E3 announcement that the 360 will be able to stream Netflix downloads?  If so, are these downloads in HD, or a lower resolution.  I couldn't find any info out there, so I'm assuming they're in HD (probably 720p supported), but I wanted confirmation...
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008, 12:15:51 AM »

It's not the entire Netflix catalog.  Some new stuff, but mostly older stuff, oddball stuff, or foreign stuff.  Good number of TV series available.

It's not HD, but it may get there in the future.  Right now it's at or slightly below DVD quality.

It requires a Live Gold subscription, and I believe a Netflix subscription at or above the $8.99 Unlimited plan.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008, 12:24:39 AM »

To clear up my personal confusion, does this make any difference to me if i already have a PC hooked up to my TV?  The exiting netflix service can stream to a PC at the same quality, right?
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2008, 12:37:14 AM »

As far as I've heard it's the exact same quality as the current Netflix Instant Downloads.  If you already have a PC connected to your TV and everything works fine then there's nothing new the 360 will bring you.  Well, except for the ability to share a download stream with other Live Gold users.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2008, 02:06:09 AM »

Thanks for the update.  I was hoping for more HD content   crybaby
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2008, 06:05:48 AM »

Quote from: Pyperkub on July 19, 2008, 02:06:09 AM

Thanks for the update.  I was hoping for more HD content   crybaby

That would require some pretty serious bandwidth (I would think) to stream all those movies and shows.  Might not be do-able for Netflix at this time.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2008, 06:31:51 AM »

Yea bandwidth requirements for HD are just too high for most broadband these days top stream. Just look at the difference in size for SD and HD versions of movies on Marketplace. You need a really good connection to stream a 4 to 5 gig HD version of a movie in realtime.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2008, 02:49:38 PM »

Anyone know when this starts?
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2008, 02:59:48 PM »

Quote from: Azhag on July 19, 2008, 02:49:38 PM

Anyone know when this starts?

With the Fall Update (no exact date on that though).
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2008, 03:03:43 PM »

Just buy the Roku box.  Less noise and less power used.
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2008, 11:05:31 PM »


I've already streamed a netflix download to my 360.   Used a PC running Vista and some download I found on the net.   Streamed the movie to the media extender on the 360.

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