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SV Staff Posted: Sep 21, 2010 0 comments
Starting Wednesday, September 22, Canadian residents will be able to subscribe to Netflix's streaming video service, without receiving physical discs in the mail. While Netflix has offered its streaming video service for several years, it has...
Scott Wilkinson Posted: Feb 01, 2011 1 comments
Last Thursday, Ken Florance, Director of Content Delivery at Netflix, posted the results of a very interesting study on the Netflix Tech Blog. The company measured the effective throughput speed of its HD streams as delivered by many ISPs in the US and Canada from the first of October to the middle of January. The US results are shown above, while the Canadian results are shown below.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 02, 2009 0 comments
According to Hacking Netflix, users (not me, sadly) are getting e-mail surveys asking if they would be willing to pay an extra $10 a month to watch a selection of movies and original shows from HBO. It goes on to list most of the network's most...
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SV Staff Posted: May 29, 2008 0 comments
News from the Netflix Investor Day was quite interesting. The CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, said that the DVD-by-mail business will peak in as soon as five years. What? That's not going to inspire confidence in investors, will it? Good news for...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 17, 2008 0 comments
With only less than 10% of subscribers ordering Blu-ray Discs, Netflix is saying that Blu-ray won't have a big effect on their sales, believing that it will continue shipping DVDs for the next 10 years. Wow. That's pretty bleak if you're a Blu-ray...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 10, 2010 0 comments
Netflix regards streaming as a major component of its future survival when online delivery eventually takes over from disc rentals. But until now, Netflix streaming has been limited to 720p resolution. That's high-def but not the highest-def. And so Netflix streamers' hearts were glad when a report slipped out that Netflix was about to go 1080p. Unfortunately that report has since been retracted.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 18, 2010 0 comments
It's a one-two punch today for Netflix-loving gamers. No longer do Wii and PS3 owners need to swap out discs to watch videos over Netflix. Downloadable apps are now available on both game systems that allow users to watch Netflix's Watch Instantly...
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SV Staff Posted: May 12, 2010 0 comments
Netflix HD video streaming been a feature for game consoles, Blu-ray players, and set-top boxes for months, but until now it's eluded PC and Mac viewers. According to Engadget, approximately half of the 720p movies and television shows available...
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SV Staff Posted: May 20, 2008 0 comments
So, you've got a great home theater setup. The best display your money can buy. Speakers that sound so good they make you cry. Yet, you still watch your streaming Netflix movies on your crappy computer - with a coffee-splattered screen and speakers...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2008 0 comments
Blu-ray adopters had their reward: The smug satisfaction of winning the high definition format war over HD DVD. Now they'll receive a punishment, too. Blu-ray player-owning subscribers to Netflix will soon have to pay a premium to rent Blu-ray...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2008 0 comments
The Netflix queue system was a complete mystery in the past until Sound & Vision peaked behind the curtains to see how the system worked. Unfortunately, Netflix planned on nixing one of its best features - separate user profiles that let shared...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 20, 2010 0 comments
Netflix has released its Q3 2010 numbers, and they show that the rent-by-mail, video streaming service is growing fast. At the end of the quarter, Netflix has 16.9 million subscribers, up 52% over the 11.1 million subscribers it had at the end of...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments
Movie provider Netflix has officially announced a partnership with Starz. Netflix will offer subscribers 2,500 additional movies from Starz Play, and it says that the first 1,000 Starz titles are already available. This is a boost to Netflix's...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 14, 2008 0 comments
Alas, poor HD DVD owners. The last major source for new-to-you HD DVD titles is soon to be no more. Netflix just announced that effective December 15, 2008, they will no longer carry HD DVDs. Rent now  or forever watch Blu-ray. HD DVD...
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In a deal said to be the first of its kind, online DVD rental service <A HREF="http://www.netflix.com/">NetFlix</A> has entered revenue-sharing agreements with Columbia Tristar and Warner Home Video. The agreement, announced December 7, will allow NetFlix to buy movies in larger quantities and at deeper discounts than previously. NetFlix is the first DVD Internet dealer to have a revenue sharing agreement with major motion picture distributors.

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