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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 11, 2008 0 comments
Netflix will drop HD DVD and stock its virtual shelves exclusively with Blu-ray discs, the rental service announced today. From now on it will buy new stock only in Blu-ray and will phase out existing HD DVD stock by year-end.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments
Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, cutting-edge videophiles who rent Blu-ray discs from Netflix will be charged extra. High res equals high price.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2010 0 comments
I had to double-check to make sure this wasn't an April Fool's joke. Yes, Netflix has released a streaming video app on the iPad through the iTunes App Store. The app seems to let people browse Netflix's Watch Instantly library, add movies to...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 21, 2008 0 comments
So, when it's late at night and you can't fall asleep, have you ever wondered how Netflix knows what movies to recommend to you? I know I have. Netflix has a system called Cinematch that picks movies it predicts you'll like, but...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 11, 2008 0 comments
Last week, we published a review of the Roku Netflix Player, a $99 box that lets you use the Internet to stream movies and TV shows straight into your TV from Netflix. It's not a perfect solution, but it's a handy, inexpensive way to get some...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2008 0 comments
If you've been putting off getting a TiVo, now might be the time. Looks like TiVo and Netflix are cozying up, in a really attractive way. Who needs a limited pay-per-view schedule when you can have the Netflix library at your fingertips?TiVo...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 26, 2008 0 comments
Snail-mail DVD rental company Netflix hasn't officially said it plans to allow downloads of movies via Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console, but all clues point in that direction. Let's add them up, shall we? 1. Microsoft nixed Blu-ray on its game...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 19, 2011 0 comments
It's official: Netflix is now king of the internet, eclipsing all other forms of net traffic, bringing an abrupt end to the nation's use of other video streaming operations, web browsing, email, and naughty bits.

Oh all right, that's an exaggeration. But not by much. a recent study by Sandvine, a network analytics firm, reveals that Netflix is indeed the biggest bandwidth consumer on the net.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 09, 2008 0 comments
Early year-end present for Netflix! They had hoped to have 500,000 subscribers paying an extra $1/month to be able to get Blu-ray discs by the end of the year. They've already met that goal, a few weeks ahead of schedule. Do the math -...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 27, 2011 6 comments
Even while Netflix has passed the 20 million mark in subscribers, some Netflixers are pleading for a disc-only rental plan.

"If you don't want instant gratification, then there should be an option -- call it the slow lane, if you like," said a blogger quoted in Home Media Magazine. In the wake of recent Netflix disc-rental price increases, an online poll showed 10 percent threatening to ax their membership. That probably won't cut much ice with Netflix, which sees its future in streaming, even to the point of removing "Add to DVD Queue" from its streaming interface.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2008 0 comments
Netflix just announced they'll soon begin charging an extra premium to subscribers who want access to Blu-ray rentals. Now, I'm a Netflix fan from way back - one of the first to write about it in the mags. Still on the 4 disc/month plan (and my...
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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 22, 1998 0 comments

Convergence might be the brunt of jokes in some quarters, but not at 7 Mark Drive in San Rafael, CA. That's the home of <A HREF="http://www.net-tv.net/">NetTV</A>, which has just announced its new ExtremeDVD home-entertainment system. ExtremeDVD is optimized for 3-D gaming, Internet access, satellite downloads, and high-resolution movie playback.

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Posted: Feb 09, 2003 0 comments

Executives from four major television networks are backing a legislative tax proposal that would help minority companies first entering the broadcasting arena.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 19, 2010 0 comments
Cablevision's network DVR, long delayed by court battles with the entertainment industry, finally reached some homes in April, having cleared its final legal hurdles.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Sep 06, 1998 0 comments

Most folks in the US take it for granted that they can easily watch broadcasts from networks like CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox. But let's say you live in the Oregon hills, about 45 miles from the nearest major city. You've never been able to receive a decent television signal with an antenna, and cable hasn't come within miles of your house. If you want to watch network TV, that new direct broadcast satellite (DBS) dish on your roof is the only option you've got. Due to a recent injunction, however, that option might soon expire.

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