Author Topic: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show  (Read 1970047 times)

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5505 on: January 07, 2011, 10:17:54 PM »
The best call of the show had to do with these links:

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Oh my!  Did anyone else realize Spike's Phone Number is at the bottom of his Facebook page?

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5506 on: January 08, 2011, 03:15:42 PM »
Worst moment: The moaning about Netflix streaming.  What's next, we're not allowed to go to the library either?

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5507 on: January 08, 2011, 03:46:47 PM »
Worst moment: The moaning about Netflix streaming.  What's next, we're not allowed to go to the library either?

Especially since you can stream them on your TV (rather than watching them on your computer, which I believe was one of the criticisms).
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5508 on: January 08, 2011, 05:02:04 PM »
Yes, you're not allowed to go to the library either. Didn't you hear?

Gimme a break. Every time I tried watching Netflix streaming it was all skippy and made the movie watching experience into pure garbage. So I stopped. If it's better now, then bully for all of us.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5509 on: January 08, 2011, 05:59:54 PM »
I mostly hate Netflix streaming because it's not available in Sweden.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5510 on: January 08, 2011, 06:29:23 PM »
Some things on Netflix Instant look good, but there are any number of bush league problems: Incomplete films, pan & scan-like quality, motion problems, loading problems.  And I stream most of it on my tv. Considering they just raised subscription rates one would hope they spend some of that money to improve their product instead of reducing their dvd stock.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5511 on: January 08, 2011, 06:43:18 PM »
To be fair they did also introduce a low cost streaming-only plan.

For whatever reason, also, the service works better on devices like Roku and Apple TV than on computers.

A lot of very big companies want Netflix dead.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5512 on: January 08, 2011, 07:58:38 PM »
I have a Roku box and I love it. I haven't had the problems you've had Chris L ... I have had big time issues w/the Hulu plus service though.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5513 on: January 08, 2011, 09:40:54 PM »
While I've had generally good experience with Netflix Instant Streaming, I did have a weird experience once where I added that 1980 movie The Stunt Man and wound up being confronted with this brah-comedy mookumentary instead:

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5514 on: January 08, 2011, 10:49:02 PM »
Is it just me, or do TV episodes stream a lot worse than movies on Roku?

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5515 on: January 08, 2011, 11:05:49 PM »
Is it just me, or do TV episodes stream a lot worse than movies on Roku?

I haven't seen any difference but for one, bizarre exception: there was this one episode of the "This American Life" TV show that was missing part of the soundtrack the first few times I tried to watch it. Not all, just part (there was "nat sound" but no voice-over.) That's the only time this ever happened and that was some time ago.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5516 on: January 09, 2011, 08:27:29 AM »
The best call of the show had to do with these links:

www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_173251409379291


Oh my!  Did anyone else realize Spike's Phone Number is at the bottom of his Facebook page?

Try it and it's off to the woodchipper.

I guess a "Where's Debbie?" taste-of-his-own-medicine call wouldn't be that fun in 2011...
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5517 on: January 09, 2011, 01:25:26 PM »
When I was on 5 MB Qwest DSL, Netflix streaming was not good. the quality bar was always below 50%. We upgraded to 16 MB cable internet last year and now the streaming through our Blue-Ray player is very good. There are some films in their library that are horrible copies though and others with issues as Chris L mentioned earlier. Anything marked with HD usually comes through pretty good for us. Overall we are pretty happy with it considering we do not watch much cable. (We have what's called "local cable", a step below basic. We are OK with that.)
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5518 on: January 09, 2011, 02:27:19 PM »
Some things on Netflix Instant look good, but there are any number of bush league problems: Incomplete films, pan & scan-like quality, motion problems, loading problems.  And I stream most of it on my tv. Considering they just raised subscription rates one would hope they spend some of that money to improve their product instead of reducing their dvd stock.

I agree it's still not perfect but I think Netflix streamng has picked up their game big time in the last year.  I haven't run across a pan and scan or anything like that in ages.

the quality and variety of the titles they offer has gone way up too.
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