Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Netflix streamers

For some mysterious reason, I only recently chose to connect my wireless to my blu-ray player to stream from my Netflix queue. It took me about half a streaming before I was kicking myself for waiting as long as I did to synch my account to my TV/blu-ray. The last couple of months I've drastically cut back on my discs--and have downgraded my account from 3 discs out to 2--but have been streaming like a wild man. There's something to be said for good old fashioned instant gratification!

I've created some boundaries for the streamers though. No blu-rays is rule #1. If a blu-ray is in queue and available to stream, I only watch it blu-ray. Obviously, the reason is the streamers don't look as good as the blu-ray, although the HD versions they offer seem every bit the equal of any run-of-the-mill DVD transfer that gets released. A thing I love about it is the TV series that are offered. Episodes are able to be viewed one at a time and it remembers the last episode that was watched, so you don't have to flip through episodes already seen.

If you have proper equipment, a Netflix account and fast enough wireless, try out some streamers! It will will take you about 3/4 a stream before you will likely fall in love with this bit of new[ish] technology.


Guy Gadbois said...

If you used an RSS reader, I'd show you how to keep track of new movies that you can stream. Maybe this is the reason for you to start using one?

Joshua Blevins Peck said...

That would be really great Guy!