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#691 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:28 PM

No issues on PS3.


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#692 mtxbass1

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:49 PM

I have constant issues with the PS3 streaming which is why I've switched to using my 360 almost exclusively for streaming. I don't get what the deal is but just starting up Netflix on PS3 almost always causes it to hang for at least a few minutes and sometimes it'll just timeout completely.


After trying 13 times, I got it working. Wtf...



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Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:07 PM

After trying 13 times, I got it working. Wtf...


I've been having issues lately, too, had to use PC or Wii instead. I don't mind other than things generally look better over HDMI on PS3 than over component cables.
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#694 SpazX

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 12:50 AM

I haven't been able to get sound on my 360, but everything is fine on PC and PS3.

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#695 bardockkun

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 01:03 AM

I haven't been able to get sound on my 360, but everything is fine on PC and PS3.

I've had that problem only with certain movies and shows. So only on specific titles for me and usually that problem shows up on PC and other platforms as well.

And man, 60's Spider-man cartoons on Netflix makes me realize 60's Spidey is one of the worst heroes ever.
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#696 WeaponX2099

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 03:28 AM

Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends needs to be up just for the cheesy theme.

#697 InfinityCartier

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:16 AM

Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends needs to be up just for the cheesy theme.


That and the 80's Hulk cartoon would be awesome.
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#698 vivafriend5

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 11:03 AM

"American: The Bill Hicks Story" was added. I was surprised to see it available.

#699 PopcornBandit

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 02:04 AM

Just noticed that the first two seasons of Beetleborgs are up! Fucking awesome!

#700 Bezerker

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 04:28 AM

For those who havent seen it, the entire Party Down series (20 half-hour eps) is up on Netflix streaming. Its a comedy series created by Rob Thomas, John Enborn & Dan Etheridge of Veronica Mars fame as well as Paul Rudd (Role Models, 40 Year Old Virgin, Clueless, etc). Has an awesome cast too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1073507/

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#701 axlrose4183

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 11:44 AM

I watched Howard The Duck in HD last night, good shit!

#702 monash65

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 02:39 PM

Question from an old fogey who doesn't really get technology- I just got Netflix on PS3, and I was watching the Sci-Fi channel Battlestar Galactica stuff on Instant, which is all available in HD. While the quality was ok, it didn't look even close to as good as the HD airings of BSG that I've seen on cable. I checked the info button on my screen and it said output was 1080i, confirming my screen was in "HD" mode.

Then I started watching a different Netflix Instant movie that wasn't in HD (didn't have the little HD sign), but when I pressed info for my screen it still said 1080i. I'm thinking Netflix right now is just converting standard nonHD images to 1080i, no matter what.

So I'm wondering, was I just watching the standard nonHD version of BSG before? Am I supposed to go somewhere within the PS3 Netflix program to choose to watch HD over standard for a particular title? How can I check what Netflix Instant version I'm watching, standard or HD?

I didn't choose to play BSG in HD, it never asked me what version I want to watch... I just assumed Netfllx would give me the highest quality version since it knows I'm on a PS3 connected via HDMI to an HD capable screen, but I guess I might be wrong... Thanks for any help on this.

#703 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 02:55 PM

Question from an old fogey who doesn't really get technology- I just got Netflix on PS3, and I was watching the Sci-Fi channel Battlestar Galactica stuff on Instant, which is all available in HD. While the quality was ok, it didn't look even close to as good as the HD airings of BSG that I've seen on cable. I checked the info button on my screen and it said output was 1080i, confirming my screen was in "HD" mode.

Then I started watching a different Netflix Instant movie that wasn't in HD (didn't have the little HD sign), but when I pressed info for my screen it still said 1080i. I'm thinking Netflix right now is just converting standard nonHD images to 1080i, no matter what.

So I'm wondering, was I just watching the standard nonHD version of BSG before? Am I supposed to go somewhere within the PS3 Netflix program to choose to watch HD over standard for a particular title? How can I check what Netflix Instant version I'm watching, standard or HD?

I didn't choose to play BSG in HD, it never asked me what version I want to watch... I just assumed Netfllx would give me the highest quality version since it knows I'm on a PS3 connected via HDMI to an HD capable screen, but I guess I might be wrong... Thanks for any help on this.

It also has to deal with your connection. Netflix adjusts quality to give you the best lag free experience. My internet is crap so my videos look pretty bad but they are for the most part lag free (with maybe a stop here or there for buffering once every 15 mins).

Also I noticed they put all of Mr. Bean up which is awesome. If you never seen Mr. Bean, it's a very funny British comedy.
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#704 Clak

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 11:32 PM

I used to love how HBO showed Mr. Bean, then they just stopped.
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#705 DestroVega

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:03 AM

For those who havent seen it, the entire Party Down series (20 half-hour eps) is up on Netflix streaming. Its a comedy series created by Rob Thomas, John Enborn & Dan Etheridge of Veronica Mars fame as well as Paul Rudd (Role Models, 40 Year Old Virgin, Clueless, etc). Has an awesome cast too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1073507/


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#706 Javery

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:37 PM

I can't get through the Voyager premiere. 2 nights trying and I fell asleep both times! It's so bad it's good.

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#707 pitfallharry219

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:29 PM

I've been watching Sons of Anarchy like crazy. I blew through the first 2 seasons in less than a week. It got kind of annoying having everyone say how good it was, but after watching it, I agree. I'm shocked by what FX can get away with saying and showing.

#708 Javery

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:09 PM

I've been watching Sons of Anarchy like crazy. I blew through the first 2 seasons in less than a week. It got kind of annoying having everyone say how good it was, but after watching it, I agree. I'm shocked by what FX can get away with saying and showing.


If Sons of Anarchy was on HBO it would be huge. It is WAY better than The Sopranos, IMO, and one of the best dramas of the last 10 years. If I wasn't such a pussy I'd buy a motorcycle and join a MC. I can't wait until Season 4.

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#709 Friend of Sonic

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 09:06 PM

If Sons of Anarchy was on HBO it would be huge. It is WAY better than The Sopranos, IMO, and one of the best dramas of the last 10 years. If I wasn't such a pussy I'd buy a motorcycle and join a MC. I can't wait until Season 4.

I love this show as well. And it keeps getting better IMO. I torrented season 3 because I couldn't wait, and season 3 probably has one of the most satisfying season finales I can remember in some time.
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#710 HydroX

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:35 AM

If you're not watching Sons of Anarchy, do yourself a favor: cancel netflix and go back to watching The Bachelor.
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#711 nasum

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:48 PM

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#712 pacifickarma

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:23 PM

I can't get through the Voyager premiere. 2 nights trying and I fell asleep both times! It's so bad it's good.


But that Chakotay guy (and his family) are sure awesome!

#713 Javery

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:48 PM

I think 3 of the top 5 worst ST characters ever (regulars) are on this show.

- Neelix
- Harry Kim
- Fucking Chakotay

Luckily they also had the Doctor who was awesome.

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#714 RedvsBlue

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:52 PM

I think 3 of the top 5 worst ST characters ever (regulars) are on this show.

- Neelix
- Harry Kim
- Fucking Chakotay

Luckily they also had the Doctor who was awesome.


Yeah, I pretty much agree with that. It's almost like they wanted to recreate Wesley Crusher's "gee whizness" from TNG by creating Harry. It was mildly annoying when it was Crusher (a guest star) and it just looked silly when it was an adult officer (and series regular character).

Chakotay's holier than thou attitude (from a fucking terrorist nonetheless) really got to be annoying as well.

Neelix, Fuck that pig-looking whiny idiot.

#715 keithp

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:34 PM

You guys forgot Janeway. So I guess it has at least 4 of the top five worst ST characters in it. I'm sure there's a 5th in there, but I haven't watched the show since it aired.

#716 camoor

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:12 PM

I can't get through the Voyager premiere. 2 nights trying and I fell asleep both times! It's so bad it's good.


I was just reading something that reminded me of this post

I think the audience intuitively knows when something is true and something is not true. Voyager is not true. If it were true, the ship would not look spic-and-span every week, after all these battles it goes through. How many times has the bridge been destroyed? How many shuttlecrafts have vanished, and another one just comes out of the oven? That kind of bullshitting the audience I think takes its toll. At some point the audience stops taking it seriously, because they know that this is not really the way this would happen. These people wouldn’t act like this.

http://www.mentalflo.../archives/15736

Hmm like pulling more skinjob cylons out of your ass (I keeed I keeed)

#717 monash65

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 01:14 AM

It also has to deal with your connection. Netflix adjusts quality to give you the best lag free experience.


Thanks, yeah I noticed the quality changing depending on what time of day I was watching and other factors. And I figured out my other issues- when I press the display button on the PS3 blu ray remote, it has a little thing in the corner that says what quality the video is being displayed at, medium HD, X-HD etc.

#718 dafoomie

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 01:23 AM

You guys forgot Janeway. So I guess it has at least 4 of the top five worst ST characters in it. I'm sure there's a 5th in there, but I haven't watched the show since it aired.

You should see who Kate Mulgrew replaced.



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Posted 08 July 2011 - 05:59 AM

Question: when watching netflix on an older tv (not sure how old, but has a VCR built into it), the screen keeps distorting and reverting to normal. The distortion isn't too bad, it just makes the screen darker and a little fuzzier, but that's it. It's gotten super annoying though. Anyone know what's wrong/how to fix it? (Other than using a different TV of course). And I'm pretty sure it only happens while I'm watching netflix.

#720 porieux

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:15 PM

I was just reading something that reminded me of this post


http://www.mentalflo.../archives/15736

Hmm like pulling more skinjob cylons out of your ass (I keeed I keeed)


Yeah that's funny, I agree with the comments but BSG was just as ridiculous as Voyager.