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May 1st, 2007
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Netflix Watch Now
Netflix started rolling out its Watch Now feature in waves a while ago, and I just now was included in one of the waves. So, the deal is that you can watch a movie on the website for free. This apparently only exists for some movies (likely due to licensing issues). For example, only 21 movies are available in my queue of 431 discs (although to be fair, a good percentage of the discs in my queue are TV series).

The way they limit it is by the cost of your plan. Since my plan costs $18 per month, I can watch 18 hours of movies per month, which, given my current patterns, is more than adequate. I will probably mostly use it to fill in times when the physical DVDs are in transit, but I imagine I'll also use it when trying to find something to watch with other people. I'll probably try it out this evening.

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From:coorr
Date:May 1st, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
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humm hows the video quality?

Im always a little skeptical about video online but if they can get DVD quality full screen video to you that sounds like a really cool feature.
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From:queue
Date:May 2nd, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
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Haven't watched anything yet, but they apparently adjust the quality based on the speed of your connection. So, from home, I have "Basic", and the levels go up to "Good" and "Fair". I suppose if I had cable instead of DSL, it would be better. Or maybe if I watched from work.
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From:queue
Date:May 2nd, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
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It looks like the basic quality is 640 x 480. Meh. Guess I'll try it at work some time.
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