Netflix on gaming machines.
Considering Netflix again as my loss of Blockbuster due to bankruptcy probability is close at hand.
A few questions for those that currently use it:
I have both XBOX360 and PS3.
1. I would assume that both perform the same but XBOX is more expensive to use due to the XBOX LIVE Gold requirement which adds $4.17 per month. Is there any advantage to using XBOX for Netflix to justify the additional $4.17 per month cost?
2. Re: Blue Ray and HD movies- I assume HD movies are not possible for download but only via mail. If you want Blu Ray added to the account, I understand this costs $2 add on for this feature. When you order a movie that is available in Blu Ray, will they just send you the standard DVD if it is available? Or can you specify BluRay only? If you specify BluRay only, what is typical today for a wait time? Last I polled Netflix subscribers, the wait was awful, almost making Blu Ray impossible to get except for very old titles. So what's typical for a new release?
3. According to the Netflix website, to do PS3 they have to send you a disk you need to insert while nothing like that is mentioned for XBOX. If I have both game machines, can my account work for both?
4. What are the typical file sizes for downloads? DVD quality is about 6Gb per movie average. Does Netflix shrink the file size for downloads? If so how much degradation do you get on the big screen with a PS3 vs. standard DVD?
Blu Ray account $8.99 + $2 = 10.99 per month. one out at a time plus unlimited downloads.
Blu Ray account $8.99 +$2 + 4.17 = $15.16 for one out at a time plus unlimited downloads.
Are these costs accurate?
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