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Old 09-22-2010, 11:42 AM   #81
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Wo. Wo.. You don't have an instant queue in the Canadian version? That's pretty weak.

In regards to movies being added to the view straight away, they take a few months - up to a year - after they've been released. I may have mentioned this earlier, but we just got Iron Man and GIJoe added to our instant queue. For the longest time the Proposal was the only big movie on the "Instant option". For TV shows it's even shorter. We've been able to watch all the seasons of Bones, Veronica Mars, 24, The Wire, etc.
Yep - no instant queue. Bit of a pain, actually. Even the screenshots for the iPhone app show the queue, but the actual app doesn't show it.

And unfortunately ALL of the TV shows that you mention aren't available in the Canadian version.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:47 AM   #82
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Been waiting for this for a while. Just signed up.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:45 PM   #83
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I signed up for the free month. Looking through teh list the selection of older movies I forgot exsisted or completely missed will keep me busy forever. Love this. All you need to know is that they have this movie.

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Old 09-22-2010, 12:49 PM   #84
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All you need to know is that they have this movie.

Best line of the film is Lucas describing the Power Glove, "It's Bad."
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:32 PM   #85
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I am going to give it a shot. I ordered the disc for the Wii. But if I like it I will be ordering the new Apple TV and using that.

I anticipated the selection to be limited so in that respect I am not too disappointed, and it will get better. It has Mad Men which will be worth the $8 a month for a couple months. I am most looking forward to older TV shows and movies. I don't think it's that hard to find new releases (not as cheap of course) but with Shaw on Demand and iTunes it's harder to find older good movies for a really low price.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:43 PM   #86
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Im actually fairly impressed with the tv series selection...
Really? I couldn't find ANYTHING.

I tried ER, and it said it didn't have it, but I could get Sponge Bob Squarepants.

I tried Star Trek: TNG Season 1 and it said it didn't have it, but I should try "Heavy Metal".

I tried "Ally McBeal" and it said it didn't have it, but I should watch "Thirtysomething".

I tried "Criminal Minds" and it said it didn't have it, but I should watch "Monk".

From what I can see, I wouldn't use this service even if it was 100% free.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:22 PM   #87
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Really? I couldn't find ANYTHING.

I tried ER, and it said it didn't have it, but I could get Sponge Bob Squarepants.

I tried Star Trek: TNG Season 1 and it said it didn't have it, but I should try "Heavy Metal".

I tried "Ally McBeal" and it said it didn't have it, but I should watch "Thirtysomething".

I tried "Criminal Minds" and it said it didn't have it, but I should watch "Monk".

From what I can see, I wouldn't use this service even if it was 100% free.
I wanted to see how many searches it took me until it actually had something I searched for. I got bored and stopped after the 8th search. I really hope their library increases because right now their service just isn't for me.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:26 PM   #88
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The way I see it... it's full of stuff I wouldn't buy (aside frome maybe Mad Men and Heroes), but things I would still want to watch. I think it's a good mix of older stuff that ranges between cheese and cult classics.

If you're looking for a service that offers new releases, this isn't it. Didn't expect it either when I was looking up the US service. Already knew they weren't known for their newer stuff. Looked at the catalog on their website, and saw enough there to try the one month free.

Lots of stuff I will be watching over the next little bit.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:02 PM   #89
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Ha! Shenanigans!

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Old 09-22-2010, 03:17 PM   #90
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:24 PM   #91
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Niiice the iPhone app syncs up with where you left off on your desktop. I'll use this to work my through Heroes, Justified, Mad Men, stuff I didn't get around to. For new stuff, I have a DVR...

Quality is great on the iPhone. Would be ridiculous with an iPhone 4. This is simply more convenient than torrenting everything.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:30 PM   #92
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Niiice the iPhone app syncs up with where you left off on your desktop. I'll use this to work my through Heroes, Justified, Mad Men, stuff I didn't get around to. For new stuff, I have a DVR...

Quality is great on the iPhone. Would be ridiculous with an iPhone 4. This is simply more convenient than torrenting everything.

Maybe a stupid question but can you "download" things to the phone so that you aren't streaming and getting killed over 3G?
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:36 PM   #93
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Wow, the selection is bad. Why list things if they aren't available?

I did sign up for the free month, and will give it a shot at a later date but right now forget it.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:39 PM   #94
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Maybe a stupid question but can you "download" things to the phone so that you aren't streaming and getting killed over 3G?
Not that I can tell thus far. Too bad really, because it would be cool to rent a couple of movies for a plane ride or something. I guess that's where iTunes has the edge for that type of thing.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:03 PM   #95
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Anybody have any suggestions for Windows Netflix apps that can be controlled with a remote?

I know Windows Media Center has one, any others anyone can recommend?
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Well ... I'm certainly not going to waste my free month on what they currently have up there.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:51 PM   #97
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Anyone that checked out the free month should check out both seasons of "Primeval", that show is amazing. Dinosaurs+modern day=great TV.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:58 PM   #98
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Ok, I've had a change of heart.

I signed up for the trial and downloaded the iPad app and connected to my PS3. While the selection still isn't great I could definitely see myself getting my $8 a month worth.
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edit:

Nevermind, looks like the server was just busy. I tried it about 20 minutes later and it let me sign in.

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Old 09-22-2010, 07:59 PM   #100
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Just tried using this on my 3G iPhone on the commute home.

Constant freezing, re-buffering, every few minutes.

Might be my processor, but not impressed so far. Does it work better to pause it for a few minutes and let it download a bit?
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