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Old 01-23-10, 08:16 PM
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

Is there a way to see ALL of the movies/tv shows that are available to stream in HD? I know theres a tab on the site but that doesnt list everything thats available.
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

Originally Posted by Drav3n
Is there a way to see ALL of the movies/tv shows that are available to stream in HD? I know theres a tab on the site but that doesnt list everything thats available.
got this off http://instantwatcher.com

A lot of people would like this feature, but for technical reasons, Netflix isn't making this possible yet. See http://developer.netflix.com/forum/r...#comment-55292 for more information.
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damn. so i now have one complaint w/ netflix lol
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

there is a site called www.instantwatcher.com
that lists everything, but honestly I'm not sure if it lists those in HD.
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

Originally Posted by DVDMagic
there is a site called www.instantwatcher.com
that lists everything, but honestly I'm not sure if it lists those in HD.
thats where i got mine post from,they cant do it yet
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

Originally Posted by lacubs
got this off http://instantwatcher.com

A lot of people would like this feature, but for technical reasons, Netflix isn't making this possible yet. See http://developer.netflix.com/forum/r...#comment-55292 for more information.
Ooh, nice. Thanks for that one!
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

If you want to check out a particularly infamous movie, Caligula is on Watch Instantly now (and it apparently is the 156-minute unrated version).
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

20 more Criterion titles added:
  1. The Battle of Algiers
  2. Diabolique
  3. The Earrings Of Madame De…
  4. Fanny and Alexander
  5. M
  6. Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters
  7. Pandora’s Box
  8. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  9. Picnic at Hanging Rock
  10. Playtime
  11. Richard III
  12. The Rules of the Game
  13. Samurai Rebellion
  14. Smiles of a Summer Night
  15. Tokyo Drifter
  16. Tokyo Story
  17. Tout Va Bien
  18. Ugetsu
  19. Umberto D.
  20. The Wages of Fear

http://criterioncast.com/2010/01/22/...ion-on-netflix
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

I've started using the following to see what's coming up:

http://www.streamingsoon.com/

No HD listing, but it lets me plan ahead.
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

thanks for this link! some good movies being added tomorrow!
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

Not sure if this was asked before - but when streaming HD content, is the audio only 2 channel? Just got the Netflix disc, so I'm still getting used to it.
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

Thanks for the links to instantwatcher and streaming soon...I doubled the length of my instant queue thanks to those two sites lol

I watched Let The Right One In last night, great vampire movie and streams in HD too.
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

Originally Posted by wampyrii
Thanks for the links to instantwatcher and streaming soon...I doubled the length of my instant queue thanks to those two sites lol

I watched Let The Right One In last night, great vampire movie and streams in HD too.
excellent movie!

btw, welcome to the board!
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

So I saw that they added Torchwood: Children of Earth. I watched Part 1 and then find out that they don't have Part 2 available for streaming but they have parts 3, 4 and 5. What's up with that?!!!
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

Some title I've watched last couple of months:

Cocaine Cowboys 1 & 2 (previously recommended) Great documentary!

The King of Kong

2 Days in Paris

I Want Candy
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

Originally Posted by ChefWinduAZ
So I saw that they added Torchwood: Children of Earth. I watched Part 1 and then find out that they don't have Part 2 available for streaming but they have parts 3, 4 and 5. What's up with that?!!!
That sucks. I don't know why their streaming licensing sometimes skips episodes of series. It seems like it would all be a package deal (except when it's just a Pilot).
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Big Fan (HD) (OAR) since this shot with HD Red One camera this is exceedingly sharp and detailed
Horror of Dracula (HD) the hidef really made the colors and image 'pop'
24 City (HD) beautiful cinematography complimented by it's sublime hidef presentation
Ma Vie en Rose (full screen 4:3) very good film, but it's the first film I've "instant watched" which looked quite frankly hideous - cropped and out of focus

I'm glad they have Starz' Spartacus series, since watching via Netflix frees up limited space on my DVR

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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

Originally Posted by Giles
Big Fan (HD) (OAR) since this shot with HD Red One camera this is exceedingly sharp and detailed
Horror of Dracula (HD) the hidef really made the colors and image 'pop'
24 City (HD) beautiful cinematography complimented by it's sublime hidef presentation
Ma Vie en Rose (full screen 4:3) very good film, but it's the first film I've "instant watched" which looked quite frankly hideous - cropped and out of focus

I'm glad they have Starz' Spartacus series, since watching via Netflix frees up limited space on my DVR
I noticed that you listed Big Fan as being OAR. I have only played around with Netflix streaming a little bit, and I haven't watched a full movie yet. Do you find that most of their HD content is OAR? I never thought about the fact that they might be using cropped transfers.
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^ of the few I've seen yes they are OAR

I hope Netflix can secure the hidef films that the now defunct satellite channel MonstersHD broadcast.
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

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^ of the few I've seen yes they are OAR
That's good. I've been meaning to watch something through Netflix streaming, but it seems like I always have a stack of Blu-ray Discs or DVDs. Big Fan is actually one I wanted to see though, and it didn't get a Blu-ray release. I might try that one this weekend.
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

If they're HD they may be OAR, but I've seen some non-OAR transfers of SD movies. I don't think my connection is fast enough to even get HD.
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Originally Posted by Drexl
I don't think my connection is fast enough to even get HD.
According to NetFlix, the HD quality requires an Internet connection of 3.0 Mbps or higher.
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

Originally Posted by dhmac
According to NetFlix, the HD quality requires an Internet connection of 3.0 Mbps or higher.
It's 5 Mbps minimum for HD content:

http://www.netflix.com/WiMessage?msg=59

I'm fairly certain the 3 Mbps speed is for max SD quality.

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Originally Posted by Chad
20 more Criterion titles added:
  1. The Battle of Algiers
  2. Diabolique
  3. The Earrings Of Madame De…
  4. Fanny and Alexander
  5. M
  6. Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters
  7. Pandora’s Box
  8. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  9. Picnic at Hanging Rock
  10. Playtime
  11. Richard III
  12. The Rules of the Game
  13. Samurai Rebellion
  14. Smiles of a Summer Night
  15. Tokyo Drifter
  16. Tokyo Story
  17. Tout Va Bien
  18. Ugetsu
  19. Umberto D.
  20. The Wages of Fear

http://criterioncast.com/2010/01/22/...ion-on-netflix
another Criterion title: "Paris, Texas" was added, and in HiDef (!) no less...
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Re: NetFlix "Watch Now / Watch Instantly" - Recommendations Thread

And some more Criterions:
  1. 49th Parallel
  2. Black Narcissus
  3. Brief Encounter
  4. Great Expectations
  5. Green for Danger
  6. Hamlet
  7. I Know Where I’m Going
  8. Life & Death of Colonel Blimp
  9. Red Shoes
  10. Revanche
  11. This Sporting Life

http://criterioncast.com/2010/02/16/...on-on-netflix/


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