Netflix launched in Eurodisney Land

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  1. Grall

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    Saw a Netflix adbanner on B3D for the first time ever just now. It offered a month (well, a february really, IE 28 days :lol:) of free service. Naturally, the socialist communist nazi fascist that I am I clicked it. Hey... Free stuff! Who doesn't love that, right? Also, £0.0000000023 from Google for Rhys to help with paying server bills, so win-win!

    ...Anyway, it's past midnight so I'm just gonna check it out and wait with signing up until "tomorrow" (well, after sleeping period really), but I'm pretty stoked. I've been slightly jelly of all those murricans who could order up streaming movies (over their capped, bandwidth-starved internet connections, HA HA!) and now that option is open to me too. While I prefer to buy my movies on bluray if possible, not everything is actually available.

    Then again, not everything will be available through netflix either (they've already admitted as much themselves, although in toned-down, opaque terms), and the fringe stuff you just can't get on bluray will probably be impossible to find here as well. ...Which makes it real nice that they offer a free february so I can check things out first.
     
  2. Mariner

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    I've not tried Netflix yet here in the UK, but I think I've read reports that indicate we don't get anywhere near as big a selection of movies/shows as our American chums across the pond. Also reports of low-quality video.

    That said, I'm currently watching Season 3 of breaking bad so I'll probably do a month's trial of Netflix shortly as Season 4 appears to be one of the shows on offer...
     
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    I tried the Netflix trial here in the UK a few months ago - my impression was that the quality was OK if you want to watch something on a laptop or tablet, but on a big HDTV would leave a lot to be desired, compared to other distributions mediums. Worse than SD cable IMO, and possibly worse than digital terrestrial (depending on the channel).
     
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    Interesing views on the quality in the UK. I found it above SD but not quite HD. So good enough.

    But I despised the selection and found it very limited. It felt like "watch what we want, when you want". Different enough from other streaming, and more expensive, services to make me feel shackled.

    To clarify my "despised" comment above I mean the slowly changing selection with very little added that I was interested in. Maybe that was a corollary of my second paragraph though.

    On the plus side the cancellation process was very smooth!
     
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    Not that I condone such a thing, but if you use one of the many proxy services that enable you to look like you have a US IP address then....
     
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