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Good netflix, BAD NETFLIX

by gwchemguy / January 15, 2007 10:06 PM PST

This link is to an article explaining that Netflix is going to offer about 1,000 movies online to it's subscribers. I was very happy to see this since I was thinking of making the shift to Blockbuster. I read through the article and it explained that you can only watch 18 hours if you have the $18 plan AND you have to be running a windows computer. Now, I don't know if bootcamp/parallels work get around this, but it still stinks.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070116/ap_on_hi_te/instant_netflix

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What do you want?
by dro0001 / January 16, 2007 12:20 AM PST

Unlimited online movies? Heh, yeah right. I'm sure Parallels and Boot Camp will be fine, as with any other "Windows" program.

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by gwchemguy / January 16, 2007 12:24 AM PST
In reply to: What do you want?

The hours don't bother me nearly as much as the no mac version (as of now)

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agreed
by Ravensblood / January 16, 2007 1:34 AM PST
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guess i'm gonna have to install bootcamp again.

Don't know how many hours/month I'm interested in watching movies streamed, though. TV is a different story...

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how's the cab?
by thriftyT / January 17, 2007 8:38 PM PST

So the download from Netflix isn't obtrusive?

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