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Netflix and Bd-Live

by torseous / July 30, 2009 8:21 AM PDT

I recently purchased an lg blu-ray player with Profile 2.0 and Netflix streaming capabilities and I have a couple questions.

1. Will I be able to stream blu-ray quality movies directly to my TV given I have a good enough connection?

2. Will I be able to access bd-live features from the blu-rays I receive in the mail from Netflix? Some discs require that you register before you're given access and some aren't, I was wondering if Netflix accomodates for this

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by torseous / July 30, 2009 1:37 PM PDT
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by bearvp / July 30, 2009 11:47 PM PDT
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1. You will NOT be able to stream blu-ray quality movies via Netflix to your HDTV. I think the only HD streaming capable Netflix device right now is the Xbox 360 (but I might be wrong). Even if yours can stream HD content, the best HD stream Netflix offers is at 5.5 Mbps (audio and video combined). Blu-rays transmit video alone at about 20-40 Mbps and audio at 2.0-7.0 Mbps, so you can see that the Netflix HD feed is much more compressed.

2. You can access the BB-Live features of any Netflix disc, but you must register for each one that requires is. Most just make you register once for each studio (Warner Bros, Fox, Sony, etc.) so once you get a slew of registrations out of the way you should not have to do it much anymore. Just make your login info the same for all studios so you only have to remember one password/username combo.

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by torseous / July 31, 2009 7:25 AM PDT
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