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Video Encoding and Framerate Info for Netflix Streaming

November 20, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

In an interesting move, Netflix has opted to present their encoding strategy for Netflix Streaming on their Official Netflix Blog this month. If you are like me, you will skip directly to the HD content section to see what they are offering. They say that they are currently offering 400 streams in 720p quality. Frame [...]

Best Buy Shows Off Samsung BD-P2550 Netflix Streaming

November 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Now that Samsung has brought Netflix Streaming to the BD-P2500/BD-P2550, we wondered how long it would take for them to start promoting it at retail. Best Buy gives us the answer: a little over 1 week. At their retail locations, Best Buy has new endcap displaying the Samsung BD-P2550′s new Netflix integration. The demo shows [...]

TiVo Joins the Netflix Streaming Club

November 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The newest member of the Netflix Streaming Club is TiVo! Both companies have announced that Netflix “Watch Instantly” streaming is coming to the TiVo Series 3, TiVo HD, and the TiVo HD XL. With Netflix putting on a “Watch Instantly” full court press, the FWC lab will have a plethora of options when it comes [...]

Engadget HD Podcast: Discs vs. Downloads Roundtable

October 31, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

For the second time, yours truly was invited to be on the Engadget HD Podcast. The last time was in early 2007, where we talked about the state of HD DVD/Blu-ray format war after one year in the market. This time I was asked to be a part of a roundtable on the subject of [...]

HDCP Required For Xbox 360 HD Netflix Streaming Over DVI

October 30, 2008 by · 33 Comments 

Update: This only applies to non-HDCP compatible DVI Connections. The copy protection police have struck again. The new HD Netflix streaming service on the Xbox 360 requires an HDCP compatible display device. If you try play a movie while not connected to an HDCP compatible display, you will get the “Secure HDCP Link Not Found” [...]

HD Netflix Streaming Rolls Out With New Xbox Experience

October 28, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Our friends at EngadgetHD have confirmed that HD Netflix streaming is being rolled out with the New Xbox Experience on November 19th. The HD Netflix streaming is exclusive to the Xbox 360 for now, as the Roku, LG/Samsung Blu-ray players, and PCs won’t have access the new HD content for the time being. The Netflix [...]

Digital Downloads Update October 27th 2008

October 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Discs Not Your Thing? Want to watch an HD movie over the weekend but don’t feel like going outside? Don’t worry we have you covered! Format War Central lists the latest HD Digital Download releases for the various platforms. Calling all Photoshop wizards, we need at new image for this post. If you can come [...]

New Xbox Experience: Netflix and XBLVM Info

October 24, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

A few screenshots of the Netflix/Xbox Live Video Marketplace functioning under the New Xbox Experience have been released today. Here are some points of interest: Netflix is only available to US members High Resolution Box Art 12,000 Netflix movies from day 1 30,000 HD and standard movies and TV shows will be available in total [...]

Netflix: 6% of Subscribers Use Blu-ray

October 21, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings revealed today that less than 500,000 (roughly 6%) of Netflix users take advantage of their Blu -ray library. Speaking during a company earnings call, Mr. Hastings then went on to say he expects this number to rise as Blu-ray adoption increases. Mr. Hastings also stated interest in bringing more Netflix “Watch [...]

LG Marries Blu-ray and Netflix Streaming

July 31, 2008 by · 7 Comments 

Apparently you won’t have to choose between a Blu-ray player and a Netflix streaming player in the fall – you can have both in one device.

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