Sunday, November 16, 2008

Netflix: Just getting better and better

I signed up for Netflix almost a year ago, and while I have consistently been pleased, last night I was reaffirmed that my $15 a month is a much better investment than shelling out $50+ a month for cable.

As many people know, Netflix offers a number of movies and TV shows to watch instantly on your computer. However, the selection on there has always been pretty weird, to say the least. While there have been some gems mixed in there, it has mostly been made up of low-budget movies and TV shows from the 80s and 90s, along with a number of black and white movies from the 40s that I have never heard of. In spite of this, I could usually find something to watch on there if I was really bored and both of the DVDs that I get were in the mail.

However, last night I poking around on the Watch Instantly section and noticed a new genre called "Stars Play." I hadn't seen it before, so I clicked on it and was amazed at the number of new releases and "real" movies that are on there. There were at least three or four movies in my regular queue that were now on the "Stars Play" list, and even more that I went ahead and added to my queue. Needless to say, I am pretty excited, and now have even more options to entertain me when Fox (the only channel I get) insists on having evenings made up of nothing but "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" and "Don't Forget the Lyrics."


Anonymous said... talked me into it. I now have a netflix account. I hope I enjoy it as much as you have.

trip said...

Good, I think you'll enjoy it. And you'll definitely save money over your previous habit of buying movies for $5-$10, maybe watching them once, and then never watching them again.

Anonymous said...

might be old news but... if you get an $8 VGA cord from Office Depot you can stream netflix from your laptop to the back of your hdtv. set it to "extended desktop" instead of "mirrored desktop" It is truly awesome and one reason why I will be watching more instantview.
p.s. an $8 cord that is supposed to be used for smaller monitors streams content to my 56" dlp perfectly

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