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    New Netflix app on the PS3

    Last night after I got off of work I drove home quickly to try out the new app for netflix on the PS3. After firing up the PS3, I found the netflix icon in the video menu. I clicked on it and the download started. Exactly 30 seconds later I was ready to go.

    Boy, I was impressed. Not only did the streaming video look far better than before, but the audio was damn right good for a two channel offering. No matter what I previewed, it looked and sounded far better than when I had to use the disc to access netflix. The PQ consistently looked better than DVD, and although the audio was only two channel, it had surprising conherence and movement when DPL IIx was engaged.

    I have to say I am pretty impressed at what Sony and netflix have done with the PS3's streaming cabilities. The layout is intuitive and far easier to navigate, and setup was easy enough that even a monkey like pix could figure it out.
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    Hey T, thanks for the heads up. As i'm new to the whole PS3 thing I was wondering what applications and other interesting gizmos you would recommend me to check out.
    Im in France so netflix im guessing wont work but let me know what else I should check out
    This goes for all of you PS3 heads

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    I've had "Netflix on Demand" since I got the new BR player a couple weeks ago. Best thing since sliced bread! I don't know why your olny getting stereo, it's coming through in DD for me.
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    I just upgraded my internet service from 256 kbps to 25 Mbps...so we got Netflix Canada...limited selection in Canada still (I think it's only a few months old up here), but I too have been very impressed by how it works with the PS3 (and Xbox 360 soon enough).

    This has loads of potential - been catching up on 3 seasons of Mad Men....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Terrence the Terrible
    Last night after I got off of work I drove home quickly to try out the new app for netflix on the PS3. After firing up the PS3, I found the netflix icon in the video menu. I clicked on it and the download started. Exactly 30 seconds later I was ready to go.

    Boy, I was impressed. Not only did the streaming video look far better than before, but the audio was damn right good for a two channel offering. No matter what I previewed, it looked and sounded far better than when I had to use the disc to access netflix. The PQ consistently looked better than DVD, and although the audio was only two channel, it had surprising conherence and movement when DPL IIx was engaged.

    I have to say I am pretty impressed at what Sony and netflix have done with the PS3's streaming cabilities. The layout is intuitive and far easier to navigate, and setup was easy enough that even a monkey like pix could figure it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelthis
    not GONNA SAY IT...not GONNA SAY IT...

    Yeah, Sir TALKY, I am such a monkey that I HAVE BEEN downloading content off of the web
    AND my cable box for years before you have gotten started, and didn't need a over engineered toy to do it with.
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    5.1 is available for some titles now too. Good luck finding them though. Mostly National Geographic. I just downgraded my cable service and will use Netflix more often. Good UI compared to the disc version.

    http://blog.netflix.com/2010/10/wii-...disc-free.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelthis
    Yeah, Sir TALKY, I am such a monkey that I HAVE BEEN downloading content off of the web
    AND my cable box for years before you have gotten started, and didn't need a over engineered toy to do it with.
    Thanks for confirming(and admitting) exactly what I thought about you. I don't believe that I ever said that I haven't downloaded movies off the web before this update. I just didn't like the quality of either the audio or the video. This changed that completely, and that was my point monkey.
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    OK, that's enough of this "monkey" buisness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffcin
    I've had "Netflix on Demand" since I got the new BR player a couple weeks ago. Best thing since sliced bread! I don't know why your olny getting stereo, it's coming through in DD for me.
    The DD you get is two channel, not 5.1. 5.1 is not available to any other platform except the PS3 as of now. Two channel DD stereo has been the standard audio format since netflix has been offered for streaming on BR players. I am sorry you didn't get the memo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffcin
    OK, that's enough of this "monkey" buisness.
    I guess making a last comment, and then closing a thread and hiding your tracks is a lesser offense than a monkey comment right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Terrence the Terrible
    I guess making a last comment, and then closing a thread and hiding your tracks is a lesser offense than a monkey comment right?
    If your looking to draw a suspension your barking up the right tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Terrence the Terrible
    The DD you get is two channel, not 5.1. 5.1 is not available to any other platform except the PS3 as of now. Two channel DD stereo has been the standard audio format since netflix has been offered for streaming on BR players. I am sorry you didn't get the memo.
    You don't know what your talking about. I'm getting 5.1 DD right now while I'm watching this movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffcin
    If your looking to draw a suspension your barking up the right tree.

    Oh wow...a suspension. My life just may come to an end now........

    Things are just horrible when you are suspended from a website where the crickets chirp more often than a new post is posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffcin
    You don't know what your talking about. I'm getting 5.1 DD right now while I'm watching this movie.
    Sorry, but there are no 5.1 tracks offered on any platform other than the PS3. So it is you who does not know what he is talking about, and it is not the first time.

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/14/n...-and-5-1-surr/

    http://www.audioholics.com/news/indu...p-5.1-surround

    Now who does not know what they are talking about?
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    2.0 DD should show up as 2.0 DD on the receiver normally

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    I JUST watched "The Thin Red Line" in DD 5.1 on my Sharp Aquos BR player. I have the SAME capability on my PS3 that I keep in the game room, so please don't tell me what I don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffcin
    I JUST watched "The Thin Red Line" in DD 5.1 on my Sharp Aquos BR player. I have the SAME capability on my PS3 that I keep in the game room, so please don't tell me what I don't know.
    You still don't get it. I have posted two examples of your being totally wrong, yet you still want to do this stupid dance. Here is a third example that disputes your lame claim to get something that nobody else has.

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/19/d...ming-shootout/

    Note these words

    and Netflix doesn't offer any surround audio at all. You're stuck with stereo no matter what, and while we know Netflix is working it, stereo audio just doesn't cut it compared to the 7.1 and 5.1 surround we've become accustomed to.

    Or this

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20019600-17.html

    So do you want to continue to believe that you are getting 5.1, or are you going to snap to reality?
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    Maybe there are exceptions? After all Geoffcin isn't new to this stuff so it might just be that he is indeed getting 5.1

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    AA I can assure you that what I was hearing was DD5.1. Not only that but it was in 1080i quality too!

    FWIW; I just bought shares in Netflix!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffcin
    AA I can assure you that what I was hearing was DD5.1. Not only that but it was in 1080i quality too!

    FWIW; I just bought shares in Netflix!
    You are dreaming and need to wake up. You are getting neither, especially not on a Sharp BR player.

    1080p and 5.1 sound via Dolby Digital plus is exclusive to the PS3 right now. So if you want to continue to ignore the truth from the links just to feed your imagination, I guess you are welcome to do so.

    Your link say it applies to the PS3 as well, not the sharp BR player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    Maybe there are exceptions? After all Geoffcin isn't new to this stuff so it might just be that he is indeed getting 5.1
    He may not be new to this stuff, but he can be dead wrong as he is in this case. The PS3 is the ONLY machine that can pass 1080p(not 1080i) and 5.1 sound at this moment via netflix, not the Sharp BR player or any other player.
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    You better stop calling me a liar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffcin
    You better stop calling me a liar.
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