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Netflix feedback discussion

edited 15 February 2013 at 2:34PM in Shop but don't drop
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Former_MSE_BeccaFormer_MSE_Becca Former Tech Writer / Researcher
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edited 15 February 2013 at 2:34PM in Shop but don't drop
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  • I've just signed up to Netflix via Quidco (£15 cash back).

    I'm watching on a Mac, which so far seems OK. Occasionally the picture freezes for a few seconds but it's not that much of a pain.

    Sign up was really easy - I did it via Facebook and was registered in seconds. I then just needed to download and install Silverlight to start watching.

    Apart from the cash back, I signed up because I really wanted to watch Dexter - only the first 2 seasons are available though, which seems to be the case with many of the TV programmes.

    I'll feed back again once I've explored the site a bit more and watched some other stuff.
  • busybee100busybee100 Forumite
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    Really impressed with the picture, no buffering. I only joined for the cashback but thought I'd check out the picture quality, might have to keep it now. Happy to have programmes with no adverts.

  • becsbecs Forumite
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    I had the free trial but cancelled because the films were so old. Was going to go to Lovefilm instead as they had a better selection online, however on joining their free trial hardly anything is available on the ipad which is what I use to view so have cancelled that also.
    Netflix was very good quality and no issues with buffering even though we only have 1.5 mb broadband. Lovefilm was unwatchable at this speed. I watched 3 seasons of Private practice on netflix and if they get more up to date films I woud definitely join up again.
  • Signed up last week with Quidco (£15 cashback offer) and currently streaming the films etc via our Wii and iPads. The streaming is great, no buffering or breaking up.

    Signed up not only because of the offer but wanted to try something other than lovefilm. I agree with other posters with regards to content, the films are old ones and the tv programmes aren't really what we watch. We was hoping for the series 2 and a half men to be on there, we've yet to see the show in order on sky and it was a slow process using lovefilm.

    Not sure if I will keep the subscription going when the free trial ends but would definitely keep it if it had the newest films and a bigger library of tv shows.
  • clairibelclairibel Forumite
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    I've been Money Tipped!
    I signed up via TCB on saturday and have watched a few films with my family, some are old but i haven't seen them so have enjoyed my sub so far.

    I had issues with streaming on the Wii initially but changed the video format in my account to turn the HD off and its been great ever since.

    At the moment i'm getting paid to watch films I never got round to or re watch stuff so no downside here. :T
  • I joined Netflix for the £15 cashback offer and was just going to watch my 5 and a half hours and take the cash. However I might keep it now as a lot of the stuff on there is interesting to me, and if I use it the £5.99 a month is worth it. I like watching older movies and American TV shows, which means it suits me.

    I watch through the PS3, and have had no buffering issues at all. I did have Lovefilm a few months ago but felt their selection for streaming on the PS3 was very poor, so much prefer Netflix.
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  • edited 8 February 2012 at 9:58AM
    savemon3ysavemon3y Forumite
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    edited 8 February 2012 at 9:58AM
    Quality is good - no problem at all with buffering.
    However, the films are old.
    As an example, there are only 4 seasons of 24.

    My original intention was to actually continue this membership and not cancel. I will probably be cancelling before the 1 month free trial simply because I have seen everything I wanted (and I don't watch netflix everyday!). The childrens films/program choices are rubbish.

    The other comment I made to Netflix was that they don't have a queuing mechanism where you can bookmark films you are interested in watching - and then use your device to go through the queue.
    Surprised that they didn't invest in some time to do some competitor analysis before launching in the UK. Unless they can add more recent films - I cannot see this service beating Lovefilm.

    I also found the search facility on the WII to be difficult to use (being a techie - this was concerning) - they should take notes from BBC iplayer!
  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    used Netflix on
    • Android Galaxy S2 over 3G & wifi works flawlessly
    • Android Evo 3D over 3G & wifi works flawlessly
    • quad core PC monster over ethernet works flawlessly
    • single core PC,ancient dell over ethernet works flawlessly
    • dual core PC, medim power over wifi works flawlessly
    • PS3 over wifi works flawlessly,however some people are struggling to get the PS3 to show the TV/video services on the XML. seems a bug in the last update
    • Xbox 360 works flawlessly and Kinect voice cotrol is fairly well implemented. however it does require gold Xbox live
    • Western Digital TV live over wifi works flawlessly

    the BB connections are either 30 or 50meg,on Virgin media cable
    wifi is wireless N

    content isnt all that current. though I quite enjoy the older stuff and still finds films I havent seen.
    we are a bit spoiled and have networked movies,on demand etc accross the house on various machines/methods
    though we are happy with keeping Netflix for the price

    I would like the ability to create playlists on the PC at least,to make finding films you want easier on the consoles etc
  • jellyheadjellyhead Forumite
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    dipens wrote: »
    The other comment I made to Netflix was that they don't have a queuing mechanism where you can bookmark films you are interested in watching - and then use your device to go through the queue.

    Yes, I've said this too. I'd like to bookmark things as I am browsing.

    I signed up last night for the topcashback, because my teenager wanted to watch anime in his room on his PS3 and I didn't know my husband's password. I don't know if the cashback will track due to us having 2 accounts at the same address (but for 2 different adults, so we'll see), but it gave me a free trial anyway.

    I signed up via facebook and it took me ages to work out that I had to use my facebook login details for Netflix. I thought they were asking for a Netflix password :o

    The streaming has been fine. We have watched on a wii and a Ps3. Have not tried watching on the computer yet.
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  • edited 8 February 2012 at 11:57AM
    Former_MSE_BeccaFormer_MSE_Becca Former Tech Writer / Researcher
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    edited 8 February 2012 at 11:57AM
    Hi all, Please note, any posts that include individual referral links will be removed by the Forum Team when reported. Please keep this forum thread for just discussing online movie streaming services.

    Thanks,
    MSE Becca
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