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I own a Netflix Streaming Device 3 13.64%
I own a 360 with HD VOD Streaming 6 27.27%
I own a PS3 with HD VOD Streaming and Sales 11 50.00%
I own a Cable/Sat Box with HD VOD PPV 18 81.82%
I own a Vudu Box 0 0%
I own an AppleTV 1 4.55%
I use an HTPC and Stream Netflix, Amazon, etc. Content 4 18.18%
I am happy with the amount of HD streaming I have available 7 31.82%
I'm interested in purchasing more devices stricltly for HD streaming 2 9.09%
Other, but relevant to the topic, explain. 2 9.09%
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:09 AM   #1
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Question Regarding Downloads

What digital download services do you have?

Do you want more?

What are your impressions on the quality?


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Only check a box if you've used the service at least one time. Say a PS3 owner who only downloaded a video once etc. Also, everyone owns a PC, so only check Netflix if you've used it.

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Old 01-10-2009, 02:16 AM   #2
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I have:

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Cable PPV
HTPC (Amazon Streaming etc)

The quality is about as good as average HD cable with the PS3, 360 and cable PPV.

The Netflix streaming looks like crap, much of the content is framed incorrectly in 4:3. It's all 2 channel audio as well. Even the HD selections (which are mostly crappy indie movies and TV shows).

HTPC can be pretty good depending on the source. Amazon is a bit better than Netflix in terms of PQ and OAR consistency.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:28 AM   #3
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I have a PS3 but the video service isnt available in Canada.
I have Apple TV and Ive only downloaded a music video. Ive thought about downloading a movie but the video previews(which I assume is indicative of the quality) they have look atrocious.
Cable Box I only use for free vod and free channels. Id never pay to watch a movie with cable quality.
HTPC I constantly use.. but not for netflix or amazon downloads... I gotta say these 720p downloads can look pretty decent. 7gb AVC with the bitrate around 5-7Mbps. Clearly looks better than DVD but no comparison to Blu Ray. I dont have a 1080p tv.

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Old 01-10-2009, 02:40 AM   #4
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I have a PS3 but I don't know anything about the streaming.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:01 AM   #5
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I have a PS3 but I don't know anything about the streaming.
Are you interested in investing in other HD VOD equipment?

If so, put it in the poll.

If not, put it in the poll.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:56 AM   #6
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Quote:
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Are you interested in investing in other HD VOD equipment?

If so, put it in the poll.

If not, put it in the poll.
Is this me NOW? I own a PS3 with HD VOD Streaming and Sales
, or am I not in that category?
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:26 AM   #7
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Have Netflix, 360, HD DVR/service, and have used Netflix on the computer as well. Streaming is ok for second tier stuff, like documentaries and the like, but prefer discs for the good stuff.
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At this moment I am not interested in other HD VOD equipment. Hell I rarely use what I have available as it is. PQ/ AQ just not there yet.
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I chose 'other', because I won't be using any HD downloading services for the foreseeable future. The only TV I even watch is the NBA or NFL. Only the shiny discs work for me.
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:40 AM   #10
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I have tried HD-Lite downloads from Xbox (when I owned my 360) and Sony on my PS3. Unimpressed.

I really debated buying a Samsung 2500 that has Netflix steaming, but my broadband connection is not even close to being fast enough for qualifying for HD quality content (I have the fastest available in my area).

I like the Vudu, but until I can get more bandwidth the point is rather moot. So it could be a few years before I consider a BD player or other device that has HD download/streaming capabilities. Between Dish HD programming and Blu-Ray I have access to all the HD content I can watch
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:44 AM   #11
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Ps3 and set top cable/sat provider VOD.

I see no reason to get another box just for the purposes of doing the exact same thing I already can do.

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I own none of the services listed. I do download music from the internet for my Ipod. But not from the ITunes store.
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