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Netflix on Playstation 3 – extended review

eHDMI
11-18-2009, 06:58 AM
The PlayStation 3 presents itself as many things… a highly advanced gaming device, a top-notch (reference quality) Blu-ray player, and an Internet enabled pathway to a world of downloadable games, movies, television and BD-Live enabled content. Most everything I’ve tapped into thus far has either met or exceeded my expectations for the PS3 Slim; however, there’s always those items that aren’t so great (the PS3’s web-browser is terrible, with limited access to some of the most popular sites… yes, you can get your web-enabled email, but what about access to Hulu? No dice! Might as well be living behind a firewall in China).

Story (http://www.hd-report.com/2009/11/18/netflix-on-playstation-3-extended-review/)

HDohioTV
11-18-2009, 11:23 AM
Don't blame the ps3 for hulu's not working in the ps3 web browser. Hulu worked fine in the ps3 web browser until hulu signed an 'exclusive' agreement with microshaft which resulted in hulu blocking accessing the website from the ps3's browser. I know this because I used to watch hulu all the time using my ps3's web browser. :error

firsTraveler
11-20-2009, 06:46 PM
I tried it out. It works, but I like useing the Roku box better.

Netflix streaming has two major problems. The fast-forward function is really clunky. Second, the selection of titles is still small and mostly filled with second and third string material.

HD Goofnut
11-21-2009, 12:23 AM
I tried it out. It works, but I like useing the Roku box better.

Netflix streaming has two major problems. The fast-forward function is really clunky. Second, the selection of titles is still small and mostly filled with second and third string material.

Third, the majority of the HD streaming consists of TV shows and I am not a fan of most TV shows.

camera_tech
11-23-2009, 11:17 PM
I've been using this for two weeks now and I love it. The movie selection, as you might suspect, is pretty abysmal - but if you are into old TV shows this is great. I'm currently working my way through The Rockford Files, Magnum P.I., and the first season of Simon & Simon - all favorite shows from years past. They also offer the first five seasons of Maverick, which (except for a DVD with 5 select episodes) are not available. The downloads work flawlessly - I haven't had a problem yet. Not like when I tried Netflix on my computer the picture jumped or froze every couple of minutes!

Cyberclaw
11-25-2009, 01:12 PM
Although the movie selection leaves something to be desired, the feature itself is impressive. A high def movie will start playing almost instantly for me, and the picture quality is terrific. Not up to blu-ray standards, of course, but definitely on par with most hd television broadcasts. My life loves watching the old TV shows as well... she's currently working her way through the A Team. Overall, a worthwhile addition to an already great system.