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Question for Netflix on PS3/Wii

The Vulcan
02-05-2010, 04:57 PM
Getting ready for Netflix on Wii and I must say I'm pretty damn excited. Anyway, my question has to do with the disk/connection. I understand the PS3 needs a disk like the Wii will. So I'm guessing the Netflix movie downloads on to the disk and then the disk plays like a DVR. My question is what determines the download speed? Your router, wireless adapter or does the PS3/Wii's own WIFI (for lack of a better word)? I only have a "B' adapter but my router is a "G" so I'm wondering if I should upgrade my adapter. It doesn't seem to make sense to me to upgrade my router yet as Cablevision only tops out at 30 MBPS (I have the 15). Thanks in advance.

kamspy
02-05-2010, 05:15 PM
1. What do you have a wireless adapter hooked up to? The PS3 and Wii both have internal wireless.

The disc is just there to prevent a copyright violation that Microsoft holds or some other legal jumbo.

The stuff basically streams just like YouTube, with about 30-60 second loading into.

Even if somehow you are limited to B speeds the initial loading time won't be much different.

The Vulcan
02-05-2010, 05:31 PM
Adapter meaning on my desktop which is also in the living room where the Wii is. I thought somehow this was coming into play.

kamspy
02-05-2010, 05:43 PM
Nope. The Wii will go straight to the router. If the load speeds are like PS3, they'll be very tolerable.

DreGun
02-05-2010, 10:46 PM
Yeah I mainly use my Xbox of course for Netflix streaming, but I have the PS3 disc and have my Wii disc reserved...

J-Rod
02-07-2010, 12:14 PM
Lemme ask a quick question... If I have a Wii and 2 PS3's could I have 1 netflix account for whatever it is a month? All three of these working seperate from each other? Like if me and wife want to watch something downstairs on one PS3, and son wathcing something different on other PS3, and the other 3 young'n's are wathcing something on the Wii, will that work?

kamspy
02-07-2010, 02:11 PM
You have to have one disc per machine.

If you want 3 machines active you have to rent 3 discs at a time etc.

J-Rod
02-07-2010, 02:44 PM
You have to have one disc per machine.

If you want 3 machines active you have to rent 3 discs at a time etc.

Sorry don't know much about Netflix... I either get the pay per view or hit the redbox, but does each disk count as a membership?

GLOW
02-07-2010, 03:30 PM
Sorry don't know much about Netflix... I either get the pay per view or hit the redbox, but does each disk count as a membership?

No there are different tiers to membership:

1 at a time
2 at a time
3 at a time
etc - 5

/per month

each with different fee

I think you need to have 2 out at a time to have unlimited watch instantly times.

J-Rod
02-07-2010, 03:46 PM
No there are different tiers to membership:

1 at a time
2 at a time
3 at a time
etc - 5

/per month

each with different fee

I think you need to have 2 out at a time to have unlimited watch instantly times.

Thanks GLOW, but I got the part about renting and them sending them out, what I'm curious about is the streaming part. Can I stream to 3 sytems (3 different disks) under 1 membership?

GLOW
02-07-2010, 04:12 PM
Thanks GLOW, but I got the part about renting and them sending them out, what I'm curious about is the streaming part. Can I stream to 3 sytems (3 different disks) under 1 membership?

Yes, just request 3 discs. I think they work with up to 5 systems for one account but I'm not sure. 3 is possible, I'm sure.

BTW, I use one disc with 2 PS3's. Sometimes I have to change a code on Netflix but it only takes a second. If you have a Blackberry or iPhone you can do it while you're standing there.

J-Rod
02-08-2010, 10:04 AM
Yes, just request 3 discs. I think they work with up to 5 systems for one account but I'm not sure. 3 is possible, I'm sure.

BTW, I use one disc with 2 PS3's. Sometimes I have to change a code on Netflix but it only takes a second. If you have a Blackberry or iPhone you can do it while you're standing there.

THANKS, I do have the crackberry. So sounds easy enough. I think I will give this option a go. When I really want the 1080P :huh content I can just PPV otherwise this option will work good.

II SAL II
02-08-2010, 10:26 AM
. I understand the PS3 needs a disk like the Wii will. So I'm guessing the Netflix movie downloads on to the disk and then the disk plays like a DVR..

no it does not download anything on to your Harddrive of Disc. everything is Streamed. the disc is used to just access your account with netflix.

awol
02-08-2010, 04:17 PM
no it does not download anything on to your Harddrive of Disc. everything is Streamed. the disc is used to just access your account with netflix.

I just want to clarify something on this. The disc actually provides the software necessary for the hardware to stream the content. Much like on your PC or Mac, you need MS's Silverlight plug-in for your browser. The disc provides the software. You authenticate the software disc within your account.

I think this was how Netflix was able to get around the Xbox Live agreement. Since Netflix streaming is built into the NXE and dashboard with Xbox, using a disc based software solution could be the legal loophole that allows them to offer it to the other consoles.