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Old 07-14-2008, 12:39 PM   #1  
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Smile Xbox 360 Netflix streaming announced.

Microsoft just announced Netflix streaming on Xbox 360 during its press conference.

You get HD movie streaming on Xbox 360 when Netflix turns HD streaming on.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:45 PM   #2  
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Microsoft just announced Netflix streaming on Xbox 360 during its press conference.

You get HD movie streaming on Xbox 360 when Netflix turns HD streaming on.


Glad I saw this...was just about to post it too.

This saves me $100 on the (Roku?) box.
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At Microsoft's press conference this morning, it was announced that Netflix will be streaming movies over Xbox Live for all existing customers. This means you can stream movies as part of your already existing account over your Xbox on your big-screen tv. Not only that, but by using the new Live Party option, you can watch these streaming movies with your friends, and they don't even have to have a Netflix account of their own. That's pretty sweet. That's all we know for now, but we'll keep you posted when more details drop.
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/pos...Xbox_Live.html

g4 is all over E3 and have been updating their blog from the MS conference. It's pretty safe to say this is legit. I am surprised that friends can watch too from another console without the Netflix subscription.

Assuming you don't need to keep a certain level of membership, maybe I can drop back down to the "1 at a time plan"....right now I am on 3 at a time, but I just sent one back having had the movies for 3-7 weeks. I am just not finding as much time.

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Netflix streaming is Xbox 360 exclusive, PS3 users cannot have it.
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But I don't see anything having to do with HD in any of those announcements.

Did I miss something?

Is this the right Forum to post this?
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But I don't see anything having to do with HD in any of those announcements.

Did I miss something?

Is this the right Forum to post this?
Netflix will enable HD streaming once their service is ready. They are working on it.

Two biggest losers from this announcement.

1. Apple TV
2. PS3
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I'm sure HD will happen with Netflix and the 360 since Netlix has said that HD will happen with the Roku player. I'm still happy with the announcement HD or not.
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Offering new Xbox 360 interface, growing Netflix presence

Microsoft makes play for casual gamers

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By George T. Chronis -- Video Business, 7/14/2008
JULY 14 | LOS ANGELES—For those used to the thumping of chests about hardcore action videogames such as Halo 3 and Gears of War, this year at E3, Microsoft Entertainment is pumping social cred instead of bullets.

On Monday morning, Microsoft led the big announcements of show week with what it calls a complete relaunch of the Xbox 360 platform. Current 20GB-hard-drive models have been discounted $50 to $299 and will be phased out in favor of a new 60GB-hard-drive version, priced at $349. Plus, the new models will have a new, more user-friendly interface.

"Our focus is now on the social experience," said Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft director of product management told VB after a media briefing here.

Microsoft's partnership with Netflix also will go live with a new interface. Netflix offerings will be presented via 3D retail box art.

Greenberg said Netflix will add 10,000 titles, doubling the amount of film and TV content available from Xbox Live to 20,000 titles total.

For now, users have to subscribe to Netflix separately, but the goal is for Xbox Live users to be able to subscribe to Netflix's service within Xbox Live in the future.

Greenberg doesn't see the Netflix association cannibalizing other studio content available on Xbox Live. He said Netflix content is presented in standard-definition only, while studio content is primarily in high-definition.

Microsoft also announced that it will add another 700 new video titles from the studios.

To further the new social positioning for its console, Microsoft this fall will promote what it is calling Xbox Live Primetime, a melding of game show reality TV and videogames.

The first title available on Xbox Live, One vs. a Hundred, will have a live host during primetime hours and feature real-time competition by players seen as their avatars.

Microsoft also is betting heavily on music games and will get an exclusive window on Electronic Arts' Rock Bands 2.

A new first-party music title being developed in Japan is called Lips. The game will ship with two wireless motion-sensing microphones. This singing competition game features pop, hip-hop, rock, country and R&B songs heavily localized to each national market. Players also will be able to upload their own MP3s into the game.

You're In the Movies, a movie-themed exclusive game from Codemasters, will arrive for the holidays bundled with the new Xbox Live Vision camera and will allow users to create their own video clips, which can be uploaded to social Web sites such as YouTube.

Microsoft’s change of focus can be attributed to the success of the Nintendo Wii and the Sony PlayStation 3's edge in music and social gaming in Europe. Microsoft is prioritizing Europe, Greenberg pointed out, so the new interface built around 3D avatars that gamers can customize plus a more user-friendly interface are expected to play better to the less-hardcore sensibilities on the continent.

"Gamers were able to navigate to the downloadable content on Xbox Live, but we wanted to make it easier for new gamers to jump in and find that content," Greenberg said.

The new all-3D interface will be available this fall as an online update or via game disc. Microsoft's Rare studio has created the avatar system, which presents acute player presentations in game and Xbox Live social settings.

These avatars also will be integrated into upcoming games, including new versions of Guitar Hero, where gamers will be able to unlock special costumes for their avatars.
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Greenberg doesn't see the Netflix association cannibalizing other studio content available on Xbox Live. He said Netflix content is presented in standard-definition only, while studio content is primarily in high-definition.
So will Microsoft not permit HD Netflix streaming when it becomes available? I doubt it.

BTW, Xbox 360 does get exclusive console rights to Netflix streaming, PS3 and Wii cannot have it.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/...ft-Netflix.php
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So will Microsoft not permit HD Netflix streaming when it becomes available? I doubt it.
You may doubt it all you want - but it may not come to pass - especially as NF is pushing "their own" STB which does have HD capabilities.

The 360 may only get SD streamed movies.

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You may doubt it all you want - but it may not come to pass - especially as NF is pushing their own STB which does have HD capabilities.
Netflix doesn't have its own brand set top boxes, it just signed a bunch of cooperation agreements with a number of set top manufacturers(Roku, LG, and now Microsoft) and is providing all the documentation necessary to develop compatible product.
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So are these netflix downloads free via xbl? If not, Ill still be keep my 9.95 a month through netflix.com
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Netflix doesn't have its own brand set top boxes, it just signed a bunch of cooperation agreements with a number of set top manufacturers(Roku, LG, and now Microsoft) and is providing all the documentation necessary to develop compatible product.
Oops . . forgot the quotes . . . "their own"

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