Maui wrote:12 at the moment.
I know you are proud of me Dale. I just know it.
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:469 in mine right now but last time I checked it tops out at 500...
TheBaxter wrote:i'm at 171, but at one time i'm pretty sure i was in the high 200s/low 300s, and have since pared it down.
i use the queue as much as a checklist to remind myself of movies i want to see. if there's a movie out in the theaters i know i'm not going to get to see, i'll add it to my netflix queue instead, or if i hear someone mention a film that sounds interesting or that i liked and haven't seen in a while, i'll add it. i don't expect to get around to every one of the films on my queue, but periodically i'll scroll down the list and one will pop out and i'm like "i want to watch that this weekend" so i'll move it up to the top of my queue.
RogueScribner wrote:I think the most I've ever had was around 129 but mainly it hovers between 60 and 80 discs. Right now it's around 68. It has been as low as 45.
Has the vote option always been there? I just now noticed it. Are Netflix friends as long lasting as MySpace friends?
Droncz92 wrote:Ive been contemplating using Netflix, what are the good and bads about it?
RogueScribner wrote:Okay, first of all, it wasn't Netflix's idea. Fox, Warner Bros., and Universal were pressuring Netflix to impose a delay in some false belief it'll drive up DVD sales or some nonsense. Netflix refused for a while, but the studios were playing hardball. So Netflix negotiated to add lots of new streaming content from the Fox and Universal back catalogs to make up for it. You know what? I'm fine with that. There's no movie I need to see the day it comes out on DVD. If I want to see a movie that badly, I'll see it in the theaters. Meanwhile, I'm going to have lots more options for streaming video coming down the pike so there'll be plenty to keep me busy while I await the new releases.
TheBaxter wrote:RogueScribner wrote:Okay, first of all, it wasn't Netflix's idea. Fox, Warner Bros., and Universal were pressuring Netflix to impose a delay in some false belief it'll drive up DVD sales or some nonsense. Netflix refused for a while, but the studios were playing hardball. So Netflix negotiated to add lots of new streaming content from the Fox and Universal back catalogs to make up for it. You know what? I'm fine with that. There's no movie I need to see the day it comes out on DVD. If I want to see a movie that badly, I'll see it in the theaters. Meanwhile, I'm going to have lots more options for streaming video coming down the pike so there'll be plenty to keep me busy while I await the new releases.
apparently they didn't think blockbuster was worth strongarming too. either that, or blockbuster just has more backbone than netflix.
RogueScribner wrote:Yeah, I don't think Blockbuster has the same market share as Netflix and Redbox, which are the two rental companies most studios are worried about nowadays. Nobody gives a shit about Blockbuster anymore. They won't survive the decade.
Brendon Connelly wrote:It’s most likely that your local or regular cinema screens films digitally now. In many cases, this is still being done at 2k, images that are 2048 pixels wide.
Though some chains, here in the UK at least, boast proudly that their projectors all pump out 4k, which is 4096 pixels wide. That’s very true, but it’s also the case that these 4k projectors are often being used to show 2k files.
It takes a pretty big screen for the step up from 2k to 4k to really make an impact. I won’t get into all of the maths here but audience members in a fairly typical cinema wouldn’t be able to discern any difference at all if they were to sit in the back two thirds of the auditorium.
Great for people near the front, though, right?
Let’s assume you sit about seven feet away from your TV set at home. For 4k to make a measurable difference to your perception of the image, your TV would have to be around 140 inches, diagonally. That’s about three metres wide.
So, I don’t think 4k is by any means the urgent next step in video technology. On the other hand, I do know that it is most definitely coming, and fast.
Sony have this week said that they want to establish a standard format for 4k. The twist is that this time, unlike with Blu-ray and DVD, they don’t mean a physical format, they mean a file format. In fact, Sony’s CEO has this week said at the Consumer Electronics Show that a disc format might even be unlikely.
Streaming video is likely to be at the forefront of the 4k push, rather than packaged media or broadcast. No surprise, then, that Neflix are already working hard, getting ready to ride the 4k explosion.
Pocket Lint saw a 4k Netflix demonstration at CES. It was a pretty modest demo, tucked away quietly, but it was definitely 4k content, and it was being streamed, someway or another.
Samsung are partnering with Netflix on the development of this tech, which will likely mean Netflix 4k apps on the dashboard of Samsung 4k sets.
It’s early days yet, but these things do have a way of accelerating. How long until I stop cluttering my house up with piles of Blu-rays and start hanging off the wires for 4k streams, I wonder?
I’ll miss packaged media, but I’ve already welcomed Netflix with open arms. And a nice big 4k TV? Don’t mind if I do. But I do mean big. I’m not going 4k unless it’s going to really mean something.
If you’re going to join me in this grand indulgence, you’ll need a pretty robust connection to the web to get your content. This is from Pocket Lint’s piece:The new codec of H.265 is claimed to allow for further file size compression of 40-50 per cent more than H.264 video, with no loss in picture quality. It can ensure UHD images are streamed efficiently using existing bandwidth, but streaming 5.1 or 7.1 audio will still take up as much bandwidth as before. So file sizes will naturally be larger, with all things considered.
My current connection allows me to stream 1080p Netflix in two rooms simultaneously, even while I’m surfing the web, so I think I’m most likely set already.
Right, let’s try and put a number on it, just for fun. I predict that I’ll have a 4k set at home and will be watching 4k streaming video on it in… ermmm… let’s say 2017.
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