I've added a few off-the-path ones that are available like:
The Ice Pirates
The Tick: Complete Series
I'm loving the service so far...It's nice how quickly the streaming starts after you hit the play button.
I love PlayOn. It doesn't have the HD quality for Netflix (yet) but it does have great quality plus Hulu. Hulu has all the latest epidoes of shows like Terminator, The Office, 30 Rock. That to me is worth the one time fee of $30.
Originally Posted by forgeforsaken
Back to Netflix, anyone who hasn't at least seen the pilot to Quantum Leap better get off their ass and then get back on it to watch QL!
I can't seem to add Dexter either but would really like to watch. Is it available for some but not others??
Originally Posted by Balasarius
Hmm.. it was on my Queue but now it's on 'saved instant' which means not available. Guess they took it out.
Originally Posted by rowe33
Have any of you had an issue with your connection suddenly registering as only one bar, when previously you were streaming in HD? It's back to normal now, but a couple nights ago, the service was all but nonresponsive, while my connection was demonstrably not impaired.
Yeah, mine was doing that early last night (around 7pm central). I haven't tried it today.
Awesome - Vermillion Pleasure Night series 1-3 can be streamed!!
Is it? Can someone with a better connection than my crappy 1.5M DSL compare the sound/video quality to the typical BluRay disc? I've been generally underwhelmed by the quality, tbh, but I only get like 2 bars in their little bandwidth meter so I don't think my setup is the best one to judge it by.
Originally Posted by Rimbo
For those of you who like old classics, they just added the original Rod Serling Twilight Zone Season 1 from the 60s.
They have some good Woody Allen selections like Manhattan, Crimes & Misdemeanors, and one of my favorites, Radio Days.
They also have Barry Levinson's Diner and Avalon which was excellent.
Mark Twain, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns are worthwhile.
Friday Night Lights Season 1 is highly recommended.
In my queue I have:
Five Easy Pieces
Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon
Color Me Kubrick
The Wild Bunch
The Dirty Dozen
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
The Film Crew: Killers From Space
All of Ken Burns' America series appears to be up. As a Kansan, it is my duty to watch, at the very least, the Thomas Hart Benton episode.
Edit: Wow. And his Jazz series.
To bad The War isn't available.
I get the same damn thing most of the time. Maybe about one out of four episodes doesn't drop to lower quality.
Originally Posted by bahimiron
By far my favorite Woody Allen movie. It's the only one that feels fully honest rather than tempered by self-consciousness.
Originally Posted by rrmorton
I always remember that gorgeous opening shot. And some great lines too, like:
Wait a minute! Are you telling me you think the Atlantic is a greater ocean than the Pacific?!
No, have it your way. The Pacific is greater.
And when young Seth Green tells his Rabbi, "You speak the truth, my faithful Indian companion."
Thanks to all those that recommended King of Kong. Despite hearing praise all this time for that movie, I was still a little skeptical, but that was very, very entertaining, with some characters more fascinating and over-the-top than I've seen in a lot of indie movies.
I'm out of 30 Rock episode. Sad face!
I'm thinking I may start on Red Dwarf next. I've never seen it but always had friend who lost their crap over it, but said friends were huge anglophiles anyway so them being fans of it would be like asking Jon Danger what was better, the works of Alfred Hitchcock or Rumiko Takashi. You just can't trust these people! Still, now that Red Dwarf no longer has a 12/1 deadline, maybe I'll give it a shot...
(Why don't these guys have more HBO, damn it? No one wants to see fucking Arli$$!)
This feed is updated every time a new title is added to the Instant Watch library:
Originally Posted by ydejin
Thank you, because checking this out revealed that Red Dawn is now available to watch instantly.
Originally Posted by Brakara
Is there a feed for new HD titles? Because there's plenty of instant watch movies I wouldn't mind watching, except that they need to be in HD.
Also available and completely awesome:
Oh, and they have the original Twilight Zone: Season 1.
(Sorry if any of these have already been mentioned.)
Last edited by rrmorton; 11-29-2008 at 02:35 PM.
Doesn't look like there is. Here's a list of all the feeds btw:
Originally Posted by Igor Muravyev
And here's a blog entry with some interesting technical details about the streaming:
Originally Posted by Igor Muravyev
Because Igor is retarded.
Because I have an HDTV and I would rather watch HD content? I could've watched non-HD Netflix ever since their "Watch Instantly" has been available (with a browser on my HTPC), but now Netflix has finally allowed us to stream HD (to a 360).
Union, you sound like you should be watching all of your TV video from YouTube.
If you refuse to stream anything other than HD content, you're missing out on a lot. It's just a little silly.
Uh... can someone point me to the HD streams? Tonight the boys watched The Game Plan, which was one of the first Blu-ray discs I rented way back earlier this year. I had four bars when it started up so I assume I got the HD stream, but that wasn't even close to the Blu-ray disc's quality.
That's the annoying thing about this feature. You can't adjust the buffer size. The quality is determined by bandwidth and you're stuck with that. That said, it beats the hell out of Cable compression artifact laden TV.
Four bars isn't HD, it's just the highest quality SD stream they offer. Only certain items will stream in HD.
Originally Posted by Dave Long
And none of them will come close to Blu-ray quality because the vast, vast majority of people don't have the bandwidth at home to stream that quality of content in an instant-on no buffering sort of stream.
Damn, you had my hopes up for a moment when you mentioned Ken Burns. Been waiting to see The War.
Originally Posted by bahimiron
Oh yeah, it's great. I loved that movie. Those filmmakers really stumbled on a gold mine with that one. You have the villain (complete with his own crony), the underdog, and the crazy dude who calls himself "Mr. Awesome".
Originally Posted by Rock8man
IIRC, in the behind the scenes they mention that they never intended to follow Donkey Kong and those guys so much, but they happened to come into it just as all that drama was going on. It has caused all sorts of debate in that community too - the Twin Galaxies folks say that the filmmakers really misrepresented what actually happened.
Last edited by Reed; 11-30-2008 at 11:20 AM.
The best exchange in that movie is when Steve Wiebe is driving and his daughter is in the backseat. She says, "I didn't realize the Guiness book was such a big deal."
"Yeah. A lot of people read that book."
"Some people ruin their lives just to get in it."
And the dirty diaper Donkey Kong video is painfully hilarious.