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what is the catch with streaming movies?

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Initial post: Dec 1, 2012 4:24:46 AM PST
C. Schrupp says:
I bought a JVC 3002 Black Crystal HDTV and now I want to know what it can do. I have direct tv and I am wondering if I can use x box or something to stream netflix so I don't have to pay for blockbuster. I know there has to be a catch in all of this.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 2:44:39 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 1, 2012 2:46:04 PM PST
Streaming services have a monthly fee, but it is marginal compared to what you may pay if you are an active video renter. Streaming services also require a stable, high-speed internet connection. If your speed is low, you may experience disruptions or lower quality video. Additionally, their bandwidth consumption is considerable. So you do now want to use over a metered (not-unlimited) connection. Otherwise, most streaming services are excellent and have dvd or better quality video.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 4:49:23 AM PST
MikeT says:
There are some free online streaming services like Crackle, but like anything you get what you pay for. :)
NetFlix will indeed be a monthly $8 fee.

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 1:53:24 AM PST
tonybudz says:
I got Neo tv it works ok, prolly get a Roku or something similar, make sure it does youtube and netflix!~

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 6:28:13 PM PST
hJ says:
who makes "Seiki"? is it any good? hj

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 1:35:27 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 7, 2013 1:35:57 PM PST
Sui Lin Chee says:
Dear HJ: "Seiki" -- - Seiki, Magnavox, Westinghouse, etc., are trading names that are bought and sold by "back end" assemblers who otherwise doesn't have a retail brand. Their owners don't have a brand identity other than cost.
With a HD source, all the sets are more than acceptable - - like many other products (that require R&D) which have brands and off-brands, the general rule is as follows:
(1) Some off-brands specific MODELS are quite good (great value for money) while most are mediocre.
(2) Brands often have a full-line which you can select based on performance & features and price - - occasionally, they make a dud, but they generally are consistent in value.

It depends on your purpose -- for a guest room, I would buy the cheapest at Costco/Walmart; for my critical use, I would only want a band like Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, etc.
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