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Old 11-11-2009, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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PS3 Owners: Hold Onto Your Netflix Discs

If you are one of the people that just got a Netflix disc for your PS3, you’d better hold on to it, you’ll be needing it for a year. Let’s just hope this was a misunderstanding and they meant "next" year, not a "whole" year.

Netflix's Steve Swasey has told G4 that, as it stands, the only way to watch a Netflix movie via the console is to have a Netflix disc in the tray while you stream the movie/show over the internet. And that's the way it's going to stay for around a year.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That would get old after a while. Is it the same thing on the 360? I'm thinking about getting it but if it is then probably not.
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It is my understanding that the Xbox 360 doesn't actualy stream the movie, but will download it so you can watch it... But, I do not think that the 360 requires a copy of any netflix disc to work... Wait, the 360 does support netflix right? I kinda forgot...
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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that is so annoying.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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seems like this should be just a simple update to solve this. But I guess I can live with it. been putting a disk in to watch movies for years.
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you made an account to comment on a netflix topic?

Yeah, I don't think I'll be purchasing the service though.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Druid;1744010]you made an account to comment on a netflix topic?

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did I ?
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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No the 360 does not require a disc. And it does stream the movie/show you are watching.
I think the reason behind this is that Microsoft has some sort of deal with Netflix that won't allow Sony to have the Netflix program as a download or something to that effect.
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