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nadger
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Netflix etc

With forum debate continuing about Blockbuster I'd be interested to know which, if any, online film services people use.
Like many others I've now signed up to " unlimited" and currently use free film services with Roku. Some films are worth watching but most are garbage.
There are various " free first month" offers but ......
I see that Which did this recently.
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Re: Netflix etc

Any online viewing I do is on youtube.
Believe it or not they even have a few films too - not that I watch any of them as I'm not really into films much these days.
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Razer
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Re: Netflix etc

I tried watching one of the free ones several days ago on YouTube. It was a Laurel & Hardy film. I thought 'Oh, good. I haven't seen any of them for a long time.' The quality is very poor. I closed the page after about ten seconds.
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Which is odd because I watched a film a while back on youtube and despite being nothinbg but cheese the quality was fine.
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Razer
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Re: Netflix etc

I think they just got their hands on a pre-fixed-up print and didn't want to pay for the fixed one.
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Print? It's not a book. Youtube does moving images via a stream with sound. Nothing to print there.
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Re: Netflix etc

'Print' is a reference to the film itself, from which subsequent copies, in whatever form, are made. Whether you have a digital stream on YouTube, watch a DVD or a Blu-ray, they all come from a print.
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Either way your last comment about a pre-fixed print made little sense to me (sorry!).
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I meant that the print they may have got is one made before the Laurel & Hardy films were remastered; still full of scratches and very degraded.
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Re: Netflix etc

I use get_iplayer or XBMC with NAVI-X to download current releases (BBC or current films).
XBMC mostly needs conversion from AVI to MP4 to play on my TV via my Raspberry Pi.
I use my PC as a NFS server over ethernet for the Pi.
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