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PS3 Netflix Update Brings Dolby Digital Plus (version 2.10)

December 19, 2012
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PS3 Netflix Update Brings Dolby Digital Plus (version 2.10)

The Playstation3 Netflix app has been updated once again. There have been two recent updates, the most recent being version 2.10. Since looking at version 2.08, there have been a number of additions and fixes. Like the Apple TV, you can sign up for Netflix directly from the PS3 app. You can also control the...

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The Netflix Missing X-High Mystery: Solved!

December 6, 2012
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The Netflix Missing X-High Mystery: Solved!

Have you noticed a change in the Netflix streaming’s video quality? Some Netflix customers have been asking that same question. In particular, customers with 1080P capable Netflix devices have noticed a significant change  to how those devices display streaming video quality. I noticed the change a week ago as I was evaluating the WD...

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New Netflix Features Unveiled on Playstation3 (Version 2.08)

July 31, 2012
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New Netflix Features Unveiled on Playstation3 (Version 2.08)

I recently fired up Netflix on the Playstation3 to find a new version of the client, version 2.08. It appears this version of the Netflix player adds two new Netflix features. Specifically, there are enhancements to search as well as an auto-play feature for TV series episodes. Historically, a number of other Netflix features...

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Netflix Reveals Device Capabilities Including 1080P Support

July 18, 2012
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Netflix Reveals Device Capabilities Including 1080P Support

This year, there has been a significant increase in the number of Netflix enabled devices that play the service’s 1080P video streams. Netflix’s support site now reveals the features and technical capabilities of select Netflix capable Blu-ray players, Smart TVs and stand-alone streaming players. Netflix used to be fairly mum about the respective features of...

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Amazon Instant Video on Playstation3 First Look

April 3, 2012
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Amazon Instant Video on the PS3

Amazon Instant Video and its Prime streaming service are now available on the Sony Playstation3 (via Joystiq). Quite a surprise as the scuttlebutt was that Amazon Instant Video was due next on the Xbox (you can already stream downloaded Amazon video from your PC to the Xbox). The move shows that Amazon is serious about winning the ecosystem...

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The Best Netflix Device for the Living Room

March 13, 2012
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The Best Netflix Device for the Living Room

What is the best Netflix device for the big screen in your house? With over 700 hundred different devices to chose from, shouldn’t it be easy to find the one offering the best Netflix experience?  By the end of 2011, the Roku 2 XS had become my go-to-device for watching Netflix in the living...

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Netflix Adds New PS3 “Just for Kids” Interface

March 11, 2012
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Netflix Adds New PS3 “Just for Kids” Interface

Netflix has introduced a new user interface interface geared towards kids on the Sony Playstation 3. As first reported by Hacking Netflix, the new interface is now a choice when you start Netflix on the PS3. “Just for Kids” only shows selected movies and TV shows suitable for children. In another words, you won’t...

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Verizon – Redbox Video Service Potential Features

February 6, 2012
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Verizon and Redbox - Coinstar Join Forces

Today, Verizon and Redbox (Coinstar) announced a new joint venture to be a potential one stop shop for video needs of consumers. The service will include Redbox’s current Kiosks which rent DVDs, Blu-rays and video games as well as a streaming video catalog from Verizon. The to-be-named service (I like Red Verizon) is supposed...

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Metadata Crisis at Netflix

January 24, 2012
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Netflix UK IE Streaming Devices

What’s a metadata crisis? It has nothing to do with the “Human Time Lord Meta-Crisis” from Doctor Who. It also has nothing to do with the resignation of Netflix’s Chief Marketing Officer. Instead, over the last week, Netflix has had some issues with the accuracy of their metadata. The metadata is what describes each title...

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What LG’s New OLED TV is Missing

January 2, 2012
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What LG’s New OLED TV is Missing

LG announced it will be showing off its new 55″ OLED TV at next week’s 2012 CES. Based on the press release, the HDTV has the potential to exceed the picture quality of plasmas and LED TVs currently on the market. Potential is key word here as I haven’t seen the new set in...

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Netflix Adds Holiday Favorites and Other UI Tweaks (PS3)

December 3, 2011
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Netflix Adds Holiday Favorites and Other UI Tweaks (PS3)

Just in time for Christmas, there’s some user interface surprises for the Playstation3 Netflix player. If you go to the near bottom of the browsable categories, you’ll see the addition of “Holiday Favorites”. Besides getting us all in the holiday spirit, the category demonstrates some new ways to present cover art. As you can...

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