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Old 25-02-2014, 20:57   #361
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I have never done this streaming thing before so my question is is it worth me getting Amazon Prime for £49 a year if i mainly watch the latest movies and i want to stream to the Xbox etc, or will Netflix off my more?
If your purely looking at both there UK offerings I personally think Lovefilm (Amazon Prime) offers the better movie selection that said Netflix probably has the better range of TV shows and has some decent original shows. Both Netflix and Amazon Prime offer good streaming quality via the Xbox One.
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Old 25-02-2014, 21:02   #362
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If your purely looking at both there UK offerings I personally think Lovefilm (Amazon Prime) offers the better movie selection that said Netflix probably has the better range of TV shows and has some decent original shows. Both Netflix and Amazon Prime offer good streaming quality via the Xbox One.
How old are the films on Amazon Prime, how soon before it shows hollywood blockbusters?

What is the resolution of them 1080p?

Just signed up to to the 30 day trial to lock in the price for a year.
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Old 25-02-2014, 22:33   #363
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How old are the films on Amazon Prime, how soon before it shows hollywood blockbusters?

What is the resolution of them 1080p?

Just signed up to to the 30 day trial to lock in the price for a year.
Sky and Now TV have the first UK subscription pay TV window so you generally have to wait longer for movies to show up on Netflix and Amazon Prime , I believe the app on Xbox One will stream upto 1080p and provides 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus audio.
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Old 26-02-2014, 10:27   #364
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BBC's Ripper Street to return as Amazon gets first broadcast rights

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Period crime drama Ripper Street, axed by the BBC, will be returning for a third series on Amazon's video-on-demand service.

Amazon confirmed on Wednesday that Filming on the third series will begin in May and be exclusive to subscribers to Prime Instant Video, formerly its LoveFilm VoD service, but will be aired a few months later on BBC1.

As part of the deal the first series will be available immediately to Prime Instant Video subscribers, soon to be followed by the second series.
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Old 27-02-2014, 15:46   #365
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Is there anyway to switch off the non-prime offerings on lovefilm? I got all excited going through the HBO offerings until I realized its PPV
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Old 27-02-2014, 19:13   #366
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If we are going to get the Amazon/Lovefilm and HBO apps, I really do hope that we get them on a subscription rather than a pay per view basis. Even better if VM negotiated a deal similar to that of BT/ESPN, but I don't expect that's going to happen.
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Old 27-02-2014, 19:30   #367
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If we are going to get the Amazon/Lovefilm and HBO apps, I really do hope that we get them on a subscription rather than a pay per view basis. Even better if VM negotiated a deal similar to that of BT/ESPN, but I don't expect that's going to happen.

Apparently we're getting Blockbuster

http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/10...g-service.html

I think that there is no way you will get HBO as a subscription service, and if the new Amazon Instant video does launch on Tivo, you can buy HBO content via that e.g.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...m%2Cnull%2C291
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Old 27-02-2014, 20:04   #368
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Personally we will just wait until the DVD comes out then we can watch it to our hearts content.
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Not sure if mentioned already but Amazon are showing Vikings the day after it airs in the USA season 2 ep 1 is on now.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:58   #370
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Apparently we're getting Blockbuster

http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/10...g-service.html

I think that there is no way you will get HBO as a subscription service, and if the new Amazon Instant video does launch on Tivo, you can buy HBO content via that e.g.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...m%2Cnull%2C291
I expect you are right about that, but it's a pity, because I'm sure that if there was a subscription arrangement, such as the one we have with Netflix, this would rake in more money for Amazon and HBO. I don't think that many of us are going to be splashing out to 'buy' these rights to stream the programming. I only want to view them once anyway, no point in watching a second time, although I know some people who just watch the same stuff over and over again.
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I expect you are right about that, but it's a pity, because I'm sure that if there was a subscription arrangement, such as the one we have with Netflix, this would rake in more money for Amazon and HBO. I don't think that many of us are going to be splashing out to 'buy' these rights to stream the programming. I only want to view them once anyway, no point in watching a second time, although I know some people who just watch the same stuff over and over again.
Sky have the streaming subscription rights to HBO locked up in the UK. That is the problem.

HBO obviously thought it more lucrative to do an exclusive deal with Sky than to make it available to more people. This seems contrary to the way HBO distributes content in the US, where the subscription option seems available with most cable/satellite services.
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Sky have the streaming subscription rights to HBO locked up in the UK. That is the problem.

HBO obviously thought it more lucrative to do an exclusive deal with Sky than to make it available to more people. This seems contrary to the way HBO distributes content in the US, where the subscription option seems available with most cable/satellite services.
The trouble is PB that Sky offered them a huge amount of money and they took it and thus we are now in the position we are now sadly.
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I'm after a bit of advice. I'm currently using a ps3 with unblockus to access US Netflix. I'd like to add a cheap device in the bedroom for Netflix viewing, that must be unblockus compatible. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
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Roku - you can pick them up for about £45 these days. Or WD live tv you can get for about £60 if you look around on Ebay and Amazon.
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Roku - you can pick them up for about £45 these days. Or WD live tv you can get for about £60 if you look around on Ebay and Amazon.

Personally I would avoid the Roku if using unblockus as you can't change the DNS settings with in the Roku box and have to change them in your router.

Any of the cheap Bluray players that include Netflix will be fine; sometimes you can get those for around £60.

Personally I like the WDTV Live Streaming Media Player because you can set it to output 1080p/24, which a lot of the content on the US Netflix is encoded as, including US TV as well as films. For TVs that can't do 24fps, it can also output 1080p/60 which works well and you can choose various other combinations.

They often sell for £60 but prices can go higher than that at times.

Another popular Netflix device is Apple TV, but as I understand it, you can't change the default output from 50hz. This possibly applies to most BR players. Also Apple TV only outputs 5.1 DD, rather than 5.1 DD+

This article is a bit old now, but may be of help?

http://www.techofthehub.com/whats-best-netflix-player
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