Thinking about getting netflix, got some questions

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#1 Posted by SolidSnake2011- (584 posts) -

About how much bandwidth would it take to stream a non HD movie? Are there some kind of program to save the movie on our computer? Is netflix the best when it comes to streaming online movies? if not what is?  do they have all movies ever created?

#2 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (5503 posts) -

About how much bandwidth would it take to stream a non HD movie? Are there some kind of program to save the movie on our computer? Is netflix the best when it comes to streaming online movies? if not what is?  do they have all movies ever created?

SolidSnake2011-
1. Doesn't matter, it goes based on your internet speed. Unless you have a cap, then I am not sure. 2. No. You can't save anything. 3. Subjective, at the price yes. Hulu plus good, just has less movies and more shows. Better options charge per movie. 4. No. Not even close. but they do have a lot.
#3 Posted by slipknot0129 (5540 posts) -

[QUOTE="SolidSnake2011-"]

About how much bandwidth would it take to stream a non HD movie? Are there some kind of program to save the movie on our computer? Is netflix the best when it comes to streaming online movies? if not what is?  do they have all movies ever created?

TheWalkingGhost

1. Doesn't matter, it goes based on your internet speed. Unless you have a cap, then I am not sure. 2. No. You can't save anything. 3. Subjective, at the price yes. Hulu plus good, just has less movies and more shows. Better options charge per movie. 4. No. Not even close. but they do have a lot.

You can adjust your quality of videos to save bandwith. About 300 mb's per hour on lowest settings and 700 on standard def. 

#4 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (5503 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheWalkingGhost"][QUOTE="SolidSnake2011-"]

About how much bandwidth would it take to stream a non HD movie? Are there some kind of program to save the movie on our computer? Is netflix the best when it comes to streaming online movies? if not what is?  do they have all movies ever created?

slipknot0129

1. Doesn't matter, it goes based on your internet speed. Unless you have a cap, then I am not sure. 2. No. You can't save anything. 3. Subjective, at the price yes. Hulu plus good, just has less movies and more shows. Better options charge per movie. 4. No. Not even close. but they do have a lot.

You can adjust your quality of videos to save bandwith. About 300 mb's per hour on lowest settings and 700 on standard def. 

I know, but it shouldn't matter if you don't have any bandwidth caps.
#5 Posted by Blue_Shield (2610 posts) -

1. 1.5 mbps (SD), 5 mbps (HD)

2. Yes. PlayLater. It's legal. It's price at $40 for a lifetime subscription, last time I checked.

3. Subjective. IMHO, yes. Netflix is the best in terms of movies for your buck. Amazon is the best in terms of vaule (movies + free 2 day shipping). Hulu Plus is best in terms of TV shows.

4. No. Nobody does. However, Netflix has many titles, especially in terms of TV shows.

Otherwise, before anything else, peform a speed test. Make sure no other Internet activity happened on your network.

Also, under "Manage Video Quality", you can adjust the settings, based on your network speed.

Oh, and Netflix has a free month trial period, so you can see for yourself how the service is.