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    Default The "did you know this streams on Netflix?" thread

    Every now and again as Netflix adds streaming content, I come across something that I think would interest others. I thought it might be nice to have a thread dedicated to our finds in that arena.

    For my first submission I'd like to let everyone know that The First 48 streams every season (except for season 3 for some strange reason). I have loved that show since the first episode. If you've never seen it, it basically follows a group of homicide detectives from the moment they get the case through the first 48 hours. The idea being that if they don't have a legitimate lead within the first 48 hours the likelihood the case will ever be solved drops steeply. It's very real, so not for the faint of heart.

    Also, if you have young kids, Flipper streams. My kids really like that show now. They can't believe how much freedom those boys have.

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    8: The Mormon Proposition.


    I'll admit it, I'm curious enough to see this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBlue View Post
    8: The Mormon Proposition.


    I'll admit it, I'm curious enough to see this one.
    I also watched that yesterday. I thought parts were very touching, at other times I was ashamed to think that manipulation tactics might have been uSed on members in California.

    This was such a huge negative for the church, I hope we learn to stay out of politics in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I also watched that yesterday. I thought parts were very touching, at other times I was ashamed to think that manipulation tactics might have been uSed on members in California.

    This was such a huge negative for the church, I hope we learn to stay out of politics in the future.
    I hope so as well, but when you "win", that's a tougher lesson to learn.

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    Got to ask a basic question as I'm not a Netflix subscriber. In the past, I went through the cost/benefit and decided I wouldn't use Netflix enough to justify the subscription fee. Part of that is due to the content I get through my TV service provider. I get a steep discount as an employee so I get a lot of content to choose from.

    But it made me think if I could stream Netflix, maybe I would use the service more and justify a subscripiton. So my question is, are people streaming Netflix through their PS3 or XBOX? Is there unlimited streaming?

    Guess I should research it a bit more but am curious if current Netflix subscribers would recommend it; and why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperback Writer View Post
    Got to ask a basic question as I'm not a Netflix subscriber. In the past, I went through the cost/benefit and decided I wouldn't use Netflix enough to justify the subscription fee. Part of that is due to the content I get through my TV service provider. I get a steep discount as an employee so I get a lot of content to choose from.

    But it made me think if I could stream Netflix, maybe I would use the service more and justify a subscripiton. So my question is, are people streaming Netflix through their PS3 or XBOX? Is there unlimited streaming?

    Guess I should research it a bit more but am curious if current Netflix subscribers would recommend it; and why.
    Yes, you can stream through your PS3, xbox, wii, as well as a growing number of dvd and blu-ray players and stand-alone set-top boxes. Streaming is unlimited. The streaming library, however, is NOT the same as the dvd library. Streaming has a much smaller library, although it is quickly growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperback Writer View Post
    Got to ask a basic question as I'm not a Netflix subscriber. In the past, I went through the cost/benefit and decided I wouldn't use Netflix enough to justify the subscription fee. Part of that is due to the content I get through my TV service provider. I get a steep discount as an employee so I get a lot of content to choose from.

    But it made me think if I could stream Netflix, maybe I would use the service more and justify a subscripiton. So my question is, are people streaming Netflix through their PS3 or XBOX? Is there unlimited streaming?

    Guess I should research it a bit more but am curious if current Netflix subscribers would recommend it; and why.
    I stream through my Wii and my Roku. Between the two, the roku is better but the wii is great too. The most important thing is the size of the pipe.

    Just to remind the nerds: Firefly the Series streams. Watch it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post

    Just to remind the nerds: Firefly the Series streams. Watch it again.
    I watched that over the summer! I loved that show. Serenity was even better after rewatching Firefly.

    Why do you prefer roku? I have Wii but am looking at Roku to stream hulu. I want to dump satellite asap, but don't want to miss my shows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestUteFan View Post
    I watched that over the summer! I loved that show. Serenity was even better after rewatching Firefly.

    Why do you prefer roku? I have Wii but am looking at Roku to stream hulu. I want to dump satellite asap, but don't want to miss my shows...
    My roku streams in 1080p HD baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    My roku streams in 1080p HD baby!
    How much 1080p content have you found?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
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    Just to remind the nerds: Firefly the Series streams. Watch it again.
    That was the first series that I ever streamed. It took me a couple of episodes to get hooked but I got there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    My roku streams in 1080p HD baby!
    Sweet! That will look GREAT on my 12 year old Sony TV.

    Actually, I am going to get the Roku XD or XD/S later this week. The TV upgrade is coming in a few months. Dumping the satellite and going with Roku streaming Hulu and Netflix will completely pay for a nice 52" LED TV in a year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    How much 1080p content have you found?
    Quite a bit actually. No sports to speak of, but movies on both Hulu Plus and on Netflix. And tv programs although I don't really care as much there.

    Also on Roku you can, with some very easy programming, create your own channel of streaming content. Some guy has started the LDS video channel although he's got a lot more content to add. If you google "private channel codes" and "roku" you can get lists of these unofficial channels created by joe sixpack.

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    I stream to my XBox 360's through my Windows Media Center using two pieces of software. PlayOn and TubeCore.

    PlayOn is a server that runs on the MCE box and provides tons of content, not just NetFlix. I mainly use Hulu and NetFlix through it but they have a bunch of other channels as well.

    TubeCore is a Windows Media Center Plugin that allows that to work through the MCE interface. The advantage is that you have to have XBOx Gold to stream netflix ... and I have 3 XBox locations so that would get pricey. This does not require Gold.

    Another benefit of NetFlix streaming? Travel. Most hotels I can stream through their WiFI. Usually have to pause it to let it buffer a while but I am able to watch shows and movies on my laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Just to remind the nerds: Firefly the Series streams. Watch it again.
    Based on your original recommendation I tried Firefly/Serenity. Great show. Thanks for the recommendation.

    I like the new Battlestar Galactica series as well (which streams on netflix).
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    I watched The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo via streaming Netflix on my Xbox this weekend. I liked this show quite a bit and watched the sequel (also available streaming) The Girl Who Played With Fire the following evening. Dragon Tattoo was better.

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    I just found out Steven Seagal: Lawman is on Netflix. I know what I will be watching. I hope they show his band.
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    Great wisdom from Steven Seagal

    "Intelligence is golden, the more we know about what is going on out there the safer we are."
    "When the world is speeding by for others, I see things for what they are."

    Seagal on marksmanship
    "Just like Zen archery or something, its a kind of a meditation for some people, being able to just really concentrate on being masterful with your discipline. When you want to really build confidence in yourself, you want to show yourself what you can do ultimately."
    "Being a lifelong practitioner of the martial arts, I try to teach everyone not to fight the recoil of the weapon, but more to become one with the weapon and let it be an extension of their body."
    "You got the Asian kind of Zen lesson."

    "Criminals usually prey on weakness, they can smell it. Those who have studied the martial arts as long as I have can usually see those kind of predators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Ghost View Post
    I'm a big fan of instantwatcher.com. It is extremely useful when I'm stumped for content.

    For example:


    You can sort by release year, title, and the streaming expiration date. Very handy.

    cheers.

    Wow, that site is awesome, thank you. Right away Shutter Island jumped out at me. Content is really improving quickly.

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    Because I have never seen any of it yet...

    Are Firefly and Serenity somehow conncected? And if so...which should I watch first?

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    Steelblue I agree with you both myself and my wife are huge First 48 fans. We watch every episode. I love the Miami Detectives as well as the ones in Memphis.

    A great show has really taught me a lot about homocide investigations I catch myself second guessing the detectives all the time now. Also I would say about 90% of the homocides are drug related. Unbelievable.
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    "Teeth" is on netflix, i noticed last night. It's a kitschy horror movie a la "Drag Me to Hell", but with a twist of "Jesus Camp" thrown in. I laughed out loud a number of times. It's a nice blend of satire and horror.
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    Those who love or would like to try some really good korean movies:

    there are some fantastic choices available.

    Oldboy
    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
    Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    The Host
    Thirst
    Mother
    The Good The Bad, and The Weird (surprisingly good)
    The Chaser

    all of these are worth a look and all are available via streaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    Because I have never seen any of it yet...

    Are Firefly and Serenity somehow conncected? And if so...which should I watch first?
    Watch the television series Firefly first and then watch Serenity, which basically acts as a continuation/conclusion of the series.

    Then, if you like it, go watch other Joss Whedon awesomeness like Dollhouse, Buffy and Dr. Horrible.
    Kids in general these days seem more socially retarded...

    None of them date. They hang out. They text. They sit in the same car or room and don't say a word...they text. Then, they go home and whack off to internet porn.

    I think that's the sad truth about why these kids are retards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    Because I have never seen any of it yet...

    Are Firefly and Serenity somehow conncected? And if so...which should I watch first?
    Yes! They are connected.

    Firefly (the series) was cancelled after about 14 episodes. Serenity (the movie) was created afterward to tie up some loose ends. Serenity actually stands by itself, and doesn't rely on the series for plot filler.

    Given the raw dumptruck loads of rat poop that Hollywood calls 'TV Entertainment' we have to endure, with a few notable exceptions, I think an adventurous and well-written series like Firefly would be more popular today. Sadly there are few shows out there as good as or better than this. We are forcefed contrived 'reality' TV shows (studios love them because they need a minimal number of writers, and can be made with non-union/non-SAG members, but I digress...)

    Anyway, both the series and the movie are fun cross between the best ideas of Star Trek (without the military formality), Star Wars (without Jar Jar), and GOOD pirate movies with the best ideas of the good shoot-em-up westerns.

    The writer, Joss Whedon, is a talented writer. He created 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (movie and TV series), 'Angel' (TV), 'Dollhouse' (TV), of course 'Firefly'. He also wrote 'Toy Story', 'Atlantis', 'Titan:A.E.', 'Alien: Resurrection', and the upcoming 'Captain America' and 'The Avengers'. He also wrote and directed some episodes for 'Roseanne', 'The Office', 'Parenthood', and 'Glee'.

    **edit** Yeah, what Green Lantern said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBlue View Post
    8: The Mormon Proposition.


    I'll admit it, I'm curious enough to see this one.
    Whoa... powerful flick.

    If Mormons who live far away from places where the fight for marriage equality matters, have a difficult time understanding why their church has been put under such a hot spotlight, this doc does a good job of explaining that.

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    I just saw that "The Outsiders" is now streaming on NF.

    Its been a long time since I've seen it. Age appropriate for younger kids or no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegoose View Post
    I just saw that "The Outsiders" is now streaming on NF.

    Its been a long time since I've seen it. Age appropriate for younger kids or no?
    Yeah. The stabbing is a bit much, but not as bad as Karate Kid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    "Teeth" is on netflix, i noticed last night. It's a kitschy horror movie a la "Drag Me to Hell", but with a twist of "Jesus Camp" thrown in. I laughed out loud a number of times. It's a nice blend of satire and horror.
    the curse of the dentata! i watched it not too long ago with a few others and we thought it was very funny.
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    Question for those in the know: is there any need for Roku if you buy a tv with internet apps already loaded? That seems really redundant to me but maybe I'm missing something.

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