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I’m streaming Netflix on PS3!

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments

As I already told, Sony and Netflix recently became partners, and Netflix subscribers can now stream movies from their “Watch Instantly” queue on PlayStation 3.
While Sony is working on new firmware  update for PS3 that would allow full Netflix support, current Netflix subscribers [...]

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Finally: Netflix streaming on PlayStation 3 begins in November

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Netflix today announced a real with Sony that will allow streaming Netflix movies to PS3 consoles. Support for streaming Netflix has already been implemented in XBox 360, Netflix-branded Roku media player, some TV-sets and some LG and Samsung Blu-Ray players, and recently, TiVo. [...]

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Stream Netflix to your TV or HDTV with PlayOn Media Server

February 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

On February 1, 2009 MediaMall released the first production version of their PlayOn media server. It works like any other media server, but also provides capability to stream movies from Netflix’s Watch Instantly queue (Netflix subscription is required), as well as videos from [...]

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Netflix: Roku, LG, Samsung, now TiVo! What’s next?

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

On Thursday Netflix and TiVo are expected to announce partnership to deliver Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” movie streaming service to TiVo digital video recorders with HD capability. Netflix has recently gained significant ground in streaming video services via numerous partnerships hardware and content providers. [...]

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Samsung’s new Blu-Ray players to stream Netflix

October 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Samsung and Netflix today announced the deal that will allow Samsung to add streaming capabilities to their new Blu-Ray players and possibly expand the deal to include other electronics, possibly embed Netflix streaming in future Samsung TV models. The deal will help Netflix to [...]

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Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense (1984)

October 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense (1984)

Director Jonathan Demma very creatively crafted this film from the footage of several Talking Heads concerts at Los Angeles’ Pantages Theater.
The plot: The staging concept was developed by the lead vocalist of the Talking Heads, David Byrne, the band’s [...]

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More media servers support Netflix

September 4th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Recently MediaMall Technologies announced Beta 3 version of its PlayOn media server. MediaMall currently bundles its ActiveTV media server with several networking media players, including D-Link DSM 520 and DSM 720. Both ActiveTV and PlayOn servers come with default configuration containing several hundred [...]

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LG and Netflix partnership delivers its first baby – BD300

August 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

The partnership that Netflix and LG announced around New Year had resulted in a long-awaited product, just in time for back-to-school and Thanksgiving holiday. LG’s next Blu-Ray disk player BD300 will also be able to stream Netflix to TV-sets.

Users will be able to [...]

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Netflix will be available on XBox 360

July 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Microsoft has announced on Monday at E3 video game convention an alliance with Netflix that will allow it to stream more then 10,000 Netflix movie titles on Microsoft’s XBox 360 console. Microsoft is the latest hardware provider to join Netflix alliance after Roku began [...]

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Netflix offers movie streaming via their $100 set-top box

May 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Netflix, the largest movie rental company, had for years been promising to begin streaming movies straight to TVs, and last year announced plans with LG to build a set-top box that would allow that. Netflix has just announced their new set-top box called Roku.

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The death of HD-DVD: Toshiba abandons HD-DVD.

February 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments

It has become known on Saturday that Toshiba will abandon its HD-DVD format, resulting in the complete victory for Blu-Ray by companies like Sony, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, Hitachi and Sharp. The format war has been going on since 2003. HD-DVD format has many advantages over Blu-Ray, [...]

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Netflix and LG announce partnership to stream movies to HDTV

January 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Netflix has been offering its customers to watch movies instantly on their laptops or media center PCs for quite some time. Users can install a small ActiveX plugin in their Internet browser and watch many of Netflix’s 90,000 titles in the proprietary viewer. [...]

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