Thursday, October 28, 2010

Netflix Surprises

I have seen Searching for Bobby Fisher, King of Kong, and Serenity, but I'm going to have to check out the rest of these: "Suggestions and Hidden Gems!" from a new Netflix fan blog whose focus is on Netflix Streaming.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 looks like it's meant to be a social-networking forum for Netflix Fans. From their What is a Netflixer? page, it "was created by a group of students at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business as part of a project for our Information Systems for Business and Management class." I hope they haven't received a grade yet, because it's incomplete. The log in goes to Wordpress. I think it's not a serious thing. I'd give it a B for passing the quick-look test, but a D for being shallow. Maybe it's a test to see how much traffic they can get by using the Netflix brand name and posting links to other Netflix-related sites?

Still prefer DVDs

I may be a luddite, but I still prefer DVDs to Instant Netflix. I don't have a very fast internet connection, (I have the cheapest DSL you can get from AT&T) so I get only two star quality when streaming. I don't mind if what I'm watching is not really affected, but sometimes the movie really suffers. However, I love having an alternative to TV, and I love having something to watch when the DVD is in the mail, so Instant Netflix is a great feature that adds value to my membership.

I like using my Instant queue as kind of a overflow for the DVD queue. I have already maxed out my queue, so I frequently add things to Instant that I don't want to forget about.