PS3 FREE of Netflix Disc Next Week!


Finally, the news that many have been waiting for… no not Xross-Game-Chat. Starting next week the PS3 is being freed from the clutches of requiring a Netflix disc for all your watching pleasures. In addition to this change there is a new user interface that brings a much richer and faster browsing experience, content search directly on the device, and dramatic improvements in how fast playback starts, even 1080i1080p on select videos. Also a good portion of the content will now include subtitles.


Written by: Luke - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Tosh on October 14th, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    Great news for all the Netflix fans out there. Glad to hear that 5.1 surround sound is working.

  2. #2 by Luke on October 14th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    Yeah it looks like a much improved app, I think it was worth the wait.

  3. #3 by Sinlock on October 14th, 2010 [ 7625 Points ]

    Super sweet! Been keeping my eye open for this for some time now. Been using the streaming feature at least 3-4 times a week for the past 2 months. I still prefer disks for Movies but streaming is perfect for TV shows.

  4. #4 by Luke on October 14th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    Why do you prefer them for movies but not tv shows? What is the difference?

  5. #5 by SicSemperTyranis on October 14th, 2010 [ 6405 Points ]

    This is great news! Much better than cross game chat. :-)

  6. #6 by Eddie on October 14th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    meh…not a fan of netflix especially with Video On Demand from my cable provider since 99% of the new stuff is on there and free and thats if I missed it with my DVR.

  7. #7 by Smegmazor on October 14th, 2010

    Finally!

  8. #8 by Sinlock on October 14th, 2010 [ 7625 Points ]

    Luke
    No mater the quality of the stream it still is not the same as disk. Plus I enjoy special features.

    And as for HD content. Just because it’s presented in 1080i or any other HD format dosn’t mean it’s a HD quality picture.

  9. #9 by Luke on October 14th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    Oh I thought you meant with the Netflix Disc. My bad

  10. #10 by Jay on October 14th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    apparently, he slipped up. Its 1080P output, not 1080i. Also, the article should include the mention of 5.1 surround and the inclusion of subtitles on a bunch of movies

  11. #11 by Tosh on October 14th, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    Jay: inclusion of subtitles on a bunch of movies

    ohhh nice!

  12. #12 by Luke on October 14th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    Article will include what I say it will include.

  13. #13 by donifar on October 14th, 2010 [ 890 Points ]

    cannot wait. i watch on my ps3 all the time, and not having to pop my game disc out will be huge.

  14. #14 by Luke on October 14th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    Yeah plus the UI seems better, I think the wait was worth it. It always sucks at the beginning but seems like they made a lot of good changes.

  15. #15 by premiersoupir on October 14th, 2010 [ 17020 Points ]

    Hooray! Higher definition and surround sound are all great features. Plus no disc-swapping!

  16. #16 by Legion213 on October 14th, 2010 [ 675 Points ]

    @Eddie

    I dunno about how your On Demand works. But for me I have to subscribe to a movie channel like HBO or Shotime. Then I can only watch movies they are playing that month at any given time. They do offer a selection of movies that I can “rent” and watch streaming. But the selection is always changing. New movies like Alice in Wonderland are only there for a limited time.

    Since the movies channels are 10-12 dollars anyway and each “rental” is anywhere from 3-6 dollars. It seems Netflix would be a better deal. Since the selection is always there and it’s cheaper.

  17. #17 by bunnyhero on October 14th, 2010 [ 1850 Points ]

    note that netflix streaming is already discless in canada :)

  18. #18 by Luke on October 14th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    Those damn Canucks!

  19. #19 by Heemz on October 14th, 2010

    Everywhere I read said support up to 1080i on SOME videos not 1080p

  20. #20 by Luke on October 14th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    It was 1080i at first but then the official blog fixed it and said 1080p

  21. #21 by Heemz on October 14th, 2010

    Awesome, that’s what I like to hear! Never thought I’d say this but Monday can’t come fast enough!

  22. #22 by Eddie on October 15th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Legion213:

    @Eddie

    I dunno about how your On Demand works. But for me I have to subscribe to a movie channel like HBO or Shotime. Then I can only watch movies they are playing that month at any given time. They do offer a selection of movies that I can “rent” and watch streaming. But the selection is always changing. New movies like Alice in Wonderland are only there for a limited time.

    Since the movies channels are 10-12 dollars anyway and each “rental” is anywhere from 3-6 dollars. It seems Netflix would be a better deal. Since the selection is always there and it’s cheaper.  

    ^

    @Legion I work for a cable provider so I get all of that for free lol. But point taken.

    However I still have other options of getting shows, movies I want.

  23. #23 by derrickgott007 on October 15th, 2010

    Hey Eddie what cable company? I work for time Warner cable as a system tech.

  24. #24 by Eddie on October 15th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Comcast as a Routing Coordinator :P

  25. #25 by Heemz on October 16th, 2010

    Does TWC limit streaming speed vs download speed? I feel like we get fantastic downloads
    But streaming YouTube,vimeo,netflix anything! Is always so slow… Doesn’t make sense :(

  26. #26 by Eddie on October 16th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Heemz:

    Does TWC limit streaming speed vs download speed? I feel like we get fantastic downloads
    But streaming YouTube,vimeo,netflix anything! Is always so slow… Doesn’t make sense :(   

    ^

    no. that would be illegal.


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