The other issue is torrent. You can download a ton of stuff free. A lot of it is not legal, though in my case I have archane interests in hobies and such, and have mostly downloaded stuff you can't get anywhere any more. That stuff is still copyright protected, in most cases, but it isn't like downloading new movies, that I will just wait to see, or see when they are released. In some cases one know it is abandoned, one just didn't pay for it in the day, and now it is available.
Last edited by Tom Dl; 2012-10-05 at 03:45 PM.
We cut cable off this summer and are very happy. Switched to TekSavvy for high speed internet. Netflix in HD on my 55" Samsung looks great.
I don't proxy - no need. Netflix Canada does not have as much, but it has plenty for us. We are watching Weeds, Breaking Bad, Justified, Damages, and lots more. Love the Brit stuff! There are only 2 situations where I don't use Netflix - 1) For current TV I use my iPad 3 and stream it in HD through Apple TV - this gives me all the latest shows on CTV, City TV, CBC and... one other one I think. 2) Formula 1 races - I of course would never torrent these, but if I did I could do so within hours of the qualifying session or race in MP4 then stream them through Apple TV in HD.
Between the iPad apps and Netflix we're good. For rentals of newer stuff just out on video we will occassionally "rent" one and watch it via Apple TV. Full HD on demand.
Last edited by Lephturn; 2012-10-15 at 05:23 PM.
For those having quality issues, if you have really good high speed, then you simply need to login to netflix.com access your member profile and change your video quality settings...
A while back, netflix decided to default everyone to Standard Def... if you login and switch it, you'll get HD and 5.1 Sound.
Also be sure the selection you're watching is available in HD and that you're running an HDMI cable from the device you're using to access NF.
I watch it on my PS3, in FULL HD with 5.1 surround on a 47inch TV... it's awesome quality.
PS, there are plenty of VPNs that allow you to access US NF which really is alot better.
Do you need a US membership to use the US Netflix if you use a proxy?
I have a canadian membership, will that would to watch the US netflix with a proxy?
Yes, the Canadian membership works to watch the US Netflix if you have a proxy. You'll get a message like "We see you're traveling! Be aware that selection may vary by location!".
We dropped cable back in the spring and are only using the Canadian Netflix. The selection is limited, but it's enough for us for the cost savings. We've been picking a series we haven't seen like Justified, Lost, Breaking Bad or Hell on Wheels. Then we watch one or two episodes every couple of nights and that easily works out to a few months before we even have time to watch anything else by then some new series (mad men) has been added we start on that.
Anyone else's US netflix go down the other day?