Netflix Now Available on Nintendo Wii; No HD

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I have ps3 and wii. I already use the streaming for ps3 but curious to see how it will look on Wii. I already requested my wii disc.
 

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I used a free trial to check out the service on the PS3, and I was impressed.
It's really too bad the Wii isn't set up for something as simple as HD video. Nintendo needs to stop kidding itself, such a limitation is no longer catering to its "target market", it's a limitation.
 

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"Subscribers wanting video higher than the standard resolution can stream the content to the PC, or try the service via the other two consoles."

Not true. The PC can't do HD streaming from netflix yet either.
 

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[citation][nom]halls[/nom]I used a free trial to check out the service on the PS3, and I was impressed.It's really too bad the Wii isn't set up for something as simple as HD video. Nintendo needs to stop kidding itself, such a limitation is no longer catering to its "target market", it's a limitation.[/citation]
Pfft, the target market can't even distinguish between a SD and a HD image without them two being side by side.
 

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The Wii's main selling point is the game experience. Who needs HD for that? I'd rather have the Wii stay at it's current price (or lower) than it having HD with the same gameplay at a higher cost.

Still, this is good news for cWii owners who don't mind low-res movie streaming.
 

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netflix streaming is lower than dvd quality with my experience....and i have a 40 meg connection!

the wii will look no different.....

you only take a hit in quality if you drop below 8 meg down on your connection.....
 

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I got my disk for the Wii about 3-4 weeks ago. Watched a few movies on it so far. Once you get past the setup, it's pretty simple. Picture looked nice on my TV. Movie controls were very basic, no real DVD menu. No subtitles (similar to Netflix streaming on my PC).
 

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netflix streaming is NOT HD.....its 480i at best...wii will look no better than xbox or PS3 because of the low quality of netflix streaming in the first place....

about the only way it will ever look good is if you are still using a cheapo tube TV
 

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Alright now I can stream on all three of my consoles if I want to. The 360 still has the best experience though because of the ability to manage and add to your instant que without having to go online.
 

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I can't believe how many blind people there are. The difference between regular SD and HD video is as significant as the difference between 2D and 3D video. Maybe some folks need to have their eye sight checked.
 

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Got one! Now I can stream Netflix from all 3 of my consoles! Next up: a new TV that can do it!

I'm violating one of the 7 deadly sins right?
 

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"...the Nintendo Wii version of Netflix is that it won't stream HD content thanks to the console's hardware limitations--it can't even do 720p."

This is like saying, "unfortunately, it only comes in black and white. It won't even do red!!!"
 
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I find the article title amusing. It's almost as someone expected the Wii to be able to do HD. In other news, bicycles can't fly.


 

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I'd have been doing this on my 360 for a while now, but don't want to keep up a live gold account just for it. I'd rather get free streaming to my wii at SD levels.
 
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