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    Lightbulb Netflix or Lovefilm

    Which on line film service would you go for or Lovefilm?

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    netflix isnt over here yet is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flakes View Post
    netflix isnt over here yet is it?
    I downloaded it on my Xbox last night.

    I probably still have some two month free Lovefilm vouchers somewhere if you are interested.
    Last edited by JJonas; 10th January 2012 at 10:04 AM.

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    Neither at the moment, when I used Lovefilm a while ago the selection available for streaming was diabolical and it looks like Netflix's is no better at the moment.

    Netflix does have the advantage of having the AppleTV client though, once that's enabled here it may make it a little more interesting for me.

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    AppleTV client was in an upgrade last night, I'm told

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    ok cool, one question then is it a scam like love film? were you pay for unlimited streaming then have to pay for each film? or is it 5.99 a month and free pickings?

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    From the admittedly limited amount of playing I've done so far, it does look to be truly unlimited, dependant on your broadband caps of course!

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    Love film isn't a scam, its quite clear, if your package has streaming there are some films that are free and some that are paid for.
    However the selection of free films isn't great, neither is the quality of the streaming service which, for us, was constantly buffering and making the films unwatchable, that's if we weren't gettting the "Streaming service is currently unavailable" message. Oh and of course they switched from Flash to Silverlight which caused issues for us we use linux at home.

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    Lovefilm have just partnerd with bbc and itv so you will be able to stream their programs soon, i cant fault lovefilm at all and theyve really improved their service of late, inculding upping your package (2 discs to three discs etc) for free. their streaming is free with a package but they do have some premium films you have to pay for seperatley, their catalogue is constantly growing and the xbox app works fantastically well, been using them for about 4 years and have no reason to change to netflix.

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    Netflix as it has the occasional live TV program.

    Both selections are poor anyways.

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    Im finding the Xbox app very good as well and last time I looked it didnt have any pay per view films on it.

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    I'd prefer megashares, or some of the usernet sites. The prices are much more reasonable than lovefilm etc and you can buy a one-off subscription if you want and download an unlimited amount of movies. The quality is good for most, but for others the quality can be poor. Another advantage is they sometimes manage to pre-cinema releases !?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    I'd prefer megashares, or some of the usernet sites. The prices are much more reasonable than lovefilm etc and you can buy a one-off subscription if you want and download an unlimited amount of movies. The quality is good for most, but for others the quality can be poor. Another advantage is they sometimes manage to pre-cinema releases !?!
    But those sites are in breach of copyright, Netflix & Lovefilm are legitimate sites.

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    Have Lovefilm, pretty happy with it. With Netflix it seems to insist that you sign up with your Facebook account, anyway of not doing this?

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