Saturday, August 04, 2007

Netflix on-demand

Subject: TV
I was playing around with the Netflix "Watch Now" feature last night. GreenCine has something similar, though as I recall there was an extra charge to watch some or most of them. They had some seriously funky titles too. Netflix's offering is included in the normal subscription price, and their selection is a little tamer, and in some ways a little lamer.

Except when I looked at the TV shows... And there was a "BBC" section... And besides a bunch of classic Doctor Who episodes I saw... All of the ever-hilarious classic "Red Dwarf".

Every. Single. Episode. Of. Red. Dwarf.

It was all I could do to not just start watching each and every single one from the beginning right then and there. I haven't seen it in years, and I've missed out on the last half of the show entirely. Yeah, it probably gets progressively cheesier and less "classic" by that point, but still...

The video quality for their downloads in general is kind of mediocre, though due to be improved in the near future. I probably won't bother watching any movies that way. But to be able to watch a huge library of BBC programming... Yeah, it'll do. *grin*

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