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Netflix Hits It Out Of The Park With Xbox360 HD Streaming October 29, 2008

Posted by weare1 in Internet, software.
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Netflix HD on Xbox360

Netflix HD on Xbox360

Netflix has apparently hit a home run with it’s new (yet to be released-Nov. 19th) High-Definition movie streaming application for Xbox360’s.  HD streaming is clearly the future of media and Netflix is the first one to deliver this long awaited  feature.  I’ve been using the regular Netflix service for years now and have nothing but great things to say about it, but this is a game changer.  Kudus to Microsoft for realizing that this will drive Xbox360 sales perhaps at some cost to their own over-priced movie downloads.  Once this hits the Xbox360 will be on a lot of christmas lists, and not just kids either.  Netflix has priced this right (free!) with your existing traditonal Netflix movie account and your Xbox360 gold membership.  To be fair there is only a limited selection of HD movies (and TV shows) available, but expect this to increase as studios begin to realize revenues from streaming.  Netflix pays the studios a very small amount every time you stream their movies, and while Netflix is currently absorbing those costs to drive membership this cannot last.  Expect that there will be fees in the future, but for now this is the media delivery system that consumers want.