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Reply # 693185 28-Sep-2012 21:57 Send private message

Now just need an LG app and I will be happy. Though I and many others asked through Facebook for the TV section to be cleaned up and they have done that so a thanks goes out for that.

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  Reply # 693294 29-Sep-2012 08:43 Send private message

DS9: Now just need an LG app and I will be happy. Though I and many others asked through Facebook for the TV section to be cleaned up and they have done that so a thanks goes out for that.


Well spotted. That's much better now.
I also notice they have added a sci fi category to the movies section, something that was missing when they launched. Nt sure how long that has been there but I only just noticed it. Some classic sci fi movies in there. Might have a sci fi marathon tonight seeing as the wife is going out. :)

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  Reply # 693428 29-Sep-2012 17:57 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
DS9: Now just need an LG app and I will be happy. Though I and many others asked through Facebook for the TV section to be cleaned up and they have done that so a thanks goes out for that.


Well spotted. That's much better now.
I also notice they have added a sci fi category to the movies section, something that was missing when they launched. Nt sure how long that has been there but I only just noticed it. Some classic sci fi movies in there. Might have a sci fi marathon tonight seeing as the wife is going out. :)


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  Reply # 693696 30-Sep-2012 18:40 Send private message

In a subsequent email from Quickflix I got this gem: "...within the next few weeks, Xbox"





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  Reply # 693714 30-Sep-2012 19:02 Send private message

Looks like the Sony Blue-ray player app is now able to be registered. It's been unusable at least the last two months. Nice to now be able to stream in HD.

As a bonus, the folks at Quickflix have done a great job at updating content on the different devices. The new movies announced in my regular Friday Quickflix e-mail were actually available on my Panasonic TV app, for a change.

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  Reply # 710782 2-Nov-2012 05:38 Send private message

Interesting bit of information on Commsday this morning:

"Burgeoning movie and TV streaming service Quickflix has posted strengthened growth in its September quarter, and says it’s now shifting from a capital-intensive technology development and rollout phase into onboarding more customers. The firm declared a 7% increase in paying customers during the quarter, bringing it up to 119,593, with total customers up 9% to 129,274. Revenue was up 4% to A$5.3 million; Quickflix noted that it had been running promotional campaigns to boost growth late in the quarter, with the  full revenue impact to follow in the three months to December."

I am not sure this is total for Australia and New Zealand or Australia only.






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  Reply # 710800 2-Nov-2012 07:41 Send private message

Cool. Maybe they can start bringing on some more tv content if they are now moving into a growth phase. I like the uk stuff, it sall good content, but still a distinct lack of anything from the us.

Their pay per play stuff is pretty good already though, and seems like they often get it before sky on demand does. (Men in black 3 has been on there for weeks and I just got an email from sky says it was coming to on demand in November) and its a buck cheaper than iTunes.

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  Reply # 710819 2-Nov-2012 08:42 Send private message

Yes the pay per play is cheaper than iTunes but the quality of the image is poor comparatively. Some of the movies are not even 1GB in size. Quickflix don't appear to have any/much HD offering either?

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  Reply # 710827 2-Nov-2012 08:51 Send private message

myopinion: Yes the pay per play is cheaper than iTunes but the quality of the image is poor comparatively. Some of the movies are not even 1GB in size. Quickflix don't appear to have any/much HD offering either?


I think it depends on what you use to watch it. E.g Sony Bravia has hd stuff but web browser doesn't seem to. Not sure about other devices

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  Reply # 716830 14-Nov-2012 09:03 Send private message

Quickflix have released their Xbox application today for Australia and NZ console owners.




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  Reply # 716863 14-Nov-2012 09:52 Send private message

oops. Have xbox360 slim and last weekend just bought a new 12GB PS3 for the Quickflix. WELL, my fault for not checking this thread for months.  I heard so many saying how good PS3 is but the interface is rubbish compared to Xbox.  Hopefully the Quickflix app will be good as well.




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  Reply # 716866 14-Nov-2012 09:55 Send private message

I wonder why Quicklflix cannot do the pay per view items available via the TV set. I have no desire to watch a movie on my computer screen but it seems that is the only way you can purchase content




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  Reply # 716870 14-Nov-2012 09:56 Send private message

I also noticed they have a bunch of new pay per view movies that didn't show up in the 'just added' section. Looks like a load of disney stuff for about $5 per movie. That's pretty good, but a shame it isn't in the subscription section.  It;s a shame because when you have kids they want to watch the same films over and over and over. 48 hours rental is not great for that. I guess disney dictate the terms, and they are quite restrictive about how they sell content i.e. The famous 'Disney Vault'

On the plus side they have added a few more films to the subscription that will go down well with my wife: 50 First dates, Notting Hill, and a bunch of other stuff I hate. :P




somewhat on topic:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10847303
"Gervais: Netflix is the future of TVRicky Gervais made "28 times" more money selling his new show than on The Office.The 51-year-old comedian rose to fame playing David Brent on the UK version of the hit comedy series, which he wrote and then sold to TV networks across the world.He believes video-on-demand broadcaster Netflix is the future of television and was happy to embrace the "artistic freedom" it offered by selling his new comedy Derek to the content provider.He told the New York Post: "My new sitcom Derek premieres on Netflix next year. I consider Netflix TV's future. Viewing habits changed. People want everything on demand."Its figures are impressive, I have absolute artistic freedom and an artist wants maximum viewers with minimum interference."Besides, Netflix made me an offer I couldn't refuse. I tell you, I worked it out to 28 times what I made from the first series of The Office. Ker-ching!"Netflix is still not available in New Zealand, but provider Quickflix provides a similar service.Gervais produced a pilot for Derek, which proved to be a hit on UK station Channel 4 earlier this year.A full series will air in 2013."

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  Reply # 716883 14-Nov-2012 10:11 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: I also noticed they have a bunch of new pay per view movies that didn't show up in the 'just added' section. Looks like a load of disney stuff for about $5 per movie. That's pretty good, but a shame it isn't in the subscription section. I guess disney dictate the terms, and they are quite restrictive about how they sell content i.e. 'the disney Vault'


QuickFlix keep getting better, however I would still say they are about 12 to 18 months, if the keep expanding at the current rate, away from me wanting to pay the subscription. 


NonprayingMantis:
Ricky Gervais made "28 times" more money selling his new show than on The Office.  

He believes video-on-demand broadcaster Netflix is the future of television.


This is one of those great cases where I agree with the conclusion but fail to see the cause and effect. Yes, streaming services are the future of TV for a pile of good reasons. But Gervais made '28 times' more money because when he wrote The Office, which I love, he was a complete unknown, as a well established writer of course he was going to make more money with the 'second album'. 





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  Reply # 716887 14-Nov-2012 10:26 Send private message

crackrdbycracku:
NonprayingMantis: I also noticed they have a bunch of new pay per view movies that didn't show up in the 'just added' section. Looks like a load of disney stuff for about $5 per movie. That's pretty good, but a shame it isn't in the subscription section. I guess disney dictate the terms, and they are quite restrictive about how they sell content i.e. 'the disney Vault'


QuickFlix keep getting better, however I would still say they are about 12 to 18 months, if the keep expanding at the current rate, away from me wanting to pay the subscription. 


NonprayingMantis:
Ricky Gervais made "28 times" more money selling his new show than on The Office.  

He believes video-on-demand broadcaster Netflix is the future of television.


This is one of those great cases where I agree with the conclusion but fail to see the cause and effect. Yes, streaming services are the future of TV for a pile of good reasons. But Gervais made '28 times' more money because when he wrote The Office, which I love, he was a complete unknown, as a well established writer of course he was going to make more money with the 'second album'. 



It does seem a catch 22 situation for them for their subscription service – can’t get more content until they have the customers to pay for it. Can’t get the customers because the content isn’t great.  What they need is some rich guy (Kim dotcom?? hahah) to come in and give them a load of money so they can buy the TV shows etc that I like to watch on Netflix at the moment.

and yeah, that Ricky Gervais thing doesn;t make much sense to me, but then Ricky does like to talk about how much money he has got at every opportunity.

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