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#196690 9-Jun-2016 12:02
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So with the recent crackdown of Netflix on overseas access, I have decided that trying to constantly beat the system simply isn't worth the hassle, so NZ Netflix it is, which is fine as I mostly use it for TV shows anyway.


But, being an ex DVD store owner, I do miss movies and moreso, current movies. Have watched most that are worth watching that were released 2006 - 2014 or so, plus the odd other one since then, this all but eliminates most of the stuff on Netflix NZ. I'm happy to rewatch something if the mood strikes, but we like to have a family movie once a week which is now getting a bit sketchy with stuff to watch.


I would happily go and hire a Blu-ray, however our local video ezy just closed its doors and the nearest video shop is about 15 kms away, bugger that.


We have a PS3 and an xbox360, both of which offer movie rentals / movies to own, or I could get an apple TV for itunes with their catalog of movies.


We watch on a 720p projector (Panny AX200) 92inch screen, generally DVD quality is not quite good enough (pixelation, a bit fuzzy etc), Netflix HD ranges from ok to very good depending on source and Blu-ray is best.


Is xbox/playstation movies similar quality to Netflix HD?


Is there any real advantage to itunes over the others (quality of picture, range of movies etc?)


What are peoples experiences with any of the options for new releases?







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  #1568602 9-Jun-2016 12:29
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If your after quality over everything look at Vudu.  They do (only?) movies and is past comparisons have been closest to Blu-Ray in quality:



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