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Topic # 49255 18-Nov-2009 09:10
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Ok it's here! Finally the ability to download movies via our Xbox 360's. When I heard that we would be getting on demand 1080P movies from Nov 17th I was excited, but also somewhat depressed as I knew that in reality it probably wouldn't work well here with our crappy internet speeds, etc.


This morning I tried streaming the free 1080P 4 minute preview of Avatar, and I must say I'm impressed. It starts off by doing a quick test to determine if your connection will support 1080P streaming, mine passed. A couple of clicks and the movie started instantly.


For the first few seconds it resembled something off of YouTube, but that must be while it's buffering, then it came nice and clear. Not blu-ray clear, but pretty good!


And it stayed clear and jitter free for the entire 4 minutes! Ok that's not 90 minutes or 120 minutes, but it's promising.


I did this test at 9am, the next test will be to determine if it is still this good at peek traffic tonight. Fingers crossed.


I also noticed that after streaming, the movie has been added to my movie library, and will expire in 24 hours.




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  Reply # 274175 18-Nov-2009 11:25
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yeah, it requires 8-10mbps connection, presumably there is localized content servers in NZ for it too?

So anyone with ADSL2 or 2+ should get it, ADSL though, out of luck local download required :(
http://blog.streamingmedia.com/the_business_of_online_vi/2009/06/xbox-360.html




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  Reply # 274180 18-Nov-2009 11:56
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Lucky the 360 can stream movies as its the only HD type it can now watch eh? :P

Just jokes!

Hopefully PS3 will get this facility soon, not that id download many with my 20gb cap!!! If one of the telcos got a deal with M$ or $ony to stream content without adding to cap a 'la Tivo then that would be cool!!




 


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  Reply # 274209 18-Nov-2009 13:11
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TVNZ On Demand HD would be nice for PS3 :D
Add Orcon... oh look, free HD TVNZ shows :)




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  Reply # 274212 18-Nov-2009 13:19
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Hi Rayden
I tryed the free avatar preview this morning too, with great results the same as what you described. This is interesting since I'm only on a 4mb cable connection!

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  Reply # 274213 18-Nov-2009 13:28
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xpd: TVNZ On Demand HD would be nice for PS3 :D
Add Orcon... oh look, free HD TVNZ shows :)


Have you tried viewing them via the built in Web Browser for the PS3? I am pretty sure it has Flash to view them.

Thanks



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  Reply # 274240 18-Nov-2009 15:23
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Shoes2468: Hi Rayden
I tryed the free avatar preview this morning too, with great results the same as what you described. This is interesting since I'm only on a 4mb cable connection!



Yea, although possible, I highly doubt I would be getting 8-10Mbps min either, and yet I had a very watchable experience. So it looks like HD streaming is viable in NZ after all!




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  Reply # 274252 18-Nov-2009 15:47
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So what does it cost to watch a movie? Is there a list of titles somewhere?




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  Reply # 274254 18-Nov-2009 15:55
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mcraenz: So what does it cost to watch a movie? Is there a list of titles somewhere?


$6 for old releases
$7 for new releases
$8 for HD quality rips




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  Reply # 274283 18-Nov-2009 17:48
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xpd: TVNZ On Demand HD would be nice for PS3 :D
Add Orcon... oh look, free HD TVNZ shows :)


"TVNZ ON Demand HD" Is there such a thing?




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