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    Four Netflix alternatives tested

    Posted October 8, 2011 - 8:59 am

    A couple of recent customer-service snafus by Netflix pushed many users to look for an alternative way to enjoy video services. First Netflix hiked its prices by 60 percent, and later it split its services into two different companies.
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    Hands-on: Netflix streaming on the Wii

    Posted April 2, 2010 - 7:48 am

    April Fools Date hi-jinxs forced me to swear off the web for a day, so it seemed like a good time to put that Netflix Wii disk to use. Here're some thoughts on streaming Netflix to the Wii as well as a brief comparison with other platforms.
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    Netflix Instant Streaming on the Sony PS3: A review

    Posted November 9, 2009 - 9:08 am

    Last Friday Sony PS3 owners received their Instant Streaming Discs. Over the weekend I put the service through its paces, spending a grueling amount of time watching TV. I make these sacrifices for you, dear reader.
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    Roku Player line adds two new models

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:39 pm

    Roku's Netflix Player arrived in mid-2008 as a compelling addition to any Netflix subscriber's life: it was a $100 box that put the movies and TV shows that are available for free via Netflix's Watch Instantly service right on your TV set. In the intervening year and half, Roku's box has learned a few new tricks, including support for Amazon Video on Demand and, with more on the way.
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    Netflix box rocks, but where's the content?

    Posted August 27, 2008 - 4:52 pm

    The Netflix Player by Roku offers Netflix subscribers the chance to watch movies or TV shows offered by Netflix through the TV instead of having to wait for DVDs delivered in the mail. It's an extension of the service's watch-on-a-PC offering, but now you can watch on a TV.
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