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Netflix Limits Growth to Appease Studios

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Netflix Limits Growth to Appease Studios

Netflix share price has risen steadily over the past four months as expectations for growth have been very good. But the company has recently capped it’s profit margins at 10% to appease studios that fear excessive price cutting by retailers is hurting the bottom line of the production companies. Redbox in particular has cut prices to the point where the studios cannot profit. Any Netflix profits in excess of the 10% are to passed along to the studios in the form of additional payments for streaming media. The company is set in increasing it’s streaming catalog beyond the current 10,000 movie and television products.

The studios may pursue even more profit as movies are moved to the streaming option from the home delivery program. Netflix plans to continually increase it’s streaming content list to compete with online options that have become very popular as of late, such as Hulu.com. Hulu recently considered charging fees for their content which caused an uproar in the online community. Netflix has a much better model were customers pay a flat rate of $20.00 and can watch as many streaming videos as they desire. And customers can use any number of different devices to receive streaming content including television, XBOX, desktop computer, iPhone, Ruko, and many others.

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Netflix Roku – Streaming Content as It Should Be

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Netflix Roku – Streaming Content as It Should Be

Roku Video Recorder/Player is one of the most desirable devices at this
moment. The Roku for Netflix is so simple and easy to use, we could only play for a few minutes and we were watching a movie.

The Market

To start, we have to understand why it is important for a company that rents videos to be selling boxes for members to instantly watch videos on their televisions. Currently, Netflix has 8 million subscribers, 21% more than last year. The business is based on renting movies by mail, such as Bazooka does in Chile.

However, as efficient as the distribution of the DVDs is, Netflix has a cost that it assumes twice per film, per customer, as the physical DVD has to travel through the US Postal Service. In addition to administrative and logistical costs of managing the inventory, the company waste is great when you consider the volume that they handled daily.

That’s why companies like Netflix and Blockbuster are seeking new ways to distribute their films in a more efficient. Digital distribution is the solution. It is interesting to see how the industry has evolved: First there were neighborhood video libraries, then monopolistic chains, then the mail distribution of DVDs and now the virtual distribution.

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The Roku Video Player is not a media center, not a DVR, it’s no Apple TV. That’s the beauty; it offers so little and is so simple that even the price in U.S. is small, $ 99. With it, you do not buy movies, and renting is complicated by limitations of the DRM failed strategies.

The Roku does only one thing: you can now see over 10 thousand movies, whenever you want, whenever you want and for as long as you want. Netflix in the future wants to add his entire library of 100 thousand movies.

Inside, it has no hard drive, only 32MB of memory used by owners to manage their software and functions. One does not drop or download movies to the device, but you see content in pseudo real-time streaming, Internet Television.

The ports you have are: HDMI, component, composite video, Ethernet, S-Video and a Toslink optical. It also has WiFi and runs on an Internet bandwidth from 1.5 Mbps and up.

Installation of The Roku

Short and fast installation: The Roku Video Player plugs into the mainstream TV plugs and into an Ethernet connection to your broadband Internet connection. You log into your computer and your Netflix account, you select the movies to watch, and begin watching movies.

The Roku is only the beginning of a series of other devices that Netflix has already announced and will be available in the coming months in the U.S.

Conclusion

The installation took less than 10 minutes. When you are ready to watch movies, it takes about 2 minutes to start, and image and sound are flawless. It’s a completely seamless experience comparable with any cable or DVD movie.

If you desire to have more than 10 thousand movies available and want to watch them in great quality, buy it quickly without thinking twice. If you want advanced features you find in traditional DVDs and other advanced services, you might want to wait for a more robust solution.

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Top Top DVD Movies This Week

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Top Top DVD Movies This Week

Rank:     Prev Rank:      Movie Title

1.     New     G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

An elite military unit tries to bring down an arms dealer. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Christopher Eccleston.

2.     New     The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

A New York City subway train is high jacked and held for ransom. Denzel Washington and John Travolta.

3.     1     Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Sid is abducted by a dinosaur mother while his friends come to the rescue. Eunice Cho and Karen Disher.

4.     2     Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

The Decepticons return to earth for another epic battle. Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox.

5.     3     Orphan

A 9 year old is adopted and brings misery to a young couple. Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard.

6.     New     Aliens in the Attic

Protecting a vacation from aliens becomes a task for a group of children. Carter Jenkins and Austin Robert Butler.

7.     4     The Proposal

An aggressive boss forces her male assistance to marry her to avoid deportation to Canada. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.

8.     New     I Love You, Beth Cooper

A nerd makes an awkward valedictorian speech buts it turns out worthwhile for his love life. Hayden Panettiere and Paul Rust.

9.     5     Land of the Lost

Researches are sucked back in time and find their exploration in a world of dinosaurs like nothing before. Will Ferrell and Anna Friel.

10.     6     Year One

A prehistoric hunter eats some bad fruit and is banished. Jack Black and Michael Cera.

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Netflix Free Trial Compared to the Blockbuster Free Trial

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Netflix Free Trial Compared to the Blockbuster Free Trial

Both online movie rental services, Netflix and Blockbuster, offer free trials at this time to allow new subscribers the opportunity to test their service. Both services are quite similar but also have some differences that you should consider.

The Similarities

Both Netflix and Blockbuster provide an online queue within your membership area. This queue holds in order the movies you would like to receive from the company on a rental basis. Once you finish watching a movie, return it in a prepaid envelope, and the next movie in your list or queue is sent to you. The number of movies you can have at one time is the only factor that varies and is dependent on the plan you wish to pay for.

The Differences

Blockbuster has the added bonus of allowing movies to be returned to a participating store location in your area. Overdue fees and late charges may apply though when you choose to return it physically to Blockbuster instead of mailing a watched movie back to the company. When you do return the movie you are giving a free in store rental which is a great benefit that Netflix is not able to provide. I personally liked the select of movies available better with my Blockbuster free trial.

Other differences relate to Internet streaming options which are rolling out independently by the two companies. At any one time, one company may provide the service on the game console you have already in the home while the other company is still working on making the services available. Each company also offers compatible devices that you can purchase that allow for instant watching. Broadband connections are required for the service.

The Costs

Costs for the plans are the same at this time. The initial 2 week trials is free with plans ranging from $8.99 a month to $16.99 a month depending on the number of movies you want to have at home at any one time. There are one, two, and three movie rental plans. Make sure to cancel your trial during the 2 week period if you do not wish to continue.

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Netflix Will Be Available on the PS3

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Netflix Will Be Available on the PS3

Playstation 3 will soon have Netflix streaming like other game councils on the market (XBox). There’s just one additional step that PS3 owners will need to perform each time they want to watch streaming Netflix content, a temporary install. Netflix has produced a disc that will be available in the coming weeks which will allow for content to stream but the software needs to be installed each time. The company has setup a reservation form at the following location: http://www.netflix.com/NRDInfo/PS3

Embedded Solution

The steaming disc presented the fastest and easiest way for PS3 owners to stream Netflix according to the company. Netflix hopes to have a permanent solution next year that will not required the streaming disc to be inserted for the service to operate. Wii is another game council the team at Netflix hopes to have streaming options for in the future as their current agreement with Microsoft for the XBox has been beneficial for both companies.

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Pokémon Version Platinum: The Next Battle

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Pokémon Version Platinum: The Next Battle

There’s more than likely not a child or a teenager alive today who hasn’t heard of Pokémon Platinum or played one of the games. Pokémon, the super successful card and gaming franchise started with a cartoon show and morphed into a video game giant that hundreds of thousands of kids still enjoy. The latest version, Pokémon Platinum, is a fan favorite just like all the others.

The Beginning

For those that are not familiar, Pokémon began with Ash Ketchum and his little Pokémon, Pikachu. An electric rodent, he is one of the most prominent of the charming miniature creatures. Pokémon in Japanese means “pocket monsters.” And since 1995, Pokémon has expanded from the broadcast series featuring a juvenile boy on a quest to become a Pokémon master to the video games and the card games known and cherished across the globe.

Nintendo DS

Pokémon has earned vast amounts of money for Nintendo who introduced the creatures to the video game world years back. Pokémon is considered to be an RPG, or role-playing game for the Nintendo DS. Nintendo has released preceding versions with Ash and his associates traveling to innovative locations and acquiring the latest Pokémon, the most recent versions for the Nintendo DS are Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl. The Pokémon video game series is safe for the whole family and rated E for everyone.

Earlier versions of the Pokémon video games were also released on Nintendo Game Boy and Game Boy Advance. The Nintendo DS provides two screens for play as well as gorgeous graphics of the new-fangled locations in the latest episode, Distortion World. Since the Pokémon games are RPG, you are battling in the company of your Pokémon against other masters. In the game there is only one player but you can expand this number and play wirelessly with up to twenty other Pokémon players.

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Many of the scenes in the newest release are reminiscent of previous versions but there are still the addictive properties of attempting to capture every Pokémon that you can get close to and moving onto the next level. This is what everyone loves the most about Pokémon: We have to catch them all! It surfaced as the mantra in the early stages and is still the motto of all Pokémon lovers today. Pokémon Platinum presents a great story line that continues the narrative as well as interactive conversation for the players.

The designers of Pokémon began with 151 (the genetically engineered MewToo included) and now there are almost 400 unique Pokémon species. Some are evolved characters of an original or second generation Pokémon but all have their own special features that make them difficult in battle. Yes, there is battling. That is what Pokémon training is about, winning battles. Pokémon owners compete against one another in tournaments for the opportunity to be awarded the champion and win a top prize. There are also opportunities to trade Pokémon characters and be awarded new ones at the end of a challenge.

The fame of Pokémon and the Nintendo DS has kept players purchasing the handheld games even with console versions on the market and in homes. How many more prized metals and charms are not parts of Pokémon versions? No one knows but we’ll all need to find more to keep up with the Pokémon franchise.

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