Lovefilm on PS3


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Now working and it's bloody great too. You can manage your queue and watch over 4k films and documentaries through instant streaming. Quality is decent enough and at a tenner a month (or a tenner for three months if you use one of the many many Lovefilm vouchers knocking around) it's not bad VFM at all
#1 at 19:43:33 - 10/11/2010
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I heard the selection for streaming was trash.
#2 at 19:46:40 - 10/11/2010
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frod said:I heard the selection for streaming was trash.


Depends what you're into. There's a ton of decent flicks on there and *loads* of documentaries and concerts. The world cinema stuff's pretty recent too.
#3 at 19:51:21 - 10/11/2010
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You can browse the "free with package" stuff here:

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#4 at 19:52:58 - 10/11/2010
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What's the deal if you actually want to watch new films?
#5 at 22:14:29 - 10/11/2010
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you put them in your queue and get them posted...
#6 at 22:18:21 - 10/11/2010
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What Frod said. It basically works the same as Netflix in the states
#7 at 22:32:09 - 10/11/2010
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So there is no streaming option at all for newer movies? "It works the same as Netflix in the States" is about as useful to me as "it works the same as Huskie Films in Antarctica". :p

When I read "free with package" I thought, "hmm, that's weird, surely all the films in a rental subscription are effectively 'free with package'", so I wondered if you could pay an extra premium for more films.
#8 at 14:50:00 - 11/11/2010
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ilmaestro said:So there is no streaming option at all for newer movies? "It works the same as Netflix in the States" is about as useful to me as "it works the same as Huskie Films in Antarctica". :p

When I read "free with package" I thought, "hmm, that's weird, surely all the films in a rental subscription are effectively 'free with package'", so I wondered if you could pay an extra premium for more films.


No, Lovefilm doesn't work like that (and neither does Netflix). The discs and the streaming selection are completely separate.
#9 at 21:43:33 - 11/11/2010
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That sounds like a pretty solid way to have me not interested at all.

That said, my image of these places is also that putting new films in your "queue" does you roughly no good, since they don't send them out to you for ages anyway. Has that changed at all?
#10 at 21:53:34 - 11/11/2010
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it's probably all they could get the studios to agree to.

it's ok if you're not uptight about watching specific films in a certain order.
#11 at 22:00:31 - 11/11/2010
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They send out the films really quickly and the turnaround when you send them back is fast too but like Frod says, you can't be picky about what you're getting next
#12 at 22:05:46 - 11/11/2010
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Hmm, cheers for the info anyway guys. Looking through, the streaming selection is pretty decent as an extra if you like using the postal service anyway I guess, not quite for me though.
#13 at 00:14:24 - 12/11/2010
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Yeah, fair enough, As it stands I'm only subscribing because the opening/comeback offers are so good
#14 at 00:25:25 - 12/11/2010
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Yeah I guess a tenner for three months (presuming that's what you're referring to) is so cheap as to be almost meaningless provided you use it "at all"... if I saw something like that, I would probably give it a go just for the craic.
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