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Huffman83
01-06-2009, 10:09 AM
Downloaded a rental from the PS3 network. It was Tropic Thunder in HD...it took about 5 hours! However I'll take partial blame.

This was on a weekend night so I imagine the PS3's network having a lag because of gamers online. But I have on average a 1260 kb/s connection. It's not the fastest but it's not bad.

Besides the downloading problem, Tropic thunder looked excellent and the sound was excellent in my Onkyo sound system.

The price is about the same as going out to any video store and renting a Blu Ray DVD (5 bucks or so.) But it's weird saying that going out to the store and renting the movie is more efficient. You can also only watch the movie for a 24 hour period. Once you start the movie you have 24 hrs to watch the rest...which sucks when you figure you already had about 40% downloaded and you start the movie thinking the connection wouldn't slow down.

I got to about the part where I discovered that you "never go full retard." Then had to wait till the next day for the rest of the movie to finish. :cuss:

So I recommend planning out downloading a movie if you're going to do it. Don't just do it on a whim like I did.

Now if only they could upload the "adult" section...Get me some high def porns!

TinyEvel
01-06-2009, 10:22 AM
Dang, the longest it took my movies to download was 30 minutes, but not a Hi-Def. I'll ask the Network guys about that tomorrow.

Huffman83
01-06-2009, 10:26 AM
Like I said...I take the blame for starting the movie when 40% was downloaded and downloading on a Saturday night.

Tell them to get onto the porns!!

TinyEvel
01-06-2009, 10:40 AM
What's your PSN ID. Can I add you to the official thread?

Huffman83
01-06-2009, 10:45 AM
WarHmr, and most certainly. The only game I play online however is Madden.

TinyEvel
01-11-2009, 10:11 PM
So, I downloaded inspector Gadget in SD tonight (sunday at 6:50 pm PST)..

I hit "download, then went to get Chinese food...25 minutes later I returned and it was 54% downloaded. We watched it full-screen and it was fine. looked great, too.

Fruit Ninja
01-11-2009, 10:13 PM
HD downloads are like huge files. Its going to take a while. Say a 30 min tv show is like 233mb's or so. The HD version of it would be something like 1.3Gigs. lol So a movie is alot. lol

Guru
01-12-2009, 07:33 AM
I will never waste money on DLing movies. I would rather drive down the road and rent it to be able to watch it as many times as I want for 7 days in HD. That 24 hour rule needs to change for people to start really using it.

kepp
01-12-2009, 08:02 AM
HD downloads are like huge files. Its going to take a while. Say a 30 min tv show is like 233mb's or so. The HD version of it would be something like 1.3Gigs. lol So a movie is alot. lol

This. I DL'd Get Smart in HD last week and it was 8+Gb. I just let the DL run overnight.

I will never waste money on DLing movies. I would rather drive down the road and rent it to be able to watch it as many times as I want for 7 days in HD. That 24 hour rule needs to change for people to start really using it.

The 24 hour rule is just stupid. They're shooting themselves in the foot with that one.

Mr. Plow
01-12-2009, 08:07 AM
I will never waste money on DLing movies. I would rather drive down the road and rent it to be able to watch it as many times as I want for 7 days in HD. That 24 hour rule needs to change for people to start really using it.

While I agree the 24 hour watchability thing is dumb, how many times do you actually watch a movie that you have for 7 days?

mikeyis4dcats.
01-12-2009, 08:59 AM
The 24 hour rule is just stupid. They're shooting themselves in the foot with that one.


The 24 hour window is a requirement of the studios. Amazon Unbox and Tivo have the same restriction. It is only 24 hours from when you start watching, I believe it is 30 days from download.

Just don't start watching it until you plan to sit down and finish it.

Guru
01-12-2009, 11:29 AM
While I agree the 24 hour watchability thing is dumb, how many times do you actually watch a movie that you have for 7 days?Its not that I need to watch it more than once. However my wife and I rarely have the time to sit and watch a movie at the same time. I'll be damned if I will pay anyone twice to play the same movie on a rental.

Deberg_1990
01-12-2009, 12:29 PM
Netflix streaming movies works great for me.

I dont think they offer any HD content yet?

Reaper16
01-12-2009, 01:02 PM
Netflix streaming movies works great for me.

I dont think they offer any HD content yet?
I don't have a Netflix account myself, but I was watching some episodes of The Office in HD off of a Netflix stream a few weeks ago, so they do have some HD content available for streaming.