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[Discuss] [Slightly OT] Streaming video services?

He mentioned Amazon in the original message.

One downside of Amazon is that they don't support high definition
streaming to PCs; only to the Kindle Fire and to supported media
streaming boxes. And annoyingly, they don't support streaming to
non-Kindle Android devices at all, though they offer it to the iPad
even though they had to devote development resources to that. The
selection is limited compared to Netflix, though better than Comcast
Streampix. (I currently have that but only because it's part of the
internet tier we wanted; I wouldn't pay $5 extra for the poor
selection of movies they offer.) On the other hand, you also get the
upgraded Amazon shipping benefit, which has significant value if
you're a regular buyer of physical goods from Amazon.

I'll admit that the whole Netflix pricing thing left me with bad
feelings about them. Their original pricing model recognized that
somebody with both streaming and DVD delivery probably didn't get
twice as much benefit from Netflix as somebody who had only one or the
other. And had I stayed with them at all the change would have driven
me to exactly the choice they didn't want: to keep DVD delivery and
drop streaming.

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