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d000hg
18th November 2010, 18:08
We've been with a couple of DVD-by-post companies in the past, but I notice LoveFilm are now offering online streaming included in several packages.

If anyone uses this I'd love your reviews, and I also have specific questions:

1. Any unlimited package (£9.99 is cheapest) gets unlimited PC/PS3 online viewing, right?
2. How does the Ps3 thing work... special app or browser-based? Decent controls?
3. Is it only live streaming, or can you download it first for slower/erratic web connections?

Thankyou!

Spacecadet
19th November 2010, 09:47
1. Yes the £9.99 package gives unlimited online viewing, not sure how it will cope if you're away watching something and your Mrs is at trying to watch something else

2. PS3 works like iplayer, the link is in the films section not TV. You need to press and hold the PS3 button to exit which suggests its an app... although its probably a web page wrapped in an app

3. No option to download and watch later, which is a shame. Our ADSL is 3mb on a good day
Picture quality is on a par with iplayer.

There is a free 30 day trial, so why not just give it a go :)

d000hg
19th November 2010, 10:05
Might give it a go, but streaming-only sounds a huge sticking point to me especially for HD. Our raw D/L speed is high enough but certainly on iPlayer HD programs can stutter... one doesn't know if that's our broadband or the iPlayer servers or one of the links in the chain between the two.

Spacecadet
19th November 2010, 10:24
Might give it a go, but streaming-only sounds a huge sticking point to me especially for HD. Our raw D/L speed is high enough but certainly on iPlayer HD programs can stutter... one doesn't know if that's our broadband or the iPlayer servers or one of the links in the chain between the two.

i don't think lovefilm streams in HD