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    Quote Originally Posted by mamiamjo View Post
    Not really an iPad issue but I am disappointed in the selection of movies available for streaming. I signed up for netflix just to stream movies and tv shows on my iPad, but I find mostly older movies and tv shows. Is anyone else disappointed in the selection?
    I have been able to purchase new DVDs with the digital copy option. You can then upload the movie to iTunes, then download to your iPad. It's an expensive way to buy movies, and takes about an hour or so to do the transfer, but it works.

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    the way they work with their streaming selectiong is that they get permission for streaming a movie for a set length of time. Each movie they put up for streaming cost them a lot of money so what they do is rotate the streaming collection.

    instead of adding and adding and their monthly costs going up and up, they have a set number of streamable movies and once one movies time period is up they get rid of it and put in another one for streaming.

    not to long ago i remember they saying that they made a deal with one of the movie companies (WB i think) that they would hold off each of their new release DVD's for a week longer than normal before renting it out in exchange for WB allowing them to instant stream a much greater number of their past movies without charging them more.

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    For me the issue wasn't that Netflix didn't have the selection, it's that no way with two 60" HDTVs at home am I going to stream a movie to my iPad, and when I am on the road, I have realized that most hotels have the crappiest internet on earth...so it was horrible to try to stream anything. So I canceled.

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    I have to say, Netflix requires so little bandwidth for streaming that even my MiFi can feed enough to keep it working good. And so far even crappy hotel internet connections, the same ones that couldn't feed my sling player to save their life, work really great with Netflix on the iPad.

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    When trying to watch a tv series through instant streaming I have a difficult time advancing or skipping to the next episode. Am I missing something?

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    Once in awhile you'll get a surprise......like This is It. Lots of TV series. Since it's free I ain't complaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dearbee View Post
    When trying to watch a tv series through instant streaming I have a difficult time advancing or skipping to the next episode. Am I missing something?
    When I watch TV shows, after the show it goes back to browsing and I just choose the next episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolffmann34 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dearbee View Post
    When trying to watch a tv series through instant streaming I have a difficult time advancing or skipping to the next episode. Am I missing something?
    When I watch TV shows, after the show it goes back to browsing and I just choose the next episode.
    thanks. for some reason i don't see that option to choose the next episode. it brings me back to the main screen.

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    20,000 movies to stream

    I have had Neflix for several months now and when I started, they had about 12,000 movies available for streaming, now the total is around 20,000. Also have Roku box hooked to the TV and their new interface really makes the experience better. There streaming selection is improving every day ... they know what we are looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dearbee View Post
    thanks. for some reason i don't see that option to choose the next episode. it brings me back to the main screen.
    If you let the credits play through, it will give you the option to go "Back to Browsing" or "Play Next Episode." You also have the option to go back to browsing or select episode during playback, but only if you aren't in Fullscreen mode.


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