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Netflix or Amazon Prime - my 0.02

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Posted on January 11, 2021 at 19:21:58
wheezer
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Thanks to all for their feedback on my previous posting on this topic.
I tried Amazon prime and the accompanying prime video.
A waste of time and money. I too prefer Netflix.


Cheers,
W

 

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RE: Netflix or Amazon Prime - my 0.02, posted on January 11, 2021 at 19:33:43
bare
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Welll.... Prime is iffy. But, and it's an important but.. (as I've recently discovered after a years membership fees ) Is that it has unsuspected depth to it's selections/choices. If one scrolls down from the viewed selection.. it expands into a series of similar Films. An interesting quirk that may or may not seduce you.. again.

 

I agree, posted on January 11, 2021 at 20:31:03
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Prime Video not that great.

Prime HD Music on the other hand is awesome in my opinion:


  • Sounds better than QOBUZ to my ears
  • Better selection in my experirence
  • Immediately makes available for streaming all the CDs I have ever bought from Amazon
  • doesn't insert those truncated and worthless "sample" tracks when streaming




If art interprets our dreams, the computer executes them in the guise of programs!

 

They're both are good at what they do, posted on January 11, 2021 at 21:45:54
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the 'zon's movie selection is far superior and ntflx has better series. Plus, I used Prime for years for free shipping so it's basically a free streaming app other than some movies we'll pay for. And I'm piggy backing on my daughter's ntflx subscription for a cupla bucks a month
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Not that thrilled with either one of them., posted on January 12, 2021 at 04:20:54
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Too much original programming and it's all alike. Either dark, brooding anti-heroes or soap opera.
But...we subscribe to both. Prime has Clarkson, Hammond, and May, Netflix has Schitt's Creek.

The problem is not that there is evil in the world, the problem is that there is good. Because otherwise, who would care?

 

You get out of it what you put into it...., posted on January 12, 2021 at 05:08:05
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You have to mine the content. If you expect to sit in a chair, flick a switch, and be mainlined entertainment, it's not going to happen. Both services CAN offer rich entertainment if you look and try. Drop your biases. I just discovered a two season UK show called The Missing that's great. Discoveries like this happen all the time...but I have to dig.



 

Washer or Dryer ? ......................, posted on January 12, 2021 at 05:27:26
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Yes, Amazon and Netflix can both be used for streaming, but the main Purpose of Amazon Prime is Free Shipping.

So, I use both. It's not like comparing Tidal or Qobuz.






 

Amazon HD Music is Lossy ......................, posted on January 12, 2021 at 05:52:43
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https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/bits-and-bytes/amazon-music-hd-is-still-lossy-r953/






 

RE: Netflix or Amazon Prime - my 0.02, posted on January 12, 2021 at 06:19:24
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Our strategy is to just do Netflix during the winter months.

Amazon Prime for the shipping mostly.

 

Both for me, posted on January 12, 2021 at 06:36:29
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I do get Prime Video for no extra charge because I'm an Amazon Prime subscriber.

Both have good shows, e.g. recently from Prime Video: Expanse, American Gods; from Netflix: Borgen, and of course, The Good Place.


I love the music of Dmitri Shostakovich ...

 

bnot the HD servuce, posted on January 12, 2021 at 06:42:54
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at minimum redbook and often 24c96

If art interprets our dreams, the computer executes them in the guise of programs!

 

For out household? Amazon is worth it, just for the Prime shipping, posted on January 12, 2021 at 07:50:21
David S.
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The video service is just a bonus, but will say it is a VERY big bonus, and we use it pretty much daily.

Also have Netflix & use it less frequently, but enough to make it worthwhile.

 

RE: You get out of it what you put into it...., posted on January 12, 2021 at 08:36:36
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I have both services and I agree. Similar to "mining" for new music. The content is there, but it's not going to fall in your lap. Takes a bit of effort on one's part.

 

RE: You get out of it what you put into it...., posted on January 12, 2021 at 09:37:24
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JustWatch is an app (and a website) that shows what's newly available on various streaming services. The information for each item generally includes a link to IMDB, where you can see reviews of the item. I have found some wonderful videos on my streaming services that I would never have known about otherwise.

ReelGood has an app that does all of this, plus you can filter for content on your streaming services added in the last 45 days that has a certain IMDB score or higher, or year of release (I don't think the Reelgood.com website has those "filters" available.

 

RE: You get out of it what you put into it...., posted on January 12, 2021 at 09:51:41
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Thank you. I'll check them out.

 

RE: Both for me, posted on January 12, 2021 at 10:01:05
wheezer
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I tried Prime years ago, finding I didn't care about the shipping as I don't really buy a lot from there nor do need it tomorrow. But that's just me.
Yes, the prime is an added bonus.
I watch tv during the evening so Netflix will do.....for now.
Thanks,
W

 

RE: You get out of it what you put into it...., posted on January 12, 2021 at 10:03:30
wheezer
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Agree and so I've found as well.

 

I'll begin looking deep into Netflix., posted on January 12, 2021 at 10:05:41
wheezer
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I'm wondering if there's a place for Netflix recommended viewings?
Ozark is one!

 

RE: You get out of it what you put into it...., posted on January 12, 2021 at 10:07:44
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That's worthy of looking into.
Thanks for that.

 

Ditto, posted on January 12, 2021 at 12:01:03
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We make considerable use of free shipping for all manner of stuff.

Video content is just a bonus.

 

Not what I read in the Link I posted to you ................nt, posted on January 12, 2021 at 13:09:42
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nt






 

screen shot, posted on January 12, 2021 at 13:49:59
LtMandella
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unless Amazon is completely faking the info, this is what is shown for the track playing as I write this:







If art interprets our dreams, the computer executes them in the guise of programs!

 

Well, did you read the whole article that I linked to you..........., posted on January 12, 2021 at 14:19:24
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Because the author has measured what Amazon is sending... And he says that they are faking it!






 

Thanks. //nt, posted on January 12, 2021 at 14:38:00
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Nt

 

RE: Well, did you read the whole article that I linked to you..........., posted on January 12, 2021 at 16:54:56
LtMandella
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The article never says that Amazon sends lossy bit rate.

It says that the Amazon HD app does not bypass the windows mixer, so mixer might be changing the bitrate, either increasing or decreasing depending on how you have set the configs for your windows sound device.

So just set your sound device for 24 x 192 or greater and then you never have to worry about windows mixer decreasing bit rate from what Amazon is sending.



If art interprets our dreams, the computer executes them in the guise of programs!

 

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