Tuesday, March 1, 2011

wii, netflix

The Wii interface to netflix is "pretty cool" as Miley Cyrus might say. There is room for improvement:

  • make the subtitle toggle available from within the stream
  • separate the pause/play and timeline controls a bit. I accidentally moved along the timeline a couple of times when trying to pause playback.
  • Allow a "mark watched" flag. If you don't watch a show through all the credits it believes (correctly) you didn't finish it, but this leaves detritus in the UI ("resume this show", etc).
I continue to be surprised at the quality of the stream, even on my cheapest-tier-possible cable inet.

I marked a stream I watched one star out of five (it SUCKED). Netflix followed up with a 2-second question about the streams visual quality. Nice! They are making sure I didn't downrate the show because of the stream instead of the content. Very smart.

1 comment:

  1. I am liking the netflix myself. I got it 2 months ago, mostly cuz Blockbuster closed my local store and lost their only advantage. I've been watching a lot of my fave sci-fi shows like Battlestar Galactica, Farscape and Firefly on streaming. I like the quality, seems consistent with DVD according to a Mark 1 eyeball test. I've taken to letting the wife watch her shows while I watch netflix content or read a kindle book on an iPad. Domestic peace ensues...