The popular online rental service Netflix recently expanded to Canada and yesterday I decided to check out out.
Unlike the American service (which includes having rental DVDs shipped to you), the Canadian Netflix is limited to being a streaming OnDemand-type service.
I can either watch the films sitting at my computer (not preferred) or I can set up Netflix to stream to a compatible device. One of the conditions, which helped with my decision to sign up with the service, was that I was able to watch the films via my Blu-Ray player (which is a little odd if you think about it).
I’ve watched one complete film via Netflix so far and I have to say that I am quite impressed with the quality. I can see an entire film in high definition with no signs that it is being streamed over the internet (other than a brief loading period at that start).
If there is one complaint I have about Netflix is that, while the film selection is pretty big, it is mostly made up of older films with the newest films being a year old or more. Then again, the same can be said for cable OnDemand services and I have to say that Netflix has a much larger selection.
Since I have the first month free, I have until December decide whether I will keep the service. However, with the cheap price and the large selection, I think that Netflix is something to stay with.