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Aug 26, 2010, 01:28 PM
 
David Lynch wouldn't approve, but what are you waiting for? It's out. Go download it.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/netflix/id363590051?mt=8
     
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Aug 26, 2010, 02:00 PM
 
It works well...except for going through my really long instant queue. Instead of loading the whole list, you have to tap a "More movies" button at the bottom of the list. And doing that has now caused the app to crash 3 times for me.

I presume the "More movies" button is because of all the preview images that need to load for each item in the queue. But I'd probably be fine if there was a way to view a plain list that I could jump to like when searching for a contact in the address book.

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Aug 26, 2010, 02:57 PM
 
I'm trying to get it now. Server seems mighty slow.
     
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Aug 26, 2010, 02:59 PM
 
Yeah, seems like you don't necessarily need a big thumbnail image of the movie for things already in your queue. An option for a simple list would be nice.

It takes significantly longer to load in my iPhone4 than on my Wii, but that's expected. Otherwise, it works.
     
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Aug 26, 2010, 03:27 PM
 
Oh man, this is going to make my bathroom breakes so much better

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Sep 11, 2010, 03:47 AM
 
It's well worth it over time. Had a few stutters here and there but overall, it's been a pleasing watching experience. Need a little more new content but great for catching up on TV shows. Thanks heavens for having the unlimited data plan.

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Sep 11, 2010, 03:28 PM
 
Does anyone have suggestions for selections which suit such a small screen?

Everything in my queue I'd rather wait to see on an actual TV.
     
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Sep 11, 2010, 04:19 PM
 
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Sep 11, 2010, 04:38 PM
 
Exactly the kind of thing I want to watch full size.

Thank you though.

Edit: not necessarily off target, I'm just too big of a fan to settle.
     
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Sep 11, 2010, 04:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Does anyone have suggestions for selections which suit such a small screen?

Everything in my queue I'd rather wait to see on an actual TV.
Get the iPhone/iPod video cables and watch it on your TV.
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Sep 11, 2010, 06:12 PM
 
That doesn't work cgc.

I think the Netflix app is cool, and streaming quality is impressively good, but why can't you manage your disc queue from it?
     
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Sep 11, 2010, 11:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by cgc View Post
Get the iPhone/iPod video cables and watch it on your TV.
All set there with Netflix on the TiVo. I was thinking for when I was stuck on a train, etc.
     
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Sep 14, 2010, 10:02 AM
 
So how is it performing for people? On my iTouch, it worked about 60% of the time on the first day it was released. But since then I have never once gotten past the "loading" screen for the movie (I can browse my queue and look at the movie info page, but never play). Maybe it's just a matter of the server having gotten too busy because of threads like this one informing people about the app...?
     
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Sep 14, 2010, 12:14 PM
 
Working great for me. No stutters, and we have a relatively slow ISP connection.
     
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Sep 14, 2010, 12:32 PM
 
No issues here either.

Have you tried hitting reset from inside the Settings app?
     
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Sep 14, 2010, 06:54 PM
 
I hadn't, but it doesn't seem to help
     
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Sep 14, 2010, 10:15 PM
 
A reboot is all I can think of then.

I also read not having your time zone set in the Settings app (under calendars) can cause issues (no idea why), but this seems like it's a soution for a problem that's only similar to yours. These people were reporting problems where they were getting a white screen. Note that diddling with this can move around your appointments in the Calendar app.

That's all I got.
     
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Sep 16, 2010, 08:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Dr. Who
I don't who the Dr. is...shouldn't you know? Wasn't he on first?
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Sep 16, 2010, 10:20 PM
 
Dammit cgc! I'm a doctor, not a doctor.
     
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Sep 17, 2010, 07:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Dammit cgc! I'm a doctor, not a doctor.
Shouldn't it be..."Dammit cgc, I'm a doctor, not a doct...oh, wait, I'll get right on it..."
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Just the doctor.
     
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Sep 18, 2010, 05:12 PM
 
But which one?
     
   
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