PS3 & Netflix

I have a PS3 and an XBOX 360.  I used to be a big gamer but as life has gone by I tend to game less and less, so both boxes are more media devices than they are gaming devices.  In my opinion the xbox kills the PS3 hands down (even though I love Blu-ray).  The whole XBOX Live experience is just better and the integrated Netflix and now Zune content really make the XBOX stand out.  Add on top of that the PlayOn service to stream Hulu, YouTube, Amazon OnDemand and you get a really good media machine. (Ok, same service runs on the PS3 also)

Well today I got my disk from Netflix to enable Netflix streaming on the PS3.  First, it is a disk, because Sony isn’t ready to updated the software on the PS3 to do the streaming. I get disks all the time from Netflix, so it wasn’t that big of a deal.  However, I open up the slave to learn that if I want to use the Netflix service I have to insert the disk each and every time.  When I ordered the disk I assumed it would install on the PS3 like almost all games for the PS3 do (really annoying by the way!)  No, much to my amazement you need to have the disk in each and every time you want to go through the internet to Netfilx and stream a movie.  If that isn’t a failed implementation I don’t know what is!

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