Redbox Instant Video Headed to Xbox 360

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Laptop Adapters...

Redbox Instant Video Headed to Xbox 360 is a great advance in my heart.
It can help us a better sight about the world!

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JimmyMackey

I guess that is good that they will allow one time streaming rentals for non-subscribers but what makes them think anyone will want to use Redbox Instant rather than any of the other established services with more credibility and recognition. I know I don’t even have an Xbox 360 so I am glad I have a DISH Hopper with Blockbuster @Home to watch movies and it even includes TV shows. I prefer how it has unlimited game rentals by mail though, so I don’t have to go to a kiosk, like with Redbox. Also, I can stream to my iPad when I’m on my break and working at my DISH office or on a trip for them. The unlimited streaming and rentals are less than Netflix and that saves me money, but I have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, which is better than Redbox Instant.

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QuadraQ

And thus no one cares about Red Box streaming.

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Ryan5609

Anyone who has actually used the Redbox Streaming Beta is probably not too excited about this announcement. Their selection is garbage, the website is hard to use, very hard to search or casually browse for content. The service is only really useful if you grab over 4 Redbox rentals per month. Then it basically only costs you 3.99 a month. Otherwise, stick with Netflix.

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MrSelatcia

It isn't even worth it at $3.99 a month. The service constantly buffers, the selection is atrocious, and you can't run it on rooted android devices. I'm canceling mine at the end of the month even if I don't use my credits.

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Ryan5609

Agreed. But you can in fact run it on a rooted android device. Just open up Superuser or SuperSU and disable root or disable Superuser. Its a moot point though considering I never use it anyway. But it is possible. I am running 4.2 on my Galaxy Nexus and it works just fine.

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maxeeemum

Sounds like a bad business decision to me. Unless it's exclusive to the Red Ring of Death console (Xbox) for a month.

I'll stick to going to the Redbox kiosks one to three times a month.

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PCWolf

Redbox: XBOX Only
Netflix: Everywhere!!

Winner: Netflix!!
Loser: Redbox

Why is Redbox a LOSER? because Netflix is on every device you can imagine, while the idiots at Redbox decided to sit on Microsoft's lap & suck on the Microsoft's Xbox Nipple.
But as long as people can watch it on the Computer & not pay the Microsoft Gold Fee, who cares.

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DeltaFIVEengineer

It would be awesome if I could actually use it on the Xbox without a Gold subscription. I have to say that it's still lightyears behind Netflix but the rental credits make it worthwhile.

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tkane18

I know what you mean. I'm in the middle of my free 1 month trial of Netflix. I went to go try it on our Xbox 360. It told me I needed to be a Gold member to use it. What a bunch of crap!

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Engelsstaub

I was about to reply with the same thing after reading this.

...can't wait to see what Sony might be coming out with soon. Sick of XBox Gold BS.

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jgottberg

I don't know if you remember me commenting a few days ago about my luck with the 360... After two screwed boxes, I got a ps3 and have never been happier. It's awesome for a streaming device, consistently rated at the top for bluray playback and oh yeah, plays games too. I even popped in a 1tb hard drive and now I can store all my ripped content on it as well. I'll be buying these as long as I can get them for their media playback alone.

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Engelsstaub

Yeah, I saw your comment.

I have all my BDs backed up to MKV/main titles. I guess I could find something to convert them to AVCHD/m2ts or whatever.

I remember a lot of people bitching about the $600 price tag when it launched. Even though I was still content with my XBox at that time I used to tell them they didn't know what they were talking about. $600 was reasonable for the technology it offered at that time. A stand-alone BD-player was $600 then.

I think this new one REALLY needs backwards compatibility with current PS3 titles in order to be initially successful.

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Neufeldt2002

If the rumors are true about the chip being x86 I can't see backwards compatibility being built in. Would be nice if they included the cell chip for that reason, but I'm not going to hold my breath on it. As long as they don't make PSN a paid for product for online gaming they are ahead of the Xbox IMHO.

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