Netflix Survey Reveals We're All a Bunch of Binge Watching TV Addicts

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blacksand

I recently discovered AMC’s The Walking Dead and binge-watched the previous few seasons to get caught up...what a ride!

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aaronj2906

Totally. In other news... water is wet. :)

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The Mac

Hey, I resemble that remark...

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vrmlbasic

No more binge Netflix streaming from me. I used to binge stream from Netflix, until I realized that I was getting sub-dvd video quality. When a scene was dark, I couldn't tell what was going on as the image was that bad.

Then I saw the DVDs of the same movies and I could see vividly what was happening in the dark sequences, among other notable visual improvements. After that epiphany, I started saving 8 bucks a month.

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John Pombrio

Same here until I realized that the damn XBox consoles were the best looking Netflix streamers. Both the 360 and the One are way better streaming Netflix than any of my computers. I have NO IDEA why.

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vrmlbasic

I remember that you've brought this up before but I don't have any way to experience this. While I do have an Xbox 360, I no longer have XBL (which I believe is required for Netflix streaming).

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John Pombrio

$40 (Thanks, Paul!)

http://www.rakuten.com/prod/xbox-live-12-month-gold-membership/252652426.html

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vrmlbasic

Huh. They abandoned the name "Buy.com". That seems dumb IMO. They still charge sales tax on me, though it doesn't much matter as it is sold out. I wish that I'd bought the discounted Live subscription cards when I was a subscriber. I foolishly paid by credit card (and getting unsubscribed was a bear).

While I appreciate the offer, watching Netflix through my 360 ultimately wouldn't be very convenient for me. Especially as the Xbox 360 cannot connect to my WQHD monitor directly (no dual-link DVI for it). All the quality in the world won't help me if I can't watch it lol.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

I once watched the entire first season of Game of Thrones on a saturday. ten hours from start to finish.

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wolfing

Guilty as charged. It's rare when I only watch one episode of a series, usually it's 2-3 for 1-hour episodes and 5 or so for 1/2 hour. And if there is a deadline, like trying to finish last season's episodes before the new season starts, I can kill a season in a weekend.

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John Pombrio

I bet you eat your dessert first and your peas last.

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FrancesTheMute

Is there any other way? Life's too short to not eat your dessert first!

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Corfy

I have to question the idea that watching two episodes is "binge watching." That seems awfully low, especially as back-to-back episodes aren't uncommon (Grimm is doing that tonight for its winter finale), and some half-hour shows have that is their regular format, particularly on "basic cable" channels (Pawn Stars comes to mind as a quick example, I know there are others).

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John Pombrio

I limit myself to two episodes per night. Any more and I forget what I watched! Went through 5 seasons of Babylon 5 (3rd time), 5 seasons of Stargate Atlantis (2nd time),10 seasons of Stargate SG1 (2nd time), 10 seasons of Smallville (most for the 2nd time) , now on the X files. Next will be to finally finish LOST and Battlestar Galactica which I never ssaw the last couple of seasons. Mind you, this is without all the new shows I follow.

Is there such a thing as binge internet reading?

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Sorian

Binge watching, yes; binge streaming, no. I got lucky to find a 5 disc DVD player from Walmart that was less then $50.