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By Brian Bowers
Disclaimer: I am not a ‘real’ gamer. That rhymes, how nice. I’m a poet and didn’t know it! But pressing onward. I enjoy entertainment and gaming consoles. Particular their media and streaming capabilities. They can serve multiple functions.
Considering these things, there are a number of reasons X-Box 360 users have claimed the system is superior to the Wii or PS3. Luckily for all of us, we don’t have enough time to go through them all. Nor do we want to stir debate! When shopping for my own console, one of my main concerns was streaming capabilities, namely Netflix. There are number of top brand BlueRay players that have this capability, but I was set on a gaming console and after much thought I decided to get the PS3.
But, in order to stream Netflix on your PS3 you needed a nice little disc. This was definitely one of the number one complaints I read about the PS3’s from those who try to fully maximize its features I mean, when you are comfortable on your couch, do you really want to get up and take out the game and put the disc in!?!? Of course not! Honestly, it wasn’t ‘that’ serious for me, but I completely understand the sentiment.
It is now official: Wii and PS3 users no longer have to use the Netflix disc with the latest Netflix app/upgrade! In addition to the update, users will benefit from 1080p HD streams, subtitles and 5.1 Dolby as well–with select films! Another disclaimer: I’m not sure whether or not you have to have a ‘newer PS3’ to benefit from this upgrade. If yours does not work, don’t blame Hypursuit! We are just telling you what the press releases say!
Although I’ve yet to try this specific feature out (my AT&T Uverse isn’t going to be set up until this coming Tues), it is nice to know I’ll be smooth sailing…hopefully. Though there are complaints about the user interface, queue issues…etc, many users hope these are kinks that will soon be worked out. There you go, and if you didn’t know, now you know! I’m sure a follow-up review is coming soon…