Netflix to Bring Downloadable Movies Straight to Your TV?


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Netflix is already an example of awesome packaging and a great product service system; now, they're talking about crossing over into the digital download realm. That's right: no more waiting at the mailbox for your next disc to arrive; according to the New York Times, "the company wants to strike deals with electronics companies that will let it send movies straight to TV screens over the Internet. Its first partnership, announced Wednesday night, is with the South Korean manufacturer LG Electronics to stream movies and other programming to LG's high-definition televisions."

Said Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings, "We want to be integrated on every Internet-connected device, game system, high-definition DVD player and dedicated Internet set-top box. Eventually, as TVs have wireless connectivity built into them, we'll integrate right into the television." Slick. While it's true that TiVo and other digital video recorders allow you to do this now, Netflix's proposed deal would leverage their huge catalog via the internet, allowing you to watch just about any movie your heart desires, any time. And you don't even have to go to the mailbox to get it. ::New York Times via ::Unclutterer

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