The True Meaning of Arbor Day
Our discussion of the XBox update missed on big point... before Tuesday, setting up your XBox to stream directly from Netflix involved, well, it seemed pretty complicated. But I set it up on Tuesday in about 2 minutes (1 of which involved going to my computer) with no fuss. And last night I streamed a TV show (30 Rock) and it took about 15 seconds to start and had quite acceptable quality. I wouldn't watch a movie full of 'splosions on it, but for a sitcom it's just fine.
This turns Netflix into a clear winner vs Blockbuster (since both let you have 2 DVDs at a time for $14, but Netflix lets you stream a few thousand titles as well).
Oh, and the first discs I watched ... Torchwood: Children of Earth (Season 3). A 5 hour miniseries that requires no prior knowledge of the world (which is good, since I had none). Quite creepy, although it could have lost an hour or so