Skip to comments.IBD 50: Week’s Top 5 Earnings Reports Includes Netflix
Posted on 01/24/2011 7:20:52 AM PST by Slyscribe
Several big-cap leaders, including Starbucks(SBUX), Amazon (AMZN) and Caterpillar(CAT) release quarterly profit and sales figures this week. So do dozens of other highly rated companies. But they still miss the cut for the IBD 50, an elite culling of superior stocks based on technicals and fundamentals. Here are the five IBD 50 stocks due out with earnings this week:
15. VMware (VMW)
VMwares virtualization software
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Those guys with the annoying pop ups that always seem to get through even the best of pop up blockers.
They made a big profit????
**Sigh** There is no God
Netflix’s pop-up ads may be annoying, but they run an amazingly efficient program.
I love Netflix’s Blu-ray delivery and they better not mess with that any more!!
The streaming is ok for older movies and so on, but I can’t stand the low quality and no extras on anything new. Their ‘HD’ ones still suck. Blu-ray audio alone uses more bandwidth than the entire streaming feed.
Boeing, CAT, Honeywell, Ford and other manufacturers will be much more telling as to the state of the “recovery”
VMWare rocks, they deserve this. Not only are the server tools great, but Fusion is great on my Mac.
Netflix rocks, they deserve this. Smart company to move to streaming while competitors were still trying to figure out how to beat them on the mail order model. Turns out it costs 20x more to mail than stream. Also great job getting all the major console manufacturers on board.
Starbucks? How to get on top by selling crappy, overpriced coffee.
The quality depends on the connection. I normally get at least DVD quality, even when pulling Netflix streams to two or three devices in the house at the same time. Few people have the Internet bandwidth to run Blu-ray quality.
netflix charges for what hulu delivers for free
Blu-ray is 48 megabit. Netflix’s tops out around 5 or so, no matter your connection.
NFLX is going to zero. IMO
That's the maximum. Movies range from the mid teens to the mid forties for combined A/V bitrate, although most are in the 20s and 30s. That's still more than the connection most people have though.
Bitrate is something you have to watch out for in Blu-ray. You'd think the Matrix would have blazing-high bitrates to support the action, but Reloaded and Revolutions have VC-1 video encoded at less than 14 Mbps. Meanwhile, the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre gets VC-1 at slmost 30 Mbps.
And don't just trust bitrate. Blu-rays can be encoded with MPEG-2 -- the old, inefficient DVD codec. So while a lot of the IMAX Blu-rays have 40 Mpbs video, it's just effectively DVD run at a higher bitrate than the maximum 9.8 Mbps that DVD can handle. Others are really sad, such as the new Poseidon Adventure with MPEG-2 at 12 Mbps. Netflix streaming using the VC-1 codec at 6 Mbps will probably look better.
Not quite. Both deliver different, but overlapping content. Hulu is more TV centric, including recent episodes, but Netflix is more movie oriented. Add to that if you want all of Hulu with full seasons and more episodes, or if you want to use it with a console or iPad, you need to pay more than Netflix. I consider the services complimentary.
VMWare is the next Microsoft.
I haven’t seen very many MPEG2’s in awhile. VC-1 is getting fairly uncommon too, thankfully. The best quality is high bitrate AVC, in the upper 20’s-30’s.
It’s really not a matter of what people have for their connections. It costs more money to do more bandwidth when it comes to streaming so they have a major incentive to do what’s ‘good enough’ and no more. That’s exactly what they do, and it’s terrible compared to most Blu-rays. Like I said, with some older stuff and the higher resolution/quality doesn’t matter so much.. But anything made in the last 20 years or so, it sure does imo.
Thus you can stream and rent physical Blu-rays.
Which is what I do, 90%+ of the time with discs. But they’re making some hints that they want to move to streaming only eventually though, and there’s no way I’ll keep only that.
I think their current operating model will eventually go to zero, but Netflix movies are already available on demand if your TV has wireless built into it. I think that will lead to the demise, or a price restructure, of cable’s “On Demand” movie options.
They’ll just keep jacking up the mail price.
Unless net neutrality goes bye-bye, in which case the cable company will throttle Netflix to a lower quality, or charge Netflix for access to you (which of course will get added to your Netflix bill).