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Old October 15 2010, 02:52 AM   #106
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

Netflix is awesome.

We've never had problems with the mailing system, and the unlimited on-line access is great.

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Old October 15 2010, 03:03 AM   #107
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

I love Netflix. My dad even works for Redbox (The red machines at Wal-Mart with $1 DVD rentals) and we both use Netflix, even though my dad has about a good 1200 DVD's laying around our house that are supposed to be going in and out of machines.
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Old October 15 2010, 03:10 AM   #108
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^ You're right, and I didn't even notice. Fortunately, I'm happy enough with all the seasons of Better Off Ted, every season of King of the Hill, Family Guy, American Dad, Married With Children, The Office (UK & US), and Dead Like Me.

I love the fact that Netflix has so many TV series. I love movies, but it's nice to watch TV episodes in HD and all at once if I like.

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I love Netflix. My dad even works for Redbox (The red machines at Wal-Mart with $1 DVD rentals) and we both use Netflix, even though my dad has about a good 1200 DVD's laying around our house that are supposed to be going in and out of machines.
Hey, Redbox is awesome too. If I just want to watch a new release for a night, I go half a block up the road, rent it, watch it and bring it back the next day, all for $1.

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Netflix is awesome.

We've never had problems with the mailing system, and the unlimited on-line access is great.

My entertainment budget is shiveringly small, and $8 a month gives me DVDs and thousands of hours of instant streaming TV series' and movies right at my fingertips. If this is the way things are going, bring it on!
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Old October 15 2010, 03:12 AM   #109
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

I've been back on netflix for about a year now (previously had it in college 8 years ago*, but it was damaging my productivity, so I cancelled). I started off with the 3 discs at once deal, but I was unemployed and turned into a power user, so they throttled me down. I used to have a 2-3 day turnaround, but it was getting to 4-5 days - quite ridiculous. In recent months, I've been mainly streaming from them, so I changed back to a 1 disc at a time plan. I essentially don't watch cable any more. I can stream almost anything I want.

My only complaints are scratched discs (seriously, people who rub gravel on their discs and talk in theaters should be raped by grizzly bears), the aforementioned throttling, and lack of series I want to watch (currently: House) on instant view.

I also dislike the privacy policy over at Netflix, as you can't clear your viewing history. I'm not complaining because I want to watch a bunch of NC-17 crap. I just want to have the freedom to keep track of my viewing history as I see fit, and to be able to have a little privacy if my wife and I watch something not so appropriate for our parents or kids.

That said, I've really scored on seeing entire series I missed on first runs:
Buffy
Angel
X-Files (most of it)
SG-1
SG-A
SG-U
Terminator: SCC
Deadwood S2, S3
John Adams
Northern Exposure
House

You know, unemployment / college is actually good for something. lol



*Wow, the notion of having had an internet service almost a decade ago suddenly makes me feel really old.
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Old October 30 2010, 10:42 PM   #110
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RedBox competition streaming

Netflix will have a competitor next year:
Redbox unveiled Thursday a new digital strategy that by next year will expand the number of movies offered to consumers directly in their homes
The company is in talks with several potential partners for this expansion, which will include a Web-based service
analyst Eric Wold of Merriman Capital recently said in a research note that Wal-Mart and Amazon.com are top prospects.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/ente...e-rentals.html

Redbox says in talks for 2011 movie streaming


Redbox Moves to the Web Next Year

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Old October 30 2010, 11:10 PM   #111
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

Anybody know why they aren't carrying the blu-rays of, among others, SW Clone Wars season 2, Back to the Future and the Alien films?
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Old October 30 2010, 11:40 PM   #112
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Don't they have a deal with most of the major studios not to carry new releases for a certain window, and in exchange they get to have more streaming titles?
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Old October 30 2010, 11:51 PM   #113
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^ Correct. Netflix has a 28-day delayed window for 20th Century Fox, Universal, and Time Warner releases.
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Old October 30 2010, 11:52 PM   #114
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

In return, those of us who pay $8 for unlimited streaming gets a win/win!
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Old October 31 2010, 12:01 AM   #115
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Yes. It's a decent deal.
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Old October 31 2010, 12:02 AM   #116
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

Meh, I have a Blu-Ray that streams Netflix. I'm not buying something else to get Redbox. If they can't adapt to me then they don't have my business.

I just got my Netflix streaming set up and have been enjoying it. I streamed a movie last night(Descent 2) while getting a disc(Agora) in the mail. If that's not a 2 at a time 'esque plan while only paying for the one at a time for $8 I don't know what is.

The 30 day window that Blockbuster has means nothing to me. I wait 5-7 months for a movie on DVD what's another 30 days. Especially since my queue/steam is loaded up to keep me busy till that 30 days has passed.
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Old October 31 2010, 12:04 AM   #117
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

^ Yep. I have 381 movies in my queue, so I have tons of movies to watch at any time, including the complete series of Family Guy, American Dad, King of the Hill, etc., lots to watch, and my one DVD ("Up in the Air" - fun movie by the way) on my desk.
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Old October 31 2010, 12:11 AM   #118
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Yeah, there's so much stuff to watch on Netflix Instant now that the additional wait for certain new releases really isn't an issue.
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Old October 31 2010, 12:12 AM   #119
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^ Yep. I have 381 movies in my queue, so I have tons of movies to watch at any time, including the complete series of Family Guy, American Dad, King of the Hill, etc., lots to watch, and my one DVD ("Up in the Air" - fun movie by the way) on my desk.
381? HA. That's nothing.
I hit the limit. 500 in the queue. Then you can't add anymore... bastards.
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^ Yep. I have 381 movies in my queue, so I have tons of movies to watch at any time, including the complete series of Family Guy, American Dad, King of the Hill, etc., lots to watch, and my one DVD ("Up in the Air" - fun movie by the way) on my desk.
381? HA. That's nothing.
I hit the limit. 500 in the queue. Then you can't add anymore... bastards.
They raised the limit? Great! It was 400, and why I have kept my queue below that number for so long.
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