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Old November 28 2010, 10:19 AM   #76
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I'm not seeing that option. Where can I find it?
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Click New Releases. Scroll down until you see the menu that says "Released in the Last __________." You can choose from the drop down menu anywhere between 12 months and 1 week.
*checks Netflix*

Ah, I see there's an option for DVDs. I was hoping for such an option for instant streaming. Thanks for the help, though.
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Old November 28 2010, 10:49 AM   #77
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I think Netflix is brilliant, and on the three at a time plan I find the difference between 16.99 and 19.99 to be negligible. Plus I can dial it back to two at a time if needs be. Plus I use the streaming like mad on my overnight shifts at work. I certainly get my money's worth... and you can pause the service when you're going to be away or something and not pay for a bit. Overall I much prefer it to taking my chances at some ratty Redbox or going to Blockbuster.
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Old November 28 2010, 02:15 PM   #78
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I'm sorry, but this thread was created over $3??
Minimize it, but to be fair, that IS about a 15-20% price increase. And it's not like they even rolled out some new service or benefit to go along with it and try to justify it, they just bumped up the price. Stamps didn't go up, they're streaming more than they mail out (which should greatly reduce their costs).

Realistically, Blockbuster isn't doing so good right now, so they thought they could bump up the cost a little and not take too bad a hit, so they did...
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Old November 28 2010, 02:54 PM   #79
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In interviews with Netflix's founder, he has said all along that his business model was to provide streaming movies. The dvds through mail thing was a means to an end... creating brand identity and a market. Clearly, as the technology has finally caught up and the ways you can stream Netflix films straight to your television screen are many, this is meant to put a little pressure on consumers to pony up for some device or another to use Netflix solely as a streaming provider. Notice that the price for stream-only service is ridiculously low... and consider that they can make a lot more money with a lot less overhead if they can manage to phase out the dvd end of the business.
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Old November 28 2010, 03:38 PM   #80
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If you're having issues with quality, I'd look to your ISP rather than Netflix.
Good point. It is mostly? partly? totally? my ISP (which is, at least, better than the previous one. )
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Old November 28 2010, 04:12 PM   #81
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In fact, if it's available for instant streaming, I will often watch it that way rather than bothering dragging out my DVD copy.
I'm so glad to know my husband and I aren't the only ones who do that. We LOVE the streaming option and use it all the time.

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Old November 28 2010, 04:19 PM   #82
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???
Click New Releases. Scroll down until you see the menu that says "Released in the Last __________." You can choose from the drop down menu anywhere between 12 months and 1 week.
*checks Netflix*

Ah, I see there's an option for DVDs. I was hoping for such an option for instant streaming. Thanks for the help, though.
Well, if you go under the "New Arrivals" section of "Watch Instantly," you can at least sort the movies by year.
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Old November 28 2010, 07:10 PM   #83
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Stay away from the Blockblister!
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Old November 28 2010, 07:55 PM   #84
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If you're having issues with quality, I'd look to your ISP rather than Netflix.
Good point. It is mostly? partly? totally? my ISP (which is, at least, better than the previous one. )
The most common cause of a streaming problem is internet speed. 1.5 mbps is the absolute minimum you want to have, but it won't be stable. 3-4 mbps will get you a more stable feed.

Besides speed, it can be an issue with the stability of the signal, most connections will fluctuate around 1-2 mb, which will be fine, but if they're more substantial than that, it can be bad, cause it to hit an error or rebuffer.

That all might not be completely on your ISP, if you're on a wireless network, that can be part of it too. If at all possible I wire my system into the router directly. A direct wired connection is more stable and has less fluctuations.

If you're having a continuing problem, it's worthwhile to do speed tests, just google speed tests. They're usually inflated, but if you do several over a half hour, they'll tell you if you're having a lot of internet fluctuations.
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Old November 28 2010, 08:19 PM   #85
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The last place I lived I couldn't stream videos because it turned out the AT&T guy hooked my DSL into the building's intercom system (and by intercom system, I mean the doorbell) rather than the phone line.
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Old November 28 2010, 09:48 PM   #86
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Click New Releases. Scroll down until you see the menu that says "Released in the Last __________." You can choose from the drop down menu anywhere between 12 months and 1 week.
*checks Netflix*

Ah, I see there's an option for DVDs. I was hoping for such an option for instant streaming. Thanks for the help, though.
Well, if you go under the "New Arrivals" section of "Watch Instantly," you can at least sort the movies by year.
That sorts the movies by year released in theatres. I'm looking for something that will sort the movies/tv by date they were made available on netflix streaming. I don't want to look through 47 pages of the same stuff everytime I'm checking the "new releases."
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