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Old July 14 2011, 07:27 AM   #106
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U know this really sucks. I left blockbuster because it was too expensive and they constantly changed there prices, so I figured netflix is worth a shot (I used to do them years ago) now there playing the raising prices game when the rest of America is broke. The family loves to use the streaming and I like getting the DVD's but to be honest this makes me feel like dropping them. I hate when corporate America screws with the working man.
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Old July 14 2011, 10:51 AM   #107
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I don't know what everyone is so upset about. I don't care for the fee hike either, but it's still a better deal than anything else out there. And also, couldn't this just be their way of making more money so they can afford to provide more content for their customers? Perhaps there's a decent reason to justify the increase ...
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Old July 14 2011, 11:12 AM   #108
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Blame the studios for hiking up their streaming licensing fees; netflix is just trying to survive..

it's funny because at least the studios were actually getting some revenue; watch as piracy increases once again.

to be honest i haven't even rented one of their physical dvds in about a year. i've only been using the streaming. And at 8 bucks a month for unlimited streaming, that's still a better deal than any of what amazon or comcast are offering: 2 bucks per episode? Piss on that.

Physical media is a thing of the past.
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Old July 14 2011, 12:24 PM   #109
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Now they have no choice but to renegotiate the licensing and they fully expect the studios to demand extortionate fees, .
That seems to be the expectation. And with those high fees, to me it seems Netflix has about 3 options:

1) Raise their fees. And we see how that's being received.
2) Remove content from their streaming library, effectively killing streaming, IMHO.
3) Go to some type of limited streaming/pay per view model.

None of these options seem very palatable to us as consumers, but if Netflix is to survive, they're going to have to implement one of these options (or some combination thereof.)

I'm not happy about a fee increase of any kind, but at least I feel like for now anyway, it's still decent value for me for what I get.
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Old July 14 2011, 01:11 PM   #110
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Oh no, a couple extra bucks a month for hours and hours and hours of entertainment every month. What a world, what a world!
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Old July 14 2011, 01:48 PM   #111
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Oh no, a couple extra bucks a month for hours and hours and hours of entertainment every month. What a world, what a world!
Yeah, life is just so unfair, isn't it?
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Old July 14 2011, 02:07 PM   #112
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Oh no, a couple extra bucks a month for hours and hours and hours of entertainment every month. What a world, what a world!
Hehe I'll be paying 5 more bucks a month to keep what I've got, and that's not bad in my opinion. I pay $15.00 a month to play DC Universe Online, and I'll only be paying $22.00 to keep Netflix as it is (which offers alot more). Seems fair to me.
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Old July 14 2011, 03:58 PM   #113
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Seems fair that prices go through the roof as hundreds of titles are dropped from streaming.
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Old July 14 2011, 04:04 PM   #114
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Seriously, guys. I'm not too happy at the change in the account, but when you look at what you're getting for the price - if you do both - it's a pretty good deal per month still. $16 and you get unlimited streaming and DVD rentals. Damn, cry me a river on the price.

I just watched all of X-Men Evolution through Netflix. Buying that sucker would have been at least $20. Last month I finished watching all of Cheers and caught up in Midsomer Murders (which is about $30 per DVD season).

Yeah, it kinda sucks that it went up in price at the same time everything else is going up too, but it's really hard to argue that it's not a good deal overall.
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Old July 14 2011, 04:28 PM   #115
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I went to streaming only, so I'm saving money now.
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Old July 14 2011, 05:51 PM   #116
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Oh no, a couple extra bucks a month for hours and hours and hours of entertainment every month. What a world, what a world!
Yeah, life is just so unfair, isn't it?
Still cheaper than going to a movie theater, buying a ticket, getting a soda and a popcorn.
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Old July 14 2011, 05:58 PM   #117
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Corporate America screwing us is the American spirit...
Corporate America can't easily screw people over because the customer can simply not buy from them. Don't want to pay for Netflix's increases, then simply don't. Granted, you won't get their service, but that's how it's supposed to work, isn't it?
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Old July 14 2011, 06:18 PM   #118
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The price increase wouldn't have been received so badly if Netflix had announced something, ANYTHING other than "hey, we're raising prices to give you the same thing you have now and if you don't like it, here's the link to cancel". Provide an explanation about streaming costs increasing for them, give out some hint that they might open more of the Netflix library to streaming, etc. There's none of that. The only news we have is that this new NBC Universal deal will let Netflix stream shows like "The Event" (all one season of that canceled mess) and "Leave it to Beaver".

That said, I am keeping Netflix but downgrading to the 1-DVD-out plan w/o streaming. There's so little worth watching on streaming, and so unreliable in terms of how long something stays available, that the extra cost is just not worth it, even though it IS small in the grand scheme of things.
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Old July 14 2011, 06:23 PM   #119
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Corporate America can't easily screw people over because the customer can simply not buy from them. Don't want to pay for Netflix's increases, then simply don't. Granted, you won't get their service, but that's how it's supposed to work, isn't it?
Capitalism at its finest.

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The price increase wouldn't have been received so badly if Netflix had announced something, ANYTHING other than "hey, we're raising prices to give you the same thing you have now and if you don't like it, here's the link to cancel".
I do agree with this, though. Price changes happen, but they could have handled it better.
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Old July 14 2011, 06:35 PM   #120
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Re: Netflix shoots itself in the foot... aka no more free streaming

In other news, your Netflix Instant Queue arrives today on Nintendo's current handheld gaming platform, the 3DS.

Because we all need new places to rewatch Party Down.
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