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Old November 27 2010, 02:51 AM   #61
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Re: So I cancelled Netflix today.

how about for UPCOMING releases?
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Old November 27 2010, 03:17 AM   #62
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Re: So I cancelled Netflix today.

I've never used BB but a friend of mine did and he did not like the service. Slow turnaround time and he sometimes received discs he didn't even have in his queue. That and no streaming either? That doesn't make it a worthy substitute for Netflix at all IMO.

As for your complaints, I agree with other posters who suggest it may be your local distributor. In the five years I've been with them I had one cracked disc and one "dirty" one I had to clean (but it played fine after). The cracked disc was replaced almost instantly (it came two days after I called it in) and they never asked any questions, they just apologized and asked me to send back the broken disc - now that's service!

I'm on the 2 disc plan and the $1 increase doesn't phase me at all. I spend more on a cup of coffee in Manhattan. However, in your circumstance, I totally get it and hope things balance out for you job-wise.
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Old November 27 2010, 03:48 AM   #63
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Re: So I cancelled Netflix today.

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how about for UPCOMING releases?
You have to search for those on your own, as far as I know, but once you find them, you can "save" them and they will appear on your queue as soon as they are released.
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Old November 27 2010, 02:39 PM   #64
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From the articles I've read about this, Netflix is practically stating outright that the price increase is to try to drive people towards the "Watch Instantly" only plan. Apparently it's a better profit margin for them.

"We are now primarily a streaming video company delivering a wide selection of TV shows and films over the Internet," Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said in a news release.
Makes sense for them, I understand. But, in my experience, the quality of the streaming is nowhere as good as a DVD. That's got to change if they want us to give up DVD's.
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Old November 27 2010, 04:51 PM   #65
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^ The quality for me is great; even the episodes & movies in HD are perfect. I do far more streaming than I do disc renting at this point. Hell, I've had The Secret in Their Eyes here since the 10th, yet I've watched 43 tv episodes and 5 movies via Watch Instantly during that same period of time. If you're having issues with quality, I'd look to your ISP rather than Netflix.
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Old November 27 2010, 05:04 PM   #66
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My problem with streaming is they don't have enough on it, but it looks good to me.

I rather spend an extra $2 a month to get an extra 4-6 movies that aren't on streaming.
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Old November 27 2010, 05:15 PM   #67
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I've been streaming movies for 2 months now and while that may be a short span I've not had a problem with the quality at all.
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Old November 27 2010, 05:52 PM   #68
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Re: So I cancelled Netflix today.

The quality is perfect on my end. But dial-up won't cut it.
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Old November 28 2010, 01:57 AM   #69
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Agreed. I'd ten times rather watch something on Netflix than Hulu or any other online streaming site. In fact, if it's available for instant streaming, I will often watch it that way rather than bothering dragging out my DVD copy.
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Old November 28 2010, 05:36 AM   #70
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Four pages and some one, one, likes BlockBuster better. I guess there's always one.
Actually I liked Blockbuster before I went to Netflix. The only reason I went to them was because when Blockbuster started charging late fees for movies that weren't even late. That's why I originally stopped going there, I never cared for Netflix before hand.

And if you do watch streaming through just a PC (I don't have a game system or their box to watch it on TV) sometimes the player gets jumpy a lot because of how long it takes to load. My friend streams through his gaming consoles and I can see it is better that way. But anyway, I did like Netflix I just haven't been happy with the way things have been with them for the past year
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Old November 28 2010, 08:53 AM   #71
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They do. You can search new releases from 1 week to one year.

Also, just added by genre.
I'm not seeing that option. Where can I find it?
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Old November 28 2010, 08:56 AM   #72
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Re: So I cancelled Netflix today.

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They do. You can search new releases from 1 week to one year.

Also, just added by genre.
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.
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Old November 28 2010, 08:58 AM   #73
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Re: So I cancelled Netflix today.

I'm sorry, but this thread was created over $3??
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Old November 28 2010, 09:03 AM   #74
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I'm sorry, but this thread was created over $3??
I never like to minimize people's financial situations, but I have to agree with you. Netflix is a luxury item. If you can't afford the $1-3 price increase (depending on the plan you have), then I have question why you ever got Netflix at all. I feel there are better places you should have been putting your money...like a savings account.
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Old November 28 2010, 09:24 AM   #75
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Re: So I cancelled Netflix today.

I'm on 1 DVD/Unlimited streaming and given the instant watch availability, it's a steal if you ask me, even with the extra $1. The streaming only plan is going to be extremely attractive to those who use the Roku's, Game systems and ipads.

The extra cost will drive some people away, but it's gonna help the company in the long run. The streaming contracts are expensive and having more $$$ to work with will probably open the door for more to be added to the streaming inventory, hopefully even new releases.

Given how much the entire media world is changing, it's all gonna be about the contracts and who's got the better one with who. Netflix could end up with early release instant watch for one company and BB with another.
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