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Old March 4 2008, 10:57 PM   #31
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

Netflix is such a great bargain, in my opinion, that their instant viewing option alone is worth the monthly fee. The physical discs I get in the mail are just icing on the cake.

BTW, I just switched from Blockbuster Online about 2 months ago.
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Old March 4 2008, 11:18 PM   #32
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

I've particularly been enjoying their instant viewing option. I'm working my way through Law and Order SVU series, and love being able to watch them without commercials.
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Old March 4 2008, 11:19 PM   #33
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

Had Netflix for several years now, and overall I'm very happy with it. The only issue I've had is with delivery. If I have the envelopes delivered to my house (by mail truck), then I've found that the envelopes arrive ripped and often with the DVD completely missing. If I have the envelopes delivered to my P.O. Box in the post office, then the envelopes are always pristine and perfect. Of course, that's more a reflection on my mail carriers than anything else.
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Old March 4 2008, 11:39 PM   #34
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

Been with netflix...like 4 years or something...love it. LOVE IT.

Sure, I've had the scratched discs, the lost discs but they have never charged me. And the instant viewing thing, with an ever growing collection, for no additional fee kicks ass.

I don't know why anyone would go with any other service.
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Old March 5 2008, 12:06 AM   #35
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

A little over three years ago I decided to drop HBO and spend that money on Netflix, and I have never regretted it. I have three at a time/unlimited, and usually keep two discs of a TV series on hand and one movie. I have had two cracked discs in all that time, no big deal. There have only been a couple of times a disc has taken an extra day.

I have seen all kinds of documentaries and foreign films that would otherwise have been pretty hard to find. I'm very satisfied with Netflix.

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Old March 5 2008, 12:07 AM   #36
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

Is their instant viewing practical on DSL, or do you need a faster wireless connection?
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Old March 5 2008, 12:13 AM   #37
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Is their instant viewing practical on DSL, or do you need a faster wireless connection?
I use DSL and the videos play perfectly fine, no problems or extra loading time.
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Old March 5 2008, 12:18 AM   #38
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^^ I'm on DSL-my carrier's 3rd fastest speed tier, and it works just fine. Even worked on the slowest ($19.99) tier, which I had first. It will automatically detect your speed, and stream the program accordingly.
Instant Watching will require using IE, but other than that, no problem at all.
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Old March 5 2008, 02:22 AM   #39
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I've been planning on starting a Netflix account for a while now, and you guys are making me really excited for that day.
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Old March 5 2008, 02:27 AM   #40
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We've been with Netflix for over five years and I've had only one disc that got lost and no discs that were unplayable. We get great value out of it and they're library is quite excellent.
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Old March 5 2008, 02:58 AM   #41
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

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Is their instant viewing practical on DSL, or do you need a faster wireless connection?
Just as another example of their instant viewing, I have three computers in the house, and a 6Mbps connection. All three computers were streaming with various instant view movies, and I did not experience any lag while I accessed other websites. Instant viewing is terrific. The quality is excellent, too. The load times? About 10 seconds on average in our house.
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Old March 5 2008, 03:52 AM   #42
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

I agree with everyone else that has posted. I love Netflix. Have used them for several years and have had no complaints. One or two discs that didn't work or were scratched, but you let them know and they send a replacement asap. I even had one movie, don't remember the title, for about three months. Just never felt like watching it...I finally sent it back and got the next one on the list(I have the three at a time deal). Now Blockbuster would have charged my credit card already and made me "buy" the movie if I had kept it that long!

And speaking of Blockbuster, the local one here in town just went out of business. Been around for a long time...found that an interesting bit of news.
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Old March 5 2008, 04:05 AM   #43
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

I'm on the 4 at a time plan (no cable, so I rely on DVDs for my viewing) and I've never had any major problems. When I have had things get lost in the mail or come in unplayable, they replace it immediately. No regrets, well worth the money.

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The only problem I've had is that there's sometimes a "Very Long Wait" for new, in-demand releases; if you really want to get your hands on something right away, you might be better off going to your local video store.
If there's something coming out that I know I'm going to want to see, I put it at the top of my queue the minute it gets listed, and I almost always get the disk a day or two after the release. Until then of course, they just treat my #2 selection as #1. For instance, "The Mist" is sitting at the top of my queue, which releases on 3/24.
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Old March 5 2008, 04:24 AM   #44
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

The Watch Instantly library gets bigger everyday. They had recently added Star Trek Generations and Star Trek XI. It's only a matter of time until they add more.
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Old March 5 2008, 04:30 AM   #45
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

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The Watch Instantly library gets bigger everyday. They had recently added Star Trek Generations AND STAR TREK XI. It's only a matter of time until they add more.
Woah, no shit?!
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