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Comments on news posted 2011-07-12 16:33:27: As we just got done saying yesterday, Netflix is facing very steep price hikes as they begin renewing contracts with copyright holders who are uncomfortable with the amount of market power Netflix has quickly accumulated. ..

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fifty nine

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Sussex, NJ
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Physical media hardly dead

Netflix itself admitted this:

quote:
Since then we have realized that there is still a very large continuing demand for DVDs both from our existing members as well as non-members. Given the long life we think DVDs by mail will have, treating DVDs as a $2 add on to our unlimited streaming plan neither makes great financial sense nor satisfies people who just want DVDs. Creating an unlimited DVDs by mail plan (no streaming) at our lowest price ever, $7.99, does make sense and will ensure a long life for our DVDs by mail offering. Reflecting our confidence that DVDs by mail is a long-term business for us, we are also establishing a separate and distinct management team solely focused on DVDs by mail, led by Andy Rendich, our Chief Service and Operations Officer and an 11 year veteran of Netflix.
I wonder why the about face.

Omega
Displaced Ohioan
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Re: Physical media hardly dead

I agree. Physical media will be around for a while.

You can only really stream at home, with the low speeds and data caps of wireless internet, streaming while mobile does not make sense.

I'd much rather bring a DVD on an airplane than wager if my airplane has wi-fi, pay money for then, and then see that the connection isn't fast enough for successful streaming.
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MrMaster
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Re: Physical media hardly dead

said by Omega:

I agree. Physical media will be around for a while.

You can only really stream at home, with the low speeds and data caps of wireless internet, streaming while mobile does not make sense.

I'd much rather bring a DVD on an airplane than wager if my airplane has wi-fi, pay money for then, and then see that the connection isn't fast enough for successful streaming.

just rip the dvds and convert. Then either load the movies to your device or put them on a flash drive if you don't have the space.
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Re: Physical media hardly dead

We shall change our service to streaming only. $8 per month for DVD's is too high imo.

88615298
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Re: Physical media hardly dead

said by pandora:

We shall change our service to streaming only. $8 per month for DVD's is too high imo.

Gee just 2 yeara go I was paying $4 to rent just ONE dvd at Movie Gallery.
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Re: Physical media hardly dead

said by 88615298:

said by pandora:

We shall change our service to streaming only. $8 per month for DVD's is too high imo.

Gee just 2 yeara go I was paying $4 to rent just ONE dvd at Movie Gallery.

Generally we don't watch DVD's, our last check out was about 3 months ago. We shall locate it, return it, and cease the DVD plan. It would cost less over a year to purchase a DVD as wanted every few months.

The last DVD we bought was How to Train Your Dragon. It has been recorded to 2 of our DVR's, and we haven't used the DVD since purchase.
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disconnected

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said by MrMaster:

just rip the dvds and convert. Then either load the movies to your device or put them on a flash drive if you don't have the space.

Not a good idea, unless you want your stuff seized at Customs. They are now checking electronic devices for porn, illegal content and copyright infringment at US borders. Don't cross any borders with illegally ripped material!

ff1324
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Re: Physical media hardly dead

said by disconnected :

Not a good idea, unless you want your stuff seized at Customs. They are now checking electronic devices for porn, illegal content and copyright infringment at US borders. Don't cross any borders with illegally ripped material!

How can they prove it was copied illegally? There's no discernible difference between the "digital copy" of Toy Story 3 on my iPhone and the DVD ripped copy on my daughter's iPod.
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88615298
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Re: Physical media hardly dead

said by ff1324:

said by disconnected :

Not a good idea, unless you want your stuff seized at Customs. They are now checking electronic devices for porn, illegal content and copyright infringment at US borders. Don't cross any borders with illegally ripped material!

How can they prove it was copied illegally? There's no discernible difference between the "digital copy" of Toy Story 3 on my iPhone and the DVD ripped copy on my daughter's iPod.

Oh so you admit it's illegal and you still do it?
Brainy142

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do you have a source?

v35_pilot
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said by disconnected :

Not a good idea, unless you want your stuff seized at Customs. They are now checking electronic devices for porn, illegal content and copyright infringment at US borders. Don't cross any borders with illegally ripped material!

My "Bullshit meter" is pegged in the red. You are going to need to link a credible source before I would ever believe that Customs has the time to have every person boot up their electronic device and stand around while it is scanned and the data analyzed.
WernerSchutz

join:2009-08-04
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Re: Physical media hardly dead

said by v35_pilot:

said by disconnected :

Not a good idea, unless you want your stuff seized at Customs. They are now checking electronic devices for porn, illegal content and copyright infringment at US borders. Don't cross any borders with illegally ripped material!

My "Bullshit meter" is pegged in the red. You are going to need to link a credible source before I would ever believe that Customs has the time to have every person boot up their electronic device and stand around while it is scanned and the data analyzed.

Not "every". It is enough to get an idiot agent to start looking randomly at your stuff, not like your face, confiscate your device and then take their sweet time to charge you with anything they could think of.

Happened a lot in Russia, now common practice in the "land of the free".

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Re: Physical media hardly dead

said by WernerSchutz:

said by v35_pilot:

said by disconnected :

Not a good idea, unless you want your stuff seized at Customs. They are now checking electronic devices for porn, illegal content and copyright infringment at US borders. Don't cross any borders with illegally ripped material!

My "Bullshit meter" is pegged in the red. You are going to need to link a credible source before I would ever believe that Customs has the time to have every person boot up their electronic device and stand around while it is scanned and the data analyzed.

Not "every". It is enough to get an idiot agent to start looking randomly at your stuff, not like your face, confiscate your device and then take their sweet time to charge you with anything they could think of.

Happened a lot in Russia, now common practice in the "land of the free".

All BS !!!
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One reason why when I buy a DVD, I look to see if it has a digital copy. I'd rather carry digital copies, vs the physical media.
Granted you can rip any DVD into a usable digital copy, but that is something I haven't tried.
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wiredmonkey

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...and yet they keep taking away features (28 day release window, etc.)

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Re: Physical media hardly dead

said by wiredmonkey :

...and yet they keep taking away features (28 day release window, etc.)

Says the anonymous guy working for ATT trying to ruin neflix and the rest of the internet with caps.

All the features they keep taking away is because of 3rd parties trying to screw over netflix.
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88615298
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said by wiredmonkey :

...and yet they keep taking away features (28 day release window, etc.)

All bullshit. If you wanted to see a movie so fucking bad you would have gone to the theater. The fact is the average time a movie goes form theater t DVD decreases every year. Even with teh 28 days window movies come to Netflix on dvd FASTER than they did just 3 years ago. heck I remeber back in the 80's waiting 18 MONTHS for a movie to come on VHS from the theater.
armed

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Re: Physical media hardly dead

Yep! Right on the nail head

cableties
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IMHO,

Understand that Netflix will:
-acquire its own studios (small independents)
-provide content EXCLUSIVE to Netflix
-There is a "substantial" user base and integrated devices with Netflix.
-Netflix is considered a household brand name, like cable...
-Advertising is coming, regrettably
-the subscriber base will allow more leverage to get its own content (much like artists and iTunes...) MPAA is in for it, they are just a slow monolith using politics...instead of brains.

Movie tickets are $10+ around me. More for 3D flicks (and few and far between are worth risking $15 per person to see, along with the headaches).
Since studios are now considering their own streaming-models (a big fail, waste of revenue IMHO) to release, it will be like there are (%$&@!) channels of TV (to choose from...)

The consumer wants an affordable price media. They will pay, but not be gouged.

(I dropped the media part for now. I don't like paying $9/month for a late fee ... sometimes I have a DVD sitting there for a week or more before I can even watch it! Add the bluray cost --- a BS cost if ever there was one as there is no HDDVD competitor, and BR titles are now released more, re-boots, and lower cost. )

In all, Netflix will continue media rental because they can get those titles. They can't get streaming titles as much do to rights and ... dare I repeat... greed.
(Rentals help mail but add overhead. Streaming saves overhead, but ISPs want a cut. Studios want their 1st run deals with Dish, OnDemand and media sales. What a box Netflix opened!... Atleast Blockbuster got its nads kicked!)
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baineschile
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Content providers would never let Netflix get away with their business model; it means less money for everyone!

Itll only get worse in the future....then netflix (unless they become an ISP) wont be as viable, especially if the incumbant TV providers add a significant amount of OnDemand.
hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH

Re: The beginning of the end

which at this time Comcast can with NBC Universail they own the content now and its only a matter of time until its all loaded up on to onDemand/iNDemand.
Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL

Re: The beginning of the end

Direct and Dish are also part of the PPV deals and will not let cable lock them up.
hottboiinnc
ME

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Re: The beginning of the end

the correct spelling of DirecTV is NOT DirectTV- There is only 1 T and that's in TV- DirecTV.

Also DirecTV/Dish have those deals with the content providers to release right away; cable has the same deals. And nobody said nothing about cable- it's only NetFlix.
gorehound

join:2009-06-19
Portland, ME
Poopflix cost me my job of 18 years.I really do wish they would die or better yet why don't you people get off your ass and take a nice walk to the local video store even once a week to give local economy a boost.
The more the studios gauge Poopflix the happier I am and I am sure my ex-boss is.
Come on down to Videoport in Portland,ME where human beings still serve you and taxes still goes to the state and the city of Portland.

ArrayList
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Re: Physical media hardly dead

welcome to the world of business. blame your bosses for not making their business work. they were the ones that let you go. that is, unless you worked for netflix, in that case carry on.

Trinijoy
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Re: Physical media hardly dead

It always makes me laugh how hard people are on others when they lose there jobs. Stop being a jerk and have SOME sympathy. When you put your heart and soul into a job so long and your let go, it would make anyone mad.

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Re: Physical media hardly dead

said by Trinijoy:

It always makes me laugh how hard people are on others when they lose there jobs. Stop being a jerk and have SOME sympathy. When you put your heart and soul into a job so long and your let go, it would make anyone mad.

Never get attached to a job where u work for others
rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO
I don't like when folks lose their job but in this case, isn't this the classic "buggy whip" situation?

Regarding physical media being dead, it's only dead because we don't have a download and play option. I'd much rather download several movies onto my laptop/tablet/phone while I'm on relatively cheap home WiFi and then watch it while I travel vs. carrying physical media. I realize that this can be done if you BUY the movie but if you just want to rent it and then discard it, there don't seem to be any good options unless you break the law and rip the DVD.
rifleman69

join:2006-04-12
Beaverton, OR
said by gorehound:

Poopflix cost me my job of 18 years.I really do wish they would die or better yet why don't you people get off your ass and take a nice walk to the local video store even once a week to give local economy a boost.
The more the studios gauge Poopflix the happier I am and I am sure my ex-boss is.
Come on down to Videoport in Portland,ME where human beings still serve you and taxes still goes to the state and the city of Portland.

Unless the rental is $1.00 a night, you're falling further and further behind.

ToxicDrew
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Sorry I just won't pay a video store $5.99 to rent a new release movie that I probably won't even like and make a trip to rent it and then meet a deadline to return it or I get charged more.
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r81984
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said by gorehound:

Poopflix cost me my job of 18 years.I really do wish they would die or better yet why don't you people get off your ass and take a nice walk to the local video store even once a week to give local economy a boost.
The more the studios gauge Poopflix the happier I am and I am sure my ex-boss is.
Come on down to Videoport in Portland,ME where human beings still serve you and taxes still goes to the state and the city of Portland.

So your video store company making bad management decisions is netflix's fault? Netflix did not cost you your job, your own company just failed and based on your attitude it was probably partly you fault.
If your video store was very profitable they could of had the money to start their own by mail rental option before neflix.
I do not know why you hate netflix. If it wasn't them someone else would have created DVDs by mail. They just implemented a profitable plan first.

Also why would anyone want to pay for a brick and morter DVD rental store? You can create a vending machine for DVDs like redbox which does the exactly the same thing.

It sucks you lost your job, but it was your company that failed to innovate not netflix that cost you your job.
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I rented a dvd from Blockbuster one time and returned it on the due date. i went into the store to return it but they wouldn't accept it. Told me that i had to drop it in the return bin from outside the store. I did and i was charged a $4.00 late fee. contacted the company but the late fee stayed. Paid it and never rented/bought anything from Blocckbuster again. And look what happened to them. are they still around? In my area, they are gone.

PhoenixDown
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said by gorehound:

Poopflix cost me my job of 18 years.I really do wish they would die or better yet why don't you people get off your ass and take a nice walk to the local video store even once a week to give local economy a boost.
The more the studios gauge Poopflix the happier I am and I am sure my ex-boss is.
Come on down to Videoport in Portland,ME where human beings still serve you and taxes still goes to the state and the city of Portland.

You cried about this last time. Blockbuster was the best thing to happen - it revolutionized the rental industry and brought tremendous benefits to customers. Netflix took it a giant step further.

But in regards to your loss, do you feel the same way about Apple, last I checked they are renting movies now too.
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88615298
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said by gorehound:

Poopflix cost me my job of 18 years.I really do wish they would die or better yet why don't you people get off your ass and take a nice walk to the local video store even once a week to give local economy a boost.

You know if you've worked in a video store for 18 years you have MUCH bigger issues than Netflix.

You know why we don't get off our asses? Ok try not charging an arm and a leg. Try actually having videos in I want to watch instead of wasting my time and gas money? If I bring in a movie 30 minutes before close make the damn worker check it in instead of charging me a late fee because it didn't get checked in until the next day because the worker was in too big of a hurry to get off work.
mulv81

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said by gorehound:

Poopflix cost me my job of 18 years.I really do wish they would die or better yet why don't you people get off your ass and take a nice walk to the local video store even once a week to give local economy a boost.
The more the studios gauge Poopflix the happier I am and I am sure my ex-boss is.
Come on down to Videoport in Portland,ME where human beings still serve you and taxes still goes to the state and the city of Portland.

This is the trend of modern day capitalism. Take take take, give nothing back. And you're absolutely right, the local businesses, local governments, and local people are all being scammed out of their hard earned money, and will soon have to sell their "souls" back to these people just to get a bite to eat.

I give it about 5 more years before North Americans see the final collapse of our "Western Empire" Didn't anyone take notes about the Roman Empire in high-school History class? /snicker

Snakeoil
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Thanks to the ISPs that like the cap idea.
Add to that, some of the studios won't let Netflix stream the movies.
So DVD is the only option in that case.
I like both methods.
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Selenia
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I'll pay less

I had the 1 DVD plan in case I wanted to rent a DVD, but had only used the streaming. You can bet I won't pay $8 for a DVD I may rent someday. It makes better sense to support my local rental businesses if and when I may rent something.

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Corporate Bullshit Spin

As you stated, it's completely because of the beating they are going to get in upcoming negotiations, and nothing to do with them realizing all of a sudden that they have their price structure out of whack.

The email I received from Netflix explaining the price increase was curt, at best. "Hi Jeff. Doubling your price, effective 9/1. Thanks!".

An upcoming vote with my wallet decision happening this Fall.
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AndyDufresne
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Once again we see content is king

I wish I could pick lotto numbers this accurately. Get ready for more content and delivery consolidation.

jimi419
Dadof4

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Round Lake, IL

fine raise prices for streaming

That's fine they want to raise prices but they need to put their entire library for streaming to any device in a house this crap that an xbox or ps3 or pc can only get a portion of what's available is redonkulous especially for paying full price

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Re: fine raise prices for streaming

said by jimi419:

That's fine they want to raise prices but they need to put their entire library for streaming

They can't, but it's not a technical nor resource issue; it's a legal issue. I watch a lot HBO and Showtime content, and they're not allowed to stream shows like "The Wire", "Dexter", "Breaking Bad", "Rome", and others.
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Streaming will be the future of Netfix. They want to get rid of the DVD plans and stick to Streaming. The savings on Postage alone is in the $ millions.
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jjoshua
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60% price increase

Let's see how well this goes over.
fixitman0

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Rockford, IL

Re: 60% price increase

Don't forget that they raised their price by $1 per month within the past year so this is actually over a 75% price increase

Jovi
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Mount Joy, PA

Ugh..

Okay, I have the 2 dvd(Blu-ray)out at a time and unlimited streaming. Now with this increase I guess the streaming option is all I'll get from Netflix. If I need to see something that badly, I'll just hit up a Redbox. Greedy bastards in Hollywood....
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redxii
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Eventually

It'll cost just as much as cable tv just to have streaming + 1 DVD.

HB
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Re: Eventually

The taxes on CATV maybe.

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said by redxii:

It'll cost just as much as cable tv just to have streaming + 1 DVD.

BINGO! thats what everyone wants. netflix to be in line with what cable/telco/sat charges for video so its a wash and there wont be a lot of churn due to netflix.
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Well that puts some life back into Redbox

I can't see keeping the DVD subscription just to get the few titles I'm interested in that aren't available for streaming. It's probably more cost effective for me to use Redbox for the new releases, and look to Used DVD outlets if there's anything old I really feel like I need to see.
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I don't get it

2 DVDs at a time is $12, but unlimited DVDs is $8? What?

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BS Sugar Coating Tactics

Price hikes are to be expected over time. (Although a hike from $9.99 to $15.99 is a little obscene, IMO.) But don't send me an email which uses redirect tactics to tell me I now have "choices," hoping I'll overlook the price hike. Tell it like it is, don't sugar coat and condescend.

I think this is the first time you folks at Netflix have actually made me angry at you.
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jmn1207
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Re: BS Sugar Coating Tactics

said by JAAulde:

Price hikes are to be expected over time.

The insane inflation crisis is the only thing that should be responsible for increased prices for the same level of service. Tack on avarice and a short-sighted, desperate attempt at maintaining control from media conglomerates and the distributors they share a bed with, and the expected price hikes becomes a fool's errand to justify.

Cheese
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Just change my account to...

the 8 unlimited streaming, don't need dvds

Duramax08
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Re: Just change my account to...

yeah I just deleted all my dvd queue. After im done with this movie im going to switch to streaming only.

vrette
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Just the DVD plan for me

I may just go with the DVD plan. Their streaming library leaves a lot to be desired, and the hiccup with Sony just made things worse.
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88615298
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Re: Just the DVD plan for me

said by vrette:

I may just go with the DVD plan. Their streaming library leaves a lot to be desired, and the hiccup with Sony just made things worse.

Well they need more money for streaming content where so you expect they get this money? A magic genie? THINK.

vrette
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Re: Just the DVD plan for me

Just making an observation, not a criticism.... Chill.... If they improve the streaming selection, I'll switch to streaming, but so far the majority of movies I've wanted to watch have been DVD only.
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stvnbrs
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Now say it with me...

America's new mantra: "Less for more".

We know that the additional fees aren't going to make things better for the consumer, I would actually expect to see less available for streaming or a longer wait time for new releases included with the higher price.
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Re: Now say it with me...

said by stvnbrs:

America's new mantra: "Less for more".

Hardly "new". Candy bars have been getting smaller for past 20 years.

LOSTMEMONY

@pacbell.net

No more for them

Gotta agree with the others.... Streaming only for me... at a rate of about 1 dvd a week we watch from them, its much cheaper at redbox when we really want to see something.

Their loss.

stevennb
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Wayne, NJ

unlimited streaming 3 dvds plan...

Maybe I'm a complete (or slight) moron ..but I'm on the :
Unlimited Streaming + 3 DVDs out at-a-time plan.

So how does this affect me?
theboz1419

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Elgin, IL

Re: unlimited streaming 3 dvds plan...

For 3 dvd and unlimited streaming its $23.98 a month

I just changed my plan to 8 bucks, no more DVD's for me

rideboarder
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Re: unlimited streaming 3 dvds plan...

23.99 is what I currently pay for 3 bluray + streaming ...Now that will increase to 27.99...So I'll downgrade to 3 blurays and no streaming for 19.99.

phxmark
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join:2000-12-27
Glendale, AZ

B.S.

The price of my DVD service through Netfux is going up almost $10!!

Will be cheaper for me to get one of the $10 packages from the satellite or cable company.

Netflix is only hurting itself.
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rick0204

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North Bergen, NJ

Way too much.

No more DVD's for me after September 1. I will use Redbox or Amazon VOD. They have $3.00 weekend rentals in HD. Paying $10.00 for one bluray a week is way too much. I may even return to Cinemax!

88615298
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West Tenness

Re: Way too much.

said by rick0204:

No more DVD's for me after September 1. I will use Redbox or Amazon VOD. They have $3.00 weekend rentals in HD. Paying $10.00 for one bluray a week is way too much. I may even return to Cinemax!

Amazon does NOT rent movies in HD unless you have a special TV with built in Amazon On demand. Oh yeah even at $3 one movie week-end is $12 a month vs $8 for DVD rental at Netflix and Amazon is better deal?

BHNtechXpert
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Actually this may be a brilliant move on the part of Netflix

Imagine if you will....everybody dumps the Netflix streaming. ISP's no longer can justify their caps (not that they could anyway) or would find it very difficult to do so. Public cries foul so loudly that providers have no choice but to back down on this cap crap. Refusal to comply brings in the feds...who clean the cap business up once and for all...Netflix changes direction back to increasing streaming subs...this time without ISP interference because they won't be able to do anything about it.

Brilliant tactical move on behalf of Netflix....if it all plays out
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jerryflint

@comcast.net

60% increase - netflix = thieves !

1 dvd + streaming (was) $9.99
Now it's $16/month

A SIXTY PERCENT INCREASE !!!! Are we getting any additional services???

NO !!!

It looks like Netflix subscribers will be held hostage as are Comcast and other cable tv subscribers.

Literally, thanks for nothing !

Any FTC and congressional representatives listening ???

ArrayList
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Re: 60% increase - netflix = thieves !

lol nobody says you need this stuff. it's only entertainment. go without it. you'll be better for it.

88615298
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West Tenness
Actually since I'm streaming only I have a ZERO % increase. If you don't like it drop DVD and rent at RedBox. It's obvious that Netflix wants 1 DVD at a time people to either go all streaming or move up to a 2 DVD at a time package. They probaly LOSE money on the 1 DVD at a time package. Honestly quit beeing a baby. I pay $8 streaming no DVDs. You were basically getting the streaming part for on $2 a month. Now how fair was that?