I was questioning a Netflix rep about how impressed I was with their title turnaround (obviously NOT new titles) and how their selection from 12 months ago has increased significantly with older titles. I was shocked to learn from her on how postage is their biggest cost and that streaming is actually preferred. She even mentioned how successful they were with innovating licensing deals with manufacturers on integrating Netflix streaming features.
I just wish studios would wake up and embrace netflix...or buy it!
And even when it comes to new releases, I don't need to watch them immediately. I'll add them to my queue and they can sit there under the hundred other titles until they become available or until I get around to them.
Meanwhile, the "delay new release" deals open up more titles for streaming which is what I really like. -- -Jason Levine
2010-Jul-30 10:33 am: ·
bionicRod Funkier than a mohair disco ball. Premium join:2009-07-06 united state kudos:2
Re: It's true...
There are certain new releases I like to see fairly soon; I'm as vulnerable to advertising as the next guy I guess, and if there's one I really want to see during a Friday night at home I'll go to the local Hastings and grab it. Other than that I put a dvd in the mail Monday and have #1 on my queue Wednesday, almost all newer titles.
And the streaming is great. Anyone who says they can't find anything to watch on streaming is just not trying hard enough, or is only interested in brand new AAA releases. I've seen so many great films and tv series I may not otherwise have seen it's well worth the price of admission.
I agree. I've been using the streaming service since it became available, and my queue of films and TV programs I want to watch just keeps growing. I keep a list of over 1000 recommended titles I want to watch on IMDB, and Netflix adds titles from that list every week.
If you're not wedded to mainstream new releases, you will find plenty to watch on Netflix. I am a very happy customer.
Not crazy about new releases. If I wanna see a new release that bad, I'll take a walk to nearest Blockbuster. Those still exist, for now.
where i live..Cameron Park CA... the only dvd rental place we had was Hollywood Video...they closed that or just about closed(they were selling off all ther dvd's at 40-60 percent off...now our town is stuck trying to rent movies from 3 redboxes, 1 dvd2nite and 1dvdplay kiosk....these little boxes are great but in no way can they supply our entire town with movies...