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xenophon

join:2007-09-17
reply to SixSpeed

Re: Steaming service stinks

There is so much streaming content on Netflix that appeals to me I can't watch it all. More comes each week that I add to the queue than what I can watch. Seems those who only like generic mainstream titles don't like Netflix. There's an awesome (in the true sense of the word) amount of quality/quirky stuff.. indie, foreign and obscure. What you can't get streaming can be simply sent in mail.

Hope to see them continue titles like Memento, Pan's Labyrinth, Dragon Tattoo, Jackie Brown and Wild China. Sounds like they'll be focusing on TV content in the next year but I hope to see more Discovery/NatGeo type stuff rather than mindless network tv junk.

Have dumped cable for Netflix/Hulu/Playon and am finding it meets my needs.

Great way to check daily Netflix content, sort by new...

»instantwatcher.com

fuzzholio

join:2002-04-30
Shingle Springs, CA
yeah i dumped cable about nine months ago to cut costs from being laid off ...saved me $75 a month...i built a HTPC for my 52" HD TV and stream everything from the net...and with Netflix and Hulu and the likes added by networks offering episodes of there current shows after they air... i have more control of what i want to watch and when to watch...no DVR rental fee...slightly less commercials (though they are repetitious)... my average bandwidth usage is between 140-165 gb per month.... my wife and i like this model that we probably will not go back to any form of cable/sat again...

iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
reply to xenophon
Never had payTV. Been Hulu or Netflix for me, and it works just fine. When Netflix doesn't have some content...well, that's the studios' faults, not Netflix's.

As for bandwidth costs, I wouldn't be surprised if they're paying a penny or two per gigabyte nowadays, since they aren't buying from Akamai. Which means a full-on movie takes a nickel, maybe two, to stream. Which is actually pretty cool compared to mailing a DVD...


Diablitoo

@comcast.net
reply to xenophon
When i saw u post dragon tattoo (men who hate women) Swedish title , i had to comment . That movie was off the chart it was mind boggling; If i did not have a netflix account i wouldnt have found it since they try to find your likes and recommend movies according to your preferences. I think the service is pretty good and will get better as long as Hollywood plays along. Also, advancement in technology to provide more bandwidth they will be able to some day provide Blue-ray quality movies without connection problems. I see hollywood like old people, set on their ways, never wanting to change. Hopefully little by little they will see that this is profitable business and what people really want. I cant remember the last time i bought a DVD or CD. So if they want to change consumer behavior tough luck cause i'm never going back, i love netflix streaming service.


odreian615

join:2006-01-18
Chicago, IL
Yes Dragon Tatto was awesome but when I told my cousin about it he said it was on redbox around the same time

BosstonesOwn

join:2002-12-15
Wakefield, MA
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to iansltx
said by iansltx:

Never had payTV. Been Hulu or Netflix for me, and it works just fine. When Netflix doesn't have some content...well, that's the studios' faults, not Netflix's.

As for bandwidth costs, I wouldn't be surprised if they're paying a penny or two per gigabyte nowadays, since they aren't buying from Akamai. Which means a full-on movie takes a nickel, maybe two, to stream. Which is actually pretty cool compared to mailing a DVD...
Actually they are still using akamai, but akamai is a "last choice" provider since it's expensive. The other CDN's are eating up the primary "cheap" bits.

Akamai is pitched as "quality" bits.

Funny part is akamai has enough cash in the bank to buy both netflix and 4 of the big CDN's. and not even break a sweat.
--
"It's always funny until someone gets hurt......and then it's absolutely friggin' hysterical!"

BosstonesOwn

join:2002-12-15
Wakefield, MA
reply to odreian615
The girl with the dragon tatoo ? Good movie.

First seen it thanks to netflix.

iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
reply to BosstonesOwn
Are you sure they're buying from Akamai? I heard they were getting their bits from LimeLight and Level3.


Billy994

@eliablehosting.com
said by iansltx:

Are you sure they're buying from Akamai? I heard they were getting their bits from LimeLight and Level3.
They dropped Level3 and now use Akamai and Limelight. Their contract with Akamai states they must give Akamai at least 51% of their business.

This is 100% fact there have been press releases and tons of information from completely reliable sources about it. If you still care use Google to easily find the proof.