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JasonOD

@comcast.net

Time for netflix to put on some big-boy pants....

And pay back the true enablers of their success, the content owners. It's astonishing that they've come as far as they have since their entire business model is built upon entities that don't like them.



Thaler
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join:2004-02-02
Los Angeles, CA
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They do pay them back. The problem is that they want to impose a dated & broken means of business rather than actually change with the times. These studios fear change, and this is just a move to price the service out of business.


pabster

join:2001-12-09
Waterloo, IA
reply to JasonOD

Oh please. The content owners are nothing but whores looking for the highest bidder. They'll sell to whoever has the cash while keeping their revenue stream similar. The idea that any of this crap is 'premium' content is an idea that has been perpetuated over and over but people aren't falling for it any more. $7.99 a month I'll keep it around for giggles but much more and I'll drop the whole shebang as 99.99% isn't worth a penny.



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reply to Thaler

said by Thaler:

They do pay them back. The problem is that they want to impose a dated & broken and highly DRM'ed means of business

To add to your fine post:
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JasonOD

@comcast.net
reply to Thaler

Charging 10 cents on the dollar because it's 'internet delivered' content that netflix can afford to push ad-free can't be expected to continue.



Thaler
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said by JasonOD :

Charging 10 cents on the dollar because it's 'internet delivered' content that netflix can afford to push ad-free can't be expected to continue.

So increasing these costs to a dollar per dollar earned (the 10x these studios are proposing) would be a sustainable business model?

Put it this way, without Netflix, these studios would be looking at a potential $0 from their online monthly rentals. Hell, if they truly got their way, all online video streaming would be stopped, and everyone would only have the choice of $20 a DVD, $30 a Bluray off store shelves.


TCub
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join:2008-09-03
Olmsted Falls, OH
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quote:
and everyone would only have the choice of $20 a DVD, $30 a Bluray off store shelves.
Fuck that. $20 DVD, $30 Bluray, or I'll download that shit for free. I'm not for piracy by any means - in fact I find people who pirate things to be pretty god damn annoying.. however, you make it difficult for me to enjoy your shit and guess what?

Now, I'm not saying 'oh I want all the content I want for $10 a month! it's my right!' .. I do have a pretty large iTunes library (45+ movies and over 500 TV shows) and I gladly payed for all of it and I will continue to do so. Just make it easy for me to get your content and I'll gladly pay!!!!

As for DRM, I'm sure iTunes has something on it but it's never bothered me. I've always got an iOS device (iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad, iPad 2) and my MacBook Pro and I take responsibility and back it up.. it hasn't been an issue for about 3 years so far so... Better than watching three hours of "FBI WARNING" screens then commercials before getting to the movie....
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Thaler
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Los Angeles, CA
kudos:3

said by TCub:

As for DRM, I'm sure iTunes has something on it but it's never bothered me.

Unfortunately, I own a wide spectrum of hardware (XBox, Windows, Android) that all have their own versions of DRM. Therefore, purchasing online for anything other than sheer convenience is almost a guarantee that it will not work on something I want it to, lol.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to pabster

said by pabster:

Oh please. The content owners are nothing but whores looking for the highest bidder.

Yep. If Netflix is the highest bidder then they'll sell to Netflix. The studios don't hate Netflix they just want MORE than what Netflix is currently wanting to pay. If Netflix offered twice as much for Tranformers 3 than say HBO or Showtime or whatever. Guess what Netflix gets Transformers 3. Studios are going to take the money who offers the most.


TCub
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join:2008-09-03
Olmsted Falls, OH
kudos:4
reply to Thaler

Okay, I'll buy that. It works for me personally though because the platform I using is OS X, Mac which is something I don't foresee not using anytime soon! Otherwise it would be kind of silly.



Thaler
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Los Angeles, CA
kudos:3
reply to 88615298

said by 88615298:

Yep. If Netflix is the highest bidder then they'll sell to Netflix...Studios are going to take the money who offers the most.

I don't believe it's a case of this situation - no service is offering more money for content than Netflix (and actually, no serious service is really competing with them on the online streaming subscription either). The studios basically just feel that their services are worth much more than Netflix is currently offering. If Netflix doesn't pony up, then they're more than willing to walk home with their ball and forgo online streaming services entirely.


TEKSAVVVYYY

@adelphia.net

the alternative of piracy is cheaper!



Thaler
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join:2004-02-02
Los Angeles, CA
kudos:3

What's cheaper than free?