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dvd536
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reply to openupshop

Re: I told you so

said by openupshop:

Get your game right.

Netflix is $7.99 add BluRay for $2.00 more=$9.99 with a No streaming option.

Blockbuster $9.99 includes streaming, BluRay, and games.

Apparently Netflix lost this battle.

But does BB have them same size library as netflix?
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mod_wastrel
iamwhatiam

join:2008-03-28
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BB < 5,000; Netflix > 30,000. (details from Cnet articles)

Discs about the same (100,000). (That's BB vs. [now] Qwikster.)

Of course, now there's going to be the Dish + BB "bundle" for, what?, $40/mo? (Dish subs will be able to stream about 30,000 titles, maybe with a few newer ones before Netflix(?), but it'll cost.)

For now, it's still Netflix with more for less (but the quantity vs. quality is undetermined). I don't think it's really worth comparing right now, though; everything could change in the next 3 months (with BB [plans to open up to non-Dish subs anytime soon?], with Amazon [will they/won't they buy Netflix?]). Personally, I'm just going to wait 'n' see; there's plenty of good stuff on Netflix that I haven't seen yet ('cause I've watched virtually nothing over the past 7 years or so other than a few big "blockbuster" hits [movies] and even less TV). It's only $8/mo for several hours of viewing per day, so... it's a bargain.
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cdru
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said by mod_wastrel:

BB < 5,000; Netflix > 30,000. (details from Cnet articles)

30,000? Is that counting every TV episode as a different item? I can't imagine that the number is that high, and definitely not if you cut out all the worthless B- and C-list movies that were direct to $5-discount-bin DVD.


mod_wastrel
iamwhatiam

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I don't know for sure, but I think it's titles (so, not episodes**). I think it's fairly close to that; I seem to remember it being somewhere around 20,000+ some time ago (though, of course, it could have been a typo--that's a number attributed by Dish, too). Of course, you can't really cut out the "crap" (which they both have [and, anyway, "one man's crap is another's prize"]). In any event, I'm pretty sure the Netflix catalog is at least several times larger than BB's. (I don't really think 20,000 is all that many. I have a small disc library of my own, but it's several hundred titles. I certainly don't have even a tenth of what's out there, or even a hundredth.)

Edit: **thinking about it for TV shows--I can see how each season might be counted as a separate "title" (not saying Netflix does, but some cataloging sites, for instance, do that).
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thedragonmas

join:2007-12-28
Albany, GA
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said by mod_wastrel:

(..snip..)
Edit: **thinking about it for TV shows--I can see how each season might be counted as a separate "title" (not saying Netflix does, but some cataloging sites, for instance, do that).

not to mention "split" seasons, especially true for anime, example.

D gray man, season 1 part 1
D gray man, season 1 part 2
D gray man, season 2 part 1
D gray man, season 2 part 2

those counted as 4? or 2? (they make you think thats all there is, but theres really 103 espisodes on those 2 seasons, but netflix only has half! one more thing i hate)


mod_wastrel
iamwhatiam

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Are the DVD box sets split like that? (It would make some sense to mirror streaming with DVD that way. On the other hand, some titles are just a bunch of episodes--InuYasha, Bleach.)
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Snakeoil
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reply to dvd536
Depends. Back when I was a blockbuster customer, they wouldn't carry Unrated or NC-17 movies. They tried to keep a wholesome family image.
I dunno if that changed or not. I know netflix carries unrated and NC-17 movies. It carries a lot of anime, foreign films as well.
I dunno what the modern blockbuster carried, last time I was a member was mid-90's.

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cdru
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said by Snakeoil:

Depends. Back when I was a blockbuster customer, they wouldn't carry Unrated or NC-17 movies. They tried to keep a wholesome family image.

It always cracked me up when I worked there in college that they wouldn't carry the unrated director's cut of say Eurotrip because it shows a little extra boobs, but they will carry the much more graphics Skinimax softcore porn.

whurlston
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USA
reply to cdru
I've programmed with their developer API which lists all those titles (when it's working). In that "30,000", each TV episode, each "10 minute workout", each part of a compilation counts as a separate "title". That number also declines drastically when you remove the sub par video from the Starz offerings.