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decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
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reply to markf

Re: When

said by markf:

said by decifal:

When netflix completely turns their back on the dvd customers, they will tumble hard... We seen what just the simple threat of splitting the services did to their stock alone...

With pathetic caps, lack of coverage.. DVD's are the primary option for many of us.. And video stores have dried up... It would be stupid to abandon the dvd business with the current cap/overage/lack of penetration being done in this country...

I don't think Netflix has anything to worry about with their stock right now. People who bought into Netflix in early January are laughing all the way to bank right now if they choose to sell. Look at the charts the week of January 23 or so.

Physical media is on the way out. Streaming is the future while physical media will be a niche product over the next number of years. They may keep DVD's around, but that proportion of their business is shrinking. There is a reason video stores are disappearing very quickly - there's no money in them.

That would be a fine statement if you considered the fact that fuel cost (driving to the store) for folks has sky rocketed in the past decade, as well as the fact that netflix hands down killed the local video stores on price and selection options. The final nail in the video store coffin was redbox and the at the time $1.00 rentals.. Why in the hell would you pay $3.50 to $6.00 for a video that you kept for 3 days, when all you needed it for was 1 night? Redbox basically took out the remaining pegleg of the video stores...

If you think streaming services are the future while all the cable/telecos are playing cap/rape with the broadband services, i'd say you indeed found some good kool-aid.. Dissolving physical mediums while usable broadband has severely lacked deployment is not a good move until something changes with the delivery market for internet access.. The current teleco/cable buddy buddy system is screwing everyone.. Even those of you with multiple options, though they are practically the same option (read:share plans att/verizon and soon to be others)...

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reply to decifal

said by decifal:

When netflix completely turns their back on the dvd customers, they will tumble hard... We seen what just the simple threat of splitting the services did to their stock alone...

With pathetic caps, lack of coverage.. DVD's are the primary option for many of us.. And video stores have dried up... It would be stupid to abandon the dvd business with the current cap/overage/lack of penetration being done in this country...

I don't think Netflix has anything to worry about with their stock right now. People who bought into Netflix in early January are laughing all the way to bank right now if they choose to sell. Look at the charts the week of January 23 or so.

Physical media is on the way out. Streaming is the future while physical media will be a niche product over the next number of years. They may keep DVD's around, but that proportion of their business is shrinking. There is a reason video stores are disappearing very quickly - there's no money in them.


bionicRod
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reply to decifal

I have been a Netflix member for about 7 years now, started with 3 discs at a time, then went to blu ray. I dropped the DVD portion before the price split and haven't regretted it a single minute.

Streaming costs 8 bucks a month. If you're looking for all the new release movies you can handle for 8 bucks a month from anywhere, I believe you're bound to be disappointed. I personally really like the Netflix library, mostly for the TV, and the cost savings of that vs. buying or renting the hundreds of hours I have watched is just huge. If you want a new release rental service, Netflix streaming just isn't it. I don't know that I'd pay extra for it to be one, either. There are like 10 redbox kiosks within 5 miles that will rent the same movies Netflix has on blu ray for $1.50, and one B&M movie rental place left that has things the day they're released if I REALLY want to see it NOW. I feel like all my bases are covered.


decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
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reply to aaronwt

said by aaronwt:

said by decifal:

When netflix completely turns their back on the dvd customers, they will tumble hard... We seen what just the simple threat of splitting the services did to their stock alone...

With pathetic caps, lack of coverage.. DVD's are the primary option for many of us.. And video stores have dried up... It would be stupid to abandon the dvd business with the current cap/overage/lack of penetration being done in this country...

Just the opposite. Less than 30% of their subscribers rent discs now. The vast majority of Netflix subscribers only do streaming.

I doubt that is accurate.. But, let em cutt if off and we shall see I guess people got upset with the threat of a split up simply because? Like many say, the streaming video options are limited and usually outdated stuff.. DVD rentals is not.. Only delayed for a month or so for new release's... I rather have that than the streaming if I had to choose being its soo limited..


aaronwt
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Woodbridge, VA
reply to hurfy

said by hurfy:

Can't see them dismissing DVD too quickly.
That 30% is MILLIONS of people mostly paying more than $10/month

To be fair tho, i can't seem to reconcil their numbers for subscribers and income.

Personally, i find the streaming options lacking and i like to watch a bit of a DVD during meals, etc. and streaming is too awkward/slow to setup for that as i rarely have the computer on before work.

Thus i never even bothered to setup for streaming to my TV.
I do love the huge selection on DVD tho

Supposedly the disc subscribers in the US are down to around 8 million, while streaming subscribers are around 27 million. But the Disc side is still more profitable than the streaming side.

»www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/0···397.html

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reply to aaronwt

Can't see them dismissing DVD too quickly.
That 30% is MILLIONS of people mostly paying more than $10/month

To be fair tho, i can't seem to reconcil their numbers for subscribers and income.

Personally, i find the streaming options lacking and i like to watch a bit of a DVD during meals, etc. and streaming is too awkward/slow to setup for that as i rarely have the computer on before work.

Thus i never even bothered to setup for streaming to my TV.
I do love the huge selection on DVD tho



Snakeoil
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reply to decifal

Don't forget means of delivery. The Post office isn't doing that well, and soon Saturday deliveries will end.

I think that shouldn't be a big impact on the companies that relay on the mail to deliver their games/movie dvds, it could add to the frustration.
I use dish/blockbuster and the turn around on a DVD seems to be about 4 or 5 days. Which is what Gamefly and Netflick's turn around was. Much to long IMO.

I'd rather pay a tad more [up to 15 bucks a month] to have their entire library streamed, and no more DVDs.

But I understand that there are those that like to rip the DVDs for their own copy, and those that have slow speeds to no internet service.
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said by decifal:

When netflix completely turns their back on the dvd customers, they will tumble hard... We seen what just the simple threat of splitting the services did to their stock alone...

With pathetic caps, lack of coverage.. DVD's are the primary option for many of us.. And video stores have dried up... It would be stupid to abandon the dvd business with the current cap/overage/lack of penetration being done in this country...

Just the opposite. Less than 30% of their subscribers rent discs now. The vast majority of Netflix subscribers only do streaming.


bionicRod
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reply to decifal

That is unfortunate, but if I were Netflix I'd have to think about the overhead of keeping what I imagine are the relative few dvd only customers that can't stream vs. releasing content to entice the millions more who can, with no mailing charges. Hopefully you have a Redbox somewhere close. I'm not trying to make light of your plight, it really does suck and I feel for you, but I think streaming is the future for most of us.


decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
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When netflix completely turns their back on the dvd customers, they will tumble hard... We seen what just the simple threat of splitting the services did to their stock alone...

With pathetic caps, lack of coverage.. DVD's are the primary option for many of us.. And video stores have dried up... It would be stupid to abandon the dvd business with the current cap/overage/lack of penetration being done in this country...