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markf

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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...

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.

decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
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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)...