Bye bye Netflix

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  1. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    60% increase for entry level rate....


    I went to Netflix after cable TV got too expensive ($85/month). Now looks like I'm back to live streaming video from various sources, bittorrent, Redbox and the good old faithful, the library.

    Phuck Netflix.
     

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    tl;dr much? they're also splitting out streaming only with no discs for $7.99 / month
     
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    i never did streaming so no loss for me
     
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    cry all you want, even with the increase netflix is still probably the best deal in town.
     
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    We are debating this now. I watch a ton of streaming while Wifey watches DVD. This just pushed me over the edge to get rid of all but my internet subscription.
     
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    drkenan anti-dentite

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    I can't for the life of me figure out why everyone has their panties in a bunch over this. Companies have to raise their prices sometimes. I would pay double that if they could stream their whole library.
     
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    i also pay the $3 premium to get bluray. as of right now its $20 / month. Even if Liz and I only watch 1 movie a month (which never happens, we watch a lot of movies), its still worth it to us because its cheaper than a movie theater with all these NJ mouth breathers
     
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    ultimately that's their goal (ceo said in an interview somewhere). 2 limiting factors right now:

    -movie studio people are greedy and want more money $$$ (pretty much why this price increase is happening)

    -network infrastructure
     
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    Because a 60% increase in price means I have a 90% chance of saying fvck it, cancelling Netflix, and getting Showtime back.

    I miss seeing Susan Sarandon's daughters' boobs on Californication.
     
  11. DirtMcGirk

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    and for exactly $0 i'm sure you could find them on the internet
     
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    yes please
     
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    drkenan anti-dentite

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    But this 60% increase we're talking about amounts to a worst case scenario of $5 per month. Mine will only be going up $3. Just skip one of your venti soy low fat caramel macchiatos and problem solved.

    Though I do agree with the bewb situation.
     
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    Math fail? Currently $10/month. New cost, $16/month. $6x12=$72/year extra.

    Yeah, we have it because it's a nice little package and worth it at $10/month. We watch ~3-4 DVDs per month (usually around one per weekend, on average), and probably stream about the same. For $10 it was worth the legitimacy of not illegally streaming or downloading via bittorrent. The selection sucks, and the video quality wasn't that great, but it was worth it to have a legal option.

    Now they're saying "thank you" for our subscription for the last couple years by jacking up rates? No thanks. Tell you what, Netflix, maybe when you improve your infrastructure and get more movies available for streaming, we'll come back. Till then, it's bittorrent, Redbox ($1/movie), free library movies, and online streaming.

    edit: I also don't drink fru-fru coffee drinks....
     
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    My bad it was an increase of $5.98 per month instead of $5 per month. I didn't include the change. Still though - I perceive the increase as being totally worth the services. They were undercharging in the first place.

    The coffee drink thing was aimed at Silver (hence why I quoted him). I was trying to figure out what super liberal types consume on a regular basis that's in the neighborhood of $5 and that's what I came up with.
     
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    que? what setup were you using. i've been getting really good quality streaming through my ps3.
     
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    Streamed onto a 15" laptop with a 6mb downstream service. Not sure whether it's the fact it notices that we're on a laptop, or whether we're between "preset download speeds", but the quality pretty much sucked, especially compared to Hi-Def sporting events that we've watched in the past (Olympics, World Cup, etc). The Olympics was an amazingly clear signal, and was only a 3.5mb down.
     
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    wireless or wired? i noticed the difference between the 2 on my ps3.

    FWIW i run it on a 61" tv and looks as good as a dvd, in some cases better.

    check your settings; i know netflix has bitrate control options in canada for streaming, and i'm pretty sure they've been rolling it out in the states too.
     
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    It's still the same price as when it first debuted, only now they offer streaming. Don't forget, a few years back they dropped the price a couple bucks and actually told their existing customs...something cable would never do.

    3 dvds at a time and streaming is still less than $20.
     
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    If it's running through your PS3 how come the quality isn't HD? PS3s have hdmi don't they? Is it an option to get a HD service or is it a speed problem?
     
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    Netflix needs to update the streaming library more often tbh
     
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    And they actually charge for this non-HD programming? I'd refuse as a matter of principle. Outrageous!******whitepeopleproblemalert*******
     
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    Does his mum know?
    To be fair, I'd watch this again in SD
     
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    Was coincidentally reading about this today.
    More interesting was the comments section section.
    Was looking at a PS3 or an Xbox for just that, might have to reconsider my options.
     
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    I'm keeping it. It'll be just shy of $23/month for our plan (2 Blu-Rays at once so that teh wife and I can keep separate queues + streaming). That's still a good deal, imo, even if it is an increase.

    On the other hand, I think I'm going to ditch our fancy FiOS for something cheaper when the contract is up. Although it is awesome to download the latest Top Gear torrent at 3 MB/s (big B, not little b), it seems too expensive at $70/mo for 20/20 Mbps up/down.
     
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    If a change of $6 a month puts you in such a financial bind that you're contemplating dropping this service and cable altogether, I highly suggest you find a new job/career/lifestyle.

    Or, drop the DVD/streaming options to get a cheaper rate.
     
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    It depends on your connection speed too. I have cable (30mbs) and during busy times when my speed drops to 1/2 that I notice the resolution decreases, but overall I think it's fine.

    I will end up paying $5 more a month, just got the email, but would pay even more if everything was streaming. It's so convenient it makes simply waiting 2 days to exchange a disk seem ridiculous.