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Netflix to raise prices/change service plans.

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by double0Si, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. double0Si

    double0Si ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) VIP

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    :mad: Got an email from Netflix today...



    Netflix Introduces New Plans and Announces Price Changes

    beginning of the backlash
    Thousands threaten to quit Netflix

    I think its total BS. If they do go through with the change, they better offer everything they have on their instant que. Because half the shit I really want to see now is only available on hard copy DVDs. Im not saying I cant find anything browsing the instant que on my xbox, but I sure do see "DVD only a lot when I search for something that comes to mind.
     
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    good for me. i've had a dvd at my house since november 3rd. i only watch streaming or download stuff.

    think about it though. they charge more, greater revenues, more cash to buy rights for newer streaming videos. I wouldn't be surprised if they used the cash to start buying movie studios, or even redbox.
     
  3. double0Si

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    But 60%+ for the same access?

    I have yet to order a DVD (mostly cause I just really started using it a lot with my xbox,) but my dad gets them all the time (in addition to using instant que frequently) as most the stuff he wants to see is DVD only and he's on the road all week for work. It gives him something to watch in the hotels. That'd mean he has to only get the DVDs, buy a laptop, or pony up.

    I'd be all for it if they would put all their offerings on the net, but I wonder how that would affect the speed. Especially since Im assuming a whole lot more people would be using instant que than they were before.
     
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    I dropped from the 3 out to the 2 out and retained my current pricing.

    I imagine a lot of folks will do the same.
     
  6. Drake

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    I dropped from two to one.
     
  7. Hondadude141

    Hondadude141 ¿pɐǝɥ ɹn ɥʇıʍ uıop nɥɔʇɐʍ

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    I dropped it all together. This was just the thing that finally pushed me over the edge. I rarely watch movies by DVD, and the fact that I have to wait a month past the release date to watch a movie is stupid. I can just go to Blockbuster, and rent it for a night for a buck, the day it comes out on DVD.

    I have a feeling this was a bad move on Netflix's part, and they'll probably lose quite a bit of their customer base.
     
  8. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I was thinking about signing up for it through my xbox, but maybe not now. I don't really even watch movies that much.
     
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    I love netflix streaming for documentary's, and premium series/old tv shows, but man, from a movie standpoint, they lack. Its like the whole middle of Blockbuster at your fingertips. I want what's on the back walls. I may just go to stream only as I've had the same two discs at my house since Feb.
     
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    I only get 2 but it's 22.99? now. Blu Ray FTMFW

    Still cheaper then an HBO package.

    Although I do think they jumped the price a tad bit too much.
     
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    The movie industry is wanting to get back to the 20 bucks per view. And with Hulu and the other services comming online they can whip up bidding wars. Much the like the recording industry they shot themselves in the foot charging so much in retail stores.
     
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    I'll be dropping to streaming only. We've had the dvd we've got for over a month, probably closer to 2.
     
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    we will still pay :shrug:

    sure beats the cost of cable TV.
     
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    Never had Netflix, I like the dollar a night deal at my local movie rental spot.
     
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    i got Netflix on my Wii and im pretty upset about the price change. i do mostly streaming (i got a dvd ONCE in the mail and havent since i returned it). anyways, im gonna drop the dvd fee i think and just do the streaming. i just wish they would offer more movies on streaming...
     
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    Yea, RedBox is pretty decent. If I paid $1 a pop there to watch the movies that I really want I'd probably pay less than even the $7.99 theyre charging/month for just one service. I liked streaming a lot of documentaries as well, but theyre just not worth the cost to keep streaming. As I said before, if the entire catalog is available one way or the other, Id be just fine with it. If not, I'll be dropping them too.
     
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    We just do streaming from our LG DVD player using my sister's account...doesn't bother me. Still cheaper than cable like CHris said.
     
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    Hopefully enough people drop their DVDs and go with streaming on;y so netflix loses enough money to lower their price to try and pick people back up.
     
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    I'd go to streaming only if the content was available via streaming.
     
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