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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Briansol, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Briansol

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    I'll have to check this out. I just finished watching all seven seasons of The Shield two weeks ago and need another show to watch.
     
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    That was a great show. Try Dexter if you haven't already seen it, another Showtime series.

    I'll check out the other one too though.
     
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    I've got Dexter in my netflix cue. Just hard to watch it regularly with a three year old running around haha
     
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    Torrents>netflix
    In every regard but legality :)

    I'll be sure to add this to my queue.
     
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    I wish netflix had more recent movies available to stream. thats my only gripe. quality is good, buffers in just a few seconds and never burps. and its all through my samsung blu ray player, wireless, so its mad easy to hook up (1 hdmi and a usb 'wireless stick').
     
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    Apparently the CEO of netflix said something to the effect of no more DVD's in 2010 or something like that. So that can really mean two things. They go all Blu-Ray plus streaming or they go all streaming. I agree though, I wish they would get new content on streaming faster. I have had the same two DVD's sitting there for a month or so.

    If you give me a cheap and easy solution to access your content then I really feel no need to pirate. I pay 15 a month for a Zune pass and have not acquired any music for several months now. I know its DRMed all to hell and what not but it really isn't that big of a deal to me.

    I am excited for the newest season of Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy to hit netflix too. I love those shows.
     
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    That's how I feel. Why in the world hasn't anyone made a decent subscription service to stream every movie ever made on the face of the earth? I might actually pay for something like that. Netflix? gimme a break, a friend told me their login, so I checked out the selection and said, meh.
     
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    meh, torrents + tversity/mediatomb. I'm a happy man.
     
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    funny story about usenet.

    when i was working at a hosting company, a buddy of mine downloaded the entire lost episode (350M) in under 10 seconds from his newsgroup. 3 OC48's ftw :D Shoulda seen the bandwidth graph for that hour. it was amazing.
     
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    I know someone who it takes them 1m48s to download and unrar a 720p tv show from usenet.

    edit: 1.2GB
     
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    mid-2007 Macbook Pro 2.33GHz with a really fast hard drive.
     
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    The CEO of Netflix is quote as saying that full streaming capabilities are still approximately 5-10years in the future.

    There's no immediate plans to change the distribution model, perhaps the media on which entertainment is distributed (i.e., blu ray rather than dvd) but not full streaming.

    Pricing structure will have to be changed when distribution changes. The amount of content that can be served to the end user will increase 10 fold when there's no longer the time lag between ordering and streaming. This time lag actually favors Netflix in terms of copyrights and discs.

    I work in logistics and before I was involved in the transportation industry I had read a quite large case study about Netflix. USPS has altered their distribution to cater to the needs of Netflix. Rather than having those red envelopes sorted by USPS employees, the envelopes are returned directly to Netflix's DCs before the postal trucks return to their sorts for the day.

    And, yes, those red envelopes are still packed by hand. Time motion studies have been conducted to benchmark how many envelopes can be stuffed an hour. The actual figure was ridiculous and the typical ethnic profile of their workers was middle age Asian.

    Drake - Not take from what you mentioned, here's an article that mentions that one of the offerings by 2010 will be a "streaming only" option.
    http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/02/netflix-ceo-well-offer-streaming-only-plan-by-2010.ars

    Here's an article where he gives a projection on discs.
    Currently 20% of Netflix users utilize the streaming feature.
    There's only 16,000 streaming titles and over 100,000 disc titles.
    He put a time line out of 4-9years for discs in said article.
    http://www.homemediamagazine.com/ne...s-expects-dvd-rental-decline-four-years-16158
     
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    I think it's a trade off.

    you lose the time lag, but you also lose the postage cost. bandwidth is CHEAP, espeically at their tier they probably have a block of guaranteed.

    even at whole sale postage, its gotta be 20+ cents a disc. i get about 3 movies a week on average. 3 in, 3 out = 6 * .20 = 1.20 a week x4 = ~$5 of my $12/m membership cost goes straight to postage.
     
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    What if someone like Netflix utilized a P2P architecture to speed up streaming? Download a temporary copy of every movie you watch, and share it until you reach a certain ratio...

    Did I just revolutionize the intertubes?
     
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    Most devices probably don't support that. netflix is on more than just computers (basic dvd and blue ray players with basic internet functions).

    Frankly, the speed from netflix is fine as is. Takes about 10-15 seconds to buffer, then it plays 100% all the way through EVERY time. I've never buffer underrun. And that's via wireless to my room blue ray player. on the computer it takes about 5-8 seconds to buffer.

    what you are suggesting might save them some bandwidth money, but its THEIR connection and they know if its reliable or not.
     
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    I guess they should be able to transmit the speed necessary, it's probably the end user that is the bottle neck. Although, when they start streaming 1080p, the bandwidth requirements may exceed what is cost feasible for consumers and P2P might make sense for the next generation of netflix compatible devices.
     
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    You know more about the bandwidth than I do, but as I understand, bandwidth in these quantities will be huge.

    Another factor of the equation would be copyrights and how the pricing tier structure would work.

    XXX hours of media per month for $$$, more than likely tiered all the way up to Unlimited hours of media per month for $$$.

    Netflix is an extremely intelligent company when it comes to business strategy. As one of the articles pointed out, Netflix doesn't appear to be the next America Online where they lose their edge when the industry changes. By scoring enterprise agreements moving to set top boxes and gaming consoles, Netflix will always be looking at solid revenue generated through licensing sales.
     
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