Netflix goes bat@#%@ insane, it's $16 a month now if you want to keep 1 DVD + streaming, $18 for 1 B

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  1. Sam Posten

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    I finally pulled the plug on my Netflix subscription. I just don't get around to watching enough for it to be worthwhile - even with the $5 a month plan. Redbox is a much better option for me based on my sporadic (and Blu-ray preferred) viewing habits.
     
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    I've been pretty happy with Netflix. There are many documentaries that I don't have the cash to buy or means to watch otherwise. I've discovered a lot of decent tv shows(classics like Emergency, and Hawaii 5-0, and Quincy) and even though the newer movie selection is quite weak, I'm still pleasantly surprised sometimes at some foreign cinema, and art house films on there.
    One thing-Maybe I'm dim or have missed some important function, but why on the round earth is there no "search every title" feature. Like an easy accessible way to view the entire content of what is exactly available to view on Netflix. Can't tell you how many times I have had films I want "recommended" to me because I watched a like movie. It is odd, and very strange that the majority of the content is "hidden" unless you type it in the search bubble.
    I'm thinking a 'films by decade' would be amazing. Oh the 1980's has 316 titles....click on it and all films for that decade are listed alphabetically. It's such an easy fix!
     
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    I normally don't search thru Netflix. I use Instantwatcher.com and TVandmoviesnow.com.
     
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    I use instantwatcher.com (like Jim). I think, and this applies to Amazon Prime video as well, the interface is designed to make new content harder to find to help manage server load. By hiding the new stuff, they avoid the problem where everyone is trying to watch the same new things at the same time.

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    Jim, Keith, Thanks.
    That is exactly what I was looking for :)
     
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    More finger pointing:http://gigaom.com/2014/02/06/theres-something-rotten-in-the-state-of-online-video-streaming-and-the-data-is-starting-to-emerge/?post_id=744271220_10152208272006221#_=_
     
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    This quote says it all:While I was seeing my episode of The Good Wife falter at what appeared to be 1.9 Mbps, I was able to measure connection speeds of 28 Mbps to my house using a Speedtest.net test from Ookla. This is exactly the dichotomy that the M-Lab data is showing, and my example is not an isolated one; Comcast users have been complaining for months.The graphs in the article don't include Fios, but I've experienced same problem with YouTube and other downloads. I recently upgraded to the 50/25 Mbps service and changed my wifi network to 5GHz -n to best eliminate problems on my end. But I'm currently convinced that Fios has either oversubscribed users in my area, or is in money fight with YouTube. PrimeTime download speeds plummet. Even while speedtest.net shows full service. So I also believe that speedtest is good for checking nominal service, and/or verizon games the system by making sure those connections always work at the best possible speed.If I were a better person, I'd start calling Fios customer service to complain every time I notice the service degradation.
     
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    And still they continue to "push the envelope"...

    Edit: what happened to embedding videos?

    Edit edit: Nevermind...
     
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    So this is nice:
     
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    Should we save that email for the next two years Sam? :lol:
     
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    Good idea. Even if price was doubled, I'd gladly pay it.
     
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    I got the same e-mail. I'd gladly pay an extra buck right now considering how many more movies they are adding. I noticed they just added a lot of Columbia titles as well as a bunch more from MGM. Well worth $8 and especially considering how much it used to cost to rent movies. Heck $8 only got you two movies for one day with the threat of $2 late charges.
     
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    I can't believe all the whining I see on different forums about a $1 or $2 increase.
     
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