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


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#321 of 347 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 22 2013 - 04:25 PM

Moving forward:

http://www.bloomberg...ubscribers.html

 

http://daringfirebal...3/10/21/netflix


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#322 of 347 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 29 2013 - 04:56 AM

Hmmm....  Where have we heard this before?  Tower Heist obvious flop but it works for Mark Cuban's Magnolia....

http://allthingsd.co...re-in-theaters/


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#323 of 347 OFFLINE   Jason Charlton

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Posted November 08 2013 - 06:33 AM

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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#324 of 347 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 06 2014 - 08:48 PM

Chickens coming home to roast, content costs money.
http://daringfirebal.../netflix-salmon

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#325 of 347 OFFLINE   Bryan^H

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Posted January 06 2014 - 10:25 PM

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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#326 of 347 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted January 07 2014 - 12:57 AM

I normally don't search thru Netflix. I use Instantwatcher.com and TVandmoviesnow.com.
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#327 of 347 OFFLINE   Keith Plucker

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Posted January 07 2014 - 11:43 AM

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. 

 

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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#328 of 347 OFFLINE   Bryan^H

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Posted January 07 2014 - 12:37 PM

Jim, Keith, Thanks.

That is exactly what I was looking for :)


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#329 of 347 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 22 2014 - 06:22 PM

I think I'm ok with this:
http://gigaom.com/20...-coming-months/

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#330 of 347 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 06 2014 - 11:35 AM

More finger pointing:
http://gigaom.com/20...08272006221#_=_

Unfortunately ISPs gloss over the real debate, which is whether transit providers, content companies and CDNs should have to pay to peer — that is, pay for the right to deliver all of the traffic that an ISP’s users are demanding — given that the end user has paid the ISP to deliver the content the user has asked for?


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#331 of 347 ONLINE   DaveF

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Posted February 08 2014 - 04:09 PM

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.

#332 of 347 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 19 2014 - 07:24 AM

Such a deal!

http://www.slate.com..._the_onion.html


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#333 of 347 OFFLINE   Jason Charlton

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Posted February 26 2014 - 10:24 AM

And still they continue to "push the envelope"...
 

 

Edit: what happened to embedding videos?

 

Edit edit: Nevermind...


Edited by Jason Charlton, February 26 2014 - 10:29 AM.

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Posted February 28 2014 - 04:01 AM

These two articles were very interesting.

Informative on Netflix and peering
http://blog.streamin...ed-numbers.html

Epic rant
http://www.theverge....ernet-is-fucked

#335 of 347 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted May 09 2014 - 05:19 AM

So this is nice:

Hi Sam,

In order to continue adding more movies and TV shows, we are increasing our price from $7.99 to $8.99 for new members. As a thank you for being a member of Netflix already, we guarantee that your plan and price will not change for two years.

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#336 of 347 OFFLINE   Ed Moroughan

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Posted May 09 2014 - 12:07 PM

Should we save that email for the next two years Sam?  :lol:



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Posted May 09 2014 - 02:53 PM

Should we save that email for the next two years Sam?  :lol:

 

Good idea. Even if price was doubled, I'd gladly pay it.



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Posted May 10 2014 - 06:25 AM

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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Posted May 10 2014 - 10:09 AM

I can't believe all the whining I see on different forums about a $1 or $2 increase.


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#340 of 347 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted June 12 2014 - 07:47 AM

Poop just got real:
http://bgr.com/2014/...treaming-speed/

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