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    Netflix

    With Netflix's announcement today, what other options are there if I want to get DVDs and stream content without paying $16/month? As far as I know, they have the market cornered.

    http://blog.netflix.com/2011/07/netf...plans-and.html



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    Re: Netflix

    When I saw this earlier today, I changed my subscription to streaming only. I will hit up Redbox when I want a DVD/Blu-Ray. Discs usually sit on my entertainment center for a couple weeks before I get around to watching them anyway. I watch Netflix streaming almost nightly.



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    Re: Netflix

    That's what I'm going to do too. Redbox is just as convenient for me anyway.


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    Re: Netflix

    My problem with Redbox as an alternative is Redbox has a far inferior selection. AND, half the time what I want has already been rented anyway.

    No late fees with Netflix either.

    IMO, even with the change in price, Netflix > Redbox.


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    Re: Netflix

    Amazon Prime members are offered free streaming of quite a few titles with membership. I am an Amazon Prime member for the free 2 day shipping but the streaming movies is an extra benefit.



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    Re: Netflix

    Netflix just jumped the shark.



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    Re: Netflix

    No discount for bundling them together is a very poor business decision.


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    Re: Netflix

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    When I saw this earlier today, I changed my subscription to streaming only. I will hit up Redbox when I want a DVD/Blu-Ray. Discs usually sit on my entertainment center for a couple weeks before I get around to watching them anyway. I watch Netflix streaming almost nightly.
    This will probably be my approach as well. Hopefully the number of videos being streamed by Netflix will increase but with the new round of negotiations coming up and talks of huge increases in licensing costs, I'm not holding my breath.



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    Re: Netflix

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneAggie View Post
    No discount for bundling them together is a very poor business decision.
    Maybe. Guess it depends on their sales figures. If they start really ramping up their selection on streaming, they can basically tell DVD renters to suck it. Almost every electronic with web access anymore is netflix capable. I dont see them failing anytime soon.



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    Re: Netflix

    Sounds like they don't have much of a choice, as the movie studios are going to be jacking their streaming prices when the contracts come due soon. It's pretty much raise prices or go out of business.

    Studios are starting to play hardball with Netflix - Jul. 11, 2011



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    Re: Netflix

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneAggie View Post
    No discount for bundling them together is a very poor business decision.
    I think what they are saying is they can't go much lower. They obviously weren't making enough with the previous bundle and I'd say that is about right in terms of how many DVDs/streaming movies you can get each month. Still rather inexpensive.



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    Re: Netflix

    I use streaming far more than I do the DVD's. I don't get cable, so Netflix via Wii is how I get my TV shows that aren't network TV (I get my baseball via MLB.TV, which is awesome btw). Right now I'm leaning towards only doing streaming. I'm surprised they raised the price so much for both services though.



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    Re: Netflix

    Quote Originally Posted by HawkFanISUalum View Post
    Sounds like they don't have much of a choice, as the movie studios are going to be jacking their streaming prices when the contracts come due soon. It's pretty much raise prices or go out of business.

    Studios are starting to play hardball with Netflix - Jul. 11, 2011
    I don't doubt that the studios will increase their prices which will cause Netflix to also increase their rates, but honestly how much more will people pay for renting/streaming of videos?



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    Re: Netflix

    Quote Originally Posted by HawkFanISUalum View Post
    Sounds like they don't have much of a choice, as the movie studios are going to be jacking their streaming prices when the contracts come due soon. It's pretty much raise prices or go out of business.

    Studios are starting to play hardball with Netflix - Jul. 11, 2011
    This is spot on. Netflix is simply trying to keep up by providing titles that viewers want. Cable channels such as Starz and Showtime have either started pulling their content off of Netflix or increased their rates as they look to start their own online streaming service, such as HBO-Go. Also, internet-based television service is finally starting up around the country, with Microsoft leading the charge when they announced at E3 that the XBox will be able to stream live TV programming as early as this Fall and AT&T has already introduced their "UVerse" service in select major markets. The market place is showing signs of strong competition for media-streaming and Netflix is trying to situate themselves as the top dog.

    Still, I would gladly pay $16/month for the ability to watch Netflix immense streaming and DVD/Blu-ray library instead of fork over $70/month for 80 cable channels, of which I only watched 10-15 of those channels.



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    Re: Netflix

    I cancelled



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