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    Another stupid move by movie studios

    Bad news, Netflix customers: Warner Bros. and Netflix have just made an agreement to delay all new release rentals by 28 days so people will keep buying DVDs. Or, as is more likely, turn to piracy.
    Netflix Is Losing New Release Rentals - WarnerBros - Gizmodo



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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    Meh, most of my movies arent Warner Bros. Not much of a loss there. This wont fly long. Netflix would be stupid to let this translate into other studios.



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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    Boo! But, as one of the comments on the original article said, I never have day one new releases anyway.



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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    It's a ***** getting new releases in it's current state. If they really plan to wait 28 days then they may be losing me as a customer.


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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    I'm so behind on my que it won't even matter...



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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I'm so behind on my que it won't even matter...

    I kind of have this going on as well.



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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    My wife's plan is only for 2 movies a month...pay $5 a month...this new policy won't impact us at all.



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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    are they doing this with Blockbuster too?



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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    I think some movie studios are doing this with other cheap rental companies as well, like RedBox. Screw em, I say. I'm only going to buy movies I KNOW I will like and will justify the $15-20 it costs to own.

    Although I never pirate movies, I completely understand why someone would now. The arrogance of these guys are amazing -- claiming they're losing money to piracy when they just posted a record box office this past year. It'd be like a retailer blaming lower sales in this economic climate on increased shoplifting. It's absurd.


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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    There are close to 200 movies on my queue right now. I've got plenty to fall back on during the 28 day wait.



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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    This will not change my habits. They can go 90 days. I buy only a few select DVDs. Heck, you wait for them anyway to come into the stores to buy. If they were serious, they would sell the DVDs 45 days after they were shown in the theaters. The paradigm has changed that you must own that many movies. I think threy should downmload the movies directly to homes that are in the therters.


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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    I think some movie studios are doing this with other cheap rental companies as well, like RedBox. Screw em, I say. I'm only going to buy movies I KNOW I will like and will justify the $15-20 it costs to own.

    Although I never pirate movies, I completely understand why someone would now. The arrogance of these guys are amazing -- claiming they're losing money to piracy when they just posted a record box office this past year. It'd be like a retailer blaming lower sales in this economic climate on increased shoplifting. It's absurd.
    Actually it's not absurd. It's like saying you make 1 billion dollars so I'll steal away 1 million dollars from you just because you make that amount. Studios are failing by the way. Just because box office numbers are good doesn't necessarily mean the studio are making money. But yes, they are idiots. I do have to agree.


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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    Shouldn't affect us. I always get antsy and go rent the new releases that we really want to see here locally since it takes forever to get the good ones anyway.



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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    I already wait almost 6 months for new releases on Netflix, another 28 days won't affect my laziness one bit.
    The "play it now" feature and an Xbox 360 makes that $9 a month totally worth it IMO.


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    Re: Another stupid move by movie studios

    They're nuts if they think I'm going to spend $20 to buy a new DVD rather than wait 30 additional days for an inexpensive rental. Is that really their 'plan'?



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