- 07-13-2011, 01:33 PM #26
When I was visiting my nephews recently, I hooked up my Netflix account on their Wii. We found one of the movies that my kids watched [endlessly] when they were about the same ages. My nephews loved it (Little Monsters with Howie Mandel and Fred Savage). And now they can watch it endlessly - without worrying about losing the dvd, or putting it away.
- 07-13-2011, 02:13 PM #27
I'm dumping it. The streaming selection is no better than what I have on Comcast. It can already take forever waiting on blu-rays to come in the mail so dropping to just discs is not worth it either.
Plus combined with the library of DVDs I have at my finger tips on my home system and HBO Go I have no lack of content to watch.
- 07-13-2011, 02:17 PM #28
- 07-13-2011, 03:40 PM #29iPhone Newbie
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I thought streaming was a great idea, but then again they need to house servers, and technicians, and people to set up the streaming. It is actually a great service but must have also come at a great price, knowing how technology works.
Honestly most companies try to not make drastic changes, but I believe netflix is just trying to cope with its difficult business start up plan.
If they make it over this bump, netflix could become profitable and only in the even farther future would they be able to lower there prices again, its all a game of client volume.
- 07-13-2011, 04:29 PM #30
We are separating unlimited DVDs by mail and unlimited streaming into two separate plans to better reflect the costs of each. Now our members have a choice: a streaming only plan, a DVD only plan, or both.
Your current $9.99 a month membership for unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs will be split into 2 distinct plans:
Plan 1: Unlimited Streaming (no DVDs) for $7.99 a month
Plan 2: Unlimited DVDs, 1 out at-a-time (no streaming) for $7.99 a month
Your price for getting both of these plans will be $15.98 a month ($7.99 + $7.99). You don't need to do anything to continue your memberships for both unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs.
These prices will start for charges on or after September 1, 2011.
You can easily change or cancel your unlimited streaming plan, unlimited DVD plan, or both, by going to the Plan Change page in Your Account.
We realize you have many choices for home entertainment, and we thank you for your business. As always, if you have questions, please feel free to call us at 1-888-357-1516.
–The Netflix Team
- 07-13-2011, 04:52 PM #31
- 07-13-2011, 04:58 PM #32
Best thing I did was Jailbreak my ATV2. Now I run Plex on it and stream from my laptop which is now my media server... However, my 1tb hard drive is being eaten alive by the amount of movies and tv shows I have. Either way, it's an option.
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- 07-14-2011, 09:20 AM #42iPhone Newbie
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I canceled yesterday. My kids watch NF streaming a lot but I don't anymore -- hasn't been a lot of new stuff lately worth watching. Figure the kids need to spend some time outside and maybe if NF gets the message and either adds enough new quality content to justify the increase or returns the rates back to where they were I might come back in a few months. Otherwise, I'll look for alternatives.
- 07-14-2011, 12:46 PM #43
Given what you guys have said about the content addition never really improving (when it comes to new and quality titles), im very surprised that they are still successful at all (and this price hike might actually support my idea on this that maybe they HAVENT been successful lately).
I mean $8 is not much over a months time, but at least when Blockbuster was the king of rentals, you could go down to the store and get any new release you wanted ON release date...Netflix kind of sticks you with a few streaming new movies and a waiting line for new discs that are at times weeks long.
- 07-14-2011, 01:08 PM #44
You may be right, maybe a lot of their "success" was merely smoke and mirrors... We typically turned a DVD around in one day - meaning that when you allow for 1 day mailing time each way, I was getting a new DVD every 3 days or so... allowing for no mail on Sunday, we were easily getting 7 or 8 DVDs each month... so for the $9.99 Netflix was shipping 8 movies two ways - postage has to be at least $0.40 each, so that's about $6.40 in postage each month... leaving $3.60/month for licensing, overhead and profit... plus we watched some streaming content...
I guess they make it up in volume... but regardless, it does not justify a 60% increase in fees.
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- 07-14-2011, 06:23 PM #50
I left Blockbuster because they wanted my to move to a higher price plan as I was grandfathered in at a lower price point. They sent me an email almost daily and letters weekly. They finally just cancelled my account (on accident) and told me that it was an error but they couldn't get me on the old plan and told me I would have to pick a new plan from the current plans.
I will stick with Netflix. They have been good to me.