1. Alli's Avatar
    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 02:33 PM
  2. sting7k's Avatar
    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 03:13 PM
  3. Ham Solo's Avatar
    We only subscribe to the streaming service in our household. I feel for those that have the cheaper "combo" pack, though.
    07-13-2011 03:17 PM
  4. accessoriesguy's Avatar
    Netflix sucks.
    you know I always wondered how netflix would make most of its money, it sounds difficult to make enough money a month to purchase enough new movies so that everyone could get what they wanted to see when they wanted. Although they get to keep the collection of movies, people would constantly want new movies rather then just old ones.

    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 04:40 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    Wow, I haven't got an email yet. So what's the pricing scale?
    here is the email i received yesterday:

    Dear _____,

    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 05:29 PM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    So in a nutshell thank you for your support but we are now raising our rate by 60% and giving you no discount whatsoever for subscribing to both. Hmmm something seems wrong here.
    07-13-2011 05:52 PM
  7. Dryland's Avatar
    btw i bought the apple tv weeks ago bc of netflix but now it will be useless since im caneling my netflix account.
    I'm not too mad at Netflix, they'll soon stop offering DVD's all together... I never returned them in a timely fashion anyways, so I ended up getting 2-3 a month. I've been a Netflix customer since 2009. I'm still content being able to stream through my ATV2.

    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.
    07-13-2011 05:58 PM
  8. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    Yeah I have both now and its going to be tough to figure out what the best way ahead will be. In a world of streaming, their streaming selection is sub-par at best.
    07-13-2011 06:28 PM
  9. melissary's Avatar
    We cancelled -- plain & simple. It's annoying that they hiked the price, and we rarely use the streaming because I watch so many different TV shows each night that it wasn't worth the price. Bye Netflix!
    07-13-2011 06:53 PM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Since i haven't used it in quite a while, did they ever start legitimately adding new movies to the library or was it more of the same...for every new movie added, 20 obscure movies from the 80's and 90's were added?
    07-13-2011 07:35 PM
  11. Phil DeLong's Avatar
    Since i haven't used it in quite a while, did they ever start legitimately adding new movies to the library or was it more of the same...for every new movie added, 20 obscure movies from the 80's and 90's were added?
    More of the same. Streaming especially was very guilty of that. There's plenty of stuff to stream but more than half of it you've probably never heard of.
    07-13-2011 07:46 PM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    When you throw in the fact that Sony/Starz recently pulled their offerings from the Netflix streaming catalog, it sort of make the whole thing not worth it, IMHO.
    07-13-2011 07:57 PM
  13. Hot94Z28's Avatar
    I hope they add that back ( Sony/Starz) if it gets any worse than yeah I will pull my subscription but still not a bad deal the way it is now.


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    07-13-2011 08:00 PM
  14. Phil DeLong's Avatar
    When you throw in the fact that Sony/Starz recently pulled their offerings from the Netflix streaming catalog, it sort of make the whole thing not worth it, IMHO.
    I totally agree. I was hardly using it anymore so this unexpected price hike kind of just motivated me to finally cancel.
    07-13-2011 08:02 PM
  15. vthokies's Avatar
    They need to add better shows / movies to their streaming inventory.
    07-14-2011 12:33 AM
  16. vthokies's Avatar
    They need to add better shows / movies to their instant streaming.
    07-14-2011 12:36 AM
  17. nynix's Avatar
    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 10:20 AM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    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 01:46 PM
  19. Fausty82's Avatar
    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.
    I never fully understood how they dealt with the movie studios. In order to get the meager online streaming catalog, Netflix agreed to wait on new release DVDs for 30 days...

    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.
    07-14-2011 02:08 PM
  20. ProEvo's Avatar
    They lost my vote. I will have to go back to less than legal sources of entertainment.
    07-14-2011 04:06 PM
  21. Fausty82's Avatar
    They lost my vote. I will have to go back to less than legal sources of entertainment.
    Sorry, that's NEVER an acceptable answer...
    07-14-2011 04:10 PM
  22. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    They lost my vote. I will have to go back to less than legal sources of entertainment.
    lol I wonder how many people are going this route now.
    07-14-2011 04:23 PM
  23. zerog46's Avatar
    I'm keeping the streaming services.
    07-14-2011 05:50 PM
  24. Phil DeLong's Avatar
    Sorry, that's NEVER an acceptable answer...
    Have to agree. I'll still be finding legal methods to obtain my movies, the industry will die if we don't support, same as any other.
    07-14-2011 06:58 PM
  25. Rodville's Avatar
    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.
    07-14-2011 07:23 PM
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