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#991 lilboo

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 05:25 PM

These prices make me sad.
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#992 gbpackers94

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:29 PM

I just completed the first season of FNL in 29 hours. It's that kind of show where every episode is a cliff hanger so you want to keep on watching.
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#993 AdvOfJet

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:44 PM

I don't get everyone talking about moving to Hulu Plus. If you cancel because of the price change that's one thing, but Hulu Plus is streaming only for the same price at Netflix steaming only and you still have to watch commercials on Hulu (which they said recently they are about to double the frequency of).
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#994 Veridis_Quo

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:53 PM

I don't get everyone talking about moving to Hulu Plus. If you cancel because of the price change that's one thing, but Hulu Plus is streaming only for the same price at Netflix steaming only and you still have to watch commercials on Hulu (which they said recently they are about to double the frequency of).


Speaking of which, can anybody provide feedback and comparison regarding the quality of content between Netflix and Hulu plus?

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:07 PM

Speaking of which, can anybody provide feedback and comparison regarding the quality of content between Netflix and Hulu plus?


I was very disappointed with hulu plus selection. It seems like all of the shows I'd actually want to watch could not be played on PS3 / iPhone. I also thought the selection of criterion films was a letdown.

The shows that it has that I'd want to watch were also on Netflix, but without commercials.

#996 dothog

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:39 PM

As shitty as Hulu Plus is, because it's designed by the studios, it's probably a lot closer to the future of on-demand than Netflix is.
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#997 The Great Muta

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:36 PM

Friday Night Lights people. Awesome awesome show.



I went through the first two seasons, as they happened. It's a criminally under-appreciated show.

Gotta check out the Power Rangers stuff. Should be, uh, interesting.

#998 lokizz

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:22 PM

nexflix is the shit hands down not only do they have older films and shows but they have alot of foreign stuff too and apparently a bit of the softcore porn here and there. i just wish all the anime was subbed and not mostly dubbed.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:59 PM

As shitty as Hulu Plus is, because it's designed by the studios, it's probably a lot closer to the future of on-demand than Netflix is.


That's why we should use netflix as much as possible now. Use a decent service for as long as you can. And maybe if no one subscribes to hulu plus the studios will just give in.

#1000 danielisawinner

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:02 AM

Speaking of which, can anybody provide feedback and comparison regarding the quality of content between Netflix and Hulu plus?


Content-wise, I had no complaints with Hulu Plus. It's pretty good if you're interested in current-run shows, IMO. When I canceled my cable, it was a good way to watch a lot of network shows that I was missing on Netflix.

However, a DVR has quickly replaced my subscription to Hulu Plus.

Oh, and I fucking hated the ads.

#1001 bhk

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:05 AM

So, Power Rangers is on Netflix, which is new to me. Could be old news to everyone else though.
One thing that pissed me off is they're using the gay'd up versions of the episodes they recently did when they started showing the old series Saturday mornings recently. It's hard to describe, but for instance, Tommy did a flip and the screen said, "Flip!" and they're doing a lot of other stupid editing to the episodes to "punch it up."

Stupid.


For those episodes, they actually have both versions. (The original and the one with the new effects) The original episodes are under "Season 1" and the redone episodes are under "Special 18"

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#1002 Cage017

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 07:24 PM

:sigh: If Netflix wants me to drop them, they are doing an excellent job at convincing me to do so. This is the third day that I try to watch a movie instantly and it doesn't load.

Is anyone else getting "We're having trouble playing this title right now. Please try again later or select a different title." whenever they try playing a movie??

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#1003 camoor

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:28 PM

:sigh: If Netflix wants me to drop them, they are doing an excellent job at convincing me to do so. This is the third day that I try to watch a movie instantly and it doesn't load.

Is anyone else getting "We're having trouble playing this title right now. Please try again later or select a different title." whenever they try playing a movie??


I got that message, coincidentally enough, on "The Lady Vanishes" But other movies are playing fine.

#1004 Maklershed

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 11:42 AM

Just a heads up that Mad Men is available on streaming this Wednesday.

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#1005 Woltaire

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 06:10 PM

Just a heads up that Mad Men is available on streaming this Wednesday.

Awesome.8-)
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#1006 gbpackers94

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 06:18 PM

I only have about 5 episodes of the Trailer Park Boys left so started Battlestar Galactica.
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#1007 Maklershed

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:06 PM

^ Two great shows right there.

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#1008 thamaster24

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:22 PM

I'm going to keep the streaming plan.

It would be awesome though if they would allow you to pay 7.99 and then also choose between both DVDs and streaming. What I mean is if you don't have a DVD out then your streaming will still be available like it is now. However if you want to get a DVD sent to you, it turns your streaming off until they receive the DVD again.

I've never changed my plan so they might already do this, but if they don't they should consider it. Might think it is too much hassle though.

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#1009 Crunchewy

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:53 PM

We're keeping both. It's still *way* cheaper then paying for cable and we get a lot of value out of it. It's worth it to us. I am a little ticked, though, that The 400 Blows went missing from streaming after we'd watched 1 half and then, a week later, tried to watch the other half. Oh well. We've got the DVD on the top of the queue.

Since The 400 Blows was missing, we watched Wendy & Lucy, the previous movie by Kelly Reichart (spelling could be wrong), director of the excellent film Meek's Cutoff. Wendy & Lucy didn't disappoint. Very good movie. Now we really need to see Old Joy.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:22 PM

All four seasons of Mad Men are now available for streaming.

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#1011 BattleChicken

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:07 PM

I'm going to keep the streaming plan.

It would be awesome though if they would allow you to pay 7.99 and then also choose between both DVDs and streaming. What I mean is if you don't have a DVD out then your streaming will still be available like it is now. However if you want to get a DVD sent to you, it turns your streaming off until they receive the DVD again.
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Logistically, that would suck for both Netflix AND the user base.

You wouldn't get streaming back as soon as you put the DVD in the mail - they have to receive it first, meaning for 1-2 days you would be without streaming AND have no DVDs. It wouldn't be worth it for Netflix to develop such a plan.
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#1012 Clak

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:50 PM

They could let us rent DVDs on a per DVD basis, for those times when something isn't available by streaming.
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#1013 Cantatus

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:48 PM

All four seasons of Mad Men are now available for streaming.


Awesome! I've been getting the DVDs for it, now I can get something else while still watching this fantastic show.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:01 PM

For those episodes, they actually have both versions. (The original and the one with the new effects) The original episodes are under "Season 1" and the redone episodes are under "Special 18"

Oh good, thank you. Maybe now I can stand this crap without being so pissed off and annoyed. Man, this show seemed so awesome when I was a kid.
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#1015 dmaul1114

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:29 AM

They could let us rent DVDs on a per DVD basis, for those times when something isn't available by streaming.


And/or do streaming on a per title basis like Blockbuster does. I'd be more apt to do that as I use DVDs a lot more than streaming since I mainly watch newer releases and a lot of the older stuff I want to watch isn't on streaming anyway.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 06:19 AM

hehe end of season 3 made me remember why battlestar was so badass

honestly i didn't tune in till season 3 which is probably why i liked teh series so well lol. 1st 2 imo was a bit overboard with teh god and farm experiment stuff :)

bt w starting to run out of anime to watch. really the main reason i keep it! :(

#1017 thamaster24

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:29 AM

[quote name='BattleChicken']Logistically, that would suck for both Netflix AND the user base.

You wouldn't get streaming back as soon as you put the DVD in the mail - they have to receive it first, meaning for 1-2 days you would be without streaming AND have no DVDs. It wouldn't be worth it for Netflix to develop such a plan.[

I agree for netflix and most people it probably wouldn't be worth it.

Personally I tend to watch streaming quite a bit but after a while I wil kind of layoff for a week or so then come back to it. Would be cool to get a newer release that time off streaming. But honestly I can't really complain this is still an awesome service for 8 bucks a month.

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#1018 Clak

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:09 PM

And/or do streaming on a per title basis like Blockbuster does. I'd be more apt to do that as I use DVDs a lot more than streaming since I mainly watch newer releases and a lot of the older stuff I want to watch isn't on streaming anyway.

Yeah, either way really. Though it would probably be a ripoff if they did. If it were more than $1 for a DVD it would really be cheaper to just go to redbox or something similar.
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#1019 Soodmeg

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:11 PM

Yeah, either way really. Though it would probably be a ripoff if they did. If it were more than $1 for a DVD it would really be cheaper to just go to redbox or something similar.


Unless the Redbox dvd magically appears in your hand it is impossible for it to cost a $1. I doubt many people have a redbox close enough to walk to so I dont understand how people continuously leave out the cost of going to get one when they are directly comparing the price to netflix.


You cant knock/compare/talk about netflix for increasing their price due to postage and then conveniently leave out the prices of gas when going to get a redbox movie. The fact of the matter is it cost roughly 3 or 4 bucks (depending on location) and takes 10-20 min to get a redbox dvd.

I dont know why I am a stickler for this...but it reminds me of a sleezy salesman who is trying to convenice me that a item that cost $7,999.99 is a much better deal than an item that cost 8,000.

For our last discussion when I worked it out the nearest redbox for me was 5 miles = 20miles round trip, my car gets 24 mpg..total cost around 3.80 for gas 1 buck for redbox = $4.80ish and roughly 24min of drive time.

I am not even knocking redbox I just want the truth to be told when talking about it.

#1020 dmaul1114

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:14 PM

Yeah, either way really. Though it would probably be a ripoff if they did. If it were more than $1 for a DVD it would really be cheaper to just go to redbox or something similar.


As Soodmeg notes, the convenience factor is huge for me.

I'm willing to pay more to get a DVD (or a stream) from Netflix than to use Redbox etc. since I don't have to leave the house or worry about getting it back by the deadline to not get charged an extra day etc.

I already pay more than $1 per movie most months as I've been paying $12.xx after tax for the 1 disc with Bluray plus streaming the past several months and usually only end up watching 6-10 movies a month.


Soodmeg,

One thing to keep in mind is not everyone has to drive out of the way to a Redbox. Some people have one directly on their way home, or walking distance from their home or workplace. So gas needs factored in, but part of that is that it's not applicable for everyone. I used to use it some in gradschool as there was a redbox on campus so it wasn't a hassle at all. The university I work at currently doesn't have one on campus, and the nearest one is a mile and a half or so out of my normal driving route so I seldom bother with it.

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