Originally I was going to cancel the streaming portion, but now I'm thinking the opposite. I know there's some concerns about the future of the service, but if/when that happens I'll just cancel it too. After looking into Redbox I think that's the way my family and I will go.
I do like DVD by mail for its simplicity, but occasionally it's hard to find the time during the week for a movie and this way we won't sort of be "forced" into a movie if we don't want it. By forced I mean keeping price/movie as low as possible by watching as much as possible. The addition of games is tempting, but again more cost involved and I can still nab those from Redbox as well.
Today is the day I will cancel the dvd portion of my service. Redbox will give me what I want (BD, games) when I want them. I don't mind gas cost, as Redboxes are pentiful and always on my way to something or another.
The fact that the CEO is touting how great the splitting of the services will be and is selling off his stock shares like crazy is just a bit eye-opening. Also, the lack of a combined queue or rather, if I place a dvd in my queue and it's available for streaming, it'll no longer show in my instant queue. Do not like the split or the price increase. Just glad there are other options out there.
Edit: On second thought, screw'em. The CEO selling all those shares, splitting into two different services without a combined queue, and the price increase have just really been eating on me this morning. I'm done with Netflix altogether. I've got an Amazon app on my tv and already use prime so I'll just use that for streaming and Redbox for current releases. I realize that together these services aren't as great as the whole Netflix experience, but I'll make do and for a lot less money too.
Edited by powercreep, 19 September 2011 - 03:07 PM.
Changed my mind...