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Old 04-12-2006, 10:49 AM   #1  
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Default Netflix HD-DVD Section Added

An FYI:

While I know many already knew Netflix was going to support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray at launch, just wanted to let people (that maybe interested) know that Netflix now has an HD-DVD section added.

There are only two movies currently... The Phantom of the Opera: Special Edition & Million Dollar Baby. The movies have a listed release date of April 18th.

It only took a few seconds for me to add the ability to rent HD-DVD movies to my account, and there was no additional charge. I was going to provide a link, but you have to have a Netflix account to see the movies. Besides, it's just those two movies anyways.
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:05 AM   #2  
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That is good that there is no additional fee for HD stuff. Now if only netflix offered videogame rentals. I may cancel my account this month since I am running out of stuff to rent and the weather is getting better outside.
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...I may cancel my account this month since I am running out of stuff to rent and the weather is getting better outside.
Wow, you must be on the 45-movies-out-at-one-time plan.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:55 PM   #4  
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Wow, you must be on the 45-movies-out-at-one-time plan.
borromini, you have Netflix too, right?

Didn't we have a brief discussion regarding an additonal or change in the fee. I'm rather surprised there hasn't been any change...of course, it's still early, but maybe Netflix won't charge anything additional.
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Yeah, I figured no more than 25 to 50 cents/month additional, but I'm not surprised that they've decided not to charge...initially. Monthly subscription accounts for them are very effective compared to pay-per-use.
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:49 AM   #6  
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Got tired of horrible netflix performance - at least around new releases. I was a netflix customer for several years, but it got so bad about 5 months ago I had enough. Their distribution center is a 20min drive from my house, yet it was taking a week for them to ship. Long term, they're in trouble. Very narrow margins can only sustain revenue stream by consistent sub growth - and that just ain't gonna continue at the same rate. So, slower growth, narrower margins equals them getting bought.
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Too bad, I've had no problems with new release shipment time (2 days max).
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[FONT=Book Antiqua]...While I know many already knew Netflix was going to support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray at launch, just wanted to let people (that maybe interested) know that Netflix now has an HD-DVD section added....There are only two movies currently... The Phantom of the Opera: Special Edition & Million Dollar Baby. The movies have a listed release date of April 18th.]
They show 20 now - have that many been released in HD-DVD or are they anticipating? http://www.netflix.com/BrowseSelection?sgid=2442&hnjr=3
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Old 05-15-2006, 02:31 PM   #9  
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Anticipating. From the link:
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The new HD DVD format offers superior image and sound quality. Netflix will make the full range of HD titles available at the moment they're introduced.

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Old 05-16-2006, 08:56 AM   #10  
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I didn't either. For about a year. Then it changed - drastically.

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Heh, I do rent alot, thus Netflix throttles me Its too bad they won't add game rentals.

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Old 05-17-2006, 07:16 AM   #12  
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I was on the 3 per plan. Since it was me, wife and kids choosing titles, the movies generally got watched within 2 days. Considering it ought to be about 2 days for shipping to and 2 days back, that makes it about 6-7 days per movie, so about 12-15 per month. Nonetheless, netflix started delaying my new releases. As an example, I had a new release at the top of my queue (and removed all other movies), but was still waiting after 2 weeks for it to ship. A co-worker joined netflix and selected the same movie. He had it 2 days later. I never got it. That's when I dropped their service.

Now I get non-new releases from my library for free, VOD for some, and only rent selected new releases from my local grocery store. I'm finding I don't watch as much crap as when we had netflix and you almost felt compelled to get movies that you would otherwise not get.


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Old 05-22-2006, 06:56 PM   #13  
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Got tired of horrible netflix performance - at least around new releases. I was a netflix customer for several years, but it got so bad about 5 months ago I had enough. Their distribution center is a 20min drive from my house, yet it was taking a week for them to ship. Long term, they're in trouble. Very narrow margins can only sustain revenue stream by consistent sub growth - and that just ain't gonna continue at the same rate. So, slower growth, narrower margins equals them getting bought.
I have been with them for about two years & have had very good service.

I have tried Blockbuster and for about a month net fix started missing delivery of some of the new flixs but Blockbuster didn't.

Since then they have been excellent. I get them within two days.

Blockbuster gives you two free game or movie (your choice) tcikets each month an extra perk that lets you use the local store for more flixs.

As for HDDVD only netflix has been consistently shipping based on my observation and others on another forum (ooppps! can I say that?). I have only received one of my HDDVD requests from blockbuster and that took over a week, I gotten 5 filled within 2 days of order from Netflix.

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Old 06-01-2006, 12:31 PM   #14  
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That is good that there is no additional fee for HD stuff. Now if only netflix offered videogame rentals. I may cancel my account this month since I am running out of stuff to rent and the weather is getting better outside.

Out of stuff? I have 3 sub accounts with over 800 titles in que and I find at 2 or 3 new titles a week.
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I was one of the early users that dropped them because of delays. In fact I conatacted them several times about the delay and gave them examples of how I am getting screwed. Of course they never mentioned anything about the throttle secret. Then about a year after dropping them I got a letter asking me to join the class action suit. That was where I first learned the term "throttle". I knew they were doing it but could not do anything other than drop their service. It was a big relief to see that others had the same complaint and that they were being sued for it. The lawsuit is over and I was offered a free month service to come back but I didn't. I have been told that they are no longer aloud to throttle as per the lawsuit so they could be much better now.
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