Netflix new pricing

#1

Here’s the thing. I dont mind paying a little more for the service but they really need to grease the palms of the cable providers. Whats the point of all the streaming if comcast shuts me off for abuse because I exceeded my download limit. Ill bet anything comcast knows the exact source of my downloads as well.

Unless netflix reaches an agreement with isp’s and cable providers the download limits are a flaw in the netflix business model. jmho

#2

I usually stream it to my TV, so I don’t think the new price or any bandwidth issues will cause me to cancel. I have read that they may lose 40-60% of the subscribers when this kicks in…watch the stocks plummet then!

#3

Comcast has turned me off several times for watching too much netflix abuse. Last time it was for three days.

#4

I absolutely love NetFlix, and it’s a real shame what’s happening on the part of Comcast/blockbuster…

#6

I want to cancel, but my wife will probably just want the streaming.

Most of the movies that come in are for me in Blu-ray format…I guess no more blu-ray for me… :skull_and_crossbones:

#7

For us it’s mostly silly. We are getting movies that I already get on the premium cable channels.

#8

This reminds me of what XM radio did back when they were semi-affordable, they went and bought a bunch of expensive content and raised the price to all the subscribers.

I can understand them wanting to dominate the streaming market, everyone says it’s the future. But they are already hogging 20-30% of All internet traffic and it will only get worse as they add the latest movies and stuff people actually wanna see. It’s not so much that the ISPs are worried about capacity, but all this streaming is taking money away from their cable tv services.

#9

Anybody found any good alternatives???

#10

Here’s a good read http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Higher-Netflix-prices-equals-apf-1466852939.html?x=0&.v=8

#11

Best quote…

“Netflix isn’t looking like it’s as good a deal because their prices are getting higher and their content isn’t getting any better,” said Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter, who thinks the company’s shares could fall as low as $110. “It’s like they have taken the beef away from the buffet.”

Red Box is starting to look very attractive

#12

Yeah,

The pawn shop near me sells movies for $1.50 ea. I have over 700 now. The nice thing is that I only purchase the ones I really want, so they’re all pretty good movies.
Another up side is that I can watch the same 5 movies at different times of the day for a month and it will be just like having cable, only cheaper. :slight_smile:

#13

[quote=“Slacker G, post:12, topic:5677”] Yeah,

The pawn shop near me sells movies for $1.50 ea. I have over 700 now. The nice thing is that I only purchase the ones I really want, so they’re all pretty good movies.
Another up side is that I can watch the same 5 movies at different times of the day for a month and it will be just like having cable, only cheaper. :)[/quote]

5x $1.50 = $7.50

I pay $7.99 per month for Netflix, and I will never get to see everything I want to on there.

#14

[quote=“Cobalt Blooz, post:13, topic:5677”]5x $1.50 = $7.50

I pay $7.99 per month for Netflix, and I will never get to see everything I want to on there.[/quote]

Don’t forget to include the price of the Internet in with the price of the netflix movie.

I don’t have high speed Internet. I keep spending all my money on toys instead. I do watch Netflix movies with my daughter who comes over every Sat night to watch a flicks movie. She gets hers through the mail.

#16

I sat down with my wife the other day to stream Netflix for the first time and we failed to find a movie we both wanted to see. I downgraded to keep my price similar. There was a few different menus to navigate their selection, but it was clunky and somewhat limited on the ps3.

I see some other services are getting over $5 to stream a single rented movie for a day though.

I want to go to redbox, but their blu ray selection seems limited. I think utimately I just want to hook my computer to all the tvs in my house and get over the air channels and just dvr that stuff. Actually, it would be kinda neat to wirelessly stream 1080p content straight from my smart phone, though that is probably still 10-15 years off though.

#17

I think Netflix need’s streaming porn.

I was reading they are also limiting the amount of streams based on your plan

#18

I barely have time to skip through the episodes of Pawn Stars that get PVR’d, let alone watch an entire movie. Besides, my son always hogs the TV playing Call of Duty :roll_eyes:

So screw Netflix :smile:

#19

Netflix breaks up DVD and streaming services, new service is called Qwikster http://blog.netflix.com/2011/09/explanation-and-some-reflections.html

#20

I have always had the streaming only, I see no indication anywhere that the pricing will go up. Hooking up another PC as a server and streaming all the free content from the net is an eventuality for me though. I already have a humongous old TV antenna on my roof, and the price of Direct TV is just ridiculous.

#21
This is a cut and paste from a Netflix user in response to the article linked above. Funny as hell, but right on.

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Rob McCaskill

#22

They are also limiting the number of streams based on your plan.

I have Directv, it’s stupid expensive but for a home theater enthusiest nothing compares.