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Old 07-07-2009, 12:34 PM
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Default Consumerist Offers Theory on Netflix Prices

I'm wondering if Netflix is gonna latch onto this as justification, but here's one theory:

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...n_Netflix/3008
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:37 PM
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Yeah, read that as well.

I assume the switch to a 'thick' cardboard DVD sleeve to house the BDs in would make their postage jump because of added weight?
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:39 PM
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B.S....they are just charging extra fees for Blu rentals to pour money into their streaming fiasco.
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I dropped my Netflix Blu-Ray option when they raised the rates by something like $6. I never had any problems with cracked blu-ray discs, but I have received several cracked dvd's through the mail. I now use Blockbuster's service with the blu-ray option and am very happy with it. It's also quite a bit cheaper than Netflix's service for 3 discs out at a time.
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can't say i've noticed any problems with craked BD's.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:57 PM
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I dropped my Netflix Blu-Ray option when they raised the rates by something like $6.
Is it really $6 more a month to have the BD option?

I had gamefly for a bit and when the 360 added the netflix streaming option I strongly considered signing up. However, between an extra $6 for BDs (which I would definitely want) and the 360 streaming of HD content being severely limited (or at least that is what I have read on these forums, that you need a shit kickin internet connection to actually receive the HD streams instead of a downcoverted SD stream) I'm not sure it is worth it. Blockbuster sounds nice, but really I wouldn't jump on board with it unless it also had 360 connectivity.

Never had any cracked disc problems with GameFly, they were mostly DVDs with the occasional PS3 BD. However, are BDs less flexible? I know they have the scratch resistant coating which presumably helps protect them in the mail more than DVDs. I've never really noticed them being less flexible than DVDs myself, but I've never actually compared them.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:01 PM
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I'm not thrilled with Netflix's prices either, but my brief rebellion of going to Blockbuster ended quickly. They just don't have the breadth of stuff I watch. I can do without Blu-ray, as I tend to buy them. But I need my obscure movie selection on regular DVD to rent.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:31 PM
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I wonder if when blu ray movies are available everywhere in redbox and blockbuster kiosks if that will affect their pricing.
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NetFlix charges tooo much ...... and their service has gonw worse ......
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:52 PM
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If I could rent a Blu ray for 1.49 or 1.99 anytime and have the movie right there I would never use netflix.
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