New Netflix price hikes!

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    Jul 12, 2011 6:54 PM GMT
    http://www.hackingnetflix.com/ Official announcement of the DVD-only plans: $7.99 for one-out and $11.99 for 2-out, unlimited (dvd.netflix.com).
    The DVD & streaming unlimited plans are now separated into two $7.99 plans, or $15.98 for both (replacing the $9.99 combined plan).
    The price changes are immediate for new customers, and for existing customers the new pricing will start on September 1st.


    I switched from the unlimited 1 out (with streaming) to unlimited 1 out. Never found time to watch all those streaming movies.
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    Jul 12, 2011 8:14 PM GMT
    Yuck. I like and use both. I'd go streaming only if Netflix would offer upgrade their offerings. Currently you can only get new releases on DVD or BR, and the back catalog for streaming isn't very impressive either.

    I guess it's streaming and redbox now.
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    Jul 12, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    My problem with streaming is that I like to watch movies on 1.3 to 1.5 speed that preserves speech at normal pitches, with liberal use of the fast-forward button and subtitles (in case I miss something). The implementation of streaming as of right now does not allow me to use my time efficiently.

    I would rather stick with DVDs for now.
  • Mepark

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    Jul 12, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    I wouldn't have a problem with this at all if they actually had good stream-able movies.
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    Jul 12, 2011 10:58 PM GMT
    I don't like this new plan.
    It would be preferable to me if one of their new plans would have unlimited streaming with one or two free DVDs per month. That might even entice customers to use their combined plan.
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    Jul 12, 2011 11:23 PM GMT
    Actually, I would rather have it the other way round--have a plan that allows disc users have some bonus streaming time, like what they did in the very beginning when streaming was introduced. I actually watched a streaming movie that way.

    With that, you let the "old technology" folks like me experience the "new technology" from time to time, and might be enticed to switch over one of these days. And I do know that the DVD model's days are numbered.
  • Spiritreaver

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    Jul 12, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    Meh, I don't know if I wanna keep this up, I spend extra for blu-ray discs and just don't see the point of paying nearly $20 a month for streaming/blu-ray. Think I'll just drop down to streaming.
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    Jul 12, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
    I just got my email notification.. Bastards!!

    Now I cant get my new release gay movies... those other movie companies dont really have them.
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    Jul 13, 2011 12:02 AM GMT
    I'm not happy about it either, not least because it's a 50% increase, but it's still *much* cheaper than cable.
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    Jul 13, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
    MikeOnMain saidI'm not happy about it either, not least because it's a 50% increase, but it's still *much* cheaper than cable.

    True. I dropped Comcrap video to save ~$80/month. Currently pay Hulu Plus at $8/month and now Netflix will be $16 (plus tax).
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    Jul 13, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    I only use streaming, and I just typed my parents account info into my PS3 and it works fine, so I'm all good icon_razz.gif

    DVD's are so passe
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    Jul 13, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    new_guyme saidI only use streaming, and I just typed my parents account info into my PS3 and it works fine, so I'm all good icon_razz.gif

    DVD's are so passe


    So you just wait until a movie comes out on streaming?
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    Jul 14, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    BuddyinNYC said
    new_guyme saidI only use streaming, and I just typed my parents account info into my PS3 and it works fine, so I'm all good icon_razz.gif

    DVD's are so passe


    So you just wait until a movie comes out on streaming?


    Theres enough to keep me occupied. over 150 Hours of Star Trek TNG and 150 Hours of Top Gear.. And as you can see i have enough TV shows for like a year right now.
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    Jul 14, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    At this rate, when you finish ST:TNG, we might just have warp drive perfected. (or at least have the medical tricorder done in the form of an iPhone app) icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 14, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
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    Jul 14, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    Any comparisons of streaming variety of Netflix compared to Amazon Prime?