Netflix

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    Apr 30, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    Looks like a night with my man cuddled on the couch; protein frappuchinos Ninja style and a good movie.
    I bring up my Netflixs queue and it appears I haven't put anything on it in a while.
    Frustrated, I go find there's really nothing I haven't seen or interested in seeing in the new releases.
    Now, we've had people tell us they canceled their membership because of this; I hear it, and think that is just crazy.
    I begin rating some of the titles I've seen and the cool computer god's suggest others titles I might be interested in: bam!--turns out there are actually a lot of movies I haven't seen.

    Have you canceled yours?
    Have you heard this and thought it impossible that there is absolutely nothing good to watch?
    What kind of person is so impossibly dismissive?
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    May 01, 2013 4:32 AM GMT
    only stupid people pay to watch stuff on the interwebs
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    May 01, 2013 4:47 AM GMT
    There will soon be even less stuff to watch..

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/30/4287902/netflix-losing-almost-1800-titles-from-its-streaming-library-starting-tomorrow
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    May 01, 2013 5:05 AM GMT
    We have Netflix but I'd be just as happy without it. I resent the billing system and it reminds me of the old 'book of the month club' way of doing things. I'd prefer just going to Blockbuster once a month or so whenever I wanted a flick - and looking through them until I chose what I wanted. But - - - that isn't possible anymore, I'm sorry to say.
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    May 01, 2013 5:13 AM GMT
    Their indexing system sucks. God stuff in there but hard-to-impossible to find. The "recommendations" that they make for me are always movies that I've already seen 15 times, or things in which I have no interest whatsoever.

    Also, my various boxes keep ugrading their firmware and suddenly no-longer connecting to my pre-HDMI (but perfectly good big screen) TV. So now I can only watch netflix on my bedroom TV. WHich I never, ever turn on.


    I have to confess, I sometimes browse through the "TLA Gay" catalog and just use it as a guide for adding things to my netflix queue. Sorry TLA... I doubt that I would ever want to watch any of those movies more than once.
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    May 01, 2013 5:43 AM GMT
    calibro saidonly stupid people pay to watch stuff on the interwebs


    Wow...Thanks.
    Never felt so good about being called stupid before.
    Funny, I same the same thing when I see people buying DVD's.

    xrichx saidThere will soon be even less stuff to watch..

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/30/4287902/netflix-losing-almost-1800-titles-from-its-streaming-library-starting-tomorrow


    Damn.
    So basically my queue could be wiped tomorrow.

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    May 01, 2013 5:57 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidWe have Netflix but I'd be just as happy without it. I resent the billing system and it reminds me of the old 'book of the month club' way of doing things. I'd prefer just going to Blockbuster once a month or so whenever I wanted a flick - and looking through them until I chose what I wanted. But - - - that isn't possible anymore, I'm sorry to say.


    Funny after we moved we only had Netflix for a month, deciding to go with out cable.
    Scary, that there is a Blockbuster near us still open. I drive by and the parking lot is packed.

    mindgarden saidTheir indexing system sucks. God stuff in there but hard-to-impossible to find. The "recommendations" that they make for me are always movies that I've already seen 15 times, or things in which I have no interest whatsoever.

    Also, my various boxes keep ugrading their firmware and suddenly no-longer connecting to my pre-HDMI (but perfectly good big screen) TV. So now I can only watch netflix on my bedroom TV. WHich I never, ever turn on.


    I have to confess, I sometimes browse through the "TLA Gay" catalog and just use it as a guide for adding things to my netflix queue. Sorry TLA... I doubt that I would ever want to watch any of those movies more than once.


    Yes, I hate the indexing system as well and wouldn't have bothered with any TLA, if not for streaming.
    curious about this pre-HDMI thing you're having problems with, as it may be why I get to frustrated when I use the PC I've connected to the system.
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    May 01, 2013 7:44 AM GMT
    I thought the American version of Netflix was supposed to be even better. I've always hated how they withhold a lot of the movie titles. That's why I never made more than a free trial account last Christmas. My mum really liked it for the quite up-to-date Bollywood selection. I think there's much better stuff out there.
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    May 01, 2013 7:51 AM GMT
    I'm noticing that I'm watching more Hulu than Netflix. I think the only reason why I've kept Netflix is because the streaming does feature TV shows I have yet to watch. As for movies? They just don't have the quality. I have a better chance finding a good movie at Redbox.

    On a different note, the last movie I rented from Redbox was Red Dawn. That movie sucked!!!
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    May 01, 2013 8:49 AM GMT
    I'm never paying for these streaming services until greedy Hollywood takes the stick out of it's ass and the studios actually live in the real world.

    All of the different deals they have negotiated means film catalogues are extremely fragmented. I don't want to have to subscribe to like 3 different services just to watch my favorite movies. It's stupid.

    When you went to a video store (remember those ?) you weren't limited in choice by exclusivity deals, you just picked movies based on their content, not the content owners.