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Posted: Oct 11, 2014 - 4:39pm

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For that reason, I have never been able to watch a movie tons of people recommended to me (starring Allen Rickman) called "Truly, Madly, Deeply."
 
Sure you can.
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Posted: Oct 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

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Can anyone explain why a film that is 20+ years old is available only on disc, while some films that were released just in the past year can be streamed? What are Netflix's criteria for deciding what is streamed and what must be mailed to you?

 

 
For that reason, I have never been able to watch a movie tons of people recommended to me (starring Allen Rickman) called "Truly, Madly, Deeply."

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Posted: Oct 11, 2014 - 3:16pm

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Thank you, Peter Pedantic.

 
anytime
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Posted: Oct 11, 2014 - 3:14pm

http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/1sxraw/eli5_why_does_netflix_offer_streaming_of_only/
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Posted: Oct 11, 2014 - 2:55pm

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Thank you, Peter Pedantic.
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Posted: Oct 11, 2014 - 2:04pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Can anyone explain why a film that is 20+ years old is available only on disc, while some films that were released just in the past year can be streamed? What are Netflix's criteria for deciding what is streamed and what must be mailed to you?

 
I don't think Netflix decides.  I think it is the company that produces the movie.
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Posted: Oct 11, 2014 - 2:04pm

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Can anyone explain why a film that is 20+ years old is available only on disc, while some films that were released just in the past year can be streamed? No
 
 
What are Netflix's criteria for deciding what is streamed and what must be mailed to you? Don't know

 


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Posted: Oct 11, 2014 - 1:42pm

Can anyone explain why a film that is 20+ years old is available only on disc, while some films that were released just in the past year can be streamed? What are Netflix's criteria for deciding what is streamed and what must be mailed to you?
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Posted: Sep 1, 2014 - 10:12am

 

Example Short 23.976



If anyone is wondering just how bad their connection is to Netflix when watching instant video this test clip shows your actual throughput and resolution. Many ISP's throttle the connection so you can't get the full 1080P. Verizon, my ISP got rated dead last for doing this in Netflix's recent ISP ratings. Even though I have a 12-15mbps connection according to this test its always throttled to just 3mbps while watching Netflix which is only good for 720P. Verizon also just raised the DSL price on me last month so I guess its time to switch to Bombast as much as I hate to.
The test clip is pretty boring but it does let you know if you are being throttled on a fast connection. Its also fun to read the comments while its playing, 



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Posted: May 9, 2014 - 9:17am

Got this from Nutflex today....
"In order to continue adding more movies and TV shows, we are increasing our price from $7.99 to $8.99 for new members. As a thank you for being a member of Netflix already, we guarantee that your streaming plan and price will not change for two years.

You can review your membership details at any time by visiting Your Account. As always, if you have questions, we are happy to answer them. Please call us at any time at 1-888-357-1516.

–The Netflix Team                             "
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Posted: May 3, 2014 - 6:07am

The last Silverlight update caused it not to work with Chrome anymore but it still worked fine with Safari on my Hackintosh. The latest beta of Chrome fixed the Silverlight problem however.
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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 - 8:52am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

NatGeo is a vast wasteland unto itself. 

 
 

 
Indeed. Sad how it's turned to shit.
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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 - 8:50am

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

Great Idea there.
The "package" we have doesn't have NatGeo. It does have a bunch of other nonsense I could care less about.

 
NatGeo is a vast wasteland unto itself. 

 
 
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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 - 8:45am

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Great Idea there.
The "package" we have doesn't have NatGeo. It does have a bunch of other nonsense I could care less about.

 
so, you like the stuff then?
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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 - 8:41am

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IMHO cable could be a lot more competitive if they'd sell individual channels. THE reason we no longer have cable - or DirecTV - is because we have to pay for so much that we never watch.

 
Great Idea there.
The "package" we have doesn't have NatGeo. It does have a bunch of other nonsense I could care less about.
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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 - 8:34am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

IMHO cable could be a lot more competitive if they'd sell individual channels. THE reason we no longer have cable - or DirecTV - is because we have to pay for so much that we never watch.

 
I always wanted that, too, but actual good channels (are there any anymore?) are subsidized by the proliferation of junk. Exactly the same way the postage on your letter to the governor is subsidized by all the junk mail you get. Bottom line is cable would, on average, cost the same* for fewer channels.
 
*Same=Whatever the market will bear 
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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 - 7:26am

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It's going to reach an equilibrium at some point, where a subscription to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, one or two sports packages equals the cost of a cable subscription. Beyond that, people will just pay for cable... (well somewhere in there, maybe not "equal"). Any of those services needs to have exclusive content in order to not be made redundant, and exclusive content costs money. I doubt that Amazon will stop its streaming services, even if it's a big money-loser over the coming decade. But Netflix is a one-trick pony, so they need to be the one people start with and keep forever.

 
IMHO cable could be a lot more competitive if they'd sell individual channels. THE reason we no longer have cable - or DirecTV - is because we have to pay for so much that we never watch.
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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 - 7:25am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

It's going to reach an equilibrium at some point, where a subscription to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, one or two sports packages equals the cost of a cable subscription. Beyond that, people will just pay for cable... (well somewhere in there, maybe not "equal"). Any of those services needs to have exclusive content in order to not be made redundant, and exclusive content costs money. I doubt that Amazon will stop its streaming services, even if it's a big money-loser over the coming decade. But Netflix is a one-trick pony, so they need to be the one people start with and keep forever.

 
The proposed increase will (for now) only affect customers who will have signed up after June 30 by having their fee be $1 or $2 more ($10 monthly, instead of $8).  It seems like Netflix is trying to foment a "membership drive", similar to what Amazon attempted a couple of months ago by bringing up the possibility of Prime prices increasing.
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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 - 7:18am

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greedy bastards

 
It's going to reach an equilibrium at some point, where a subscription to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, one or two sports packages equals the cost of a cable subscription. Beyond that, people will just pay for cable... (well somewhere in there, maybe not "equal"). Any of those services needs to have exclusive content in order to not be made redundant, and exclusive content costs money. I doubt that Amazon will stop its streaming services, even if it's a big money-loser over the coming decade. But Netflix is a one-trick pony, so they need to be the one people start with and keep forever.
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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 - 6:13am

 DaveInVA wrote: 
greedy bastards
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