Netflix Scores Streaming Deal for First-Run Theatrical Films

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Ruins

Canceled my membership yesterday.  I have Qwest DSL with tested speed of 1.3 mps which is lousy for streaming netflix movies.  With the price hikes on DVD/Bluray movies rentals it was the final straw. 

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mesiah

This is great news, but what happened with the deals announced a few months ago? In exchange for delaying the release of new movies by a month they were supposed to pick up more streaming titles, I still haven't seen that go into effect. I've seen the delay on new releases but the streaming library is still pretty barren when it comes to newer titles. I would prefer they stop announcing deals and just get the product out the door.

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sotoa

Question is... how long do these first run streaming movies stay on their library? Do they go away after the "window" closes like HBO, or do they keep the first run movies forever. I'd prefer forever, like a DVD.

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samduhman

My question is how long before I quit using Netflix due to price increases. They should learn from the company they practically ran out of business (Blockbuster) and not continually raise prises.

Also I prefer Blue Ray quality which streaming currently doesn't provide. Plus I have Comcast as a provider and they will do everything in their power to ruin streaming for it's customers. I eventually plan to cancel them also but for now they are the only option I have.

 

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jlh304

They need a bigger selection, somebody give them a copy of anydvd.  I would also like to stream blu ray in true hd.  But overall I like the service.

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Caboose

"I would also like to stream blu ray in true hd"

If the movie is released in HD, it'll be either 720 or 1080, and then it's based on your internet speed as to how it will stream. They could have their entire library in 1080p with lossless 7.1 DTS MasterAudio or 7.1 DolbyTrue HD and if your connection isn't up to snuff you'll get a lower quality film.

 

When will people realize this?

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jlh304

Since I downstream at between 68 - 80 Mbps on my high speed connection (according to speedtest.net and have an 11Mbps upstream) I will have no problem with bluray.  When will people realize that not all of us have piss poor connections speeds.  The fact is their "HD" stream is no where near being HD let alone bluray.

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Vegan

Anything less than 60Mbps is "piss poor"? LOL Wow, sorry buddy. Wish I could live in your world.

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jlh304

Where did I say "anyting less than 60Mbps is "piss poor""?  I didn't give you a range of where I think piss poor starts.

I was responding to this comment " if your connection isn't up to snuff you'll get a lower quality film". 

I would think that a 60Mbps connection should get a higher quality stream. 

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Caboose

The point is, that you're still getting an HD video with multi-channel audio (most of the time) streaming over the internet!

When will people realize that the majority of people out there don't have internet connections at home rivaling LAN speeds...

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grorc

They just keep getting better and better!  Now implement multiple queues.

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