Netflix's Ill-timed Outage Further Enrages Subscribers

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reimermatt

Um ya Comcast, verizion, anything do you hear me!!!! I live out where we only have high speed satilite. It stinks and could never stream a movie. Give me true high speed I would get this and pandora one. 

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

I've no interest in streaming video--none. I like the DVDs. When they go, I go.

This is the kind of lunacy typical of wannabe visionaries who think the future is today, just because they say so.

DVDs created Netflix. They shouldn't be in a hurry to shit all over them.

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ebeale

I watched a movie the old fashion way last night. It was a disk that I owned.

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khalladay

I swear everyone has become such winers these days.  Netflix is one of the best businesses Ive ever dealt with.  Everyone has issues, everyone has rising costs so they have to raise prices, besides its just entertainment!  Everybody whos pissing and moaning knows its the content owners driving the price hikes/re-structuring.

Put your anger where it belongs against rising oil and utility costs, that affects more people more desperately than cheap movie watching!

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JohnP

I agree. Netflix rules. They never dispute a damaged DVD, and their streaming (using my HDMI XBox360) let me be able to drop my cable, $100 a month that I no longer have to pay. A few bucks here or there does not compare to the money I am saving...

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

No, Netflix is doing this because they put the block-and-mortar stores out of business, and now think they can do whatever they want, because there's no competition.

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TerribleToaster

No, your wrong. Netflix is doing this because they are secretly gathering money to support a Communist uprising to take over Canada.

 It's fun to make stuff up, ain't it?

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don2041

If they can,t run the dvd end of the business they should sell it to someone who can.

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Raswan

Let's play a game, masses of unoriginal, mouth-breathing supposed "techies": Why don't we try to get through an article on Netflix without posting some retarded-@$$ comment about how their whole catalog should be streaming?

You are not saying anything new. You are not saying anything Netflix (as this article says, idiots) doesn't want to do. They spent 400 million last year securing digital content, and plan on spending 1.4 billion in the coming months. What do you want them to do, get a loan from Chase?

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lindethier

I switched to the online streaming option as soon as it was available. I've really gotten some usage out of it with awesome shows like The Office and Buffy. Personally never liked the DVD option, so it really didn't affect me with the recent price hikes. As far as the outage is concerned, it was only a slight inconvenience to me.

Apparently alot of other people are more into watching movies than me though, so I can see where their anger is coming from.

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bling581

If they want people to move to streaming only then how about getting all their disc content available to stream?  The only reason I still have the streaming/disc plan is because of how much is unavailable via streaming. Forcing people to choose or pay up is such a bad move on their part.

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medavid16

 

I feel like the general consumer is being brainwashed, so price because someone didn't estimate the consumers would "all" be streaming by now? What about areas where you just can't get wifi and can't stream? What if you travel alot and just need a physical disk (train/car/plane)?

 

Yes, streaming and cloud is the future, but physical mediums still have a niche.

 

As for the options, come on, the streaming content is not that great even with the new sign ups. There are better options, even Blockbuster has better politics with the minus 28 day policy.

 

I refuse to let Netflix tell me what I should and should not do. If there's a fault, it sure as hell isn't the consumers fault for wanting to stick with physical mediums a little longer. Blame it on the idiot who projected it wrong. Fire him/them, don't raise our prices. Oh wait, this is the other post... now an outage? Embarassing, discouraging and unprofessional to say the least.

 

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TheDorkSide

Not much to say but, ugh. I was just going to switch to streaming only but now this? Looks like Redbox will be getting more visits from me. Also the streaming option would be great if everything they offered on DVD was also available for streaming. Somewhere a Cable Corp Exec is giggling.

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TerribleToaster

I am beginning to think this is the year of self-destructing companies.

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Marthian

I'm going to say year of some greedy companies. Most ISP's, Activision, AT&T, and who knows what other companies are trying to rip people off with excuses like Bandwidth is a resource and the like. The worst part is that its working for them.

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TerribleToaster

Netflix's is actually hemorrhaging money (due to what many (myself included) think of as a poor business decision, but it's not a money grab in the sense you are taking it), the price hike was inevitable due to the attempt at rapid expansion of their streaming service. There is a important difference between what netflix is doing and what ISP's are doing (which is effectively artificially inflating the price of bandwidth).

 

And bandwidth is a resource, or rather, it is a utility; like electricity, railroads, and water. It's expensive (incredibly so) to set up the infrastructure for such a service, so much so that only a very few companies could afford the initial investment (as is always the issue with such things) and as such I think it's about time for the government to step in with some legislation and price control. America doesn't need any more Rockefellers or Vanderbilts.

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livebriand

But for those who already have the bandwidth, it's cheap to deliver. I heard somewhere (I think here) that it costs about 1 cent for an ISP to deliver 1GB of data. Regulation is definitely needed. I think the netflix price increase is somewhat justified. After all, it still isn't that much. Also, costs do increase. However, I think they increased them a little too far. If they were adding a whole bunch more content, like new release movies, I'd say "no problem". But for now, I'm not too happy about them. Oh well, there's always bittorrent.

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thepoor

Bittorrent is piracy.  Piracy is against the law and laws are only apply to law abiding citizens, not to the crooks who runs Bank and Mortgage companies that ripped million of dollars from hard working people.

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