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2012-04-24 02:52:25 AM  
I'll sign up for the new Arrested Development episodes. But not until then.
 
2012-04-24 03:11:09 AM  
They brought this on themselves by screwing their loyal customer base and threatening to dump the DVD option. And their streaming selection is a joke.
 
2012-04-24 03:36:08 AM  
At a monthly cost 60% higher than Total Fark, how could streaming movies compete?
 
2012-04-24 03:38:31 AM  

frostus: They brought this on themselves by screwing their loyal customer base and threatening to dump the DVD option. And their streaming movie selection is a joke.


ftfm

/have watched all the episodes of Sherlock, Psych, White Collar, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, and Archer on Netflix. Have sampled some of their Star Trek (they have all the seasons of all the series), Merlin, Futurama, Sports Night, Sons of Anarchy, Party Down, Parks and Rec, etc.

The TV selection is actually pretty good and much better than Hulu. It's just the (non-documentary) movie selection that sucks.
 
2012-04-24 04:14:46 AM  

AKTurkey: frostus: They brought this on themselves by screwing their loyal customer base and threatening to dump the DVD option. And their streaming movie selection is a joke.

ftfm

/have watched all the episodes of Sherlock, Psych, White Collar, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, and Archer on Netflix. Have sampled some of their Star Trek (they have all the seasons of all the series), Merlin, Futurama, Sports Night, Sons of Anarchy, Party Down, Parks and Rec, etc.

The TV selection is actually pretty good and much better than Hulu. It's just the (non-documentary) movie selection that sucks.


Yes, that's pretty much what I've found.

I dumped the DVD option and now realize they have almost nothing worth streaming. It's not entirely their fault, they were attacked, successfully, by the studios.

I have Amazon Prime and have found they also have nothing worth watching for "free". Anything good at Amazon has to be paid for.

But netflix is actually okay at aging TV shows.

/currently watching Dr. Who.
 
2012-04-24 04:29:08 AM  

AKTurkey: frostus: They brought this on themselves by screwing their loyal customer base and threatening to dump the DVD option. And their streaming movie selection is a joke.

ftfm

/have watched all the episodes of Sherlock, Psych, White Collar, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, and Archer on Netflix. Have sampled some of their Star Trek (they have all the seasons of all the series), Merlin, Futurama, Sports Night, Sons of Anarchy, Party Down, Parks and Rec, etc.

The TV selection is actually pretty good and much better than Hulu. It's just the (non-documentary) movie selection that sucks.


I agree about the TV selection. Thanks to Netflix, I was able to make my way through all of TNG, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Party Down, Mad Men, and Damages.

Didn't know Sons of Anarchy was on there, good to know. Guess I know what I'll be watching next.

/I farking love Katey Sagal.
//Netflix is much less crashy than Hulu.
///Also, Hulu+ can suck my dick. I shouldn't have to watch commercials if I'm paying for your damn service.
 
2012-04-24 04:37:15 AM  
The working culture in Netflix is insane. You will get fired for stupid shiat if you work there long enough, and yet, the CEO is fine despite pissing off a loyal customer base. A year ago, Netflix was one of the most loved companies in the country. Their rep is shiat.
 
2012-04-24 05:03:18 AM  
AKTurkey: frostus: They brought this on themselves by screwing their loyal customer base and threatening to dump the DVD option. And their streaming movie selection is a joke.

ftfm

/have watched all the episodes of Sherlock, Psych, White Collar, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, and Archer on Netflix. Have sampled some of their Star Trek (they have all the seasons of all the series), Merlin, Futurama, Sports Night, Sons of Anarchy, Party Down, Parks and Rec, etc.

The TV selection is actually pretty good and much better than Hulu. It's just the (non-documentary) movie selection that sucks.


Yes, thanks for clarifying that. I don't usually watch TV shows on Netflix so I forget that people do use it for that.
 
2012-04-24 05:20:17 AM  
This is why dumping DVDs was a big deal, because all of the sudden, you feel cut off from anything but the 'dust bin'
 
2012-04-24 05:56:24 AM  
I've done all of the Star Treks and now we're working on all of the Stargates. And damn, Daniel Jackson can travel through my wormhole any time, if you know what I mean. Well, ok, before he got all muscley and badass, anyway. Back to the point. The tv is worth watching on netflix if tv is your thing. . I've wasted hours of my life on the documentaries as well. And you know what? I'm willing to go out on a limb and say the movie selection on streaming isn't even bad if you're willing to try different stuff. Just take a chance. I don't understand the grumping about the instant viewing selection, unless, of course, you want the newest releases right the fark now and then, well, I'm sorry.
 
2012-04-24 06:02:27 AM  
Netflix's (Netflux?) selection is hamstrung by HBO, Showtime, etc. because they have their own services and don't want Netflix to compete.
 
2012-04-24 06:29:41 AM  
Wait, it was trading near 300 and is now at 100?

and the CEO still has a job?

/ love the service.
 
2012-04-24 06:54:02 AM  
Deadpool bet. 1)Which congolmerate assimilates them? and 2)How much longer do they have?

I'm going with Disney within 18 months. (Probably at a share price around $25)
 
2012-04-24 06:57:10 AM  

Another Government Employee: Deadpool bet. 1)Which congolmerate assimilates them? and 2)How much longer do they have?

I'm going with Disney within 18 months. (Probably at a share price around $25)


I've been figuring Amazon would buy them since they use tons of Amazon infrastructure and Amazon has streaming but it doesn't seem to be very good.
 
2012-04-24 07:28:47 AM  
It will be interesting to see how they handle the original content they are developing/ purchasing turns out.
 
2012-04-24 07:34:03 AM  
The streaming sucks.
 
2012-04-24 07:44:02 AM  
I use netflix streaming for tv shows. Good movies are there, but you really have to dig.

Just got through watching 4 seasons of Eureka, now I have to go back to watching one new episode a week, or wait a year for it to be on netflix.

The new stuff is crap.

This site lists what's new on netflix streaming everyday, and the last couple of months have been nothing but garbage.

Link
 
2012-04-24 07:52:16 AM  

I sound fat: Wait, it was trading near 300 and is now at 100?

and the CEO still has a job?

/ love the service.


I'm not sure I'd blame the CEO for idiots bidding the stock up to obscene levels. Even at the current level it's ridiculous. And I suspect a lot of the people who think it's a buy at 100 are the same ones who think AAPL is a bubble, even though the latter trades much lower relative to earnings and growth.
 
2012-04-24 08:07:07 AM  
There's only so many 2+ year old TV shows that I can watch.
 
2012-04-24 08:25:03 AM  
I am halfway through the first season of Star Blazers and then it's "sayonara" to NetFlix. HURRY SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO. YOU HAVE ONLY 15 DAYS UNTIL YOU HAVE TO CANCEL TO STOP YOUR SUB FROM REUPPING.
 
2012-04-24 08:27:15 AM  

frostus: They brought this on themselves by screwing their loyal customer base and threatening to dump the DVD option. And their streaming selection is a joke.


It's okay if you're a kid who likes Anime but I've long since exhausted their selection of movies I'm interested in seeing. They have a bunch of stuff on DVD that I'd be interested in watching but I'll be damned if I'm going to pay them extra for DVDs that are so scratched up they look like they've been stored in a gravel pit.
 
2012-04-24 08:33:35 AM  
Meh, still works for me, but then again I'm not on the streaming plan. Just got Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Tucker & Dale vs. Evil in the mail, so I'm looking forward to that. I actually kind of enjoy it when I ignore my queue for a while and forget about what's up next. It's like a little surprise for myself when I open the envelope.
 
2012-04-24 08:33:58 AM  

AKTurkey: frostus: They brought this on themselves by screwing their loyal customer base and threatening to dump the DVD option. And their streaming movie selection is a joke.

ftfm

/have watched all the episodes of Sherlock, Psych, White Collar, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, and Archer on Netflix. Have sampled some of their Star Trek (they have all the seasons of all the series), Merlin, Futurama, Sports Night, Sons of Anarchy, Party Down, Parks and Rec, etc.

The TV selection is actually pretty good and much better than Hulu. It's just the (non-documentary) movie selection that sucks.


They also have a pretty decent Kids streaming. If you have a PS3 or Wii there is even a kids mode where they only have kids shows listed and the interface is easier for them to use. My little guy loves Kipper (though it is weird having Martin Clunes narrate a kids TV show and my mind always wanders to doc martin), Thomas the tank, curious george and sesame street, so its good for that.
 
2012-04-24 08:34:10 AM  
Netflix has rapidly turned into "Rerun-flix". That's about all that's on there anymore. The "recently added" section of the instant stream page is almost all TV shows. There isn't crap on there anymore in terms of actual MOVIES...a lot of stuff you've never heard of, part 2 of something, etc.

Just about the only reason I keep it at this point is the kids movies/cartoons aren't bad and they're nice to have on hand (literally with the apps and whatnot). other than that, I probably would have dropped it a while ago.


Basily Gourt: This site lists what's new on netflix streaming everyday, and the last couple of months have been nothing but garbage.

Link



yeah...you know you're in rough shape when you filter by "blockbusters" and "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (U.K.): Series 2" appears along with dozens of other TV shows. Here's the first page of "blockbusters" filtered by date (newest to oldest). The only 'modern' blockbuster I see is Iron Man 2.


Julian Assange: A Modern Day Hero? Inside the World of WikiLeaks

Iron Man 2

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

Dogfights

Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (U.K.): Series 2


XXX

Buffalo '66

Broken Arrow

Gadget Boy and Heather: The Complete Series: Episode 26

Bad Boys

Dumb and Dumber: Unrated

Clear and Present Danger

Poison

Die Hard 2: Die Harder

The Hunt for Red October

Strand: Under the Dark Cloth

Lethal Weapon

Top Gun

Rocky IV

Rocky III

Rocky II

The World of Drunken Master

Rocky

Earthquake

Three Sisters

Popeye: Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's 40 Thieves
 
2012-04-24 08:40:48 AM  

frostus: They brought this on themselves by screwing their loyal customer base and threatening to dump the DVD option. And their streaming selection is a joke.


I agree with this, a lot. I have been very disappointed with the delay in their acquiring new titles for their streaming section, and even the absence of films that I consider to be classics in their inventory.

If I have to wait much longer for Downton Abbey, Season 2 to be available (They've already aired Season 3), I'm going to cancel.
 
2012-04-24 08:44:39 AM  

Nemo's Brother: The working culture in Netflix is insane. You will get fired for stupid shiat if you work there long enough, and yet, the CEO is fine despite pissing off a loyal customer base. A year ago, Netflix was one of the most loved companies in the country. Their rep is shiat.


Wait, wut? Netflix was never a "most loved company" ... They had a good business model and executed it well up until a point. They recovered somewhat after screwing it up but unless they get some real content on the streaming side - they aren't going to last

/Amazon Prime's user interface blows
 
2012-04-24 08:46:54 AM  

Cythraul: frostus: They brought this on themselves by screwing their loyal customer base and threatening to dump the DVD option. And their streaming selection is a joke.

I agree with this, a lot. I have been very disappointed with the delay in their acquiring new titles for their streaming section, and even the absence of films that I consider to be classics in their inventory.

If I have to wait much longer for Downton Abbey, Season 2 to be available (They've already aired Season 3), I'm going to cancel.


Go to the UK and you will find the streaming area has a real selection of titles This seems to be a US problem.

/season 3 of Downton Abbey is still in production and hasn't aired anywhere
 
2012-04-24 08:48:48 AM  
I'm surrently a suscriber to Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix and my cable package include Epix, who has a decent app. I'm currently trying a free HBO subscription and it looks like if I have to drop one, the most redundant would be Netflix.
 
2012-04-24 08:49:19 AM  

Cythraul: frostus: They brought this on themselves by screwing their loyal customer base and threatening to dump the DVD option. And their streaming selection is a joke.

I agree with this, a lot. I have been very disappointed with the delay in their acquiring new titles for their streaming section, and even the absence of films that I consider to be classics in their inventory.

If I have to wait much longer for Downton Abbey, Season 2 to be available (They've already aired Season 3), I'm going to cancel.


They haven't aired season 3 of downton abbey yet. It broadcasts in September 2012 in the UK and January 2013 in the US.
 
2012-04-24 08:49:53 AM  
On second thought, literally the only thing keeping me on Netflix is the AMC and FX TV shows.
 
2012-04-24 08:50:57 AM  

gingerjet: Cythraul: frostus: They brought this on themselves by screwing their loyal customer base and threatening to dump the DVD option. And their streaming selection is a joke.

I agree with this, a lot. I have been very disappointed with the delay in their acquiring new titles for their streaming section, and even the absence of films that I consider to be classics in their inventory.

If I have to wait much longer for Downton Abbey, Season 2 to be available (They've already aired Season 3), I'm going to cancel.

Go to the UK and you will find the streaming area has a real selection of titles This seems to be a US problem.

/season 3 of Downton Abbey is still in production and hasn't aired anywhere


Go to the UK?

Really? Well, I've seen a friend using a bit-torrent system and they had Downton Abbey season 3 available. Weird.
 
2012-04-24 08:52:25 AM  

RoyBatty: Another Government Employee: Deadpool bet. 1)Which congolmerate assimilates them? and 2)How much longer do they have?

I'm going with Disney within 18 months. (Probably at a share price around $25)

I've been figuring Amazon would buy them since they use tons of Amazon infrastructure and Amazon has streaming but it doesn't seem to be very good.


Maybe, but the Studios will probably try to block that with contract and copyright abuse claims.
 
2012-04-24 09:00:33 AM  
I'm currently watching Cosmos on Netflix. For me, that's worth the price of admission.

/hungry for apple pie
 
2012-04-24 09:01:14 AM  
Hulu and Netflix > Cable
 
2012-04-24 09:02:28 AM  
I use google to find good movies too. Usually have good luck searching by country.

If you like good stories, and not just the special effects blockbusters, you can find some pretty good movies out there. Takes some work to track them down though.

2 good Australian movies are "The Dish" and "The oyster farmer".
 
2012-04-24 09:03:54 AM  
they can't even get new MST3K selections.

Only good thing to come out on netflix in a while are new episodes of futurama.
 
2012-04-24 09:06:58 AM  
And of course "The Dish" is only available on DVD now.

I must have seen it back when I had the dvd service.
 
2012-04-24 09:20:30 AM  
What the hell do you people expect for 9 bucks a month?
 
2012-04-24 09:26:57 AM  

LineNoise: What the hell do you people expect for 9 bucks a month?


half way decent movies? something released in the last 5 years that doesn't come from Asia?
 
2012-04-24 09:28:42 AM  
plus I'm sure that the old "hey what do you expect for $_ per month" is the best business model anymore.
 
2012-04-24 09:31:52 AM  
My kids don't even bother watching regular broadcast TV anymore. The Netflix for kids service has tons of stuff they've never seen before.

I still wish Disney would release their old afternoon cartoon shows like Duck Tales and Rescue Rangers.
 
2012-04-24 09:34:35 AM  
It's interesting that all the Netflix hate about lack of selection seems to focus on the fact that this is somehow the fault of Netflix.

Netflix was offering Starz literally hundreds of millions of dollars to keep their stuff, and Starz said no. I'm certain they would do the same with any other studio/rights holder of significance.

Yeah, Netflix has made some mistakes, but it's mostly because they know they're getting squeezed to death by the studios. They have to evolve in some way or they're going to die a slow death.
 
2012-04-24 09:43:35 AM  
A better selection then standard cable packages and vastly cheaper. If you aren't taking advantage of the shows I can see what you'd think you're getting short changed.
 
2012-04-24 09:50:37 AM  
Netflix has quite a good selection of Jean Rollin lesbian vampire movies. I don't know what you people are complaining about.
 
2012-04-24 10:00:40 AM  
Netflix's streaming selection feels like walking through the third day of your neighborhood video store's Going Out of Business sale and shuffling through used VHS tapes.
 
2012-04-24 10:02:46 AM  

jayhawk88: but it's mostly because they know they're getting squeezed to death by the studios.


they provide a service, I provide money. Thats the extent of the relationship. I'm not sympathetic to their inability to provide a decent service. I'll just take my money elsewhere. Which I plan on doing when this billing is up.
 
2012-04-24 10:05:13 AM  

Forgot_my_password_again: jayhawk88: but it's mostly because they know they're getting squeezed to death by the studios.

they provide a service, I provide money. Thats the extent of the relationship. I'm not sympathetic to their inability to provide a decent service. I'll just take my money elsewhere. Which I plan on doing when this billing is up.


Where do you plan to take your money? There is no other service with a selection better than netflix.
 
2012-04-24 10:05:37 AM  

The_Homeless_Guy: They also have a pretty decent Kids streaming. If you have a PS3 or Wii there is even a kids mode where they only have kids shows listed and the interface is easier for them to use.


So much this. Kids could care less if it is a new or an old show.

Unfortunately, they found the mighty morphin' power rangers and are starting to watch it from season 1.

/the horribleness, please make it stop.
 
2012-04-24 10:06:19 AM  
Netflix still has DVDs and I still know how to work Handbrake. I fail to see a problem.
 
2012-04-24 10:10:34 AM  
Netflix doesn't seem to have any damn movies anymore that aren't crap. Their selection right now seems to resemble an early 1990s mom and pop video store. Also, there used to be some German-language movies but most of them seem to have disappeared and the only thing that's left is drama shiat playing in the Nazi era.
 
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