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(The New Yorker)   Is Netflix only merely dead, or really most sincerely dead?   (newyorker.com) divider line 73
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2012-04-25 05:57:49 AM
No. No. No. NOT Netflix!!!!! Netflix MUST NOT DIE!



/sobbing
//not anywhere near through the documentaries section yet
//still hoping they'll put "500 NATIONS" on streaming
 
2012-04-25 08:17:46 AM
Considering that I use their streaming pretty much every day, I think that they've got a while longer.
 
2012-04-25 08:33:33 AM
Surely not. Why, up here in Canada, I can choose to watch The Nanny or Mad About You.
 
2012-04-25 10:42:15 AM
Dead? Somehow doubt it.

Grievously wounded by a combination of its own ineptitude and the greed of studios and cable channels? Yes, I'd go with that one.
 
2012-04-25 10:45:16 AM
Seriously a lot of hate for Netflix - if you don't like it, don't use it. There are many of us who are more then satisfied with current service and offerings - even if they doubled rates from what they are now it would still be better then cable. Some of us value no commercials more then the latest and greatest first-run flix.

Netflix's movie suggestion system is excellent - I never get shiatty movies anymore. However if your exacting standards exclude you from great foreign and indie filems and/or require you must have the latest Michael Bay fuktastrophy, you may want to look elsewhere...

My instant queue is neverending, and I still have a pretty healthy DVD queue.
 
2012-04-25 10:46:55 AM
I've been satisfied with Netflix since I signed on. I'm a step away from cancelling the DVD side and sticking with streaming given how often I actually even notice I've got a pair of discs sitting on my coffee table waiting to be watched. For the newer stuff, I use Hulu and am pleased with that as well.

Both cost me under half of what I was paying for cable tv service, my data service stayed, everyone keeps my 'business' and I'm happy with the content.

Now the fun side is that the big groups like Cox, Comcast, Verizon, and more are offering their own streaming services for what looks like similar content, and I had some experience with getting Verizon's service to work and... it didn't. At least not in a fashion that could be figured out without wanting to shoot the DVR.

CABLE is dead as we know it today. Netflix may not hold reign over the streaming service business forever, but they are offering something that, as of now, the other outlets simply can't match in terms of content for the price. Hell, the only thing I'd look at as the competitor is Hulu, and I look at it as the best compliment to round out access to the material.
 
2012-04-25 10:47:39 AM
they're still the only streaming service that i can use on any of my portable devices, so whatever
 
2012-04-25 10:49:09 AM

Splinshints: Dead? Somehow doubt it.

Grievously wounded by a combination of its own ineptitude and the greed of studios and cable channels? Yes, I'd go with that one.


This. Farking cable. Farking studios. If they could open the floodgates to streaming so I could stream most anything, I'd happily pay $20 / month for it. But it seems that they just want to shut streaming down so you're forced to get cable or buy their bloody dvds.
 
2012-04-25 10:51:24 AM
There will be a shake-up and a new (lower) plateau of stock prices and service, sure. But dead--not even close.

We watch Netflix offerings every day at work (during lunch) and at home on two televisions or two computers, depending on what's going on. So far I haven't even looked at Amazon Plus and am highly fed up with Hulu. We're even dangerously close to dropping cable, but I can't get the wife to agree.

I just wish the studios would stop dicking around and settle with Netflix for reasonable fees everyone can agree on. The offerings need to get better. I cannot fathom why the studios would seriously enter the infrastructure, marketing, and distribution hassles themselves, so just license everything and get it over with.

Crackle kind of blows, as do most of the others.
 
2012-04-25 10:52:40 AM
Netflix should simply have told it straight to their customers. "The Studios are raising their fees and we have to pass that cost on to you".

Would they have lost subscribers? Sure. But not like they have because of their behavior. While I do think the subscribers' poutrage has been completely over the top (Netflix is still a steal for the price), a good company would have anticipated the Yuppie and Hipster outrage and acted accordingly.

Sometimes the punch is inevitable. Better to roll with it than make a vain attempt to dodge it.
 
2012-04-25 10:54:10 AM
It's only mostly dead. That means it's still partly alive!
 
2012-04-25 11:03:52 AM
I don't get people who biatch about the lack of selection on Netflix streaming. I have well over 100 items in my queue, and can always find something interesting to watch. Documentaries, TV shows, and older movies, along with some really interesting foreign stuff. I don't care enough about the newer movies to complain about them not being there.

The only reason I haven't cancelled my cable subscription all together is because up here in Alaska with shaitty GCI cable, there is no "unlimited" internet option. You get higher caps and faster cable through their bundles than you do if you just have internet. Otherwise, except for the Superbowl, I don't think I've used my cable box in months. Netflix and Hulu have pretty much covered any TV I want to watch

BLeap:
Farking cable. Farking studios. If they could open the floodgates to streaming so I could stream most anything, I'd happily pay $20 / month for it. But it seems that they just want to shut streaming down so you're forced to get cable or buy their bloody dvds.


I'd happily pay $50-100 a month if they'd merge Hulu+ and Netflix, if they'd allow Netflix to put their entire library on streaming with no restrictions. To have that kind of access and control would be worth it to me.
 
2012-04-25 11:07:34 AM
I've never understood the hate for Netflix. If they go out of business, what is there to replace them? Amazon, Hulu, etc all have their own issues.
 
2012-04-25 11:10:27 AM

quoinguy: There will be a shake-up and a new (lower) plateau of stock prices and service, sure. But dead--not even close.

We watch Netflix offerings every day at work (during lunch) and at home on two televisions or two computers, depending on what's going on. So far I haven't even looked at Amazon Plus and am highly fed up with Hulu. We're even dangerously close to dropping cable, but I can't get the wife to agree.

I just wish the studios would stop dicking around and settle with Netflix for reasonable fees everyone can agree on. The offerings need to get better. I cannot fathom why the studios would seriously enter the infrastructure, marketing, and distribution hassles themselves, so just license everything and get it over with.

Crackle kind of blows, as do most of the others.


I don't have cable any longer. I don't think I'll go back either. Streaming what you want, when you want is going to become more and more the rule than the exception in time.

And the studios hate the idea, because it will mean changing their method of doing business. So right now, they just want to hate it to death.

Never mind that it means revenue. It will change things, and they have yet to realize how to exploit this new shift to maximum profit. Until they do, they're going to keep trying to squeeze DVD prices from folks for single views, and the only folks that encourages are the pirates.

They are feeding the problem, as opposed to leading out of the model that they've created...
 
2012-04-25 11:11:20 AM
The CEO needs to go. How badly do you have to screw up before you lose the top job?
 
2012-04-25 11:13:49 AM

angrymacface: I've never understood the hate for Netflix. If they go out of business, what is there to replace them? Amazon, Hulu, etc all have their own issues.


I don't either. Between Netflix and Hulu, I have a huge library at my fingertips. Their streaming choices are a lot of fun, and what they don't have, I can get at Hulu or my public library.

Trying to get the girl-critter to sit down to watch Suspicion so knows why I call her Monkeyface...
 
2012-04-25 11:15:49 AM

Elzar: There are many of us who are more then satisfied with current service and offerings


That doesn't make it a good service or a service which doesn't have problems people can legitimate complain about, so I fail to see what point you think you're making.

Elzar: However if your exacting standards exclude you from great foreign and indie filems and/or require you must have the latest Michael Bay fuktastrophy, you may want to look elsewhere...


Right. People have no reason to dislike the Netflix service because they're just stupid Joe Sixpacks that lack your excellent taste and refinement. Awesome.

angrymacface: I've never understood the hate for Netflix. If they go out of business, what is there to replace them? Amazon, Hulu, etc all have their own issues.


Kind of the problem I see. They all suck ass on the streaming side unless you're willing to just sit down and watch waves of shiat for the sake of having the idiot box on. Of course, there could be no solution to that because if you think about it, most movies are pretty bad. The problem I run into is that after a few months I've exhausted all the stuff I might want to see and I'm left facing the fact that what's left is either garbage or stuff I could just as easily DVR and then I'm off to one of the many other things that compete for my attention like video games, the internet, books or going outside.

I guess if all I did was watch TV all the time it would make sense, but with all the other stuff to do I don't see much point in paying any of the services for streaming.
 
2012-04-25 11:23:13 AM
Wife likes it, I don't care. Way cheaper than cable. I think they'll be around for a while longer.
 
2012-04-25 11:24:21 AM
Here is the massive crossroads in electronic media (defined as anything that can be consumed on an electronic device) as I see it:

On one road, you have the old guard content creators, think of the major movie and TV studios, the major recording studios, major book publishing companies, and the major game companies. They are mostly interested in squeezing every dollar out of their IP for as long as legally possible.

On the next side you have the hardware manufacturers, think of the makers of TVs, game consoles, computers, and more specified peripherals. They want consumers to buy the bleeding edge technology at the highest prices possible, then slowly milk that tech into the sunset at a premium, until the next big thing happens. Some of the hardware companies also create content.

On the third side, you have the independent content creators. These people definitely want to get paid, but they do not necessarily want to go through traditional channels, giving the old guard its cut of the funds in the process. Also, some, if not most, of this content has been rejected in some form or another by the old guard companies, which the champions use as a rallying cry when something worthwhile proves to be successful. Unfortunately, enough stuff was rejected because it was crap, that wading through everything available is a task for which few people have time or energy.

On the 4th, and most important side, is the consumer. The seething masses of billions of ears, eyes, and opinions, has absolutely no idea what it wants. The old guard solution is to tell us what we want, the hardware solution is to let us get what we want anywhere, anytime, and the independent solution is to let us decide what we want, and support it as we see fit. The only solution I can see to making an overwhelming majority of consumers happy, is to combine all 3 ideas.

Netflix was a step towards this ideal. I can stream anything in their online library to my phone, TV, computer, game console, or Blu-Ray player (I am sure I am missing others). The fundamental problem is the old guard content creators. How do they make money on reruns of "How I Met Your Mother" or why would I pay $10 extra on my cable bill for Weeds, if I can fire up Netflix wherever, whenever and watch what I want?

Netflix tried to have a happy medium by letting the old guard decide when their content appears on the service, but that does not fit the wherever, whenever idea that consumers bought into.
There is no logical way to bridge the gap between what consumers want, and how the old guard media wants to provide it. Steam is a good start in the video game world, but video game players, by their very nature, are more technology savvy than the general population. Also, Valve is only one company in a sea of contentious fracture.

Netflix came close, but the fear of the old guard content creators will cause them to pull back or increase restrictions, and lack of desirable content will doom the company.

Whoever can convince the old guard media to truly embrace, rather than merely tolerate, the instant access desires of consumers, provide the content in a way even the most technophobic grandma can use intuitively, and be an outlet for high quality independent content, will rule the world.

//The first solution is the one I see as impossible.

//TL;DR - Here's the problem with our mice. Build a better mousetrap. Kthxbye
 
2012-04-25 11:41:38 AM
So I guess their DVD by mail service will eventually be phased out. Too bad. I live in an area without cable or DSL, so streaming was never an option. It makes me a little sad- I had no complaints about Netflix.
 
2012-04-25 11:46:33 AM

beta_plus: Netflix should simply have told it straight to their customers. "The Studios are raising their fees and we have to pass that cost on to you".

Would they have lost subscribers? Sure. But not like they have because of their behavior. While I do think the subscribers' poutrage has been completely over the top (Netflix is still a steal for the price), a good company would have anticipated the Yuppie and Hipster outrage and acted accordingly.

Sometimes the punch is inevitable. Better to roll with it than make a vain attempt to dodge it.


This.
 
2012-04-25 11:48:50 AM

Splinshints: Dead? Somehow doubt it.

Grievously wounded by a combination of its own ineptitude and the greed of studios and cable channels? Yes, I'd go with that one.


Don't forget internet providers not wanting people to use the bandwidth they sell.
 
2012-04-25 11:49:06 AM
Streaming would be nice if:

1. All streaming movies had subtitles or closed captions as watching shows with kids in the house is impossible without it.
2.Had everything they have on DVD available for streaming.


Until they fix those 2 issues I'm sticking to the DVD option and not using streaming at all.
 
2012-04-25 11:54:25 AM

Elzar: Seriously a lot of hate for Netflix - if you don't like it, don't use it.


That's the problem. Too many people are doing exactly that.
 
2012-04-25 11:58:28 AM
Well, they keep sending me DVD's on schedule so I would suspect still alive. I'm not suggesting that their quality of life is any good, but definitely still alive.
 
2012-04-25 12:03:28 PM

hubiestubert: Considering that I use their streaming pretty much every day, I think that they've got a while longer.


This is the inevitable "investors aren't getting ever-increasing dividends, so it must be dying - run to the next big thing and milk it" article for every damn tech company since the late 90's.

I enjoy streaming Netflix - it's better than Xfinity, in that I don't get choked with friggin' ads every five minutes, it has a better interface, and the selection appeals to me - and at just eight bucks a month, it's more than worth the money. If they bumped the price up a reasonable amount, I'd still use it.
 
2012-04-25 12:15:47 PM

engrishmajor: So I guess their DVD by mail service will eventually be phased out. Too bad. I live in an area without cable or DSL, so streaming was never an option. It makes me a little sad- I had no complaints about Netflix.


I've been on the largest disc-by-mail plan Netflix has offered since I became a subscriber in 1999. I can stream. I don't even have any bandwidth cap to worry about. But I'm perfectly fine dealing with the discs as long as I'm provided the selection presently available in that format. If Netflix drops that part of its business I'll simply move to another disc-by-mail service.
 
2012-04-25 12:35:28 PM

beta_plus: Netflix should simply have told it straight to their customers. "The Studios are raising their fees and we have to pass that cost on to you".

Would they have lost subscribers? Sure. But not like they have because of their behavior. While I do think the subscribers' poutrage has been completely over the top (Netflix is still a steal for the price), a good company would have anticipated the Yuppie and Hipster outrage and acted accordingly.

Sometimes the punch is inevitable. Better to roll with it than make a vain attempt to dodge it.


Agreed. I may have griped, but there is no way I could argue that even $20 a month is not a great deal. Competing on price alone is not a successful long term business strategy. They developed a great product, but were completely unprepared for any competition.

Does anyone have any recommendations from the current line-up? I was sick last week and ended up re-watching Arrested Development because I couldn't find anything else I enjoyed as much.
 
2012-04-25 12:47:05 PM
Do you know what I just realized about Netflix? A lot of people complained about splitting streaming and delivery. A few people were glad that they could go just streaming. Not many, but a few. How many people have you heard to go just delivery?

Netflix may have a point that we aren't realizing, % of pure streaming vs. % of pure delivery. While the numbers may be small for both, 5% vs 1% would make a clear point for Netflix. Something they could show the movie studios as leverage.
 
2012-04-25 12:47:54 PM
Netflix Canada's streaming selection doesn't come close to matching that of the US, but it's well worth the $8/month I spend on it. I've never not been able to find something that I would like to watch.
 
2012-04-25 12:52:41 PM

REOIV: 1. All streaming movies had subtitles or closed captions as watching shows with kids in the house is impossible without it.


Or you could teach your kids that when someone is watching TV, they need to play quietly or engage in other quiet activities such as reading or drawing. Every Sunday I play D&D via webcam with my cousin and her man. Their 3 year old son plays quietly FOR SIX HOURS in the same room.

/Kind of feel bad for the kid because we kind of take away his Sunday from his parents.
//She just got out of the Navy and she's unemployed, so I don't feel TOO bad.
 
2012-04-25 12:55:13 PM
I really do hope that media on disc (at least on blu ray) will never die.

I really am not looking forward to a future where some suits decide which movies & shows are allowed to be streamed for a few weeks and then pulled down and kept "off the air" for years or even decades, if ever seen again at all. That like the bad old days of DIVX. You own a disc, but the moguls decide if you're allowed to watch it, and when.

I want my media on a disc so I can watch it when I want, regardless if Hollywood decides to "vault" it like a Disney or Harry Potter movie.
 
2012-04-25 12:55:30 PM

BLeap: Splinshints: Dead? Somehow doubt it.

Grievously wounded by a combination of its own ineptitude and the greed of studios and cable channels? Yes, I'd go with that one.

This. Farking cable. Farking studios. If they could open the floodgates to streaming so I could stream most anything, I'd happily pay $20 / month for it. But it seems that they just want to shut streaming down so you're forced to get cable or buy their bloody dvds.


So, if they offered the same product at 1/5 the price, you'd happily pay for it? And you're wondering why they're trying desperately to hang onto their current model?

Maybe if people weren't so farking cheep with their Internet-based entertainment, we wouldn't have to deal with the cable companies.
 
2012-04-25 12:55:47 PM
I dropped Netflix for Amazon Prime. I never used their disc service and the content on the streaming side didn't have any significant differences. Plus now I get free shipping on Amazon purchases.
 
2012-04-25 12:57:11 PM

REOIV: Streaming would be nice if:

1. All streaming movies had subtitles or closed captions as watching shows with kids in the house is impossible without it.
2.Had everything they have on DVD available for streaming.


Until they fix those 2 issues I'm sticking to the DVD option and not using streaming at all.


2 will never happen. Even if you were willing to pay $200 a month the studios would never allow it.
 
2012-04-25 12:57:15 PM

Elzar: Seriously a lot of hate for Netflix - if you don't like it, don't use it. There are many of us who are more then satisfied with current service and offerings - even if they doubled rates from what they are now it would still be better then cable. Some of us value no commercials more then the latest and greatest first-run flix.

Netflix's movie suggestion system is excellent - I never get shiatty movies anymore. However if your exacting standards exclude you from great foreign and indie filems and/or require you must have the latest Michael Bay fuktastrophy, you may want to look elsewhere...

My instant queue is neverending, and I still have a pretty healthy DVD queue.


Your continued happy use of Netflix calls into question my selection of X, which is far, far better for a multitude of reasons you would be aware of if you weren't a sheeple, and is therefore a grevious insult that can only be redressed by telling you what a stupid consumer whore you are.

/neckbeard is showing today
 
2012-04-25 12:57:33 PM

Splinshints: Elzar: There are many of us who are more then satisfied with current service and offerings

That doesn't make it a good service or a service which doesn't have problems people can legitimate complain about, so I fail to see what point you think you're making.

Elzar: However if your exacting standards exclude you from great foreign and indie filems and/or require you must have the latest Michael Bay fuktastrophy, you may want to look elsewhere...

Right. People have no reason to dislike the Netflix service because they're just stupid Joe Sixpacks that lack your excellent taste and refinement. Awesome.

angrymacface: I've never understood the hate for Netflix. If they go out of business, what is there to replace them? Amazon, Hulu, etc all have their own issues.

Kind of the problem I see. They all suck ass on the streaming side unless you're willing to just sit down and watch waves of shiat for the sake of having the idiot box on. Of course, there could be no solution to that because if you think about it, most movies are pretty bad. The problem I run into is that after a few months I've exhausted all the stuff I might want to see and I'm left facing the fact that what's left is either garbage or stuff I could just as easily DVR and then I'm off to one of the many other things that compete for my attention like video games, the internet, books or going outside.

I guess if all I did was watch TV all the time it would make sense, but with all the other stuff to do I don't see much point in paying any of the services for streaming.


If you don't watch TV, why are you part of the discussion?
 
2012-04-25 01:34:30 PM

Mike Chewbacca: kids that when someone is watching TV, they need to play quietly or engage in other quiet activities such as reading or drawing. Every Sunday I play D&D via webcam with my cousin and her man. Their 3 year old son plays quiet


Yeah because ignoring my kids in a room by themselves so I can focus on what is being said instead of just reading it, is a solution.

Also there are a LOT more details in subtitles that you don't pick up on without them. Like background conversations which you would miss at a reasonable volume level, along with hard to understand accents, whispers, etc.

Never mind something loud happening like a dog barking, the dryer running, the washing machine running, the dishwasher running, someone else on the phone, someone talking to a friend while the show is on, having a conversation while the movie is going, watching a movie late at night with the sound off or VERY low.

Once I started using subtitles for movies and shows, it is amazing how much I miss them when they aren't there. Hell I turned closed captions on for normal TV shows I love it so much.
 
2012-04-25 01:40:24 PM
It's the new hip thing to rag on Netflix.

But as a business, they are kicking ass and taking names. They aren't going anywhere. Nobody even comes close to what they offer for the price.
 
2012-04-25 01:41:42 PM
Amazon prime > Netflix...and this is mostly due to the free 2 day shipping (I buy a lot of things on Amazon). Both of their streaming selections suck ass. All the decent stuff they have to watch (tv shows/documentaries) I plowed through those in about 2 months and they never add anything new. I guess it's good if you have kids or you're a weirdo who likes anime, but other than that, pass.
 
2012-04-25 01:42:49 PM
Mostly dead...


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2012-04-25 01:44:30 PM

meanmutton:

So, if they offered the same product at 1/5 the price, you'd happily pay for it? And you're wondering why they're trying desperately to hang onto their current model?

Maybe if people weren't so farking cheep with their Internet-based entertainment, we wouldn't have to deal with the cable companies.


How is it 1/5 the price of what Netflix is now? I'm currently paying $7 a month for streaming (maybe a bit more since I haven't checked recently) and I'm saying I'd be happy to pay almost 2 or 3 times that. Sounds like I'm willing to pay more for streaming than I am now if they can get more content.

To be honest I'd be fine with more than $20 per month, just threw the number out since it was at least double what I was paying now.
 
2012-04-25 01:45:58 PM
The cable companies like Time Warner and Comcast see the writing on the wall. Their business model is the one dying.

Already the number of hours that people spend online has surpassed the number of hours they watch TV. And this trend will only continue as the 'millennial' generation becomes more prevalent and the baby boomers continue to die off like flies.

Cable television is the dying industry. And all of a sudden Google's purchase of Youtube for a measly $1.7 billion dollars makes them look like they are Biff Tannen laying down bets at a sports book in Vegas.

The same thing that cell phones did to land line phone companies, the internet is now doing to cable television. People dropped their land line for a cell phone only. And now we see the exact same thing with people dropping their Comcast/TW cable tv for just internet. They see the writing on the wall, which is one of the main reason they are one of the main proponents of the internet censorship bills like SOPA/ACTA/PIPA.

And when Apple's tv comes out next year, they will have completed their conquest of the portable music player industry, the cell phone industry, the tablet industry, and finally the television industry.

Bye bye, TIme Warner. Bye bye, Comcast.
 
2012-04-25 02:37:29 PM
The big problem Netflix has right now is that they tried to drop the discs too soon.
They should have left that alone and continued building the streaming service up at the same time.

The cable companies and the traditional model is dying, but Netflix allowed them to be used as a testbed for others to learn from.
 
2012-04-25 03:07:16 PM
I just think Netflix is doomed because the content makers are going to copy Netflix's model and stream their own content for a fee. Remember who we're talking about here (Hollywood), they crave control of their product maybe more than they crave money.

I'm actually ok with that. Netflix proved the model worked and made plenty of money. This could open the door for independent entertainment sources to break in, provide their own streaming product, get paid and side step the big boys.

The only hold up is if those same big boys carve out an oligopoly on streaming content. As in, I have to buy Comcast internet and the Comcast streaming package (only $120/month after the first 6 months!) to get anything worthwhile, since most major players only license their stuff to big cable and satellite providers.
 
2012-04-25 03:58:30 PM

TV's Vinnie: I really do hope that media on disc (at least on blu ray) will never die.

I really am not looking forward to a future where some suits decide which movies & shows are allowed to be streamed for a few weeks and then pulled down and kept "off the air" for years or even decades, if ever seen again at all. That like the bad old days of DIVX. You own a disc, but the moguls decide if you're allowed to watch it, and when.

I want my media on a disc so I can watch it when I want, regardless if Hollywood decides to "vault" it like a Disney or Harry Potter movie.



Agrees.
 
2012-04-25 04:09:28 PM
Lets see, continue subscribing to NetFlix for a few bucks a month or buy every Dr. Who Episode still in existence since 1964....

Yeah, I'll stick with NetFlix a little while longer.
 
2012-04-25 04:47:11 PM
The loss of Starz has really hurt Netflix. Tired of all the weird shows coming out instead of entertaining movies. I've considered dropping it, but the boy loves his toddler shows. I don't have the balls to upset him that much.
 
2012-04-25 04:51:35 PM

meanmutton: Maybe if people weren't so farking cheep with their Internet-based entertainment, we wouldn't have to deal with the cable companies.


With some of us - it's not that we begrudge them a cushier profit margin - it's just budgets are beyond "tight" and once something monthly goes above a certain low price - we CAN'T just sigh and pay it.

Instead we have to jettison it (albeit sadly) as now beyond our means. Like we have personal transportation, varied choices in daily diet etc.

If money is NOT THERE to pay with - one has to let it go.

A concept many of us are waiting for Congress to "catch-on" about.

Don't have to "like it" merely accept "what is" and not run up a debt of denial.

I've been VERY satisfied with what Netflix provides for the money, old-fashioned courtesy to customers, great variety, prompt service, replacing lost mail-in envelopes without making a big farking deal about it and so on.

Sure, it'd be nice if EVERYTHING was available for streaming (like "500 NATIONS" ;-D) but, I also understand they have their own limitations that just are "what is" for them.

Great little company and I sincerely hope they find a way to survive in the "big swallows little and replaces it with substandard copy or shuts it down" modern era of business.
 
2012-04-25 04:58:34 PM
fark you, Netflix is awesome.
 
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