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2013-05-01 02:07:16 AM

doglover: log_jammin: My issue is that Amazon Prime is about to lose all the MST3K episodes.

Do you even youtube?




Youtube is shiat on Verizon Fiber. Since February. Really bad the last month.
 
2013-05-01 02:32:03 AM

doglover: log_jammin: My issue is that Amazon Prime is about to lose all the MST3K episodes.

Do you even youtube?


Bro?
 
2013-05-01 02:39:48 AM
Hmm, choices, choices.

One or two services (Netflix or Prime come to mind) that give me easy access to what I want to watch when I want on my schedule for one low price or

Multiple services that ask for extra user authentication, cost more than prior services, and deliver an even more erratic selection based on what they feel like releasing.

What to choose.
 
2013-05-01 02:58:50 AM

frostus: B.L.Z. Bub: frostus: B.L.Z. Bub: frostus: It's not like their streaming selection is all that great to start with.

As someone who has watched all of Blackadder and Futurama and most of Cheers and The Office (UK) through Netflix streaming, I declare you to be talking out of your ass.

I don't watch TV on Netflix, I'm talking movies. And their streaming movie selection kinda blows which is why I have both DVD and streaming.

Some of the movies I'm losing from my queue tomorrow:

Snatch
Adaptation
Legends of the Fall
The Last Man on Earth
The Lady Vanishes

I haven't seen any of these, but I heard good things about them. Some more in my queue that will remain for now:

The King's Speech
Let the Right One In
Gosford Park
Oldboy
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Hunt for Red October
Four Rooms
Trainspotting
Reservoir Dogs
Jackie Brown
Sling Blade
Good Will Hunting
Glengarry Glen Ross
Being John Malkovich
The Last of the Mohicans
Terminator 2
The Crow
The Naked Gun
Raising Arizona
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Trading Places
Coming to America
Beverly Hills Cop
The Untouchables
Highlander

I think I've made my point.

Not really. I said movies I want to watch. I could care less about your queue.


No you didn't. You said nothing about your personal idiosyncratic preferences. You made a sweeping generalization about their quality of movies as if you were making a statement of fact that applied to the general movie-watching audience (i.e., an objective evaluation), so I countered with a list of movies that many people enjoy and rate highly. It's impossible, of course, for me to argue with someone about their personal tastes, but I was not aware that was what we were arguing about. Cock.
 
2013-05-01 02:59:16 AM

FormlessOne: marcre3363: We just moved from Chicago to California. I've decided to pass on Cable for now and try the streaming services.

I signed up for Hulu+ initially so I could watch all seasons of "The Shield". Now I've found we can watch our shows the day after. Since my wife never realized what days our shows were on, it works out fine.

But the overlap between Hulu/Prime/Netflix makes me wonder which service we should be dropping.

Hulu's a relative waste of time. Keep Netflix, at a minimum - I'm unfamiliar with "Prime", so I can't give you useful advice either way.


Hulu may be a waste of time, but it allows me to waste my time in the way I choose.  I get generally timely updates across a wide spectrum of anime shows, which is pretty much all I watch these days.  I had Netflix a while back, and they had a better movie selection by far, but their tv/anime choices were...lacking.  I also had a lousy customer service experience with Netflix while bingeing on Bleach episodes (one of the episodes had the wrong audio track, called them, was told they'd fix it in a few hours.  2 weeks later it still wasn't fixed and they said the same thing, then blamed it on Funimation when told them I'd already reported it once.)
 
2013-05-01 03:03:57 AM
Glorious Pirating Master Race will continue to thrive when content is segregated this way. It will basically become Cable on the compy.
 
2013-05-01 03:09:57 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: frostus: B.L.Z. Bub: frostus: B.L.Z. Bub: frostus: It's not like their streaming selection is all that great to start with.

As someone who has watched all of Blackadder and Futurama and most of Cheers and The Office (UK) through Netflix streaming, I declare you to be talking out of your ass.

I don't watch TV on Netflix, I'm talking movies. And their streaming movie selection kinda blows which is why I have both DVD and streaming.

Some of the movies I'm losing from my queue tomorrow:

Snatch
Adaptation
Legends of the Fall
The Last Man on Earth
The Lady Vanishes

I haven't seen any of these, but I heard good things about them. Some more in my queue that will remain for now:

The King's Speech
Let the Right One In
Gosford Park
Oldboy
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Hunt for Red October
Four Rooms
Trainspotting
Reservoir Dogs
Jackie Brown
Sling Blade
Good Will Hunting
Glengarry Glen Ross
Being John Malkovich
The Last of the Mohicans
Terminator 2
The Crow
The Naked Gun
Raising Arizona
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Trading Places
Coming to America
Beverly Hills Cop
The Untouchables
Highlander

I think I've made my point.

Not really. I said movies I want to watch. I could care less about your queue.

No you didn't. You said nothing about your personal idiosyncratic preferences. You made a sweeping generalization about their quality of movies as if you were making a statement of fact that applied to the general movie-watching audience (i.e., an objective evaluation), so I countered with a list of movies that many people enjoy and rate highly. It's impossible, of course, for me to argue with someone about their personal tastes, but I was not aware that was what we were arguing about. Cock.


Why would I give a shiat about movies other people want to watch? Of course I'm talking about my personal preferences. I'm not going to pick a service because it has all of your favorite shiat movies on it.

/yes, thanks for observing that I have a cock
//can't believe you can see it from there
///can't believe you were looking
 
2013-05-01 03:22:53 AM
I love the smell of celluloid in the morning....
 
2013-05-01 03:46:13 AM

Zombie DJ: frostus: It's not like their streaming selection is all that great to start with.

This.
We got rid of cable for a while and tried the netflix thing.
We ran out of stuff to watch in about 2 weeks and they only got new things on there about every other week.


weird. I haven't watched regular TV in over a year. between youtube, netflix, amazon prime and just surfing the internet, I haven't missed regular tv one bit. The only reason we still have satellite is because she's a sports fan. but here lately she's been thinking of dropping the dish too. there is simply nothing on cable worth watching anymore. at least not worth watching the second they come out.

I'm seriously considering buying a digital antenna, for local news and weather, but since I live so far from the city I need a big one and I can't find anyone to install them in my area. yet.
 
2013-05-01 04:12:58 AM

log_jammin: Zombie DJ: frostus: It's not like their streaming selection is all that great to start with.

This.
We got rid of cable for a while and tried the netflix thing.
We ran out of stuff to watch in about 2 weeks and they only got new things on there about every other week.

weird. I haven't watched regular TV in over a year. between youtube, netflix, amazon prime and just surfing the internet, I haven't missed regular tv one bit. The only reason we still have satellite is because she's a sports fan. but here lately she's been thinking of dropping the dish too. there is simply nothing on cable worth watching anymore. at least not worth watching the second they come out.

I'm seriously considering buying a digital antenna, for local news and weather, but since I live so far from the city I need a big one and I can't find anyone to install them in my area. yet.


Make your own gray hover man antenna. I built a crappy one with just 12 gauge copper wire on pegboard and it picks up nearly everything. Double bay with colinear reflector rods and a chicken wire backing could work wonders
 
2013-05-01 04:15:37 AM

Esc7: Make your own gray hover man antenna. I built a crappy one with just 12 gauge copper wire on pegboard and it picks up nearly everything. Double bay with colinear reflector rods and a chicken wire backing could work wonders


I'm about 65 miles from the transmitters, and I don't think that pegboard would last too many midwest thunder storms. But If i lived a lot closer I guarantee I'd b trying to make one.
 
2013-05-01 04:45:26 AM
I'm sorry to see Trailer Park Boys is on that list.
 
2013-05-01 05:05:52 AM

FormlessOne: No biggie. This is where sticking to Netflix and ignoring the various other services popping up solely to pitch a single company's media IP pays off. Later, when Warner doesn't realize the profits they expect to reap by dumping Netflix and pushing their own, more expensive, more limited service, Netflix can wait for them to catch a clue, come back, and negotiate a more favorable contract.


That's very possible. Studios trying to go up against Netflix at this point reminds me a lot of the Zune rollout when everyone was already used to the iPod.

Netflix has already imprinted itself in the national lexicon, so it will remain the go-to for many online movie viewers. For me, Netflix is kind of like an extra Encore on demand channel. Mainly, it lets me catch up on older flicks I haven't seen in a while.

I still have cable, so I still have HBO and HBOGO, which primarily streams movies from Warners. Are they actually going to set up a server asking some people to pay to stream movies that they can already stream for free on their sister site?

I give the Warners site 4 months before they renegotiate with Netflix and eventually fold.
 
2013-05-01 06:57:38 AM
The solution is obvious.

Someone needs to create a Meta-Streaming website. One website that you subscribe to and it offers you access to all the other streaming channels. They could offer bundles of channels, and maybe even have great introductory offers to get you to sign up...then jack up your rate by 393%.

Then, instead of tying up the broadband infrastructure, they could develop their own distribution network-say based on coax or satellite broadcasts.
 
2013-05-01 07:24:44 AM
You know what I hate? Crackle.

They have a lot of anime and Japanese monster movies. But they play the same 2 commercials over and over and over and over again at 15x the volume every 4 or 5 minutes in the show. It's just awful.
 
2013-05-01 07:50:37 AM
I recently bought an old Sony 400 DVD player so I'm getting a kick out of this. And I know they had a history of losing their memories so I keep a list as a spread sheet.
 
2013-05-01 07:51:28 AM

frostus: Not really. I said movies I want to watch. I could care less about your queue.


Yeah, this is the problem with Netflix's movies. Adding something to your queue costs nothing so there's more "I heard this might be good" than "I really want to watch this." Although there is the bonus "this sucks, let's watch something else" you can perform after 5-10 minutes because you invested nothing but your time.
 
2013-05-01 07:59:14 AM
If it's not on netflix, I'm not watching it. Period.
 
2013-05-01 08:08:52 AM

Trocadero: TuteTibiImperes:

The current system just makes piracy very appealing.  No one wants to have to deal with multiple accounts through multiple services just to get access to what they want.  Make it simple and people will buy in - look at the success of iTunes, it has virtually everything, and for many people it's the go-to source for music.  I don't want to juggle accounts with Netflix, Amazon, WB, Sony, and whoever else, I just want to pay one company one amount (even if it's more than the other amounts combined) and be able to have access to everything without a hassle.

That almost sounds like cable TV...

That's not a bad thing.  The nice thing about cable/satellite is the selection, the downsides are price and viewing only when the content is broadcast or when your DVR it.

A completely 'on demand' type service that would give me access to any show plus a library of all movies released on DVD as soon as it becomes available would be very appealing. With something like that I could actually just replace my satellite contract so I wouldn't mind paying a higher price for it. The problem areas are still sports and premium channels though. More and more sporting events are being streamed through ESPN3 or individual university athletic web portals though, and HBO may end up offering HBO Go to non subscribers as a separate service. If those things happened, I'd really consider cutting the cord.
 
2013-05-01 08:08:53 AM
Netflix isn't going to be worth subscribing to if this shiat keeps up. Their movie selection was already horrible before this event. Pretty soon, all that'll be left will be documentaries and a few TV series here and there.
 
2013-05-01 08:15:02 AM
I wasn't able to view the list of pulled titles.....can anyone tell me if the West Wing is gone?!?!
 
2013-05-01 08:15:21 AM
*checks my instant queue*

Kids shows still there? Check.

40+ Anime I haven't watched yet? Check.

TV shows from Sherlock to 24 to Battlestar Gallactica? Check.

The L Word, Tender is the Heart,  Lake Consequence and Exterminating Angles rto fap to? Check.

My Instant queue surived just fine.
 
2013-05-01 08:15:37 AM
[Scans headline] .... must check Netflix....

phew.. West Wing is still there, thank goodness.

/post hoc ergo propter  hoc
 
2013-05-01 08:21:27 AM

Krymson Tyde: I'm sorry to see Trailer Park Boys is on that list.


It's still up
 
kab
2013-05-01 08:22:05 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: I think I've made my point.


You've made your point until you watch all those, and you may find yourself in the same boat as other folks here, who say "wow, the streaming queue is rather limited."

Anecdotal satisfaction with such services is kind of pointless, and frankly, Netflix should be looking at expanding their selection, not removing more than they're adding... even if it's stuff that few watch.

insano: Naturally, this will be accompanied by an increase in monthly fees for streaming. It's the netflix way!


It'd be more accurate to say that service providers will start charging per gb, since they're already bemoaning how much bandwidth Netflix users take up.

/welcome to the cloud.
 
2013-05-01 08:28:39 AM

3rdtimearound: [Scans headline] .... must check Netflix....

phew.. West Wing is still there, thank goodness.

/post hoc ergo propter  hoc


Whew....thank you, sir. You just saved me from a mild anxiety attack
 
2013-05-01 08:29:04 AM
It's absurd that movies made in the 40s-60s are still under copyright.
 
2013-05-01 08:30:21 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: a sweeping generalization about their quality of movies as if you were making a statement of fact


You know, at some point you'd think if enough people keep saying their stuff is crap there might be something to it.

I don't know if I'd say their streaming quality is crap.... I think I'd say "most movies are crap so most of their streaming is, naturally, crap", but the point is that there's an awful lot of chaff in that wheat.

Like you, I loaded my Netflix queue up with a bunch of stuff that "looked good" but I never seemed to find the time to watch most of it. It finally occurred to me that it was because it only looked good in comparison to the hundreds upon hundreds of titles that looked like absolute shiat and I ultimately just stopped paying for it.

If it weren't for my wife's insistence we keep cable I'd go exclusively Netflix streaming, but with a DVR I don't really feel compelled to keep Netflix around at an extra $8 a month because... well....

... like the TV I'm already paying for, most of their stuff is crap.
 
2013-05-01 08:33:01 AM
Watching:

images.starpulse.com

So I am getting a kick.

/Every scene Kramer is in is awful
//the rest is consistently amusing
 
2013-05-01 08:42:12 AM
You should all come to Australia and get yelled at by the US ambassador for pirating too much.
/gives you the warm and fuzzies to be yelled at by someone official.
 
2013-05-01 08:43:30 AM
Any of the lists I have found links to are completely farked.

Anyone have a link to the expiring titles that hasn't had it's server blown to shiat?
 
2013-05-01 08:47:39 AM

skozlaw: B.L.Z. Bub: a sweeping generalization about their quality of movies as if you were making a statement of fact

You know, at some point you'd think if enough people keep saying their stuff is crap there might be something to it.

I don't know if I'd say their streaming quality is crap.... I think I'd say "most movies are crap so most of their streaming is, naturally, crap", but the point is that there's an awful lot of chaff in that wheat.

Like you, I loaded my Netflix queue up with a bunch of stuff that "looked good" but I never seemed to find the time to watch most of it. It finally occurred to me that it was because it only looked good in comparison to the hundreds upon hundreds of titles that looked like absolute shiat and I ultimately just stopped paying for it.

If it weren't for my wife's insistence we keep cable I'd go exclusively Netflix streaming, but with a DVR I don't really feel compelled to keep Netflix around at an extra $8 a month because... well....

... like the TV I'm already paying for, most of their stuff is crap.


I think the other issue with movies is that there's a lot more competition for first-run movie syndication than for television shows and a history of exclusive contracts for it.  TV shows are usually cheaper, though the bigger ones are obviously more expensive (The Big Bang Theory sold into exclusive first-run syndication for about $2 million per episode).  Netflix hasn't really been competing with anybody in the realm of television (though Hulu and Amazon have reently joined the fray).

With movies, however, Netflix is competing with an already packed market.  For first-run movies, there's HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, Encore, and a few others.  For second-run movies there's FX, Syfy, ABC Family, and pretty much every other cable network on television.  They're driving the price for content up and, so long as Netflix isn't willing to raise its price, it's always going to keep losing content.  If people want Netflix to have HBO content, it's going to cost HBO prices, maybe more because Netflix can't limit when the movie is aired.
 
2013-05-01 08:53:40 AM
Damn! This is really killing Netflix's suggestion for me.... Yesterday it was saying I should watch Dr. No. Today, its recommending Law and Order and Karate-Robo Zaborgar. WTF!?!?
 
2013-05-01 08:57:38 AM

Actor_au: You should all come to Australia and get yelled at by the US ambassador for pirating too much.
/gives you the warm and fuzzies to be yelled at by someone official.


Does our ambassador really yell at you? He sounds like a douche.
 
2013-05-01 09:03:10 AM

Arthur Jumbles: Karate-Robo Zaborgar


upload.wikimedia.org

Looks so bad it should be awesome.
 
2013-05-01 09:11:23 AM
Fark WB.  What appliance does their shiatty app run on?  Guess eventually I'll have to buy a ROKU because nobody else actually updates what farking streaming apps they put on their DVD players and what not.
 
2013-05-01 09:19:17 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Some of the movies I'm losing from my queue tomorrow:

Snatch
Adaptation
Legends of the Fall
The Last Man on Earth
The Lady Vanishes


And currently WB doesn't have them either.  The only have 3 movies from the 1990s and nothing in the decades after that.  As it stands today, unless you want really old stuff, WB seems to be a pretty crappy service.
 
2013-05-01 09:24:10 AM
The Internet is really starting to suck.
 
2013-05-01 09:33:19 AM
Still better than cable.
 
2013-05-01 10:01:35 AM
Snatch
Adaptation
Legends of the Fall
The Last Man on Earth
The Lady Vanishes

I haven't seen any of these, but I heard good things about them. Some more in my queue that will remain for now:

The King's Speech
Let the Right One In
Gosford Park
Oldboy
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Hunt for Red October
Four Rooms
Trainspotting
Reservoir Dogs
Jackie Brown
Sling Blade
Good Will Hunting
Glengarry Glen Ross
Being John Malkovich
The Last of the Mohicans
Terminator 2
The Crow
The Naked Gun
Raising Arizona
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Trading Places
Coming to America
Beverly Hills Cop
The Untouchables
Highlander

I think I've made my point.


I would think if you haven't seen most of these by now you wouldn't miss them much if they went away.

I think of Netflix as more of a nostalgia assistant, since most of the crap on there is from the 80's and 90's anyway. 
I'd just cancel it but the kid at college actually watches it, i don't think i've used it for months.
 
2013-05-01 10:01:53 AM
Yes, WB, consumers are just dying to add another $10 a month plan to their bills for your service that will have less options than Netflix. Remind me again why these guys get paid more than the average idiot.
 
2013-05-01 10:13:16 AM
Netflix still gets my $8 a month, I will make every effort to legally obtain a service that should be available for a reasonable price.  Even if that service doest exist.

As for loss of movies, oh no....whatever shall normal people out there do without movies available to stream legally....
cdn2.sbnation.com
...whatever shall they do?
 
2013-05-01 10:14:24 AM

frostus: frostus: Not really. I said movies I want to watch. I could care less about your queue.

Couldn't care less. Stupid work makes typos appear on my keyboard.


Makes you appear to be an asshole too, but something tells me that has nothing to do with work.
 
2013-05-01 10:14:40 AM
Not sure what the list is but I've been loving Netflix and prime more than I thought I would. If you're like me and watch a lot of TV shows again and again, its loads of fun. Me and wifey rewatch older office episodes, that 70s show, everybody loves Raymond, etc..I've watched House of Cards twice in it's entirety. Several movies as well. Started watching their documentaries on their. When my niece comes over, it's mostly Dora. So for us whatever content they have is really worth it. Going to start watching West wing soon.
 
2013-05-01 10:16:22 AM

roflmaonow: Not sure what the list is but I've been loving Netflix and prime more than I thought I would. If you're like me and watch a lot of TV shows again and again, its loads of fun. Me and wifey rewatch older office episodes, that 70s show, everybody loves Raymond, etc..I've watched House of Cards twice in it's entirety. Several movies as well. Just started watching their documentaries on their. When my niece comes over, it's mostly Dora. So for us whatever content they have is really worth it. Going to start watching West wing soon.

 
2013-05-01 10:17:37 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: It's absurd that movies made in the 40s-60s are still under copyright.


What's absurd is a song whose lyrics showed up right after WWI and was registered for copyright in 1935 by people who probably were not the authors is still under copyright, until 2030????

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Birthday_to_You
 
2013-05-01 10:18:49 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: The Last Man on Earth
The Lady Vanishes


The Last Man on Earth is brilliant.  It's also the ONLY faithful adaptation of I Am Legend.

The Lady Vanishes is also brilliant if you like Hitchcock.
 
2013-05-01 10:23:16 AM

browntimmy: Yes, WB, consumers are just dying to add another $10 a month plan to their bills for your service that will have less options than Netflix. Remind me again why these guys get paid more than the average idiot.


College football bowls used to be broadcast free.

NBA games used to be broadcast free.

Fools and their money...
 
2013-05-01 10:26:18 AM

insano: log_jammin: insano: Naturally, this will be accompanied by an increase in monthly fees for streaming. It's the netflix way!

huh. my bill for streaming hasn't increased since....ever.

When Netflix started charging separate fees for streaming and dvd rental and changing their subscription plans, they ipso facto raised prices on many of their customers. They did this without offering concurrent increases in the services they offered. In fact, they lost quite a bit of content around the same time if I remember correctly. This may not have affected you but it pissed off a lot of their customers. How soon we forget.


True, but that was one price increase (a whopping 9-10% for me).  In spite of your insinuation to the contrary, Netflix has removed titles from their streaming selection numerous times over the years without raising their fees. I've used them for over a decade and they have been very price stable.  I'm assuming you are not an Netflix customer or you would know this.
 
2013-05-01 10:53:18 AM
I refuse to go into any streaming service. Netflix, Hulu, etc. Its a pissing match over who can make the best backroom deal, and its always changing.

It reminds me of any of the "format wars" that we went through. BR/HDDVD, DVD+R/-R/-RAM, CF/SD/Memory Stick, Sirius/XM/HD-FM, etc
 
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