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2013-05-01 11:27:10 AM
HBO has created its own streaming service that you have to pay for. Warner Brothers has created its own streaming service that you have to pay for. Is every damn content producer going to create their own streaming service?
 
2013-05-01 11:30:06 AM

StoPPeRmobile: 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.


It's been shiat for a while now but I've really noticed how bad it's been recently.
 
2013-05-01 11:32:46 AM
Anyone else read the article and think more about how rounding from 1794 up to 2000 was a bit too far? Rounding to 1800 was too hard?
 
2013-05-01 11:39:58 AM

Hagbardr: StoPPeRmobile: 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.

It's been shiat for a while now but I've really noticed how bad it's been recently.


I watch lots of crap posted on youtube from the UK. Very informative, quirky documentaries. Just watched a documentary on Long Tan, a battle in 1966 between Australians and the NVA/VC. Fascinating stuff and at the right price. I guess the copyright laws in the UK are different in that "educational use" is allowed as long as you point out you have no rights to the material, etc.
 
2013-05-01 11:43:18 AM

BigJimTaters: Anyone else read the article and think more about how rounding from 1794 up to 2000 was a bit too far? Rounding to 1800 was too hard?


I can just imagine the drama...


moviecultists.com

"In the year 1800...in the year 1800!"
 
2013-05-01 11:44:16 AM
Anyone else read the article and think more about how rounding from 1794 up to 2000 was a bit too far? Rounding to 1800 was too hard?

Also, it's apparently news to some people that titles at Netflix expire. They put it right there next to the title if it's expiration date is coming up.

Most of these whiners probably don't even use Netflix. Since, you have to actually pay to use it.
 
2013-05-01 11:44:55 AM
Does no one but me use instant watcher? It says right there when every title expires. Pretty handy thing and a way better way to search netflix.
 
2013-05-01 11:45:17 AM

Lord Dimwit: HBO has created its own streaming service that you have to pay for. Warner Brothers has created its own streaming service that you have to pay for. Is every damn content producer going to create their own streaming service?


Yes. Same goes with games look at Steam and what crappy EA has done with their Origin service. You know how you can stop it, don't use their farking services.
 
2013-05-01 11:46:36 AM

Lord Dimwit: HBO has created its own streaming service that you have to pay for. Warner Brothers has created its own streaming service that you have to pay for. Is every damn content producer going to create their own streaming service?


Well, probably.  If you have enough good content it's more profitable to sell the stuff yourself than sell it to somebody else so they can sell it.  What we're seeing now is basically what it would be like if we had cable channels without cable companies.
 
2013-05-01 11:50:39 AM
As long as they keep the Swedish versions of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (the Millenium trilogy).  About to start episode 3.  Noomi Rapace is a joy.
 
2013-05-01 11:52:35 AM
Does no one but me use instant watcher?

Yes, and also Netflix Tracker. Click the expires link to sort the list.
 
2013-05-01 12:10:24 PM

ModernLuddite: 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.


Really? I've been watching stuff on Crackle for a couple of months and have never seen a commercial except the Crackle one that runs at the beginning of an episode. Maybe it's because I'm in Canada, or AdBlock is doing something.
 
2013-05-01 12:31:38 PM

Darth Macho: Apparently Netflix is putting all of its hopes on the awesome drawing power of last year's episodes of popular television shows. Shows, of course, that were free to watch when originally aired.


Yeah, because intelligent people really want to sit through commercials and wait weeks to watch a few episodes.
 
2013-05-01 12:45:56 PM
They really seem to be playing the "give a little, take a little game". They got hundreds of disney titles not too long ago,  didn't they?
 
2013-05-01 12:48:10 PM

roflmaonow: I've watched House of Cards twice in it's entirety.


We've been watching that as well. I hope Netflix can afford to keep making quality programming like that.
 
2013-05-01 12:56:04 PM

LemSkroob: 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


This MAY just be the new version of the "I don't even own a TV" hipster.
 
2013-05-01 01:05:59 PM

insano: This may not have affected you but it pissed off a lot of their customers. How soon we forget.


cache.gawker.com

NEVER FORGET!!
 
2013-05-01 01:08:15 PM
Can they just bring back the Goddamned video stores?
 
2013-05-01 01:10:03 PM
....and bring back the Goddamned book stores while you're at it.

/don't have a lawn
//off the patio
 
2013-05-01 01:29:10 PM

insano: log_jammin: insano: This may not have affected you but it pissed off a lot of their customers. How soon we forget.

Oh I totally remember when that happened. the whining over it still makes me chuckle.

I'm not whining. I never used Netflix in the first place. People were right to complain at the time though. They had a service they liked at a set price; Netflix decided to charge them more for the same services; many of them left because of it.


As someone who started subscribing around when they first started, I pay around the same as I did back then with a huge increase in serves provided.
 
2013-05-01 01:31:46 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: LemSkroob: 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

This MAY just be the new version of the "I don't even own a TV" hipster.


You joke, but a lot of younger people don't have cable television and I wouldn't be surprised if they don't even own a true "television" but instead consume all their media on computers.

In other words, there's a big difference between "I don't own a TV" and "I don't watch TV" now.

I'm reminded of a family I knew growing up. They were some sort of fundamentalist Christian denomination and were forbidden by the church from owning a television, so they (and several other families in their church) bought computer monitors instead and hooked up VCRs.
 
2013-05-01 01:35:55 PM

Wayne 985: Netflix's streaming service is awful. The DVD by mail system is slow, but offers a far, far, far better selection.


And if you really really like the movie, if you have the right software you can "keep" it. Nowmsayin'?
/still like the dvd service
//my bandwidth sucks
 
2013-05-01 02:07:18 PM

edronny: 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.


To be fair, I don't care what movies you like either. If that makes me an asshole I don't want to be right.
 
2013-05-01 02:49:35 PM
Good.   Maybe this will trim the fat off my ever growing queue, since I'm apparently incapable of it.
 
2013-05-01 02:58:47 PM

Dante87336: Glorious Pirating Master Race will continue to thrive when content is segregated this way.

 
If being being a part of the "Master Race" includes searching through endless torrents, 99% of which are utter shiate big budget studio crap, trolloping through the land of viruses, malware and pron hoping against hope that the non-mainstream movie you are looking for has a somewhat decent rip and is being seeded by more than 3 people and waiting hours for it to download only to find out that it's in Danish over-dubs  ... then count me out.
 
2013-05-01 02:59:57 PM

Lumbar Puncture: insano: log_jammin: insano: This may not have affected you but it pissed off a lot of their customers. How soon we forget.

Oh I totally remember when that happened. the whining over it still makes me chuckle.

I'm not whining. I never used Netflix in the first place. People were right to complain at the time though. They had a service they liked at a set price; Netflix decided to charge them more for the same services; many of them left because of it.

As someone who started subscribing around when they first started, I pay around the same as I did back then with a huge increase in serves provided.


I'm actually paying less.
 
2013-05-01 04:20:55 PM

log_jammin: doglover: Do you even youtube?

yes, but episodes on there come and go so much that it's a pain to keep a playlist.


http://www.club-mst3k.com/

There.  Watch all episodes of MST3K. Problem solved.
 
2013-05-01 04:49:26 PM
THIS is why streaming will never overtake having actual blu-ray discs in your hand. Once you have a disc, you can watch it whenever you (and not some studio exec) wants to.

It's like the Disney racket of bringing one of their movies "out of the Vault" for a time, and why locking away all of the Harry Potter films right now is only making torrent pirates happy.
 
2013-05-01 04:51:33 PM

InmanRoshi: I'm actually paying less


I believe I am as well, I just didn't want to bother going into my account history to double check.  I can't honestly think of another service that I pay for that has grown so much and maintained around the same cost as what I initially started started paying for it.
 
2013-05-01 04:51:43 PM

TuteTibiImperes: I'd be OK with an increase in cost if it meant having access to everything, and quicker access to new release stuff.


You're the reason why networks keep nad-squeezing the cable companies for more money every year, all our cable bills are going up, and there is nothing on but "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Child".
 
2013-05-01 05:37:38 PM

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


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO? Really? WTF? Did they take away The Twilight Zone as well so I will have nothing to watch when I'm stoned????
 
2013-05-01 05:59:43 PM

TV's Vinnie: THIS is why streaming will never overtake having actual blu-ray discs in your hand. Once you have a disc, you can watch it whenever you (and not some studio exec) wants to


Preach it, sister. They're all of them trying to push this streaming/Cloud Atlas shiat for movies, music, books, games and files in general on us and anyone who would rather just have a physical piece of media they can hold is some kind of technophobe. Well fark that noise.
 
2013-05-01 06:50:09 PM

Cythraul: 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.


Yeah he got mad because a lot of Aussies were pirating Game of Thrones
 
2013-05-01 06:53:00 PM
Lost a documentary I enjoyed (Four Days in November, about the JFK assassination). Oh, well, if they can somehow MANAGE to get the most recent Phineas and Ferb (the show's in season four already) and Doctor Who, I'll be happy.
 
2013-05-01 07:32:47 PM
I think Netflix is just going to wait out everyone else.

HuluPlus? yea, we're (netflix) are still open
HBOOnline? yea, we're (netflix) are still open
Starz? yea, we're (netflix) are still open
Warner Bros., MGM and Universal? yea, we're (netflix) are still open

Like dumping millions into "niche" services that few people buy into? yea, we're (netflix) are still open
 
2013-05-01 07:53:01 PM
Just lost decent amount of kids programming including a bunch of Thomas and Friends episodes. Not good if you have kids addicted to the train crack.
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2013-05-01 08:11:01 PM
A) No. It's 1700 movies.
B) It's 1700 through the ENTIRE MONTH of May as per instantwatcher.com.

I wanted to see exactly how much will expire on May 1 but instantwatcher has been HELLACIOUSLY slow... it's still a lot, I'm still cancelling netflix (I've been planning on it, this gives me good reason), but it's an extreme lie.
 
2013-05-01 09:03:24 PM

InmanRoshi: If being being a part of the "Master Race" includes searching through endless torrents, 99% of which are utter shiate big budget studio crap, trolloping through the land of viruses, malware and pron hoping against hope that the non-mainstream movie you are looking for has a somewhat decent rip and is being seeded by more than 3 people and waiting hours for it to download only to find out that it's in Danish over-dubs ... then count me out.


Private trackers eliminate all those problems.
 
2013-05-01 09:33:30 PM
Streamageddonalypseocaust
 
2013-05-01 10:22:48 PM

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+1
 
2013-05-01 10:24:18 PM

BigJimTaters: Anyone else read the article and think more about how rounding from 1794 up to 2000 was a bit too far? Rounding to 1800 was too hard?


I caught that too. WTF, subby?
 
2013-05-01 10:32:06 PM
My kid is going to be bummed about the Backyardigans, Blue's Clues and Wonderpets. I'm thinking I'm not going to miss anything on that list execpt TPB and I'll probably be able to watch it on the Canadian NF.
 
2013-05-01 10:42:05 PM
Balls. Canadian NF only has season 1-5 of TPB. What the hell, Canada? It's our show and the US NF has 7 seasons.
 
2013-05-02 12:19:41 AM

TV's Vinnie: TuteTibiImperes: I'd be OK with an increase in cost if it meant having access to everything, and quicker access to new release stuff.

You're the reason why networks keep nad-squeezing the cable companies for more money every year, all our cable bills are going up, and there is nothing on but "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Child".


I won't defend any of the reality crap on network of cable, but I've found the best scripted shows are showing up on the cable networks these days as opposed to the broadcast networks.
 
2013-05-02 12:23:22 AM
Netflix is so stupidly cheap that even the shiatty amount available in Canada is worth it, just for the TV shows alone. I still prefer blu-ray for most films though. Netflix HD doesn't quite seem there yet.
 
2013-05-02 01:27:19 AM

Atomic Spunk: csb...

My parents have a streaming Netflix account and I "piggyback" on theirs. Not long after they started, my dad asked me if I knew how to delete the most recently watched movies. I asked him for his ipad to see if I could figure it out. It turns out that my dad likes watching more adult-oriented movies that have sexy women on the cover, and he didn't want my mom to be bugging him about it. I tried for a while and could never figure out how to get the most recently watched movies to disappear off the list.

So several weeks ago, I was having dinner at my parents home. After dinner, we were talking about Netflix and my mom made a joke about me watching a lot of "sexy movies" because she saw them on the recently watched list. (fwiw, I have never watched a sexy movie on Netflix) I looked at my dad and he was giving me an embarrassed smile, so I took the bullet for him by making a joke about "I watch those kinds of movies because of the great dialog". As I was leaving their house, my dad quietly told me, "Thanks." I told him, "Hey, I'm married too so I understand." It was kind of a cool bonding moment.


Aww. Way to step up for your old man. . :)
 
2013-05-02 04:05:12 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: 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.

I used to have streaming for documentaries. I watched one on WWI that started off pointing out that the Crown Prince assassinated by the Serbs had announced he was going to create a United States of Austria smack dab in the middle of Europe.  I've wondered since then who might have paid the Serbs to kill off a leader that was about to change the political and economic framework of Europe.

The series ended by pointing out that the casualty rates in 1918 exceeded those of the "bad" years in the war.

There is some very limited audience material available on Netflix DVD.


Sounds very interesting. What is the name of that documentary?
 
2013-05-02 09:15:53 AM
The streaming world seems to be getting worse instead of better.

* I will NEVER pay monthly fees to dozens of separate walled gardens. I just can't let monthly fees stack up like that (unless they were 50 cents each or something.

* Walled gardens make it hard to find material. Who fark knows which studio produced every movie they might want to see

* How do you "browse" a bunch of separate sites when looking for a new movie

* What are the odds all the different sites will all support a single streaming platform?


Seriously movie dudes, don't follow the music industry by going full-retard on the intrawebs. Just hire some executive under 60.
 
2013-05-02 09:18:53 AM

LectertheChef: I'm just amazed that there's people who actually pay to stream movies.



I'm with you!

I am just amazed at people who pay taxes and don't just murder people who piss them off.
 
2013-05-02 10:14:06 AM

Lord Dimwit: HBO has created its own streaming service that you have to pay for. Warner Brothers has created its own streaming service that you have to pay for. Is every damn content producer going to create their own streaming service?


Since when has HBO been available to people that don't have HBO already? As far as I can tell HBOGo is still only available as a service to existing customers. The last news was only that HBO execs were "thinking about making it available."
 
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