Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Mashable)   By the time you wake up, Netflix is going to be lighter 2,000 movies in what some are calling STREAMAGEDDON   (mashable.com) divider line 151
    More: PSA, Netflix, Erik Estrada, Big Daddy, Cruel Intentions  
•       •       •

12514 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 01 May 2013 at 12:44 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



151 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-04-30 11:48:35 PM  
Naturally, this will be accompanied by an increase in monthly fees for streaming. It's the netflix way!
 
2013-04-30 11:56:42 PM  

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


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

On the other hand, I do appreciate that Netflix is doing what it can to fight exorbitant licensing fees.

The US could really benefit from universal compulsory licensing - i.e. the rightsholders would have to allow access to their works for a statutorily defined fee to anyone who asks.

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.
 
2013-04-30 11:57:59 PM  
A little warning would have been nice. The list of movies isn't coming up. Going to bed anyway. Dicks.
 
2013-05-01 12:08:30 AM  

Mugato: A little warning would have been nice. The list of movies isn't coming up. Going to bed anyway. Dicks.


Blame WB, they're the ones that pulled it to promote their own streaming service.
 
2013-05-01 12:10:45 AM  

Mugato: A little warning would have been nice. The list of movies isn't coming up. Going to bed anyway. Dicks.


There is a chance that they thought a deal would have been reached instead of this.

That is most likely why they never issued a warning; it was not suppose (supposed?) to happen.
 
2013-05-01 12:12:54 AM  

cman: Mugato: A little warning would have been nice. The list of movies isn't coming up. Going to bed anyway. Dicks.

There is a chance that they thought a deal would have been reached instead of this.

That is most likely why they never issued a warning; it was not suppose (supposed?) to happen.


That's a solid point.
 
2013-05-01 12:19:08 AM  

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.
 
2013-05-01 12:21:31 AM  
My issue is that Amazon Prime is about to lose all the MST3K episodes.
 
2013-05-01 12:21:59 AM  
Yeah the only restructuring of monthly fees I can remember was splitting up the streaming and snail mail services, the latter I never used anyway.
 
2013-05-01 12:23:33 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: 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.


I agree with you there but it will never happen. Heck, remember when Netflix tried to split their service into two services? It doesn't seem like the trend is toward consolidation.
 
2013-05-01 12:24:07 AM  
Well, that sucks...Somewhat.
 
2013-05-01 12:30:26 AM  

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


Do you even youtube?
 
2013-05-01 12:31:53 AM  

doglover: Do you even youtube?


yes, but episodes on there come and go so much that it's a pain to keep a playlist.
 
2013-05-01 12:33:07 AM  

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.
 
2013-05-01 12:37:49 AM  

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.
 
2013-05-01 12:45:59 AM  
I remember when I first got my Roku box that I was FINALLY able to watch Tron: Legacy.  Loaded it up in instant queue so I could watch it over and over, and a week later it was gone.  It should be coming back eventually since Netflix has a deal with Disney to carry all their content beginning in 2016, and they've already got some stuff up.
 
2013-05-01 12:46:50 AM  
And so it begins - the me-too fracturing of the on-line streaming services. This will mean in the States at least that you'll have 15-20 different companies offering packages that might have some overlapping content, but none will be worth paying full price for because none of them will have everything. Then they'll start buying eachother in order to consolidate.

I'm in Canada. In Canada, in each market, there's a cable provider or a VDSL provider (Shaw Cable, or in other markets, Rogers Cable, or Telus, or Bell) to choose from, and the satellite provider colludes with the cable provider. The price for a standard high def package with about 80 worthless channels(a golf channel? one channel that only shows those stupid 'murder documentary' shows) and a few good ones (SPAAAAACE) is about $120 a month. And if you have cable, you probably have a bandwidth cap of 250 GB/month. And because you only get two choices, there's no real competition, because if you get mad at one, you go to the other, and then get mad at them and go to the other. I'm a bit lucky because i have VDSL delivering TV so bandwidth is not capped not monitored because it has to allow for the TV shows to get through.

The same problem plagues our cell phone spectrum. You have Bell, Telus, and Rogers, and they own all of the little wireless companies so you might see ads for "Koodo" but it's really just Telus under another name. I pay $60 a month for 500 mb of data and 250 minutes + unltd eve/wknd, and visual voicemail (iPhone). The cost is pretty much identical with whichever you choose, and the service is just as shiat.

You notice how three of the above companies are both the keepers of the wireless spectrum and providers of home cable? (And of course, the odd man out, Shaw, colludes with Rogers anyhow, so much so that they swapped markets like putting on a pair of pants), You can't farking escape them. You have to go and bend over and get farked by at least one of these companies every month.

So here's Netflix Canada, which is streaming only, provides a pathetically small collection of shows next to its US counterpart (partially because when a broadcast company has the rights to air a show, that includes internet and everything else, and ties it up for years). But it's still awesome. I'm always kinda mad at it, but always happy to have it. It's the only real 'pay for unlimited shows' provider in Canada, because Amazon, Hulu, none of them give two shiats about getting tangled in our mess. Now that Bell wants to put its shows on its own 'pay for shows' streaming provider, I'm sure Netflix will lose a lot of its content. And Bell will probably want to charge premium amounts or force advertising in it, because they know they can fark us again and again and again, and we can't leave. Then will come the others and sooner or later it's just like regular cable TV again.

My point is this: I hope Netflix eats the other guys for lunch and then kicks them in the testicles hard. Keep up the fight - you'll still get my $8 a month.
 
2013-05-01 12:50:18 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-05-01 12:52:26 AM  

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.
 
2013-05-01 12:52:48 AM  
I'm just amazed that there's people who actually pay to stream movies.
 
2013-05-01 12:54:26 AM  
I wouldn't mind this so much if they gave you more than a week's notice.
 
2013-05-01 12:55:19 AM  
Netflix's streaming service is awful. The DVD by mail system is slow, but offers a far, far, far better selection.
 
2013-05-01 12:55:47 AM  
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...
 
2013-05-01 01:01:53 AM  
It's not like their streaming selection is all that great to start with.
 
2013-05-01 01:07:07 AM  

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


They'll get them back in the not-too-distant future.
 
2013-05-01 01:08:31 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.


Didn't the increase in service happen when they added their streaming service to begin with? I wasn't using Netflix then so I don't know, but did everyone get an increased fee when streaming was first added? If not, then everyone who was already signed up basically got a free ride for streaming and had no right to complain when streaming was later charged separately. A low fee for both streaming and DVDs is too good a deal to make sound economic sense, you should have better sense than to expect that.

/What am I saying, expecting sound economic sense from a Farker
 
2013-05-01 01:12:12 AM  
Meanwhile The Wonder Years is on netflix now.  That was a real nice surprise
 
2013-05-01 01:12:34 AM  

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.
 
2013-05-01 01:15:29 AM  

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.
 
2013-05-01 01:17:45 AM  

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 enjoyed Saxondale, Todd Margaret (some of it was sick beyond description but some of it was hilarious; not for everybody), and the Bambi episode of the Young Ones. Lots of other Brit comedy stuff too.
 
2013-05-01 01:20:12 AM  
TheShavingofOccam123:  the Bambi episode of the Young Ones. Lots of other Brit comedy stuff too.

Great episode. Bomb is another one of my favorites.
 
2013-05-01 01:20:29 AM  
Meh. When something gets taken off, I'll just look for something else that I've been meaning to get to. Been watching The League lately. That show is just way too damn funny.
 
2013-05-01 01:22:46 AM  

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.
 
2013-05-01 01:23:48 AM  

frostus: TheShavingofOccam123:  the Bambi episode of the Young Ones. Lots of other Brit comedy stuff too.

Great episode. Bomb is another one of my favorites.


Thanks for the recommendation.
 
2013-05-01 01:24:50 AM  
"We are selective about what's available to watch on Netflix. We often license TV shows and movies on an exclusive basis, so we can provide a unique experience. We'll forego, or choose not renew, titles that aren't watched enough. We always use our knowledge about what our members love to watch to decide what's available on Netflix. Our goal is to be an expert programmer, offering a mix that delights our members, rather than trying to be a broad distributor."

Note to suit:  Your movie selection delights no one.

If this is your goal, you are not reaching your goal.

/ TV is good though.  well worth it for someone who is awake by himself on his off days waiting for his wife to wake up.
 
2013-05-01 01:25:46 AM  

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.


They recently got Justice League and JL: Unlimited streaming as well. Netflix will continue to siphon money from my wallet if they keep adding titles like that....
 
2013-05-01 01:26:06 AM  
It'll be awesome when every content producer holds onto all their own stuff, exclusively for their own overpriced Netflix-like service, and they all go bankrupt while wondering why they have no subscribers.

/just like EA pulling all of their games from Steam to make them Origin exclusive, and subsequently having a terrible financial year and firing their CEO
 
2013-05-01 01:30:24 AM  

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.
 
2013-05-01 01:32:01 AM  
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.
 
2013-05-01 01:36:13 AM  
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.
 
2013-05-01 01:39:28 AM  

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.
 
2013-05-01 01:39:57 AM  

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.
 
2013-05-01 01:41:35 AM  

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.
 
2013-05-01 01:46:16 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.


Probably won't help you now, but at least on the PS3, the history is only like 10 entries long. After checking out High School of the Dead, I thought it might be a good idea to shuffle that box art off the front and center of Netflix, as my mom was coming over that weekend and she'd asked if I could give her a quick Instant Queue tutorial. I just loaded up a few episodes here, a documentary there, and a few movies. Closed and relaunched the app, and it was good to go.
 
2013-05-01 01:46:27 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: log_jammin: My issue is that Amazon Prime is about to lose all the MST3K episodes.

They'll get them back in the not-too-distant future.


Next Sunday A.D.?
 
2013-05-01 01:46:27 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.


When they split DVD and streaming into two different things we dropped DVD to save money. Same thing happened to us and we had to add DVDs back in.
 
2013-05-01 01:47:48 AM  
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.
 
2013-05-01 01:59:14 AM  

arsonik: 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.

Probably won't help you now, but at least on the PS3, the history is only like 10 entries long. After checking out High School of the Dead, I thought it might be a good idea to shuffle that box art off the front and center of Netflix, as my mom was coming over that weekend and she'd asked if I could give her a quick Instant Queue tutorial. I just loaded up a few episodes here, a documentary there, and a few movies. Closed and relaunched the app, and it was good to go.


I tried that too, but it seemed like on the ipad, the app was inconsistent about how long I had to watch a movie before it would appear on the recently watched list. Sometimes the movie would appear on the list after watching for 30 seconds or so, and other movies, I'd let run for a few minutes, then when I checked the queue again it still wouldn't be on it. Eventually I just gave up.
 
2013-05-01 02:05:21 AM  
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.
 
2013-05-01 02:06:10 AM  

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.
 
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
 
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.
.find_in_page{background-color:#ffff00 !important;padding:0px;margin:0px;overflow:visible !important;}.findysel{background-color:#ff9632 !important;padding:0px;margin:0px;overflow:visible !important;}
 
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  

mjohnson71:
.find_in_page{background-color:#ffff00 !important;padding:0px;margin:0px;overflow:visible !important;}.findysel{background-color:#ff9632 !important;padding:0px;margin:0px;overflow:visible !important;}


+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."
 
2013-05-02 10:23:16 AM  
Night Night Cream Puff:
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."

I don't have cable/sat.
All my Media is downloaded or streamed.

HBO and its streaming tied to a subscription cable package AND the potential as a one off streaming channel....  both just encourage "grey market" viewing.  Sell your shows to Netflix and let them do the hosting and such. Starz, HBO, all these one offs will eventually realize they get more return going through an established service.
 
Displayed 151 of 151 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report