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Old 02-29-2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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More bad news for us OD advocates.

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Belying the “flix” in its name, Netflix is now primarily an Internet streaming service for television shows, not feature films.

TV series now account for more than half of all Netflix viewing. That helps to explain why this Wednesday — the long-awaited moment when motion picture classics like “Scarface” and newer hits like “Toy Story 3” will vanish from the streaming service — is not the doomsday that it was once expected to be.

The vanishing films are from Starz. Its three-and-a-half-year-old deal helped Netflix persuade millions of people to sign up for Internet streaming, hastening the company’s leap to digital distribution from physical DVDs.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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I they include old TV shows ill stay on.
I can care less about access to shows in the last decade.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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I they include old TV shows ill stay on.
I can care less about access to shows in the last decade.
I just hate that they are lazy in the research. Movies are more popular than TV shows, they think because more people are watching TV shows on streaming that it means they should cut OD inventory. This is extremely narrow minded since the majority of Netflix streaming is TV shows and B Movie content.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #4
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thats why i cancelled...i can turn on my tv to watch shows. They are trying to become another alternative to cable subscriptions it seems.
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thats why i cancelled...i can turn on my tv to watch shows. They are trying to become another alternative to cable subscriptions it seems.
If this keeps us there will no way to rent catalog titles on DVD or BD. We will be limited to what a Redbox machine has or paying $4-6 at what's left of Blockbuster.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:11 AM   #6
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More bad news for us OD advocates.
not sure what you mean by this. This has to do that Netflix is buying real bad and cheap TV shows instead of more expensive movies for their streaming service. Also don't forget that to a customer looking at killing many hours, a 23 episode 1h old TV show kills a lot more time than a 2h movie and since each episode is counted as one instead of seasons it also looks like there is a lot of content.


I don't see what this has to do with OD. It is just Netflix trying to get costs under control.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:06 PM   #7
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Yep, licensing older television content is much cheaper for Netflix and the studios believe that it has no future on physical media. Netflix wants to replace everyone's cable subscription more than anything else.
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personally i think netflix is on its last legs, ever since they raised prices the last time and tried to split thier company, it seems as though they have been losing ground.

I find that i watch more tv shows on netflix than movies, i dont have cable or satelitte, i blind buy most movies i want to see, so the streaming allows me to catch shows i might have missed during the orignal run.

i only pay for streaming, as their catalog blu rays were minimal at best, ill continue to use the service for streaming until netflix goes belly up, which i thin kwill happen sooner than later
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If amazon does a ps3 app for their prime streaming, I most likely will cancel Netflix. It does seem like Netflix needs to get their act together...they're acting like blockbuster, making too many changes and changing them back all the time.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:19 AM   #10
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Well my fiance got a free 1 month trial for Netflix so I say her and I stream away! But this will not replace Blu ray for us one bit. Its a 1 month trial and after that? Its bye bye.
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i just dropped netflix last month and will never go back. I used to really like them but they are not the same anymore.
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