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Old 07-07-2019, 03:50 PM   #81
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Can we not turn this into another physical vs digital thread, please
Anything for you when you ask so nicely.

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Old 07-07-2019, 04:59 PM   #82
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Anything for you when you ask so nicely.
The Donster is correct, I responded to a sucker punch .
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:23 PM   #83
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So did I Wendell, so did I
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Old 07-07-2019, 06:20 PM   #84
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I am sure that I do not know what either of you are carrying on about.

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Old 07-07-2019, 07:44 PM   #85
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I am sure that I do not know what either of you are carrying on about.
Right By the way, have you made a post that you havenít had to edit. Get your thoughts straight young bean
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:59 PM   #86
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Right By the way, have you made a post that you havenít had to edit. Get your thoughts straight young bean
First I create, and then I apply the polish, thereby burnishing the artwork that are my posts until each masterpiece simply dazzles.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:33 PM   #87
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You have admitted that most of your digital collection comes via cheap UV/MA code purchases. I would wager ďmyĒ should be changed to ďrentalĒ, sound about right?

You have never answered: What will you do if cheap codes should disappear?

The rest of you post has been refuted and explained to you numerous times and yet you continue to post that trite over and over. I have encountered slow learners, donít remember any zero learners before you.

BTW, I have been here almost 3 years longer than you. I will let you detail what that means.
Wendell I know you always try to get a rise out of me, but we all try to find ways to cut expenses. Yes I rented from Red Box, but my Digital Codes mainly came from Recent Releases Combo Packs. Then I would back up and sell the originals. Codes are not cheap anymore, they have gone up in price but to answer your question I look for the best price.
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:28 PM   #88
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I’ve had Netflix disc service for years and loved it. Well before they had streaming but the past year has dipped in quality. It now takes 2-3 days to receive discs from the same distribution center instead of the 1 day i enjoyed for years and sometimes they “receive” discs on different days even though I returned them all at the same time. I’ve also received more broken discs in the past year than I ever did the 10ish years previous. It sucks that it feels inevitable that they will discontinue disc service eventually. For anyone saying redbox etc. that’s hard for people who want to check out foreign language, Art house, classics, and tv series and special features not available on streaming before purchasing

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Old 07-09-2019, 01:37 PM   #89
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I have been a disc member since 2004. I took the last year off, but resumed recently with BD only, because I don't care what anyone says - DVDs look garbage on a 4k TV even w/ Oppo upscaling. I have been slightly disappointed in the BD selection as well as the wait times on newer releases. Once I'm caught up on some of the early 2019 releases that I missed in theaters, I will probably stop my disc subscription again.
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:38 PM   #90
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Iíve had Netflix disc service for years and loved it. Well before they had streaming but the past year has dipped in quality. It now takes 2-3 days to receive discs from the same distribution center instead of the 1 day i enjoyed for years and sometimes they ďreceiveĒ discs on different days even though I returned them all at the same time. Iíve also received more broken discs in the past year than I ever did the 10ish years previous. It sucks that it feels inevitable that they will discontinue disc service eventually. For anyone saying redbox etc. thatís hard for people who want to check out foreign language, Art house, classics, and tv series and special features not available on streaming before purchasing
And yet, it could present an opportunity for a another business to take over. I mean, Netflix would presumably sell off its disc library, maybe someone else would see an opportunity there?
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:05 PM   #91
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I find that many of my DVDs look quite good upscaled on my 4K TV with my Oppo 203. I certainly would not say that they look like "garbage." I think it is possible that 4K content has just spoiled some of us more than others.

I remember when the addition of "Hi Fi" sound to VHS tapes was a big deal. My first Hi Fi VCR cost $800 in 1986; that's $1869 in today's dollars. I thought I was living large when I bought it and I could not wait to hook it up to my 19" CRT television and my stereo system. Having such a historical perspective helps when viewing my upscaled DVDs, but I am still impressed by how well many of them look.

Netflix discs get here fast enough for me; it is not like I can't find something else to watch or do during the brief turnaround time. I have not received any broken or unplayable discs in over two years.

If only I could say the same for movies shipped to me from Amazon in those useless padded envelopes. UPS mangles and mauls about 1 out of every 3 such shipments.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:37 PM   #92
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Netflix discs get here fast enough for me; it is not like I can't find something else to watch or do during the brief turnaround time.
Exactly. As it is, I still get some discs at home that I sit on for a few weeks because of other, current shows coming on for streaming, or I'm catching up on my own owned-disc library.

DVD: If you have a Netflix disc subscription to get those non-REDBOX titles (classics, foreign, art-house, etc.), you pretty much have to accept that enough of them are DVD-only, not yet on blu-ray and may never be. The quality isn't that bad, especially when there's no other choice.

Netflix spin-off for someone else to pickup: isn't dvd.com (what Netflix disc service is) already separate?

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Old 07-10-2019, 03:25 PM   #93
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Exactly. As it is, I still get some discs at home that I sit on for a few weeks because of other, current shows coming on for streaming, or I'm catching up on my own owned-disc library.

DVD: If you have a Netflix disc subscription to get those non-REDBOX titles (classics, foreign, art-house, etc.), you pretty much have to accept that enough of them are DVD-only, not yet on blu-ray and may never be. The quality isn't that bad, especially when there's no other choice.

Netflix spin-off for someone else to pickup: isn't dvd.com (what Netflix disc service is) already separate?

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You can subscribe to Netflix streaming alone, their disc plan alone, or both.

https://www.lifewire.com/renting-from-netflix-1854040

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Old 07-10-2019, 09:15 PM   #94
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I can tell you it is easier for me to go to my mailbox than get in my car or truck to visit a store kiosk. No late fees and urgency to return quickly? Just one of the reasons we signed up about a decade ago. I do miss the services being connected. I loved when one of my ques would tell me if something was available through either service or been upgraded to BR.

I was also impressed with is that most of the Criterion’s were BDs when the movies were available in that format. I also didn’t mind too much that animated movies were DVD. It was just when most of the movies I received towards the end were DVD or faulty. When that happens you should do right by your customers and send out an extra disc or something. Otherwise you aren’t getting the service you are paying for. Especially if you are on a multi-disc plan
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Exactly. As it is, I still get some discs at home that I sit on for a few weeks because of other, current shows coming on for streaming, or I'm catching up on my own owned-disc library.

DVD: If you have a Netflix disc subscription to get those non-REDBOX titles (classics, foreign, art-house, etc.), you pretty much have to accept that enough of them are DVD-only, not yet on blu-ray and may never be. The quality isn't that bad, especially when there's no other choice.

Netflix spin-off for someone else to pickup: isn't dvd.com (what Netflix disc service is) already separate?

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I sat on Bohemian Rhapsody for almost 4 months before I popped it in.

I never really paid attention to exact turnaround times, but as a result of this thread, I was more curious. I put a movie in last Tuesday and took out its replacement today. With a holiday in the middle, that looks to be 6 mailing days. Not quick, but not enough to make me consider other options.

Netflix did split off their disc by mail service, but it is still under their umbrella.
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Exactly. As it is, I still get some discs at home that I sit on for a few weeks because of other, current shows coming on for streaming, or I'm catching up on my own owned-disc library.

DVD: If you have a Netflix disc subscription to get those non-REDBOX titles (classics, foreign, art-house, etc.), you pretty much have to accept that enough of them are DVD-only, not yet on blu-ray and may never be. The quality isn't that bad, especially when there's no other choice.

Netflix spin-off for someone else to pickup: isn't dvd.com (what Netflix disc service is) already separate?

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You can subscribe to Netflix streaming alone, their disc plan alone, or both.
Yes, I know. I'm not sure what your point is, given the post you replied to.

For the record, I have:
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  • Always and still currently do both
  • Looked into streaming only, but their film selection sucks
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I sat on Bohemian Rhapsody for almost 4 months before I popped it in.
I've done that as well. I'm currently sitting on Eyes Wide Shut (I guess because of it's length, finding the right evening for it), have had it for a month.

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I never really paid attention to exact turnaround times, but as a result of this thread, I was more curious. I put a movie in last Tuesday and took out its replacement today. With a holiday in the middle, that looks to be 6 mailing days. Not quick, but not enough to make me consider other options.
I noticed it being slow around the holidays too. But normally, it's much better than that for me.

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Yeah, the turnaround the holidays is to be expected. I did my best to get mine as quickly as I could, but it was much easier when I was the stay at home parent and had my own dedicated space back in Washington. Since the move Iíve been having a hard time balancing my time.
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Yes, I know. I'm not sure what your point is, given the post you replied to.

For the record, I have:
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  • Streamed from them since they started
  • Always and still currently do both
  • Looked into streaming only, but their film selection sucks
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I must have misread your question. Let's see if I can misread it some more.

The disc by mail service is a separate division of Netflix; it states that it is a "Netflix company" on the dvd.netflix.com website.

Whether or not someone else will take it over from Netflix is another question. If offered the right price, Netflix might sell it off. I'll give them $100 for the whole thing and all of their shiny discs.

https://dvd.netflix.com/
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Whether or not someone else will take it over from Netflix is another question.
When Netflix hinted they might spin off the disc-by-mail business a few years ago their stocks went into a tail spin.
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