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I've had both blockbuster and Netflix and they are the same for DVD by mail. For non mail I I just use on demand and hbo or dvr.
I've plowed through the 4-5 TV series I wanted to watch, but never could get around to it before netflix streaming.
If you want to see some angry comments go to the "reviews" of Dexter on Netflix, with scores of complaints about it not being available on demand any longer.
Now with those done, the ability to run through back seasons of "Bones" or "CSI" don't seem to make it worth keeping.
I can't really point to anything in particular, but I've been feeling like netflix has improved their streaming selection lately
Just set up the Plex Media Server combined with SABNZBD, Sickbeard, and Couchpotatoe.
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Hulu is best none than others.
Used to torrent, now I make backup copies of discs for netflix. :) I'd cancel netflix but a few times a month watching a movie on the phone totally redeems itself.
Beating your m eat seems like a good alternative.
"If you're worried about Wolverine fans, just move to Pasadena. You'll never have to deal with 'em."
You think Netflix has reduced the amount of online content?
There are some pretty good websites that show you what's streaming on Netflix, and they have fairly accurate ratings. For example, I found out about a movie called "Somewhere" from one of those websites recently. I don't know if it's still streaming, but it's by Sofia Coppola. It's a lot like "Lost in Translation" (also directed and written by her). Another good Netflix movie is "Let the Right One In." It's an unconventional vampire movie from Sweden.
Here's the URL for one such website:
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Where Netflix fails is customer service. For instance, I've had a DVD out for 3 months straight and not a single email from them saying- "hey, you still alive?"
Netflix is good on the web. Amazon Prime is picking up steam but netflix is best.
We can get any movie that we want online though if we are into the downloading and viewing of them online.
Many more movies on Movies10.biz and netflix, i like both
its thepiratebay.se now fyi...
tRCMB should have a streaming feature.
Or at least a vChedda function where you can pay someone to hook up a Sling Box for you when you can't catch a game.
Thinking of finally making the jump to Netflix streaming, mainly to watch TV series I've missed out on and the occasional movie. What's the straight scoop on their inventory? It seems like the HBO and Showtime content is limited or nonexistant. In essence it looks like I'd be paying $8/month mainly to get AMC shows.
Is their content of decent, critically acclaimed stuff growing, or are the networks restricting their access so they can sell it themselves?
It resembles a picked over bin at a family video going out of business sale.
movie streaming is below average quality. TV shows in my opinion are top notch and basically the only thing I use Netflix for anymore.
It's been a bit since I've had it but at the time they had some ABC/NBC content, Discovery, AMC, and Downton Abbey (PBS/BBC?)
Should be time WITH your family, especially your kids. Keep them away from MSU sports, and they will grow up to be UM fans. Good luck with that.
I'm in my free trial period. All the stuff I want to see will be seen by the time this trial is over.
Also I think NBC has a deal with Hulu so only older stuff was available at the time.
Depends on what you're into.
No, HBO and Showtime don't stream their stuff through Netflix and no, you won't find most mainstream, American movies streaming there unless they are older. Netflix can't afford to pay what would be necessary to get newer films that the general public wants. DVD and Blu-Ray sales are too important to the films distributors. HBO has their own streaming service for their customers and Showtime is working on one.
Netflix Streaming caters to cinephiles. They stream a lot of great, newer foreign films and documentaries because that's what they can afford to get the rights to while keeping their customer costs under $10.
If you don't mind subtitles, there are some great films in their streaming library right now. Headhunters is brilliant and stars the actor who plays Jaime Lannister in GoT. The Yellow Sea is a great Korean thriller for those who dug Oldboy and I Saw The Devil. The Snowtown Murders, Elite Squad, Bullhead, Election, The Man From Nowhere, Margin Call, Gomorrah, Carlos, and A Prophet are some of the best movies I've seen in the past 5 years and all are streaming on Netflix.
They also stream a lot of good BBC stuff and have started to add TV shows from other countries as well.
Well, netflix may have a lot of 'older' flicks but rarely anything that was considered good... you won't find Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark or even Poltergeist there. Most of them will be 1-3 star movies. That's why we're pretty close to ditching the DVD portion entirely - just haven't gotten around to it. OnDemand is much better in that regard though we hate having to pay to watch a movie we may not like or we've already seen but just want some decent background noise.
As for as television shows - they do have a very good collection but things sometimes vanish without warning. As the other poster said, we use them mostly for old TV shows but eventually, even that will be a wash.
Side point about netflix... when you are searching their library via the TV, XBOX, Wii or PS3 connection, they will only show the first 75 or so in a category. If your kids have gotten ahold of the account and watched a bunch of crap, the only new shows that will pop up will be whatever is 'similar' to what they watched. I can't really see whatever new stuff they added easliy because it keeps trying to reocmmend all kinds of stupid cartoons and G rated movies... guess what I'm saying is maybe there is more there, but if I don't know exact name to search for, it never come up as something I'd enjoy.
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