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Postby Duff » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:46 pm

Giving Netflix a go at the moment, after cancelling Lovefilm. I'm enjoying gorging on Breaking Bad at the moment and look forward to doing the same with House of Cards, but is it just me, or is the film selection rather limited? I'm really struggling to find movies that I haven't seen and want to watch, just a load of tosh like Transformers and Resident Evil films.
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Re: Netflix

Postby blackfly » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:46 pm

Their licensing agreements change a lot, which is pretty fucking annoying. Stuff you've had in your queue will just disapear. Then, if they re-negotiate, it might come back. Their list isn't awesome, but be sure you're looking at your queue online via a web broweser. If you browse via a set-top box channel like Roku or WDTV etc, you might not get the full list. On my Roku at least, you can only ever get their 'predictive' lists, and 'popular' lists etc. I can't browse the full catalog unless I do it through a browser. Are you doing streaming only, or the DVD service too? They have a lot more on DVD.

I mostly use it for a few TV shows, and a lot of standards/classics I haven't seen yet. I've been bingeing on Jean-Pierre Melville and Wong Kar Wai, but a fair percentage are on DVD only.

I don't think I'd bother with them in streaming only mode, unless I was way more into TV.
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Re: Netflix

Postby sOOp » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:50 pm

Netflix used to have a whole lot more stuff available streaming. I still enjoy watching the odd low budget movie here and there but I think I am going to cancel my subscription because many of the things that were in my queue are no longer available.
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Re: Netflix

Postby spinningdice » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:17 pm

There's a plugin for Chrome that lets you watch the US version of Netflix, it has some different stuff on (allegedly Netflix are aware that you can do this, but aren't bothered). I'm guessing the licensing of some things must be more or less cost effective in different countries.
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Re: Netflix

Postby Duff » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:30 pm

I don't think Netflix has a DVD option in the UK. I mainly used Lovefilm for the DVDs, but I won't use Amazon companies anymore. LF seemed to have a hell of a lot more choice with their streaming as well though, masses of old classics, though maybe not as many recent releases.

I think I'll finish up Breaking Bad and House of Cards then cancel Netflix as well. :(
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Re: Netflix

Postby Levied Troop » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:12 pm

Duff wrote:but I won't use Amazon companies anymore.


Good for you 8)

TBH the price of DVD box sets (after their first flush) is so cheap at the moment that I'm quite happy having on on the go and one in the queue - just about to finish Fringe season 5 and have The Returned sitting on the TV stand. Of course that's slightly dependant on having HMV still in the High Street.
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Re: Netflix

Postby Citizen Sade » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:28 pm

Levied Troop wrote:
Duff wrote:but I won't use Amazon companies anymore.


Good for you 8)

Why? Tax? Size?
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Re: Netflix

Postby Roger Theloger » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:42 pm

Citizen Sade wrote:
Levied Troop wrote:
Duff wrote:but I won't use Amazon companies anymore.


Good for you 8)

Why? Tax? Size?


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Re: Netflix

Postby --- » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:53 pm

You can also add completely fucking up small publishing in the UK to their 'crimes' :|
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Re: Netflix

Postby Levied Troop » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:07 pm

Tax mostly. Anyone who distorts their business and market model to that extent is a lying, cheating cunt who doesn't get my money. Also, since I cancelled my account I've stopped filling Troop Towers with reactive purchases and gained pounds back.

Funnily enough I've lost pounds since declining Starbucks services :)
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