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  •  With any luck... (5+ / 0-)

    This will result in millions more people Killing their TVs.

    I mean...  Netflix still delivers DVDs... so all you'll miss is the commercials...

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 07:12:44 AM PST

    •  Plenty of things don't make it to (0+ / 0-)

      disc. I won't make the argument about timeliness, but many people do want to see things sooner than 6-9 months from when they were released/broadcast. In any case, there's absolutely no reason to assume Netflix will survive any of this. Their streaming model is already fairly well dead, as far as top-of-the-line feature films goes . . .

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 08:55:40 AM PST

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      •  how do you mean? (1+ / 0-)
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        Haven't looked at any numbers, but their streaming service has seemed to go through the roof for popularity, seems like everyone has it now.

        •  Yeah, but the offerings are (0+ / 0-)

          not what people are expecting to see. Maybe it's my survey, but if you want to see any of the Marvel Comics movies, other than The Avengers--any of them--they are not streamable. Nor are the Bourne movies. No Hobbit. From what I can see, they are getting only the licenses to recent features that bombed (Jack Reacher, the latest Schwarzenegger) and TV shows.
          Take a look at their "Recently Added" list. It's pathetic.

          "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

          by bryduck on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 12:51:13 PM PST

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          •  for sure (0+ / 0-)

            but it's still a helluva lot of content available for $8 a month. I dunno, have been waiting for it to either shoot up in price or the ISP's to muzzle it (they are trying), because it seems like a great deal compared to cable.

      •  Streaming service is far from dead... (0+ / 0-)

        maybe some movie selections but Netflix is the go to place for binge-tv watching at the moment. They even started their own critically acclaimed productions with shows like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black etc.

        "These are established professionals that have a liberal bent, but ultimately most of them if pushed will choose professional preservation over cause, such is the mentality of most business professionals" -BoA/HBGary/CoC

        by LieparDestin on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 12:30:53 PM PST

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        •  They started those productions (1+ / 0-)
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          because they can't afford the licensing to the big movies. Not their fault, mind you; the studios are restricting access to raise prices and own distribution channels.

          "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

          by bryduck on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 12:52:33 PM PST

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