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Old 07-13-2011, 12:02 AM   #1
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So netflix as of today has changed its policy. They will charge you 7.99 a month for a streaming only subscription. Plus their lowest dvd (one at a time) will be 7.99.

So at minimum for DVD and streaming you are now 15.98 Vs. the 10 you are paying now if you are on that same service. So in less than a year they have gone from having new release on dvd to holding them for a month, raising their fees by $2, to now charging for streaming (on a shitty selection. Only thing worth streaming are old TV shows I missed when I was younger) and charging for DVD.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/...id=92989&tsp=1

any other options? My GF and I dont go out much (unless to like hike, or be out in nature) so we have gotten a lot of mileage out of NF, but I do not like the direction they seem to be going in. What are other options besides finding what I want "online".

How good is hulu? I know its mostly TV shows?
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Doesn't bother me, I cancelled my DVD service that I never used back when they lowered the price for streaming only. I hear hulu has better selection, but do they have top gear?
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I guess the only reason I'm still with them is the streaming to the xbox. Plus I dont have to wait for a torrent to finish to stream it to my xbox.

TopGear doesnt matter as I have every episode (including this past Sundays) for the last 8~9 Seasons on my HDD. I need to see how much Xbox charges per movie. Might be cheaper for me.

If they started having new releases on streaming I wouldn't care.
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probably going to cancel it soon. i dont use it as much as I used to when I was in college.
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probably going to cancel it soon. i dont use it as much as I used to when I was in college.
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https://www.blockbuster.com/signup/m/plan anyone tried this one? I can rent games apparently.
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eztv.it for TV shows, FinalGear.com for Top Gear, ThePirateBay for everything else.
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Im gona cancel. **** the price increase. There should be a grandfathered rate for people whi have been wih them for a few years
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eztv.it for TV shows, .
I already use the other two. Did not know about this one.

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I guess the only reason I'm still with them is the streaming to the xbox. Plus I dont have to wait for a torrent to finish to stream it to my xbox.
Hulu streams to your xbox, along with both netflix and hulu having iphone apps. When I start running out of netflix shows to watch at work (currently watching ~2-3 episodes of top gear a night), I'll start looking at Hulu.
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Im gona cancel. **** the price increase. There should be a grandfathered rate for people whi have been wih them for a few years
Been with them since 1999. Unless they offer a "come back" rate, a loyalty deal, or some other gimmicky drop in price, I won't be with them at the end of this year.
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I only stream. I'm not waiting days for a movie that I might not want to see by the time it arrives. I'm very spontaneous when it comes to movie watching. Plus 90% of my NetFlix usage is TV and documentaries. Even at double the monthly cost, I would hardly call that being raped. Still awesome value for what you get.
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I only stream. I'm not waiting days for a movie that I might not want to see by the time it arrives. I'm very spontaneous when it comes to movie watching. Plus 90% of my NetFlix usage is TV and documentaries. Even at double the monthly cost, I would hardly call that being raped. Still awesome value for what you get.
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But my question is, can you pay for streaming only?
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But my question is, can you pay for streaming only?
You can not pay for streaming only.
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Still not a bad deal for what you get.
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You can not pay for streaming only.
Yeah you can.
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streaming only is now 7.99
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PS3 NetFlix FTW!
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I'm canceling as soon as I send back the DVD i have here. But I was already planning to hike increase or not, the service sucks and the selection is weak.
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You can not pay for streaming only.
Is that a new part of the change? I had to pay like $3 extra a more to the 1 DVD at a time added.
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