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Old 07-17-2011, 08:33 PM   #61
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****, I may change my mind after this weekend. I've been having issues on the PS3, but it's usually fixed with a reset or retrying to connect. On the PS3, now the NetFlix browser tells me it cannot connect, try again later. Well **** them then, been doing this all weekend. OK, so I'll just have to watch on my computer... ******* Player issue on their site, "an unknown error has occurred"...

WTF! When I actually have time to relax and watch, I can't use it anywhere.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:40 PM   #62
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Got the ******* thing working on my computer, but now I only get left channel audio.....
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Netflix Emails 3% Discount To Apologize For Streaming Outage



To say sorry for a outage to their streaming service on Sunday night, Netflix sent around an apology email this morning with a link to click on to get 3% credit off your next bill. Reader Stephen says, "Interesting that Netflix is willing to offer the discount but only to those who open the email and click the link. Wouldn't the right thing be to give the discount to everyone?"

Rather than give a discount to customers who lost access as well as those who lost the potential to access the streaming, Netflix is giving the discount to a smaller subset. They're giving the credit to the customers who satisfy all the following conditions:
  • the email didn't get stuck in their spam filter
  • they opened it
  • they read it
  • either said "yup, I saw that outage" OR "I have no moral qualms about clicking this link" who did not at that moment experience catastrophic mouse failure with no backup mouse around
  • and who clicked the link
At any step failing to meet one of the above conditions would mean the credit stays in Netflix's pocket instead of yours, which is certainly cheaper than giving out a mass credit.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:33 AM   #64
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LOL. This "credit" is worth $.2397. Less than a quarter, who cares. Not worth my time to fill out their form.
THAT is the insult.
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Netflix’s stock lost a whopping 26% of its value after a million subscribers jumped ship over the price hike. CEO Reed Hastings is now apologizing for his handling of the price increase, appropriately calling his approach “arrogant,” and is now renaming its DVD by mail service “Qwikster.”
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:50 PM   #66
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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.
This.

I've already been upset about SEVERAL scratched discs. They should take them out of circulation once reported, and they do nothing to make up for ruining your weekend rental.

We currently have streaming and two discs. One disc is strictly for my daughter's movies that she will either return immediately, or hold onto for weeks. The other disc we only return weekly so we have one movie to watch each weekend.

The streaming has nothing but crap movies most of the time, and they often change which TV series they have before you can finish watching the whole series. **** pisses me off.

We're already not getting our money's worth, and at least RedBox gets us physically out of the house so it's some fresh air and a family event.

Rate hike = "**** you" from me.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:56 PM   #67
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quit like i did and the million rest of us.
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I thought I quit... checked today and my account is still activated. WTF!?
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:01 PM   #69
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Heard the "Qwikster" story last night and cancelled my Netflix this morning. The streaming selection is really weak, some stuff is crappy quality, and I've had trouble getting it to work ever since the PlayStation password debacle. This pisses me off about as bad as Blockbuster did 10 years ago.
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you can stop billing in such a way that your account stays active in case you want ot start again.
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Deleting account and getting a seedbox.
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nice.
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you can stop billing in such a way that your account stays active in case you want ot start again.
We have done this for the last few months. Just got HBO so I have been living off HBOgo. We might resume netflix or w/e its called after they sort their **** out
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It's still cheaper than comcast.
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For those of use using two discs and streaming the price increase was actually 2/3rds.

Membership cancelled.



Even shittier is they immediately cancel, no pro-rating, no finishing out your month.


Netflix/Qwikster/Fagwads can suck a dick.
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It's still cheaper than comcast.
+1. I get much more use out of netflix than I do from cable at a fraction of the price. I can't wait for the day when you can readily access streaming live tv and I can dump crappy overpriced cable.
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comcast still has a lot more selection than netcrapz.

quality in this case > miniscule quanities.
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My story is similar to many in here. I got the free month, and enjoyed a couple decent war documentaries and such that I may have never seen had I not signed up for netflix, but my initial intent was to stop my evil internet piracy ways and pay for a service to stream my movies.

And like all of you, I realized the streaming section sucked, and I could not find a movie to watch instantly that wasn't over a year old. I cancelled at the end of my free membership and haven't considered going back since.

I don't need to watch TV that bad. I've been making more of an effort to get out of the damn house anyway..
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Deleting account and getting a seedbox.
Glad to see you joining the Cool Kids.
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Glad to see you joining the Cool Kids.
I've had one for the past few years, but didn't renew last month thinking I wouldn't miss it... I miss it.
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