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DVDs cost Netflix 75 cents each to ship while it only costs 5 to 10 cents to deliver the streaming equivalent.
The company underestimated demand for DVD rentals, and had to cover the costs of streaming rights

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still the best deal in town
By kattanna on 7/18/2011 9:54:49 AM , Rating: 3
while i can understand some are upset by the new pricing, it is still the best deal in town. sure you can get newer movies and such streamed from some other services, but your paying for each episode or movie, not a low set price per month.

we do the 5 disc at a time plan and stream as well. and our price went up a couple bucks.. so what. still beats paying for movie channels or per viewing rentals.

RE: still the best deal in town
By th3pwn3r on 7/18/2011 10:16:59 AM , Rating: 2
There are FREE offerings that are much better than Netflix.

I imagine that soon enough every T.V. channel will offer streaming to people at the cost of their time being taken up by commercials. When this happens the end of Netflix will be in sight.

RE: still the best deal in town
By kattanna on 7/18/2011 10:29:34 AM , Rating: 2
cost of their time being taken up by commercials.

LOL thats one of the reasons why i LOVE netflix.. no damn commercials

and for going to a channels website to view their content, no thanks. had to endure that once when the DVR missed an episode of supernatural.

RE: still the best deal in town
By hkscfreak on 7/18/2011 11:13:17 AM , Rating: 2
you can always hit up the torrents for TV. last I checked it wasn't illegal yet. I'm sure they're working on it.

RE: still the best deal in town
By Alchemy69 on 7/18/2011 1:57:16 PM , Rating: 2
Check again.

RE: still the best deal in town
By Reclaimer77 on 7/18/2011 10:34:43 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, sorry, but I tried Hulu+ and I cancelled that same month. Not only are there way too many commercials for a paid service, but there aren't that many different ones. So you are subjected to the same 3 or 4 commercials over and over again for the entire night, no variety! It drove me nuts.

RE: still the best deal in town
By michal1980 on 7/18/2011 10:18:26 AM , Rating: 3
There is a big percentage difference in cost increase for those having a plan with a few disks out per month, vs those only getting 1.

And those having a plan with only a single disk out per month probably did so because thats the most they could afford or spend on netflix.

RE: still the best deal in town
By runutz on 7/18/2011 10:45:40 AM , Rating: 2
For some. Frankly, I soon tired of what movies they had to offer and dropped them months ago. Even at $8 bucks/month I wasn't seeing a value. Same for the Cable "Movie channels"

For those like you who find value in the package- go for it!
This is in no way an attack against you. I realize that none of the services can expect to make everybody happy, and still remain competitively priced.

For the few movies I WILL watch, I can walk the couple of miles to rent it at the Kiosk or Brick front and enjoy the scenery along the way.

RE: still the best deal in town
By RamarC on 7/18/2011 11:52:06 AM , Rating: 4
People are complaining because this is the 2nd price increase this year with no corresponding increase in service.

Also, netflix is screwing its original customer base who signed up because of their broad DVD library. If DVDs are to too costly to ship, how did they manage to put Blockbuster and Hollywood video out of business with a DVD-centric business model?

RE: still the best deal in town
By wempa on 7/18/2011 12:32:35 PM , Rating: 2
I agree. What does the standard cable TV package cost (not including internet or phone service) ? It's around $50 where I am. For $16 and an internet connection, you can basically get access to the same content, without having to deal with any garbage you don't want. We've been hanging onto our cable TV package just for a few kids channels that our daughter watches. Other than that, those other 100+ channels carry 99% junk.

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