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 Posted:   Jan 23, 2014 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The more I dig the more things I find to watch. I think their system is horribly set up where it's really difficult to see what they have to offer. It's something they should really address. But there's no question half of their content must be "B" rated movies.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2014 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

solum: Re: The more I dig the more things I find to watch. I think their system is horribly set up where it's really difficult to see what they have to offer. It's something they should really address. But there's no question half of their content must be "B" rated movies.

I totally agree. When I bought my most recent universal Blu-ray player and accessed Netflix, it seemed like it had become even harder to find a good movie to stream, which was probably one of the reasons I chose last week to drop that aspect of my Netflix service. But I've kept the mail part -- I'm quite obsessive about buying both DVDs and Blu-rays (owning over 4,000 DVDs alone), and Netflix has singlehandedly saved me thousands of dollars on movies I would without any doubt have bought had I not seen them first through them. And because of that, I don't grumble when they raise their rates. But streaming, for someone like me with ALL the premium movie channels, just wasn't worth it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2014 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

solum: Re: The more I dig the more things I find to watch. I think their system is horribly set up where it's really difficult to see what they have to offer. It's something they should really address. But there's no question half of their content must be "B" rated movies.

I totally agree. When I bought my most recent universal Blu-ray player and accessed Netflix, it seemed like it had become even harder to find a good movie to stream, which was probably one of the reasons I chose last week to drop that aspect of my Netflix service. But I've kept the mail part -- I'm quite obsessive about buying both DVDs and Blu-rays (owning over 4,000 DVDs alone), and Netflix has singlehandedly saved me thousands of dollars on movies I would without any doubt have bought had I not seen them first through them. And because of that, I don't grumble when they raise their rates. But streaming, for someone like me with ALL the premium movie channels, just wasn't worth it.


That is one of the reasons I do enjoy Netflix. There are various BBC programs I am interested in but the cost of the BluRays are ridiculous in the States. So I don't want to waste my money if it ends up I don't like the series. If I like the programs after watching them on Netflix, (which is very affordable), then I'll buy it on DVD or BluRay. I would never go all streaming for things that I like. I want to "own" the media and know I can play them any time I want.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 8:03 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

For those that have Netflix streaming a whole bunch of classics from various decades are available for viewing. I've never seen so many "big" movies in a Netflix update.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
The Fifth Element 1997
The Running Man 1987
Amistad 1997
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000
Angel Heart 1987
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984
The Terminator 1984
Rocky 1976
Chinatown 1974
The Thomas Crown Affair 1999
Braveheart 1995
Jumanji 1995
The Graduate 1967
A League of Their Own 1992
Death Wish 1974
Titanic 1997
Rocky III 1982
Dragonslayer 1981
Robinson Crusoe on Mars 1964
The Odd Couple 1968

Among others...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

For those that have Netflix streaming a whole bunch of classics from various decades are available for viewing. I've never seen so many "big" movies in a Netflix update.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
The Fifth Element 1997
The Running Man 1987
Amistad 1997
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000
Angel Heart 1987
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984
The Terminator 1984
Rocky 1976
Chinatown 1974
The Thomas Crown Affair 1999
Braveheart 1995
Jumanji 1995
The Graduate 1967
A League of Their Own 1992
Death Wish 1974
Titanic 1997
Rocky III 1982
Dragonslayer 1981
Robinson Crusoe on Mars 1964
The Odd Couple 1968

Among others...


Ooh, thanks for the heads-up! There are some definite great ones in there, most of which I don't have on disc (yet wink ). I'm going to be spending a lot more time on the couch in the near future, I think...

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Netflix is horrible at announcing new releases. They don't even show up in the newly released section within my account. You may have to go into search in your account and type in the film you want to see in order to find it.

Here's where I find new announcements: http://instantwatcher.com/






 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

What bothers me is that they want to charge a flat monthly rate to rent BluRays, even if only one in ten of your rentals is a BR. Sorry, no deal.

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Agree with both above. First, I can't justify the added expense of Blu-ray because so many of the movies I rent from Netflix aren't available in that format - so why bother? And it's like pulling teeth to get a complete listing of new releases -- but I can see why they make it so hard. If they had a proper listing of what has been released most recently, millions of subscribers would probably put them at the top of their queue, so they would have to buy far more copies of the same films as soon as they are released. I still keep the service because it has stopped me from buying tons of movies I would have regretted as soon as I watched them, so, for me, as imperfect as they may be, they've saved me more money than I've spent, even during the many years I had both mail and stream.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


"Planes, Trains and Automobiles" on Netflix.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   EuellG   (Member)

interesting thread..

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2014 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

It's official, Netflix will be raising rates in the near future. While early reports claimed existing members would keep their existing rates, this now appears to be temporary.

While new customers will pay one or two dollars more (depending on country) existing members can stay at the current price plan "for a generous time period". What ever that means.

Comcast which almost has a monopoly on the internet service market, and forcing streaming services to pay more for bandwidth probably contributed to Netflix raising rates as well.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/us-netflix-results-idUSBREA3K14N20140421

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2014 - 6:15 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I've been willing to pay $8/month for a magic system that brings me more options for entertainment than anything else I have ever spent money on, so I guess $10/month doesn't sound too bad wink

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2014 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

They have a lot of interesting old movies, and a decent amount of television programming, but I sure hope they get more current flixs into the lineup. A one or two dollar rate hike really isn't anything to complain about. Though who likes seeing their bills go up regardless?! At least it's not like my cable company who for two consecutive years tried to raise my rates by $65 dollars a month!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2014 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Sounds like that between your internet speed and shifty billing policies you have a shitty cable company. There's probably no perfect company to be with, and I'm sure that if the Time Warner/Comcast merger somehow goes through we're all in deep sludge.

We're on Time Warner with internet coming through Earthlink and have had relatively few problems as to image quality and streaming speeds. We have had a few occasions when it froze but going back to the "play" page and starting from there usually cleared up the problem.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2014 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Something strange happened on the way to Netflix. All joking aside I had a strange experience. I received an email from Netflix that Star Trek Into Darkness was available for streaming. I've never gotten a catalog update from Netflix before.

So I turned on my television and went into my Netflix account but couldn't find Star Trek Into Darkness listed anywhere! Not in "new releases", not in "sci fi". I couldn't even find it by typing in a search.

I went back to my email where it said "click here" to watch Into Darkness. Once I did it took me directly to the page where I could play the film. Of course I didn't want to watch it on my computer. But here I had the option to add it to my save list.

After doing this I went back to my television and was able to access the film from this area of my account.

So is Netflix selectively choosing which members can watch which new releases? Seems like a trick to minimize streaming issues with their servers.

Oh and FYI. It's official Netflix will raise it's rates for new members next month. Existing members will stay at the old price rate for an additional two years.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2014 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

New for July-

TV Shows:
1. "Animorphs: Seasons 1 & 2" available on July 1
2. "Knights of Sidonia" Season 1 available on July 4
3. "Hemlock Grove" Season 2 available on July 11
4. "Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures" Season 1 available on July 17
5. "Baby Daddy" Season 3 available on July 18
6. "Melissa & Joey" Season 3 available on July 18
7. "Hell on Wheels" Season 3 available on July 19
8. "Lost Girl" Season 4 available on July 24
9. "Continuum" Season 3 available on July 26

Movies:
1. "12 Angry Men" available on July 1
2. "A Raisin in the Sun" available on July 1
3. "Bad Santa" available on July 1
4. "Basic Instinct" available on July 1
5. "Boyz N the Hood" available on July 1
6. "City of God" available on July 1
7. "Dead Man Walking" available on July 1
8. "Fever Pitch" available on July 1
9. "Funny Face" available on July 1
10. "Gandhi" available on July 1
11. "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" available on July 1
12. "Legends of the Fall" available on July 1
13. "Patton" available on July 1
14. "Philadelphia" available on July 1
15. "Primal Fear" available on July 1
16. "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" available on July 1
17. "The Karate Kid" available on July 1
18. "The Karate Kid II" available on July 1
19. The Karate Kid III" available on july 1
20. "The Manchurian Candidate" available on July 1
21. "The Parent Trap" available on July 1
22. "Under the Tuscan Sun" available on July 1
23. "Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo" available on July 1
24. "American Ninja" available on July 1
25. "Ararat" available on July 1
26. "The Babysitter" available on July 1
27. "Best Defense" available on July 1
28. "Blue Chips" available on July 1
29. "Body of Evidence" available on July 1
30. "Can't Buy Me Love" available on july 1
31. "Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke" available on July 1
32. "Crimson Tide" available on July 1
33. "Croupier" available on July 1
34. "The Dark Half" available on July 1
35. "Don’t Look Now" available on July 1
36. "Eight Men Out" available on July 1
37. "Halloween: Resurrection" available on July 1
38: "The Hunt For Red October" available on July 1
39. "Jersey Girl" available on July 1
40. "The Keys of the Kingdom" available on July 1
41. "Madeline" available on July 1
42. "Mean Girls" available on July 1
43. "My Girl" available on July 1
44. "My Girl 2" available on July 1
45. "People I Know" available on July 1
46. "Phantoms" available on July 1
47. "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" available on July 1
48. "Venus" available on July 1
49. "Renoir" available on July 6
50. "Homefront" available on July 9
51. "Out of the Furnace" available on July 9
52. "The Battered Bastards of Baseball" available on July 11
53. "Sleeping Beauty" available on July 12
53. "The Master" available on July 14
54. "Hitch" available on July 14
55. "The Last Days" available on July 15
56. "Christmas with the Kranks" available on July 26

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Frustrating and stupid changes with Netflix streaming. When you watch a television show the last 60 seconds of either the show or end credits shrink into a smaller window. On the right you get another small window with a countdown that say the next episode will begin in 15 seconds.

Below the windows are buttons with options such as "Play Next Episode" or "Back to Playlist". If you do nothing the next episode will automatically play.

Here's the problem. In one case the end credits where cut off before they finished. For some shows the end credits run over the end of the actual program. Thus you are stuck watching the last 60 seconds of the episode in a small window. mad

Then there's the fact you have to make a choice at the end of an episode if you don't want it to autoplay the next episode, where before it just automatically took you back to the episode playlist. Either way the end of the episode or end credits can only be viewed in a small window.

I swear the more developers tinker with stuff, the worse they make things nowadays.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 3:02 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

But can't you select the small end credits part and make it bigger if you want to watch it full screen?

I'm surprised that you would find this to be a problem. I for one really love how it automatically skips the end credits and goes straight into the next episode skipping the introduction theme, especially with Weeds where the introduction song is really stupid.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

But can't you select the small end credits part and make it bigger if you want to watch it full screen?

I don't have a clue if tha's possible. Besides I don't want windows shrinking, other windows popping up, timers and other options when a program is still playing. That's the kind of nonsense I get from broadcast television.


[startquoteI'm surprised that you would find this to be a problem. I for one really love how it automatically skips the end credits and goes straight into the next episode skipping the introduction theme, especially with Weeds where the introduction song is really stupid.

As a fellow score fan I'm surprised you said that. I love hearing the end credits music and I like to read the credits. A program is over when the end credits end.

If someone doesn't want to sit through the end credits they can hit the back button on their device and it will take them back to the episode playlist.

I know people watch programming differently, so the changes just don't meet my preferences.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

there is a button to click on that says "BACK". if you click that when the credits are small boxed it will expand them again for you

 
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