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I know it's months old news about Netflix, but after futher review..

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Posted on Nov 20, 2012 4:15:03 AM PST
I still like Netflix, but it's a shadow of what it was in not too distant past. I still think it's the best streaming option availiable, but services like Prime keep getting better and Netflix keeps getting worse. At the current pace, Amazon Instant will be of equal quality to Netflix soon, and Prime has other benefits. If the streaming was of equal quality, I would definitely cancel Netflix and get Prime. I can't really see myself paying for two streaming services, but I understand for people who enjoy Prime's other benefits and Netflix's streaming. That's just not for me. If Prime streaming became equal, I think there would be others cancelling Netflix with little remorse as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 5:30:22 AM PST
Considering the only television I got before streaming Netflix was PBS*, I don't think I'll run out of shows to watch.

Sure, the selection is lacking the proverbial bag of chips, but when your standards are so low from years of watching cyber-chase, sewing with Nancy, and far too many episodes (than I care to admit) of the Joy of Music, with Diane Bish. you can always find something "good" to watch.

*Being far enough away from every nearby major city, there were no network channels to get over the rabbit ears, and I am far too principled (cheap) to pay a cable company for the privilege of being a product they, in turn, sell to advertisers.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 5:17:07 AM PST
Xavier 7 says:
There's plenty of movies produced within that time frame.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 3:22:31 PM PST
Peter Faden says:
For $8 a month, I dont see why there are any complaints. Let's say you combine Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime. You are still only paying $25 a month for basically every show, both current and old with very few exception. That is way better than paying for cable service. Add free sites like Ustream and to the mix and now you also get all sporting events mixed in to your service. To me, that is a no brainer winning solution and alternative to cable/satellite/

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 2:55:08 PM PST
c--kuta says:
Some of you act as if they have control over what content they can provide. The people who own the content decide if they will do business with Netflix. Netflix power comes from the amount of subscribers they have, which provides them bargaining power. Canceling when they lose content isn't going to get you what you the content you want to appear.

The only way we will ever see a stream king, with everything we want on it or most, is if one has enough subscribers that the studios cannot ignore.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 2:29:32 PM PST
Waldo says:
A good site for Netflix to see upcoming, newly released, and expiring videos is: I always use that site and when I see the "expiring soon" titles at the bottom of that webpage, any titles I have on my own personal Queue I go to my Netflix Queue on my computer and move all those titles to the top of my Instant Watch list.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 10:39:23 PM PST
Nicos says:
One of the recent updates brought back the "available until" info (at least for the 360). You have to scroll to the bottom of the description/text panel to see it. That was one of my biggest complaints when they changed the format for the 360.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 6:31:43 PM PST
Jacob Wunder says:
I like Netflix. I've been getting into anime a little bit since I got it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 6:08:49 PM PST
The "whining" is because it's lost over half of its quality in the last couple of years. I know new subscribers don't realize it, but you used to be able to watch movies on there produced within the last 5 years.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 11:14:20 AM PST
D says:
It's got decent sci-fi shows, if not for that I'd dump it.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 10:21:55 AM PST
This thread is not about Netflix vs. Amazon Streaming, *but* the other night I rented my first Amazon streaming movie and paid $1 extra for the HD version. 15 minutes in the movie started having buffering problem and then a pop-up recommended switching to SD for the remainder of the movie. Super annoying, and I never have buffering issues with Netflix.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 9:59:20 AM PST
Xavier 7 says:

I've never understood all the whining surrounding Netflix's streaming service. It's $8 a month for crying out loud.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 9:35:26 AM PST
Chris94 says:
The prime tv shows are terrible.
I really like Netflix. Iv watched a ton of shows that I absolutely love.
Now watching rescue me, amazing.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 9:07:27 AM PST
R. Garrelts says:
There's a lot of holes in Netflix's streaming lineup but I still think it's worth it. Managed to watch (and catch up) Dexter before it was pulled and a bunch of other shows - Sarah Connor Chronicles, Married with Children, though sadly now gone. Still enjoy catching old episodes of The Next Generation and Frasier.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 8:51:26 AM PST
Kevin Beirne says:
Breaking Bad being on there is makin it worth my subsricption big time.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 7:44:16 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2012 7:44:33 AM PST
Netflix streaming is awesome, I will never have time to watch all of the good stuff between it and Hulu

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 7:26:15 AM PST
I've heard others say they keep it for the kids. It does have a wide variety of kids shows aimed at all age groups. My kids use it around twice a week.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 7:23:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2012 7:24:14 AM PST
SMH says:
I can't remember the last time I used my Netflix as I'm caught up enough on all of my shows to just watch On Demand. We just keep it for the kids now since it seems to still have a pretty good selection of shows/movies for them.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 7:22:06 AM PST
Thanks for the input guys. I can't say I completely disagree with anybody.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 7:08:04 AM PST
Shanghaied says:
Bah, it seems like Prime is getting better all the time and Netflix is getting worse.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 7:06:35 AM PST
JJ4prez says:
Netflix still has all of my shows and add new episodes. They have a insane selection of TV shows available.

For 8 bucks a month, it's too good to pass up.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 6:52:00 AM PST
Voice of god says:
"It seems every movie I search for, no matter how old, is never available."

Well there's your problem. You're using it wrong. You don't search for movies on Netflix. You browse, and if you stumble across something interesting, you throw it in your queue.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 6:47:20 AM PST
I love Netflix, especially at $7.99 a month. The Walking Dead, Inspector Lewis, Sherlock, A Touch of Frost, Firefly, Doctor Who, X-Files, Miss Marple, Doc Martin, Mad Men, Archer... the list of good TV series goes on and on. Plus I've seen foreign language TV shows that I would never have discovered otherwise. It's also a treasure trove of old movies (and some terrible indie movies, too). It's true that it's better to browse than to search for titles because there is a lot they don't have.

Some movies and shows are only up for a limited time, but they don't give you adequate warning about that. So periodically I check my queue from a PC to see upcoming expiration dates.

My only real hate is when a show ends. I pay attention to end credits, and hate that they are relegated to a tiny third of the screen. You can magnify that section but by then the first names on the credits have already passed. And if it's a series, it will automatically start the next episode, often before the credits have finished running.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 6:35:39 AM PST
Meth Panther says:
There's always a ton of stuff to watch in my queue, so even if I lose something its not a big deal. For instance right now I'm alternating between episodes of Archer, Louie, the X-Files, and the Larry Sanders Show.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 6:19:50 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
Nope. My queue is still over 400 items. Maybe once I'm below 100 it'll be worth cancelling. But netflix is still better (for me) and cheaper than cable.
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