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Originally Posted by Microsis View Post

And, if Microsoft can afford it...?

The point is that what the movie houses are asking for is beyond what Netflix is willing or able to spend. They will then find what Microsoft is willing or able to spend. Ultimately, we the consumer still suffer, either with higher prices or lackluster movie content.

Remember Starz?
Edited by R.D.BID - 10/31/12 at 8:54pm
 
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post #32 of 59
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What an excellent way to get people to migrate to win8 thumb.gif

Well, if Microsoft buys them, I will cancel my Netflix account until Microsoft fixes Windows 8 and gives the user a built in "Classic Menu" option.
post #33 of 59
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Inb4 you have to buy a stupid ass Xbox Live gold membership to use it! Gah. You guys have to remember these are the people that brought you Vista, the Xbox Live subscription that should be free and so on.

A year of Xbox Live is CHEAP in comparison to so many other online services. That and Microsoft has pushed it pretty hard with their games and services. While I would like it to be free, for what you get for the price it is not bad at all. If Microsoft does buy them I can very much see them including it with Xbox Life Gold memberships, which could drive many people to it. I would sign up in a second for that and ditch my PS3. Only thing I use my PS3 for is Netflix now because for some reason it buffers like crazy on my PC.
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A year of Xbox Live is CHEAP in comparison to so many other online services. That and Microsoft has pushed it pretty hard with their games and services. While I would like it to be free, for what you get for the price it is not bad at all. If Microsoft does buy them I can very much see them including it with Xbox Life Gold memberships, which could drive many people to it. I would sign up in a second for that and ditch my PS3. Only thing I use my PS3 for is Netflix now because for some reason it buffers like crazy on my PC.

Currently, the Xbox interface for Netflix is the worst version available. Literally every other device has a better user experience. Ironically, it is also the only one I have to pay for. I keep hearing people tell me that I am "getting what I pay for" but I have yet to see where this value is. The simple fact is that when Xbox Live rolled out it was really the only competitor in the market. It could afford to put Netflix and multiplayer behind paywalls to bleed some extra cash from customers. Nowadays, PSN has been significantly improved and none of their services exist behind paywalls. Hell, with PSN Plus I get access to free full games. Sony certainly has its own issues with regards to security, but I am using them as an example; not the standard. Microsoft's Gold Membership model is a dinosaur, and people are trying to rationalize the money they have spent. I know I have been trying.
Edited by Solarin - 11/1/12 at 6:02am
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post #35 of 59
I hope this doesn't happen. Microsoft will just run it into the ground like every other company they buy.
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Anyways I really hope this doesn't happen. I enjoy netflix on my ps3 and I would hate to see MS phase that out. I don't want Netflix to become partial to any platforms or os's. I honestly can't think of any way this would be a good thing.

The reason that netflix doesn't have every new movie is because their business model wouldn't be profitable if they added the newer movies that hollywood wants billions for, so Micrsoft buying them wouldn't change anything unless MS wanted to run netflix at a loss for several years or they raise subscription prices. I am ok with the later if it pays off big, but I NF doesn't need MS to raise their prices...

RANT- I don't get the netflix haters at all. $8 a month for most of the best shows on tv (no hbo ofc) and a very decent selection of movies is a ridicules value imo. I don't expect every brand new movie for $8 a month (less than a movie ticket btw); if you can't find stuff to watch on netflix, than seriously you are not looking because my queue is fulled up a pretty big backlog now. There is a quite a lot of stuff to watch, for a large variety of tastes.

I honestly doubt that most of the haters have even scratched the surface of what's on there, they say "Oh I really want to watch X; Netflix doesn't have X? NETFLIX SUCKS?" When instead they could be finding and enjoying all sorts of shows and movies they never would of known they'd love (like Peep Show!)

I guess if you do not watch tv shows at all, than netflix can seem lacking, but still it's so cheap and there are quite a few good movies.
Edited by Chimeracaust - 11/1/12 at 7:01am
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Yes please. Netflix content and mobile apps have gotten absolutely atrocious.
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I wish I could get excited over this but here in Canada content liscences seem to have way more red tape to cut through than in the US. It's not netflix's fault I like the service and the price I know it's really just Bell and Rogers squeezing them because our Government thinks they are responsible and fair media empires. All I see is 2 companies owning all of the internet, cable and wireless services working together to make sure that minimal amounts of content is available through the internet so people are forced to buy a satallite or cable service. Netflix is a great service but sometimes (the majority of the time) great things are held back so a few can profit.
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No it didn't. They both got the same quality of support after Microsoft bought them out.

It did, lol. I never had so many problems with Skype until that first official update pushed with the Microsoft name.
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They recently added netflix in my country at south america and even thou 99.99% of the people go to free stream sites or bu the movies openly at the street i decided to give it netflix a shot. Internet speeds here are pretty poor thus getting free content from the internet a painfully slow process. Pirated movies are sold every corner looks like crap. Now, the netflix interface is great, best ive seen. The problem? not enough content.
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