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I know, right? Normally the 1080p version doesn't go up until like 30 minutes after. If I want to watch it 10 minutes after I have to deal with 480p or, at best, 720p. Ugh.

I have 6 mbps and get 1080p quality after about 2-4 minutes of playback. first 30 secs are 360p, then its 720p till 1080p kicks in.

I don't believe you and them are talking about the same thing...they are joking about the pirates having to wait a little bit after the show airs to get a good copy...it takes longer to encode the higher resolution recording, but apparently there will be a low res option near immediately.

You are talking about Streaming buffering.
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I don't believe you and them are talking about the same thing...they are joking about the pirates having to wait a little bit after the show airs to get a good copy...it takes longer to encode the higher resolution recording, but apparently there will be a low res option near immediately.

You are talking about Streaming buffering.

You are right. I misunderstood. And yes, it is true. I don't know if there's a difference with the service in latin america. Only problem I had with Netflix streaming was 3D 1080p. That one doesn't stream very well with 6mbps
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Something that the FCC Net Neutrality thread got me thinking off......

Netflix just a few weeks ago announced they were going to start paying Comcast additional money to get better service on their network.......

Now they are raising their monthly prices..

Yea, maybe this isn't about getting "more" content, but "more" content delivered "more" reliably for Comcast users.
    
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Something that the FCC Net Neutrality thread got me thinking off......

Netflix just a few weeks ago announced they were going to start paying Comcast additional money to get better service on their network.......

Now they are raising their monthly prices..

Yea, maybe this isn't about getting "more" content, but "more" content delivered "more" reliably for Comcast users.

Which is why this whole plan fails. So Comcast users are going to get better streaming... what about Verizon users? or any other American ISP. Netflix is going to charge more for all, yet only a handful are going to benefit... as least, until other ISP's start taking advantage, but then the prices will only have to be raised even more...
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Which is why this whole plan fails. So Comcast users are going to get better streaming... what about Verizon users? or any other American ISP. Netflix is going to charge more for all, yet only a handful are going to benefit... as least, until other ISP's start taking advantage, but then the prices will only have to be raised even more...

Yup!
    
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Something that the FCC Net Neutrality thread got me thinking off......

Netflix just a few weeks ago announced they were going to start paying Comcast additional money to get better service on their network.......

Now they are raising their monthly prices..

Yea, maybe this isn't about getting "more" content, but "more" content delivered "more" reliably for Comcast users.

Which is why this whole plan fails. So Comcast users are going to get better streaming... what about Verizon users? or any other American ISP. Netflix is going to charge more for all, yet only a handful are going to benefit... as least, until other ISP's start taking advantage, but then the prices will only have to be raised even more...

Again...the raise is only for new costumers so it isn't "all". I have a feeling that Netflix isn't going grow by leaps and bounds any more...I think their subscription numbers are just going to be inching up from here on out. Though if they produce another hit show that could change.

Though Netflix really should detect what ISP some one is using and base the pricing off that. Sure, some one could spoof an IP that is on another ISP and get the cheapest price, but most customers won't know how to do that. Or they could just as well do it by region since so many people don't have a choice when it comes to ISP anyway. Then when the customer calls up complaining the Netflix billing help desk can just transfer them to the Comcast help desk...if Comcast is charging more because the trunk link charges more then they can pass it up to them. Get the customers bothering the right people and we might see some changes...key word is might, though.
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Again...the raise is only for new costumers so it isn't "all". I have a feeling that Netflix isn't going grow by leaps and bounds any more...I think their subscription numbers are just going to be inching up from here on out. Though if they produce another hit show that could change.

Though Netflix really should detect what ISP some one is using and base the pricing off that. Sure, some one could spoof an IP that is on another ISP and get the cheapest price, but most customers won't know how to do that. Or they could just as well do it by region since so many people don't have a choice when it comes to ISP anyway. Then when the customer calls up complaining the Netflix billing help desk can just transfer them to the Comcast help desk...if Comcast is charging more because the trunk link charges more then they can pass it up to them. Get the customers bothering the right people and we might see some changes...key word is might, though.

It is a raise for new customers now, and after a period of time current customers.
    
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It is a raise for new customers now, and after a period of time current customers.

This. They did the same in Ireland and gave existing customers 2 years until they would have to start paying the raised price. I don't think a specific time was given for the US market yet, but it will be there.
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Again...the raise is only for new costumers so it isn't "all". I have a feeling that Netflix isn't going grow by leaps and bounds any more...I think their subscription numbers are just going to be inching up from here on out. Though if they produce another hit show that could change.

Though Netflix really should detect what ISP some one is using and base the pricing off that. Sure, some one could spoof an IP that is on another ISP and get the cheapest price, but most customers won't know how to do that. Or they could just as well do it by region since so many people don't have a choice when it comes to ISP anyway. Then when the customer calls up complaining the Netflix billing help desk can just transfer them to the Comcast help desk...if Comcast is charging more because the trunk link charges more then they can pass it up to them. Get the customers bothering the right people and we might see some changes...key word is might, though.

It is a raise for new customers now, and after a period of time current customers.

I wouldn't be surprised to see it happen, but are you sure? The source clearly says only new costumers. Have they actually said how long?
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I wouldn't be surprised to see it happen, but are you sure? The source clearly says only new costumers. Have they actually said how long?

http://www.techhive.com/article/2146361/netflix-plans-price-hike-for-new-u-s-customers.html
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In January, Netflix tested a similar price increase in Ireland (from €6.99 to €7.99), and grandfathered existing customers in for two years.

I suspect the same to be true for the US market.
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