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I've been internet only for about 6 years now. Without paying Hundreds of dollars each MONTH for cable you get to watch qvc, maury, Shrek, annnnnd commercials. I've had Netflix all those years and would pay $15/month if it got better content. BASIC CABLE~$40/month with abysmal content. Netflix with Mediocre content for $9? Not even a choice I have to make.
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Have they fixed the issue where desktop versions get 720p and the app gets native 1080p steams? Would be nice to see the extra money go into either better content or hopefully adopt new steaming techniques to bring higher quality audio to the viewers.

A $1-2 price jump doesn't seem much to me given how many movies I've watched. Would be nice to see the American version in Canada.

I like having cable TV though. If Netflix brings news channels, live content, etc., to the mix, or for an extra bundle, would be awesome. If not, still going to use both. Watching TV has and Netflix serve two different purposes at this point. Even when all we had was an HTPC, I missed cable.
Edited by Domino - 4/21/14 at 5:37pm
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Does this mean current customers won't be affected?

The selection on Netflix isn't great, but other streaming services, like Amazon and Hulu are not any better. Exclusive rights and exorbitant licensing for movies and TV shows are the primary cause, I imagine.

Yep, current customers will not see a price increase as of yet. I'm looking for another article but I think they said current customers would keep the same rate for at the very least, several months or more than a year.

I honestly don't know how they have managed to keep it so cheap in the first place. I sort of cut the cable two years ago when I found out basic cable is included with my internet subscription. If I want HD content outside of the major networks then Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hitbliss provide all I could ever want. I dropped Aereo and Hulu Plus simply because they were redundant.
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I can watch Netflix from any of the 15 odd countries.. I still don't think the $2 price increase is justified. Yes, there is a heap of content but anything new is very slow to go there.
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Lol @ threats over leaving Netflix over a couple dollar price hike. You have GOT to be kidding.
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lol it is still under $10 to stream thousands of movies and television shows instantly to any of your devices... "ridiculous price hikes" LOL

They did actually hike their price up to 14.99 a few years ago for a few months if you recall. They only went back after the massive outcry from users and losing a ton of subs.
 
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Yup!

Netflix is welcome to increase rates, especially if it means more content.

What people are failing to realize is that Netflix doesn't really control their own rates, the Copyright holders of the content indirectly do that. Disney wants to charge more? We can't stop them, someone has to pay for that....

Exactly our cable tv here is having same problems with Viacom they are trying to raise the price 40x what the last contract price was our town has about 30,000 people if that many probly 20,000 have the crappy local cable tv that is already a joke for 49.99. I watch alot of netflix some of you that complain you know you can use vpns from eur and canada and you will see shows you dont in the usa like for example i used a .ca vpn and they had world war z where usa netflix does not.
Edited by Bal3Wolf - 4/21/14 at 6:14pm
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Exactly our cable tv here is having same problems with Viacom they are trying to raise the price 40x what the last contract price was our town has about 30,000 people if that many probly 20,000 have the crappy local cable tv that is already a joke for 49.99. I watch alot of netflix some of you that complain you know you can use vpns from eur and canada and you will see shows you dont in the usa like for example i used a .ca vpn and they had world war z where usa netflix does not.

My family owned a small cable company for about 25 years, so I have a bit of insight into the industry to say the least.

The fact of the matter is the Networks tell the cable providers how much they want, and if the provider doesn't want to pay it, they can't legally carry that channel. There is no negotiation with the Networks, they pretty much can do what they want when they want.

There are CO-OPS like the NCTC, which organize smaller providers into one voice, but it is barely enough to keep things running in terms of pricing. Does ESPN want to start charging $3 per month per home passed, and not per subscriber? Guess what? They do that.

Content is not cheap, and there is little recourse for providers, even Netflix, when a Network or Copyright holder wants to increase rates. They either comply with those rate increases or they don't carry that content anymore.
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My family owned a small cable company for about 25 years, so I have a bit of insight into the industry to say the least.

The fact of the matter is the Networks tell the cable providers how much they want, and if they provider doesn't want to pay it, they can't legally carry that channel. There is no negotiation with the Networks, they pretty much can do what they want when they want.

There are CO-OPS like the NCTC, which organize smaller providers into one voice, but it is barely enough to keep things running in terms of pricing. Does ESPN want to start charging $3 per month per home passed, and not per subscriber? Guess what? They do that.

Content is not cheap, and there is little recourse for providers, even Netflix, when a Network or Copyright holder wants to increase rates. They either comply with those rate increases or they don't carry that content anymore.

Excactly our cable tv sucks but its a small town so they have to pay more to get channels they have no leverage like the bigger cable companies, And netflix has very little control over what prices it has to pay for content and to stay a float they have to pass the prices to the consumer. I find alot of stuff on netfix iv had it for about 3 years now they have been getting some newer movies faster lately it seems to me and some old tv shows that are hard to find on dvd or bluray.
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I was watching Fast Money earlier and their are some interesting debates going on. On one side, their stock shot up pretty high after-hours. Some are arguing, however, that this $1-$2 is likely going to end up being used to feed the cable trolls like Comcast.

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