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Originally Posted by Doomtomb View Post

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Disagree completely. Think about that statement.

Their growth in user base has allowed content providers to charge more. Ok, but they have additional revenue from so much growth so they can afford to pay that. They are still immensely profitable and yet their content is already wearing thin and looking pretty sparse. I say now's the time to dump Netflix.

thats part of the problem but also content owners usualy have a few good/great movies and part of deal to get them likely is netflix has to pay for alot of others that no one will watch same thing going on with cable and viacom they are trying to force small cable companies to pay them 40x more and most of those small cities havet grown even 3x probly stayed same and could have shrunk even. Part of it is user base that is one of the reasons usa can not get some of the same shows that people in ca get because of the base of users being so large.
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i don't know how much content costs, but you pay for the service as well


hulu still has ads even if you pay for it. it's a complete joke

live tv has ads. even if you tivo it, you have to forward the ads manually.


netflix instant isn't a service about giving you the latest content. that's what their dvd plan is for
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post

Complaining about $1-$2 a month is just petty.

If everything I spent money on was 1-2 more per month, I'd be out quite a bit.
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Originally Posted by Artev View Post

lol it is still under $10 to stream thousands of movies and television shows instantly to any of your devices... "ridiculous price hikes" LOL

It's still over $9 dollars a month more than perfectly viable alternatives.
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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.

People don't like to pay more than they are used to paying.
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I would gladly pay up to $50 per month if I could have a massive plethora of streaming material at my fingertips.

Even if you don't have to?
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Yea, there is a lot more than everything shown on the site. If you are Amazon prime member you can link your Hitbliss account and access everything available through Amazon on demand. So if it is on Amazon VOD (free or paid) then you can get it with Hitbliss. Honestly I thought it would be really boring or annoying to use, but it isn't.

Comparing it to Hulu Plus you are just watching the commercials upfront instead of during the show or movie and you don't pay any monthly fees. It probably takes less than 10 minutes to get about $6 worth of content. All you do is tap the space bar/click at prompts randomly. I can sit down with my laptop while watching something on TV and get through it and not be paying any real attention.
Interesting. I'll check it out then. thumb.gif
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$1-2 is worth what NF offers, my wife and i love movies and never have a problem finding something to watch on there.
just sounds like some people here need to broaden their horizons a tad bit.
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Content providers have raised contract prices to Netflix because of Netflix's growth in market share. Netflix *has* to raise prices to acquire new content and keep current content. Complaining about $1-$2 a month is just petty.

I agree, I mean honestly, $1-2? If that's a deciding factor then I think you need to change your financial focus if that's breaking the bank. They've said they plan to expand the content with the price increase.

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Netflix, and amazon prime, and hulu all suck. they put out weak content, and barely have anything to offer for streaming. I think every streaming distribution company should follow a model similar to crunchyroll.com Only then will I feel that a digital media service will be viable to watch, otherwise, it's ARRRGGGHHHHH! (pirate's life) for me.
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If everything I spent money on was 1-2 more per month, I'd be out quite a bit.

yeah like...20-30 bucks -- lol, and everything isn't 1-2 dollars more per month, an optional, value-laden streaming online service is. suck it up!

EDIT:

ppl complaining about lack of content... there's thousands of hours of shows and movies... maybe i just don't have the free time i need to properly complain about lack of content
Edited by Artev - 4/22/14 at 7:38am
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yeah like...20-30 bucks -- lol, and everything isn't 1-2 dollars more per month, an optional, value-laden streaming online service is. suck it up!

EDIT:

ppl complaining about lack of content... there's thousands of hours of shows and movies... maybe i just don't have the free time i need to properly complain about lack of content

I think the complaint is about the lack of content that interests them. For the most part, I can see the point. Thousands of hours of shows and movies, but who wants to watch The Andy Griffith show or catch Mars Needs Women?
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I think the complaint is about the lack of content that interests them. For the most part, I can see the point. Thousands of hours of shows and movies, but who wants to watch The Andy Griffith show or catch Mars Needs Women?

1) the andy griffith show rules!
2) no one wants to watch mars needs women, point is valid
3) there are hundreds of hours of entertainment in any given genre. honestly this is the epitome of "#firstworldproblem" - "i have so much free time i watched all the content that fits my esoteric taste in my 10 dollar service that streams instantly to any device i own" ... every past generation of human beings in existence is shaking their fist at us from valhalla smile.gif
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