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Hollywood has become just as out of touch as the music industry, clinging to dated business models.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by razorguy;12276728 
Movies are getting worse as time goes on. That's one reason. Price being another. As pointed out above, the $5 bin at Walmart is always being looked over by people and anytime I shuffle through them I buy a couple myself. Why pay $20 or more now when I can buy it for $5-10 in a couple months?

The one thing that worries me being a Netflix user is a price increase. I fear these corporations are going to make up for losses by charging Netflix more to carry their movies, and in turn they will hike prices up for the consumer.

I was thinking the exact same thing on both counts. Paying full price for a dvd is just silly to me. I do like streaming movies and such but along with a price hike I also fear the whole internet cap and pay to play formats that are creeping into our isp's.
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post #23 of 44
I feel so sorry for them. It really hurts me that they only made $.923 billion instead of $1.23 billion. I just wish there was something I could do to prop up their sagging profits.

PLAN A:
1. Slash employees where possible and move the rest of the jobs to a third world country.
2. Employ more DRM.
3. Increase CEOs salary and bonuses.
4. Lobby for tax cuts, a crackdown on pirates, and a limit to net neutrality to stop streaming and file sharing.
5. Profit
Edited by kaxel - 2/5/11 at 6:14pm
post #24 of 44
thing is netflix is just more convenient.

i can watch the A Team whilst sitting at my PC to do so, without having to order anything or put any disc in. if i want the disks i can order them but with streaming i don't have to wait.

one of the same reasons why Steam is so convenient.
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post #25 of 44
This is because of piracy. Let the witch hunt begin. So who's gonna play John Proctor?
post #26 of 44
Ehh the DVD section at my target always has some decent $5-$10 movies that are always sold out as soon as they go on sale. And some opening day sales are nice to! Inception for example (Blu-Ray, DVD, + digital copy) came out at $16 and I picked that up same with despicable me. but $20+ for anything is unreasonable.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by -iceblade^;12277070 
thing is netflix is just more convenient.

i can watch the A Team whilst sitting at my PC to do so, without having to order anything or put any disc in. if i want the disks i can order them but with streaming i don't have to wait.

one of the same reasons why Steam is so convenient.

This is true, cool and sad at the same time. (if that makes sense)
reminds me of this:
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post #28 of 44
Why would I buy a DVD for $20 when I could stream it as much as I want or have it delivered to my house via Netflix for $7.99 a month? Hell, I spent $14.99 a month so I can have 2 DVD's a month and its still cheaper in the long run.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 2/5/11 at 7:09pm
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That Netflix offers an alternative to owning movies or paying for cable TV, may explain why Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes has criticized Netflix so much lately. Another reason could be that at this early stage, Web-video distribution doesn't appear to be the cash cow that DVD was in its heyday.

That's what I hate about media companies. Instead of getting with the times and offering similar services, they just whine and complain.
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth;12274198 
I feel sorry for them, I mean that's basically 'peasant' money. How on earth could they ever survive on such a small amount of money!

They have no right to complain when they are pumping out those figures. If they feel the format is dying, they should invest in a new one.

Revenue =/= Profit
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When the movie I want is not on netflix, I find alternate coverage.

That includes when I have to ship them in.
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