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post #541 of 8936 Old 02-07-2008, 10:42 AM
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I'm going to change what I'm doing and rent the SD DVD instead. I'll decide if I like the content enough to check on PQ and AQ opinions. Heck, one can wait forever for the BD as netflix and blockbuster has your money for what your priority is for viewing and you don't get it.
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When they ship me something cross country, I return it doubled with another one and send it to my local center.
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When they ship me something cross country, I return it doubled with another one and send it to my local center.

I like it!!! I'll start doing that this week and see what happens. In the last three weeks they been sending me 2 out of three titles from across the country.

It's just stupid that they don't give you an option such as "ship next title from your queue that's available at your local distribution center regardless of format". I'm at the point that I would rather just get an SD-DVD than have to wait three days to get a BD.

BTW- My local distribution center is in Denver.

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I received about 15 BDs in a row that had the same 1/4" crack on the outer edge. Emailed Netflix about a dozen times to complain and finally spoke to someone that offered half price off two months of my service fee. I haven't seen one cracked since. I'm in Sacramento, CA.
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Availability would have to improve if they expect customers to pay a premium for HDM. No way anyone would stand for the current situation at a premum price.

I don't get why they would charge the premium AFTER the battle is over. When it all comes down, after the machine purchase, I'm not paying much more for my Blu discs than I originally paid for my SD discs. Why would I give them extra money to rent Blu?

If they were going to charge a premium, do it now while the "war" is waging, and wait for a winner. They currently have to buy up to 3 formats of a movie, and when the war is over, only 2. I assume, as CFO, he's looking at eventually being able to justifiably raise prices once the format is established, allowing an effective price increase by charging extra for HD.

Using his cable provider reference, I guess we should be able to rent a lot of TV show DVDs for a lot less money, since those are on standard cable, correct?
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Just got a notice that "3:10 to Yuma" was shipping. The first one of my "very long waits" I have received in a while. About given up hope that any of them would ever ship. Some have been "very long wait" since November.
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When they ship me something cross country, I return it doubled with another one and send it to my local center.

So someone across the country now has a "long wait" as they wait for it to be shipped from your local center.

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I received about 15 BDs in a row that had the same 1/4" crack on the outer edge. Emailed Netflix about a dozen times to complain and finally spoke to someone that offered half price off two months of my service fee. I haven't seen one cracked since. I'm in Sacramento, CA.

This has been happening to me lately too. Sometimes my ps3 can read them for awhile, but a couple won't read at all. I wonder if this is a production defect, postal problem, or dumb user problem. I was thinking about emailing them but will get on it now. Hope I can get a couple free months.

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I noticed my "very long wait" list is getting shorter quickly. Many of them just went to "long wait" but somehow they shipped me one today that was listed as "very long wait". It may be to much to wish for but maybe they bought a few more BD copies.
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I just reactivated my account and 85% show now available and the rest are short wait.
I guess it pays to cancel
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I noticed my "very long wait" list is getting shorter quickly. Many of them just went to "long wait" but somehow they shipped me one today that was listed as "very long wait". It may be to much to wish for but maybe they bought a few more BD copies.

All of a sudden I received three that were on my list, including "The Brave One" that released this week. I wonder if they did finally get more copies of BDs, or if we're just a few lucky ones reporting some movement?
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I received The Invasion & Sunshine this week. Invasion was even #1 in my queue.
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So someone across the country now has a "long wait" as they wait for it to be shipped from your local center.

In my experience,it takes an extra one to three days to get a title shipped from out-of-state. Not really a long wait.

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I just reactivated my account and 85% show now available and the rest are short wait.
I guess it pays to cancel

Well that changed ,now I go into my Q and everything is now long wait or short wait.
I give up
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Well that changed ,now I go into my Q and everything is now long wait or short wait.
I give up

when you cancelled did it forget all of your old ratings?
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I received about 15 BDs in a row that had the same 1/4" crack on the outer edge. Emailed Netflix about a dozen times to complain and finally spoke to someone that offered half price off two months of my service fee. I haven't seen one cracked since. I'm in Sacramento, CA.

I just had the sam problem with Unforgiven. Hopefully the replacement won't have that problem.
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when you cancelled did it forget all of your old ratings?


Yes, but when I resigned up it said mostly everything was availabel and then a day later, BAM
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http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssC...EN388420080211

"NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online video rental company Netflix Inc (NFLX.O: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Monday it would exclusively stock Blu-ray high-definition DVDs after a decision by some the world's biggest movie studios in favor of the Sony Corp (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) developed format.

Netflix has stocked DVDs using both Blu-ray and the competing HD DVD format developed by Toshiba Corp (6502.T: Quote, Profile, Research) since they first came on the market in early 2006.

Four out of six major Hollywood studios have recently decided to publish high-definition DVDs only using Blu-ray.

Netflix said that with such a clear signal from the industry, it will only buy Blu-ray discs going forward and will phase out stock of HD DVD by about the end of the year."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssC...EN388420080211

"NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online video rental company Netflix Inc (NFLX.O: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Monday it would exclusively stock Blu-ray high-definition DVDs after a decision by some the world's biggest movie studios in favor of the Sony Corp (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) developed format.

Netflix has stocked DVDs using both Blu-ray and the competing HD DVD format developed by Toshiba Corp (6502.T: Quote, Profile, Research) since they first came on the market in early 2006.

Four out of six major Hollywood studios have recently decided to publish high-definition DVDs only using Blu-ray.

Netflix said that with such a clear signal from the industry, it will only buy Blu-ray discs going forward and will phase out stock of HD DVD by about the end of the year."

Ouch
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Ouch


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game over imo
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When you get the status message of "we expect to ship your next movie by XXXXXXXX day", my assumption is it may be the next one in your queue but it isn't going to be coming from the closest hub to you. This is based on prior experiences when I've seen that satus.
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With Netflix dropping HDDVD, imagine the long waits now for a BD. They better get on the ball and pump up their freaking BD inventory.
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And here's the link to the actual netflix.com press release: http://netflix.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=265

This actually has potentially big implications on our current problems with netflix. I know the HD DVD supporters/renters won't necessarily like it, but for those of us who've been having problems renting BDs it at least signals the possibility that they ramp up purchasing of BD software on future day/date releases.

Stay tuned, I guess.

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With Netflix dropping HDDVD, imagine the long waits now for a BD. They better get on the ball and pump up their freaking BD inventory.

I think that's the whole point of this. Now Netflix can at least double the stock of blu-rays that it purchases. As I'm sure it had one overall budget for high def media, split between the two formats.

Going forward there should be more blu-ray discs available for rental than before.
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The fact that Blu-ray discs have been on such long waits after Christmas told Netflix that it's time to change. I hope they will now spend all of the HD DVD money on Blu-rays. Even then, I don't think it's enough. I think they will have to dip into their DVD budget.

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That will make my HD DVD player just about worthless as I don't buy many HD discs for either format. My local Blockbuster stores don't carry any HD DVDs and without netflix...
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Across the Universe was supposed to ship out on Monday, then it was supposed to ship out on Tuesday, now it's supposted to ship out today. Oh joy.

I'm returning my copy today...so maybe tomorrow
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Looks like NetFlix is going to start charging a premium for those of us who want to rent HDM.

http://listmgr.questex.com/t/3651747/38623279/843663/0/

If means I will get movies faster...I am ok with it...
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A Netflix member who prefers HDM is more likely to be a high-volume renter who has every new release in his queue than the average member.

I say this because it stands to reason; people who own HDM playback setups are by definition more media-centric than the average consumer. People who've gone to the trouble of setting up an HD system and a Netflix account set to HDDVD or BD are going to be trying to rent discs early and often.

A logjam is inevitable. Local shortages are inevitable. Frequently-played and -shipped discs becoming damaged is inevitable.

The same thing happens with other special-interest items on Netflix. The Criterion SD-DVD release of "Two Lane Blacktop" has been on "VLW" in my queue for months. They're not going to buy a lot of copies of something that's more expensive than standard DVD releases, that has limited demand (relative to mainstream DVDs) and that may not be saleable as a used item (the jury's still out on BD and especially HD-DVD durability, and Criterion collectors usually prefer a pristine new copy).

This always happens with niche formats (which any format is when it's new). I remember when record stored didn't stock CD's. When video stores didn't rent Laserdiscs at all. When Hollywood Video charged extra for DVDs vs VHS.

One way or another, HDM will find its way into the mass market. Patience.

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