Originally Posted by b_scott
sounds like a reasonable thing to do to me. I would do this if I wasn't already getting far too many discs to watch as it is.
To be fair, I haven't really had any issue getting stuff that I want (aside from the handful of items that are completely unavailable). I can get new releases if I get a disc back in time. I haven't had any throttling issues, either.
My thing is, I'm a disc renter and Netflix seems to not want me. The raise my monthly fee while accepting delays in disc availability and aren't replacing discs that become unavailable from their catalog. They also aren't stocking quite a few titles that have since come out on BD.
With BB, they seem to take new releases more seriously and the in store exchanges lesson the chance I'll have to wait a month for the disc to go from "long wait" to "available now". In fact, since, so far, BB doesn't have a 28 day delay to begin with, I have the potential to get a new release before Netflix even gets it.
However, I can't see dropping Netflix because I don't think BB can beat the speed of Netflix's turnaround times. Further, I do stream titles from time to time, despite not wanting to do it in place of disc rentals.
My biggest issue with Netflix is they don't seem to want my money. Instead, they have encouraged me to go to increasingly smaller plans while I continue to go through the same number of discs as I always have. They could have me on a more profitable plan, but seem to think that simply raising rates and encouraging me to decrease my turnaround times is a better idea. I pay less per month on a 3 out plan than I paid on the 4 out plan before the last BD access increase, yet get the same number of discs per month. I pay less and cost more now.
Is that good business sense?