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post #9271 of 9286 Old 06-28-2015, 08:25 PM
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Has anyone rented this flick and were you able to get past the previews? It wasn't a movie I REALLY wanted to see, but it was in my queue. And yes, my firmware is up to date.
I saw it and had no issues. What exactly is happening that you can't "get past the previews"?

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So, for those of us that want to get "July 7 releases" and would normally put discs in the mail this Saturday to have them received on Monday, when exactly should we mail? With Saturday July 4th being a federal holiday, I'm presuming I should put them in the mail Friday. My feeble brain can't remember far back enough for the last time the federal holiday was on a Saturday.


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So, for those of us that want to get "July 7 releases" and would normally put discs in the mail this Saturday to have them received on Monday, when exactly should we mail? With Saturday July 4th being a federal holiday, I'm presuming I should put them in the mail Friday. My feeble brain can't remember far back enough for the last time the federal holiday was on a Saturday.


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Good thought. I just now looked up the USPS mail holiday list. Saturday is shown as a holiday but Friday is not.



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I saw it and had no issues. What exactly is happening that you can't "get past the previews"?
After the previews, the screen would go black and the counter on my BD player would stop... which would lead me to believe my BD player prob needs an update, but there wasn't one available... yet. The disc looked fine and I tried a variety of things to get around it, but to no avail. I haven't had any probs with other discs (yet), but if I do I will be raising some hell with my BD player manufacturer.
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After the previews, the screen would go black and the counter on my BD player would stop... which would lead me to believe my BD player prob needs an update, but there wasn't one available... yet. The disc looked fine and I tried a variety of things to get around it, but to no avail. I haven't had any probs with other discs (yet), but if I do I will be raising some hell with my BD player manufacturer.
First thing I do is clean the player with the appropriate cleaning disc and clean the disc. Sometimes that will allow a disc to play when I didn't see any visible issues with the disc.

I recall one disc (I think it was On Any Sunday, 1971, but I wouldn't swear to it) that behaved like that: even after cleaning, it refused to play the main feature. I had to give my player a pin and then go into the V-Chip ratings and allow any rating to play. I thought it was really odd because there wasn't anything on the disc any more violent or foul language than many other discs I had played.

You might set up a controlling PIN and specifically authorize all content and see if that makes a difference.

By the way, I have also had an occasional disc that looked like it was in pristine condition that just wouldn't play the feature. One I got to play by going into "select scene" and picked the first scene, and it played fine. Another I picked a different audio tract (e.g., Stereo vs. 5.1), a couple others I had to return and the replacements played just fine.

And then there was the time the blue laser of my previous Blu-ray player was going out: it didn't recognize about half of the Blu-ray discs and the only way I suspected it instead of the discs was by the high rejection rate.

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I had a similar problem with 2 separate copies of Wolf Hall Disc 1.

The disc would load to a splash screen which looked like a menu but there were no options available. At that point the disc stopped loading and I could not get anything else to happen.

I tried accessing it from 2 Blu-ray players and the Blu-ray drive in my computer. They all failed to access the content beyond that point.
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Netflix plans for its disk delivery division

I read a pretty good article in the NY Times this morning about Netflix's plans for the future of its DVD and Bluray disk delivery division, which has shrunk from 20 million to five million customers in recent years.

Here is a link to the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/bu...T.nav=top-news

The upshot is that even though Netflix's streaming business is expanding and the disk division is shrinking, they plan to continue delivering disks for years to come.

Since I live in a rural area where I can't get broadband internet access, disk rental is my only practical, affordable way to get high quality video rentals.
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I read a pretty good article in the NY Times this morning about Netflix's plans for the future of its DVD and Bluray disk delivery division, which has shrunk from 20 million to five million customers in recent years.

Here is a link to the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/bu...T.nav=top-news

The upshot is that even though Netflix's streaming business is expanding and the disk division is shrinking, they plan to continue delivering disks for years to come.
There will still be a viable market for Blu-Ray rentals as long as they offer the best audio/video experience and the latest releases.

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Since I live in a rural area where I can't get broadband internet access, disk rental is my only practical, affordable way to get high quality video rentals.
Hey, at least you have Longmire!

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The upshot is that even though Netflix's streaming business is expanding and the disk division is shrinking, they plan to continue delivering disks for years to come.
“Expect us to continue to ship DVDs for the foreseeable future.”


I don't know what that really means .. what I do know is NF is not making any effort to expand the DVD/BD side or, for that matter, stem the flow of lost customers ..

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There will still be a viable market for Blu-Ray rentals as long as they offer the best audio/video experience and the latest releases.



Hey, at least you have Longmire!

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Longmire is not even an American. Just some Aussie actor who looks like Dennis Quaid.

But I did love that Netflix series "Daredevil" that I watched when I had streaming in June.
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Longmire is not even an American. Just some Aussie actor who looks like Dennis Quaid.

But I did love that Netflix series "Daredevil" that I watched when I had streaming in June.
I think Ian was referring to your location ..

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I think Ian was referring to your location ..
Obviously, he was referring to my location, and I was referring to Longmire, but it's all just a joke anyway, so let us have our fun with it.
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I read a pretty good article in the NY Times this morning about Netflix's plans for the future of its DVD and Bluray disk delivery division, which has shrunk from 20 million to five million customers in recent years.

Here is a link to the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/bu...T.nav=top-news

The upshot is that even though Netflix's streaming business is expanding and the disk division is shrinking, they plan to continue delivering disks for years to come.

Since I live in a rural area where I can't get broadband internet access, disk rental is my only practical, affordable way to get high quality video rentals.
I think the most interesting part was the talk about the sorting robot(s?) that open and clean etc. (Although, based upon some of the discs I've gotten, I'd hardly call them "clean"). I think I'd read a whole article about the robots and what they do and how they figured out how to get them to work correctly.

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Longmire is not even an American. Just some Aussie actor who looks like Dennis Quaid.
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Obviously, he was referring to my location, and I was referring to Longmire, but it's all just a joke anyway, so let us have our fun with it.

Correct. I was referring to the TV show, which takes place in Wyoming, not the actor.

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It looks like Redbox took a lot of rentals from Netflix. They've lost rentals as well in the last year but not like Netflix. Although I like the Redbox concept I've never used one. Disks by mail are convenient and I'm usually able to plan ahead enough that I haven't used Redbox although I've come close a couple times.

http://www.statisticbrain.com/redbox-statistics/
http://www.statista.com/statistics/2...kiosk-rentals/


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