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post #9421 of 9436 Old 07-16-2016, 06:31 PM
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I've rented 664 since November 2013. I was a very early adopter of Netflix but switched to Blockbuster for the in-store returns and swaps. Back to Netflix when Blockbuster went bust.
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Just curious how many discs users here have gotten from Netflix over the years. I've been a user since November 1999, and currently show 1432 (go to Netflix queue, History, scroll to the bottom.)
Mine shows 2516. But it only goes back to AUgust 2000. It doesn't show my 18 months of history prior to that. WHen I payed for each individual disc rental. And had to return it in something like seven days.

I didn't switch to the all you can rent for one price plan until they forced me to. Which I guess was August 2000.

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1193 disks since Aug 2003.

I did a little streaming when they started doing it but only a couple shows. Dropped it when they waned to charge for it, I'm happy with BD quality.

I did blockbuster disks by mail for awhile when it was included with my dish sat service when you could return it to the local store and pickup another at the store. Then dish dropped them and so I dropped blockbuster. I've been pretty happy overall with Netflix.

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Why did Netflix remove the Blu-ray releases for 7/26 from the coming soon page?

There are other Blu-ray releases missing from the coming soon page for the other weeks also.
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My discs these last few weeks have taken two days to get to me, AND the estimated arrival time now reflects two day transits. The transit used to be estimated at one day.


Anybody else seeing this? I'm not happy...
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My discs these last few weeks have taken two days to get to me, AND the estimated arrival time now reflects two day transits. The transit used to be estimated at one day.


Anybody else seeing this? I'm not happy...
My returns have a been a bit slower the past couple weeks, seemingly taking an extra day. Discs coming to me seem to still be on schedule though.

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My discs these last few weeks have taken two days to get to me, AND the estimated arrival time now reflects two day transits. The transit used to be estimated at one day.


Anybody else seeing this? I'm not happy...
I'm getting one day return and delivery most of the time. Sometimes disks don't ship from my local facility 20 miles south of me and it takes a day or two longer to receive a disk, this seems to happen with lower volume titles like old TV shows and old movies. I've also noticed that some older shows are no longer being carried by Netflix all together, they get rather permanently moved to the "Saved" part of my queue, when this happens I try to buy them on BD at a bargain price, I've also noticed that some titles that have been in the "Saved" area of my queue for more than a year also become no longer available for purchase, this has happened to a number of Science Chanel titles. Sometimes I can find no longer carried titles outside the US but I don't have a region free player.

It seems that Netflix can no longer be relied on as a repository of "historical" titles, they're nothing like Red Box which only has what Blockbuster would have had in store but they certainly no longer have anything that I might be able to purchase. Too bad, I've started to buy more disks.

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Got my discs from Monday today. Return address on the label isn't Indianapolis like it used to be, now shows Columbus Ohio.


Uh oh.


This means not only two day shipment to me, but unreliable Saturday-return-checked-in-Monday for new releases. This might be a deal killer for me, get me switching to that other place (what's it called? 3DBluRayRental.com or something?).


I've been annoyed by waits and limited bluray selection with NF but the turnaround time has been good until recently. But this may tear it for me.


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Got my discs from Monday today. Return address on the label isn't Indianapolis like it used to be, now shows Columbus Ohio.
Wouldn't read too much into the return address, that can change from shipment to shipment, and AFAIK the Post Office knows to go back to the closest one. Of course you won't always get a disc from the closest one...

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AFAIK the Post Office knows to go back to the closest one. Of course you won't always get a disc from the closest one...
Even as recent as a couple months ago using a return mailer to another state took a couple days longer for them to receive it than it usually takes when using a mailer to the "local" plant (which is an hour's drive north of me).

However, Netflix had received notification from the USPS (a.k.a., "post office") that something got returned, so they went ahead and sent the next disc.

However, I still try to return discs to the local processing plant because that's more reliable than them receiving notice that I returned something and, besides, it seems to be easier on their discs than traveling long distances. (I have a mild dread of discs that are shipped across state lines since about a third of the time they arrive broken, whereas less than 1% of the time discs shipped locally are broken.)

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Even as recent as a couple months ago using a return mailer to another state took a couple days longer for them to receive it than it usually takes when using a mailer to the "local" plant (which is an hour's drive north of me).
Sounds to me like something in the chain is broken if they don't know how to deal better than that with one of their highest volume customer's mail.

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At least by using the USPS scan information, Netflix can send a disc a day later instead of several days makes it less of an irritation.

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Anyone know why Netflix is not carrying BD versions of some movies? I'm not talking about old stuff. Many are not that old, and are available in BD (at least by looking at Amazon.)

Some examples in my list: "The Four", "April and the Extraordinary World". "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" also is DVD only, but appears as only DVD or streaming on Amazon.

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Anyone know why Netflix is not carrying BD versions of some movies? I'm not talking about old stuff. Many are not that old, and are available in BD (at least by looking at Amazon.)

Some examples in my list: "The Four", "April and the Extraordinary World". "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" also is DVD only, but appears as only DVD or streaming on Amazon.
I'm not sure but I've noticed it too. I've nearly called to ask a couple times. I'm waiting for the latest season of "Grimm" to come out to see if it's DVD only, then I'll put together a list of titles I'd like to watch on BD and give them a call. I wanted to watch "Batman, the killing joke" on BD and NF only has it on DVD so I check Redbox and they only have it on DVD too, so it may be the studios choice. I'm looking for alternative BD rentals and I'll be giving them a call.

Also on my list of DVD only disappointment is:
iZombi
Leverage
Castle
Witness

Just to name a few.

It sound's like you've got your list, give them a call. And if you find someplace else that has more videos on BD let us know.

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I wanted to watch "Batman, the killing joke" on BD and NF only has it on DVD so I check Redbox and they only have it on DVD too, so it may be the studios choice. I'm looking for alternative BD rentals and I'll be giving them a call.
I rented the KILLING JOKE BD from http://www.store-3d-blurayrental.com/
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I rented the KILLING JOKE BD from http://www.store-3d-blurayrental.com/
So I found 13 movies that were in my NF queue but not available on BD on BD at ^. A few of the titles had been permanently moved to the Saved part of my queue.

Thanks! Next binge watching time I'll be getting a subscription for at least a couple months to burn through the queue.

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