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Today I cancelled Netflix and at least 5 of my friends have . I will try BB and the local dvd kiosk for rentals. Bummer
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Today I cancelled Netflix and at least 5 of my friends have . I will try BB and the local dvd kiosk for rentals. Bummer

After I called to confirm their position; I canceled my account.

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I'll cancel on February 29th. Why cancel in the middle of the month?

Wow ... it's a Leap Year!

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Guys, PLEASE keep canceling as my que is getting more "now" designations for disc availability by the day. This is a great time to be a Netfix customer if you are format neautral (if you choose to look at it that way) This is a crazy time to cancel as the movies a LOT of us have been waiting weeks for are all of a sudden becoming available.

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I'll cancel on February 29th. Why cancel in the middle of the month?

Wow ... it's a Leap Year!

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you guy can cancal all you want,it won't change a thing.
they will just get new customers to rent bd disks
all the effort that was made in the last year to save hd dvd came to noting.
when are you guys gonna relize you don't have any special powers,thats gonna change things.
this industry does what it wants.its time for one format,like it or not its blu-ray.
i don't like it,but that seems the way its gonna go.
the perception in this industry has always been bd is better,i don't agree with that ,but they do.
lets face it the bda has done one thing better then hd dvd and thats getting into peoples heads
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I haven't canceled netflix because they have a lot of horror movies my local stores don't carry.

It isn't the size of the disk that counts, but how you use it.

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Cancelled. Netflix has blogs?! And you can leave comments.
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canceled and will do unbox or HD by satellite. My go back after the production quality of the other format becomes more uniform.

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Noooooo way.

The BluRay choice was wise.

Now if this PS3 movie download roumor is right, Netflix will own the world.
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I cancelled and sent them a nasty e-mail. that's OK though. I was getting sick of seeing "long wait" on everything HD I put in my queue.

Now that On-Demand and Microsoft Marketplace are getting same-day release, I'm hooked on that. It's much more convenient and I can get whatever movie I want, anytime I want.

Maybe I'll jump into Blu-Ray when they have a few more timeless titles and the players aren't priced to rip you off. Until then, I'm through paying $30 for a one time viewer. It still makes me sick when I see "School for Scoundrels" and "Miami Vice" in my HD DVD collection.

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you guy can cancal all you want,it won't change a thing.
they will just get new customers to rent bd disks
all the effort that was made in the last year to save hd dvd came to noting.
when are you guys gonna relize you don't have any special powers,thats gonna change things.
this industry does what it wants.its time for one format,like it or not its blu-ray.

Why are you giving HD DVD owners a hard time for ending their Netflix membership? They don't have what we joined to receive. Am I supposed to pay $20 a month for a service or products I am not interested in? Who said we were quitting to try and "change anything"? We are cancelling because they are removing their stock of product that i joined them for in the first place. Are we supposed to be myrmidons and run right out and buy a Blu-Ray player because Netflix made a decision to only stock Blu-Ray?

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I'm not canceling. I like to rent as many different types of movies as possible, most of which aren't even available on HD-DVD. I love movies, plain and simple. I'm not going to quit because they stopped carrying one of the formats that I use.
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As much as I want to cancel, and I still might once there are really no more HD-DVDs, I probably will not because it's still the best choice for my (and more importantly, my wife's) movie viewing. I'll buy the few movies I really want, and find ways to get the others either rented discs or VOD.
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I dropped NF a couple of months ago - too many long waits for HD-DVDs, I decided to use the saved money to buy more HD-DVDs. I now get my SD-DVDs from a local grocery $1 kiosk.
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you guy can cancal all you want,it won't change a thing.


It absolutely will change the fact that I will be able to rent HDDVD new releases.

To answer the question - yes I will cancel my account. Espcially since I only use it for HDDVD's and get SD locally.
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I cancelled last night. Coincidentally it was the last day of my current billing period.

For what it's worth, both of the Netflix women I talked to said they received a lot of complaints on the decision. I'm sure that's only a drop in the bucket compared to their total members, but they are hearing about it, and (supposedly) tracking it.

I signed up for Blockbuster online. Today they've mailed me Zodiac in HD, which Netflix wasn't even offering.

I don't expect my cancellation to make any difference, but I want to get as much out of my HD DVD player as possible. Netflix doesn't offer that to me anymore.

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I ordered my PS3 Monday so I won't be canceling as of yet. I'll wait until the day before my billing cycle.
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Ya cancelled and went BB even tho they are a rip now.
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I'm definitely cancelling my Netflix account.
Now that they're going BD, I have no need for their services. It's easier and less expensive for me to get SD DVD's from my local RedBox kiosk too.
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I too cancelled my account today. I really wasn't using it all that much. I didn't like the long waits for HD-DVDs.
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For every 1 HD DVD guy that cancels, there are probably 1,000+ new folks joining Netflix to get their SD and Blu fix.

Well, you're wrong about your ratio. On top of that, netflix isn't gaining anything by doing this. Subscribers aren't going to pop out of the woodwork now that a competing format is no longer offered. Even the juvie blu boys weren't boycotting NF because they offered both formats.

That said, every subscriber counts. Read up on the financial reports over the last quarters and see how important it is.
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For every 1 HD DVD guy that cancels, there are probably 1,000+ new folks joining Netflix to get their SD and Blu fix.

Wow!
I bet Netflix wants all HD DVD guys to cancel...imagine how many more members they will get!
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That said, every subscriber counts. Read up on the financial reports over the last quarters and see how important it is.

Any bets on there being a no gain or a loss reported this quarter? If it is a loss, do you think the stock holders will want to know why? Maybe, maybe not depending on the percentage. I don't think it will be a significant number but it could raise some eyebrows.

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Guys, PLEASE keep canceling as my que is getting more "now" designations for disc availability by the day. This is a great time to be a Netfix customer if you are format neautral (if you choose to look at it that way) This is a crazy time to cancel as the movies a LOT of us have been waiting weeks for are all of a sudden becoming available.

I was format-neutral, but Netflix's decision really got my back up. I dropped Blu-ray from my format preferences and signed up for Blockbuster's free trial. The only reason I still deal with Netflix is that they have numerous indie titles unavailable on Blockbuster, and I put much effort into choosing the 230 SDVD titles in my queue. Besides, I still have two weeks left before my bill-date to cancel my subscription without penalty.

If Netflix, Warner et al. think they can shanghai me into becoming a Blu-boi, they're dead wrong. HDM is a luxury I can do without, and I'll neither rent nor buy Blu when it's forced on me.

Until Blockbuster follows suit and drops HD-DVD support, I'll support them.

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For every 1 HD DVD guy that cancels, there are probably 1,000+ new folks joining Netflix to get their SD and Blu fix.

John Ryder.... please read the forum rules. You are the very definition of who should not be posting here.

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If Netflix, Warner et al. think they can shanghai me into becoming a Blu-boi, they're dead wrong. HDM is a luxury I can do without, and I'll neither rent nor buy Blu when it's forced on me.

Until Blockbuster follows suit and drops HD-DVD support, I'll support them.

Beautifully stated.
This is the same stance that I share as far as hdm is concerned.
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For every 1 HD DVD guy that cancels, there are probably 1,000+ new folks joining Netflix to get their SD and Blu fix.

this guy likes to troll
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Wow you folks are crazy harsh around here at times.

I'm just pointing out that no matter how mad folks here at say AVS get and how many calls and complaits to Netlix they send, and in the end cancel service...there are a bunch of average everday folks subscribing so if HD DVD folks bail on them, it won't be but a blip on the radar for them...SAME EXACT scenario would play out if the tables were turned and Blu was dying.

It just seems that some here on the boards think by campaigning for everyone to cancel and fight Netflix, that somehow it will hurt Netflix...it won't IMO.
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I gave up and bought a closeout BDPS1 >>> Netflix made up my mind to go purple. The writings on the wall whether you choose to read it or not. It sure felt good seeing a whole bunch of new movies become HD in my Queue.
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Wow you folks are crazy harsh around here at times.

I'm just pointing out that no matter how mad folks here at say AVS get and how many calls and complaits to Netlix they send, and in the end cancel service...there are a bunch of average everday folks subscribing so if HD DVD folks bail on them, it won't be but a blip on the radar for them...SAME EXACT scenario would play out if the tables were turned and Blu was dying.

It just seems that some here on the boards think by campaigning for everyone to cancel and fight Netflix, that somehow it will hurt Netflix...it won't IMO.

Will it impact Netflix's bottom line to the point where it will hurt? No, of course not.

But you seem to be missing a major (and obvious point) here. Let's say 10,000 users cancel due to this decision over this quarter. Let's take your theory of other users coming in, let's say 50,000 more subs over the same quarter.

Instead of reporting a net gain of 50K subs, they report a net gain of 40K. This hurts the company especially if they have forecasted numbers.

Take a look what happened to retail a few months back when same store sales increased 6% instead of the projected 8%. It was not pretty.
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I gave up and bought a closeout BDPS1 >>> Netflix made up my mind to go purple. The writings on the wall whether you choose to read it or not. It sure felt good seeing a whole bunch of new movies become HD in my Queue.

I need a full spec + 5.1 outs, so I'll be waiting until Panasonic releases their new line.
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