Originally Posted by slimoli
Thanks, I guess this is very rare since I have never seen any of the movies on my queue going to "saved". Good to know.
Yeah, I have two right now that expire at the end of the month (Mulholland Falls and P2). I just check my queue at the beginning of the month and make a mental note of any that I need to make sure I watch. I wouldn't say it's rare...just depends on which titles you have. I tend to keep up on it and prioritize any that are expiring.
I think I only ever missed one (Resistance) which has been gone for about 6 months, but I see is "coming soon" again.
They don't really list them on Netflix's site, but on the 360, these are obvious, as they are labeled with a big red "expiring on xxxx" when you hover over it (not sure if the PS3's app does the same, since I apparently can't get the new one yet). You can also use Feedfliks' streaming central (http://feedfliks.com/streaming
), which helps. Honestly, there's too many to keep track of (399 expire in the next two weeks, but they're always adding new ones, and renewing licenses, etc). It would be nice if Netflix showed this info on your queue...they used to when a title was expiring within 30 days, but then that just went away for some reason.
I assume it's on a title-by-title basis...if no one (or very few) have a watched a title, there's no sense in renewing the license, other than for numbers. Same as they probably don't replace every damaged DVD or Blu-Ray, if it's not in-demand.
What's even more annoying, is if you look at (for example), BSG Season 1, Greatest American Hero, or Quantum Leap, you'll see missing eps that are "disc only" due to some licensing issue. My understanding is it could be something as simple as not being able to get a license to a song that's in the episode, or not being able to use someone's name or likeness. Licensing is obviously complicated, and has been known to hang DVD releases up for years (and I assume the same is/will be true of BD).