Yes, I recall the exchange, But first of all, you should recall the content manager had to retract his statement and in my book, it tells me I can't just accept everything he says as gospel, especially when we are talking about a future event unless it is imminent.
We have had this conversation before. You chastise me for believing in Netflix content manager's word, yet, you believe Netflix customer rep's word?
Chastise is a rather strong word considering I just disagreed with belief in what the man was saying as being gospel. However, I do trust the word of Reed Hastings, who, BTW, is not a customer rep but rather the CEO of the company. He is the one who is responsible to the owners of the company and whose statements are legally binding.
You need to keep up with Netflix app tech. All the newer Netflix app is based on HTML5 which gives Netflix control over the app: to modify, update, etc. once installed. So it's all Netflix now. So giving us access to 3D is upto Netflix.
I did not know this about Netflix apps on all devices. I will make some calls to verify and if this is true, I can rechannel my inquiries to Netflix. I will reference your claim in my query. Thanks for the info. Trust me, I'm an activist in these areas and also continue to be a long stock holder in Netflix.
I know you are the Ayatolla of 3D Fora but you need to get your head out of the sand. Netflix 3D is stagnant at best and, IMHO, is dying the natural death from neglect from Netflix.
If name calling is how you want to respond to a discussion, we can just part now and I will ignore all your future posts.
And how is stating what we have observed about Netflix 3D selection gets characterized as "posting doom and gloom?" Were any new titles added to Netflix 3D? Have The Croods 3D and Turbo 3D reappeared in the selection? And I rather not watch the same mediocre titles over and over.
This ("I think Netflix is simply going to let the licenses expire, not sign up any new 3D movies and let 3D die a natural death. That's why 3D is not offered in more devices. Netflix doesn't want more "demand" for 3D.")
and other statements are not backed up by specific examples and official statements, therefore just Gloom and Doom FUD! The only statement provided is the one that had to be retracted.
I have seen a couple of low budget Asian animated flics added since the original release but nothing in the past two months. The only improvement has been Netflix technical achievement in it's ability to stream 3D now with virtually no buffering, even in the Prime time hours. This was not just observed at my home in FL, but also on Sunday at my cousin's home in rural PA. Additionally, the Movie "Art of Flight" a terrific Snowboarding documentary with great 3D stereography, was finally fixed and made available just recently. It was in the original list but was always not available for play due to some encoding errors.
P.s. What legally binding statements did Hastings make??? Is Hastings legally bound to offer 3D to us??? Inquiring minds want to know.
Netflix is a publicly traded company and as such is legally bound to disclose only truthful statements regarding future events and direction the company takes. A statement by an employee is not binding. Depending on whether the content manager is a key executive or not may affect his legality in any press statement. I don't recall if he is a VP but if he is, then that may be why he was instructed to retract some of those comments about content at Netflix. Erroneous statements, can impact investors decisions and result in serious claims of fraud and stock manipulation which is illegal. As an example, the statement made by Reed Hastings one year about plans to split the company caused a huge loss of money in the market. He also made a statement in that conference call claiming Netflix would end DVD mail rental service within the next year. He had to retract those statements, to end the massive exodus by stock holders. Reed has learned a very costly lesson and today rarely makes any claims that guide investors based on long range plans in this industry. Especially, anything that guides negative in an emerging market. There may be a case that can be made that Netflix is legally bound to offer 3D content since he did make public statements to that effect at CES2013 and CES2014. When the CEO makes a promise and a month later a division manager contradicts that statement, either the employee is fired or asked to retract and that is what he did. There is no promise from any Netflix person about specifics, titles, or number of programs in 3D that I have heard. Reed has only made promises about 4K future and plans to produce original content in 4K. I haven't heard anything about including 3D.
It'd be awesome if Amazon Prime stepped up and decided to be the go to app for 3D. I'll keep dreamin'...
While I feel Amazon movies are not as high quality here compared to Netflix, I do agree that competition is a good thing and if Amazon began offering some movies, good ones in 3D streaming, it would make Netflix seek more licenses for content too. I guess Voodoo is the only service that is constantly adding more streaming 3D, but it is real expensive. I buy a few but only to have it NOW vs wait for the Bluray. Do more than dream, actively request it so they know!