Originally Posted by bigbarney
Are you including the cost of your internet connection when you work this out?
I just wrapped up a similar discussion with J_Palmer_Cass, my point is that the sole purpose of an internet connection is not movie streaming, so I don't factor it. Even if all I did was stream, I watch more than Netflix, so it still makes no sense to add the cost of an Internet connection to Netflix, and say that's how much it costs.
Ultimately, I get that some people don't even want
fast internet, because of the price. Personally, I'd find something else to save money on, fast Internet is a luxury that I don't want to live without. One of the benefits is high-quality, uninterrupted streaming, but an overall faster online experience adds up. At the end of the week, if I gain just one hour (less than ten minutes per day) due to faster Internet then it's worth it for me, because I value my time. Abd it's not just me... my wife also uses the Internet, and we both work from home.
A dedicated, fast Internet connection is a standard feature on high-end dedicated home theaters these days; no different than including a video processor, an Oppo, and a Kaleidescape.
I think that Netflix is cheap for the amount of content it serves up, regardless of how much you pay for Internet.