Originally Posted by Brian Conrad
That wasn't mentioned in the news story I read. Sounds like a boardroom skirmish where some might have argued that if you are a single user you shouldn't pay for the 2 device at a time feature.
Yeah agreed, but what is crazy is the fact that it is only SD. For one dollar less the ONLY change should have been a one device plan. There are millions of people who live alone and have HD TV's. SD should have been another plan entirely, i.e $4.99, one device and SD only. $6.99 one device and HD. $7.99 two devices and HD, etc etc. They should have had a 3 device plan, a 4 device, 5 device, 6 device and so on just like they did with their DVD rentals (5 at a time etc). I have 5 TV's (two 720p's, one CRT 4:3, and two 1080p's) to stream to and have to have two accounts to do it. Very rarely is everyone home at the same time and watching Netflix at the same time but it has happened. So I just stayed on the 4 stream plan for $11.99.
Why can't they just have adaptive plan accounts? You just tell them how many devices you plan on using and they charge accordingly? Is that to simple? lol
$4.99 = One SD Device (Max 480p)
$5.99 = One HD Device (Max 720p)
$6.99 = Two HD Devices (Max 1080p)
$7.99 = Two HD Devices (Max SuperHD) and all plans above this also get SuperHD
$9.99 = Three HD Devices
$11.99 = Four HD Devices
$13.99 = Five HD Devices
$15.99 = Six HD Devices
$17.99 = Seven HD Devices
And have the plans adaptive. Since it obviously knows how many devices are connected at any time have it charge only when devices are connected. Lets say you have a 7 device plan, but during the billing cycle only 4 devices at a time ever connected at one time. Then you charge the 4 device plan. If say the next month a total of 5 devices were ever connected at once you charge for the 5 Device plan. If half the family goes on vacation and the next month only two devices ever got used then you only charge the $7.99 for the TWO at a time plan. Is this two hard for them to implement?