Originally Posted by mdavej
I meant it more in a psychological context, not that I'll willfully accept any price increase if it's done gradually. And I dumped cable years ago for playing games like this.
If Netflix had been honest, they would have said we want to exit the DVD business, but our customers still want DVD's. To force the issue we are going to simply charge an outrageous price for them rather than make all DVD content available via streaming which would actually make our customers happy. The studios want us to offer mostly B-list crap via streaming that wouldn't possibly make money any other way, then they can continue to sell the good stuff on disc or PPV which we will no longer offer at a reasonable price.
Sounds like somebody hasn't been in to a video rental store lately. The last time I went to a Hollywood Video they wanted over $6 for *one* Blu Ray rental.
I tire of all these soapbox proclamations. They all come off as tightwads complaining about injustices that just aren't there.
Stop doing business with them if you think they are charging too much. But come on, we all know what transpired the last couple of weeks. No need to explain how unjust Netflix is being (from your point of view.)