Originally Posted by HD-Master
Originally Posted by gregzoll
HD-Master, again I am not the one creating this conspiracy theory, it is the ones that wrote that FUD article. Guess you cannot see the point, that this is a issue that certain ones of us can see right through the "Onion" article, that is trying to create a mass exodus from Netflix.
...you truly are delusional. No one is trying to create a Netflix mass exodus. People are simply asking them to respect OAR. They appear to be interested in doing just that. First you completely miss the mark with your ludicrous PAL/SECAM claims. Now you suggest this equally ridiculous mass exodus tin foil conspiracy theory. Now it's just getting silly.
HD-Master I think you're wrong about the mass exodus. Netflix has been trying to force a mass exodus from shinny disk rentals to streaming since they first introduced their streaming service. If I recall correctly, they have lost over half of their disk rental business during that time span, and yet a majority of their income is derived from the disk side of the house as recently as 2012. It may still be.
Lest we forget:
"On September 18, 2011, Netflix CEO and Co-Founder Reed Hastings said in a Netflix blog post that the DVD section of Netflix would be split off and renamed Qwikster, and stated that the only major change would be separate websites for the services."
In 2012 they also tried to drop member profiles that allowed more than one queue in a household. That was a feature popular with disk rental folks who got it reversed in less than two weeks.
There doesn't seem to be a place in the long range Netflix business plan for disk rental, and the technology doesn't seem to be in our immediate future to stream the same Blu-ray quality that exists on disks. I will settle for a download system if the Comcast like providers of this world don't sink that idea too.
The NFL wants us in their stadiums, and the movie folks are mad that we aren't all on a pay per view system. Edited by htwaits - 7/21/13 at 7:30pm