Originally Posted by BobBart
Here is my queue:
Balls of fury: Long Wait(HD)
Pirates of the Caribbean:worlds end: Long wait(SD)
Underdog: Long wait(SD)
Harry Potter-Order:Very long wait(HD)
Stardust:Very long wait(HD)
This happens consistently. I have it times so I have two slots open on Monday and sometimes I do get a new release but not often. Then they go from their release date right to short wait then long wait.
Right, exactly. And the worst part is that they STAY
at that status for weeks! As I mentioned before, I wouldn't mind as much if the wait was only about a week or so. But waits can go even longer than 3 weeks!
My guess is that us HD Netflix customers represent a small fraction of their overall subscriber revenue, and yet purchasing the HD discs must be much more expensive then SD. So effectively this means that we are also less profitable revenue compared to non-HD customers. So if these assumptions are right I guess its easy to understand why this problem exists in the first place and why it has not been solved yet.
My absolute guess is that Netflix needs to be purchasing at least TWICE as many HD DVD and Blu Ray discs for these bigger releases as they are now... That should effectively cut the wait in half. Meaning 2 or 3 week waits become 1 - 1.5 week waits which are much more acceptable IMO.