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post #8131 of 8769
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

OK, this is getting out of hand.
I've cleared my cookies, cache and everything else and the problem keeps coming back. It's becoming very tiresome.
They need to fix this.
I'm dealing with the same thing.
post #8132 of 8769
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Originally Posted by badboi View Post

Holy cow! Just noticed that the extended editions of LOTR's will be available in Blu Tuesday from Netflix. smile.gif

SO why are they just offering them now? They were released last November. I remember purchasing them from Amazon for $50.
post #8133 of 8769
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

SO why are they just offering them now? They were released last November. I remember purchasing them from Amazon for $50.

I bought when Amazon had them at $50 as well .. I suspect NF was able to make a deal at an atractive price .. and you can bet it was well under $50 bucks ..
post #8134 of 8769
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

SO why are they just offering them now? They were released last November. I remember purchasing them from Amazon for $50.
Warner just released the extended LOTR versions individually yesterday.
post #8135 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Cinema Squid View Post

Warner just released the extended LOTR versions individually yesterday.

I didn't realize they released them individually. But isn't that actually more expensive for all three titles than getting the trilogy together?

Although I was thinking maybe Netflix gets just the movie from WB and cuts the cost. But I see where Netflix also has the bonus discs to rent as well.
post #8136 of 8769
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I didn't realize they released them individually. But isn't that actually more expensive for all three titles than getting the trilogy together?

Although I was thinking maybe Netflix gets just the movie from WB and cuts the cost. But I see where Netflix also has the bonus discs to rent as well.

Well, it's hard to say how their decision-making goes for picking up titles, since it sometimes seems a bit random. However, I could see an argument for singles being a better deal overall even if if they are more expensive individually, since they could load up more copies of FOTR to compensate for the natural drop-off of interest or queue patience past part 1.
post #8137 of 8769
No matter the logic on stocking LOTR ex, I doubt if it's going to be a hot rental at this point .. and NF stock purchases is based on the deal .. they need the cheapest price possible ..
post #8138 of 8769
and i'm sure all the lotr ex will have ''very long wait' next to their titles.
post #8139 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mr. wally View Post

and i'm sure all the lotr ex will have ''very long wait' next to their titles.

They do. At least in my queue.

Never got around to buying the extended editions. Might investigate that option though.
post #8140 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mr. wally View Post

and i'm sure all the lotr ex will have ''very long wait' next to their titles.

They do. At least in my queue.

Never got around to buying the extended editions. Might investigate that option though.

They're shipping FotR to me today. Just put it in my queue the other day when mentioned available in this thread. Might not be that hot an item after all this time...
post #8141 of 8769
It's realy annoying: Netflix's new release page only sporadically includes Television new releases. I missed the release of Damages (Season 4) a while back due to this, and I noticed today there's no mention of the September 5th release of the latest US The Office set. What's going on with this? Is there some logic behind it?
post #8142 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Marc_G View Post

It's realy annoying: Netflix's new release page only sporadically includes Television new releases. I missed the release of Damages (Season 4) a while back due to this, and I noticed today there's no mention of the September 5th release of the latest US The Office set. What's going on with this? Is there some logic behind it?

Does an old tv show come under new releases or recently added? I really don't know as I'd just use the search for something I was particularly looking for...
post #8143 of 8769
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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

Does an old tv show come under new releases or recently added? I really don't know as I'd just use the search for something I was particularly looking for...
If it's a new disc (even on delay), it comes under the New releases. This includes older titles and titles that were released as a previous set and are now being re-released in a new form, such as the individual discs of the extended LOTR.

If it's one they acquire well after the release date, it will just be a recently added title. So, Criterion releases they acquire well down the road after the disc comes out would be added with little fanfare at all.
post #8144 of 8769
I checked back on The Office Season 8 (US) that wasn't in the new release page this week. Note that it wasn't at the top of my queue so I wasn't upset I didn't get them...

So I scrolled down and found them listed as unavailable, despite being in my queue . I deleted them and reinserted the discs, and they show very long wait now. Pretty odd. I plan to wait until I can stream them because that show isn't worth doing discs for me.
post #8145 of 8769
Well, I got hosed this week.

I sent back two discs on Saturday, and today, instead of two new releases for Tuesday, they sent me stuff from further down on my list instead. I would have almost been fine with it if they had just sent one, but they passed me up on both.

Bad form, Netflix.

It's not like I've been getting a lot of new releases, either. It's actually been several weeks since I even tried for one.
post #8146 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Marc_G View Post

It's realy annoying: Netflix's new release page only sporadically includes Television new releases. I missed the release of Damages (Season 4) a while back due to this, and I noticed today there's no mention of the September 5th release of the latest US The Office set. What's going on with this? Is there some logic behind it?

Yes, the logic is that Netflix's whole system is to steer you towards their older titles. (i.e. ones that are in low demand.) So when you select "New Releases", you won't see any of the hot disks that have been released in the last couple of weeks -- you need to go to Amazon to see those! The Netflix "New Releases" are basically unpopular titles that have been released in the last year or so.
post #8147 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mazzer View Post

Yes, the logic is that Netflix's whole system is to steer you towards their older titles. (i.e. ones that are in low demand.) So when you select "New Releases", you won't see any of the hot disks that have been released in the last couple of weeks -- you need to go to Amazon to see those! The Netflix "New Releases" are basically unpopular titles that have been released in the last year or so.

I typically get the new releases in my mailbox on release day from Netflix(or the 30/60 day delay when Netflix first gets them) This happens at least 95% of the time. It is rare that I don't get a new release title.

I typically add my titles to my queue while they are still in the movie theater.
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I typically get the new releases in my mailbox on release day from Netflix(or the 30/60 day delay when Netflix first gets them) This happens at least 95% of the time. It is rare that I don't get a new release title.
I typically add my titles to my queue while they are still in the movie theater.
Up until this week, that's been my story - at last on weeks where I request a new release.

That's the annoying part. I often go a couple weeks without trying for one and I don't go through a ton of discs - usually one disc and one exchange for each disc each week.

The fact that I got bumped on both discs this week when it wasn't even for high demand titles is very annoying.
post #8149 of 8769
Due to the real lack of anything interesting this week, I intentionally re-ordered my Q to pick up a few titles I've been wanting to watch .. I'm looking forward to Generation Kill
post #8150 of 8769
Well, it turns out I didn't get bumped after all - at least not on both.

Apparently, they sent one of the two new releases from a distant center that my queue didn't indicate before, and now one of the other discs I got today is being called a bonus disc.

I'm considerably happier now, despite not getting the other disc I wanted.
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ARGH! I just got my first taste of DD (Dumbed Down) 5.1 lossy audio on a rental blu-ray disc last night with The Hunger Games. As much as I was enjoying the movie, my mind couldn't help debating the alternatives while watching--only to find there are no better ones for someone who watches most movies only once and can't justify buying movies on blu-ray, especially for $20+ for new releases. I guess I just have to keep telling myself that I'd be paying $5/movie on cable PPV and Amazon VoD and be getting much worse PQ along with the same 5.1 DD audio.
post #8152 of 8769
Oh, the humanity ..
post #8153 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Oh, the humanity ..

Right?! Still a bummer in my little world of 21st-century problems. wink.gif
post #8154 of 8769
^^^The 7.1 in that movie was nothing that great anyways.
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Anyone have any experience with trying to have Netflix add a movie that is currently unavailable? For example, Outland was recently released on Blu-ray several months ago but no format is available through Netflix (Blu-ray or DVD).
post #8156 of 8769
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Originally Posted by trk2 View Post

Anyone have any experience with trying to have Netflix add a movie that is currently unavailable? For example, Outland was recently released on Blu-ray several months ago but no format is available through Netflix (Blu-ray or DVD).

You can always call them and let them know you would like them to stock it.

Also, if there's a listing for it and it lets you select a BD option, go ahead and add it to your queue. I'm sure they're aware of how many people have certain movies in their queue in the "unavailable" section.
post #8157 of 8769
Just received Cabin In The Woods from Netflix and noticed that the HD audio was stripped once again. Instead of DTS-MA 7.1 it has DD 5.1. I noticed this too with Hunger Games. Is this just a Lionsgate rental thing? This really pisses me off to no extent. They charge extra for Blu Ray rentals and now they are crippling them. Extermelly unhappy!mad.gifmad.gif
post #8158 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Daveyd View Post

Just received Cabin In The Woods from Netflix and noticed that the HD audio was stripped once again. Instead of DTS-MA 7.1 it has DD 5.1. I noticed this too with Hunger Games. Is this just a Lionsgate rental thing? This really pisses me off to no extent. They charge extra for Blu Ray rentals and now they are crippling them. Extermelly unhappy!mad.gifmad.gif

The studios are doing this, not NF .. with the lack of growth on BD sales, studios are looking for any way to boost sales .. 30-60 day window / etc ..

As well, it's really not that big a deal ..
post #8159 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Daveyd View Post

Just received Cabin In The Woods from Netflix and noticed that the HD audio was stripped once again. Instead of DTS-MA 7.1 it has DD 5.1. I noticed this too with Hunger Games. Is this just a Lionsgate rental thing? This really pisses me off to no extent. They charge extra for Blu Ray rentals and now they are crippling them. Extermelly unhappy!mad.gifmad.gif

It's on a 25GB disc so maybe they needed the space. Also uses a fairly bizarre seamless branching navigation with almost 60 titles in the mix.

In any case it's DD at 640Kb which is pretty darn good audio. Nothing to get mad about.
post #8160 of 8769
It's on a 25GB disc so maybe they needed the space. Also uses a fairly bizarre seamless branching navigation with almost 60 titles in the mix.
In any case it's DD at 640Kb which is pretty darn good audio. Nothing to get mad about.

I realize that the studio is doing this and that is what upsets me the most. It's all about greed. I rent for a reason. If I love the movie after renting it, I will buy it however I do not feel I should receive an inferior product.

It's funny, looking at the Blu Ray sitting right in from of me, the disc itself states on it "DTS-HD Master Audio". IMO, I would rather listen to 7.1 DTS-MA@5Mbps than 5.1 DD@640kbps especially on my 7.1 Home Theater
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