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post #8431 of 8769
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Originally Posted by cinema13 View Post

Let us know if it has all the extras, or if it's just the usual "movie-only" rental disc.

It's the unrated retail disc. Not a rental. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Ron View Post

lucky you...

I returned a movie monday...they just checked it in this morning! of course, I won't get a survey this time asking when I sent it... frown.gif

it is usually better than this, but I was still surprised.


Where did you mail the disc from? It may have been an issue with the local postal service.


Ian
post #8432 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

It's the unrated retail disc. Not a rental. wink.gif

Ian

Thanks. Good to know, but I was referring to SKYFALL.
post #8433 of 8769
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Originally Posted by cinema13 View Post

Thanks. Good to know, but I was referring to SKYFALL.

Skyfall is not a rental only either.


Ian wink.gif
Edited by mailiang - 3/14/13 at 11:09am
post #8434 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Ron View Post

lucky you...

I returned a movie monday...they just checked it in this morning! of course, I won't get a survey this time asking when I sent it... frown.gif

it is usually better than this, but I was still surprised.
I typically get long/delayed shipping if I start returning discs frequently to get upto 3 rentals a week on my 1@ a time subscription.
It's like Netflix's way of saying, "Whoa there buddy, you are renting to many for the amount you are paying." smile.gif
And the majority of my rentals are catalog movies that are available.
Doing 2 a week of catalog releases seems to keep a steady pace of movies delivered.
So I guess maybe 1@ a time subscription is good for 8 rentals a month. wink.gif


*Looks like Netflix and Redbox are getting delayed on the Hobbit release next week.
post #8435 of 8769
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

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Originally Posted by Ron View Post

lucky you...

I returned a movie monday...they just checked it in this morning! of course, I won't get a survey this time asking when I sent it... frown.gif

it is usually better than this, but I was still surprised.
I typically get long/delayed shipping if I start returning discs frequently to get upto 3 rentals a week on my 1@ a time subscription.
It's like Netflix's way of saying, "Whoa there buddy, you are renting to many for the amount you are paying." smile.gif
And the majority of my rentals are catalog movies that are available.
Doing 2 a week of catalog releases seems to keep a steady pace of movies delivered.
So I guess maybe 1@ a time subscription is good for 8 rentals a month. wink.gif


*Looks like Netflix and Redbox are getting delayed on the Hobbit release next week.

that wasn't the case this time...I had the movie for at least 2 weeks, maybe 3 weeks, before returning it, since I was busy. I'm hoping this was a one-time problem!
post #8436 of 8769
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

I typically get long/delayed shipping if I start returning discs frequently to get upto 3 rentals a week on my 1@ a time subscription.
It's like Netflix's way of saying, "Whoa there buddy, you are renting to many for the amount you are paying." smile.gif
And the majority of my rentals are catalog movies that are available.
Doing 2 a week of catalog releases seems to keep a steady pace of movies delivered.
So I guess maybe 1@ a time subscription is good for 8 rentals a month. wink.gif

I get 3 at a time and watch 3 BD's a week and they're all new releases. For what I pay, which is about the same as Redbox, It's still a no brainer for me.

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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

*Looks like Netflix and Redbox are getting delayed on the Hobbit release next week.


The 28 day delays are based on deeper bulk discount rates for rentals from those studios who believe it will help their retail sales. This allows Netflix and Redbox to purchase more inventory to meet the demand. At least with Netflix I can usually bank on getting a copy the week they are released.


Ian
post #8437 of 8769
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

I typically get long/delayed shipping if I start returning discs frequently to get upto 3 rentals a week on my 1@ a time subscription.
It's like Netflix's way of saying, "Whoa there buddy, you are renting to many for the amount you are paying." smile.gif
And the majority of my rentals are catalog movies that are available.
Doing 2 a week of catalog releases seems to keep a steady pace of movies delivered.
So I guess maybe 1@ a time subscription is good for 8 rentals a month. wink.gif


*Looks like Netflix and Redbox are getting delayed on the Hobbit release next week.

Currently the Netflix throttle appears to be based mainly on the turn-around time for each disc that comes in, so its adjusting with each returned disc. If you have a 1-out plan its based entirely on the length of time you had that disc. If you have a 3-out plan it gets averaged a bit more. If I power-use and try to get 6-7 discs in a week on my 3-out plan, most of my queue will go to long wait status, but I only need to hold 3 discs for a week for it to re-set.

Used to be it was based on the number of discs you rented per month, not any more.
post #8438 of 8769
Skyfall for me was a rental.
post #8439 of 8769
Well, I bit the bullet and rented a copy via Redbox...and yes, it was a stripped down rental, (Fox is the worst of all the studios with these,). Blockbuster might be the only option for being able to see the extras...I don't know this for sure, but since they had it on Day One, one could assume they went out and bought retail copies. So I'll keep it in queue, just in case. (And the studios wonder why sell-through is falling...for me, it's because I don't get to audition the whole package, As such, I VERY rarely buy a BD that's been stripped for rental...except for the occasional 3D title. Because of that, most of my purchases have been from Sony.)
post #8440 of 8769
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Originally Posted by fjames View Post

Skyfall for me was a rental.
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

Skyfall is not a rental only either.


Ian wink.gif

So Netflix is buying rental and retail versions? confused.gif
post #8441 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

Just Google it to You Tube.


Ian

yeah, thats what i do. but it WAS much easier the way it was.
post #8442 of 8769
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post


So Netflix is buying rental and retail versions? confused.gif

As always, they buy what the studios make available at their usual discounts.
post #8443 of 8769
Just to clarify. There are 2 retail versions. The 2 disc set with bonus features and a DVD digital copy, and a 1 disc version with just the movie available at Walmart. I assume that this version is also used for rentals. Both are 143 min and in 5.1 DTS MA. Sorry for any confusion.


Ian wink.gif
post #8444 of 8769
Would anyone have an idea if Netflix carries the 3D disc of To The Arctic? From my understanding, the 3D and 2D is housed on 1 disc, but I wanted to make sure before adding it to my queue.
post #8445 of 8769
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Originally Posted by DJ Matt View Post

Would anyone have an idea if Netflix carries the 3D disc of To The Arctic? From my understanding, the 3D and 2D is housed on 1 disc, but I wanted to make sure before adding it to my queue.

Are you sure there won't be a special rental version that is 2D only? I have it in my queue. It will be great if the 3D version is on there. That is certainly not the norm.
post #8446 of 8769
It should say the format on the Netflix site.
post #8447 of 8769
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Originally Posted by djPerfectTrip View Post

It should say the format on the Netflix site.
IIRC, the Dredd blu-ray doesn't mention 3D but both the 2D and 3D are on the same disc.
post #8448 of 8769
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Are you sure there won't be a special rental version that is 2D only? I have it in my queue. It will be great if the 3D version is on there. That is certainly not the norm.
Yeah, that could be. Warner tends to have those "rental edition only" discs. Please report back when you get the disc and let me know if there is a 3D option.
post #8449 of 8769
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

IIRC, the Dredd blu-ray doesn't mention 3D but both the 2D and 3D are on the same disc.
Weird...I don't have the disc option at this point, so I can't go look myself...
post #8450 of 8769
It doesn't mention anything about 3D for the BD on teh Netflix page. But that doesn't really mean anything.
post #8451 of 8769
It looks like we get a temporary reprieve from loss of Saturday delivery. US postal system backs off Plans to end Saturday mail delivery this year!
post #8452 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Marc_G View Post

It looks like we get a temporary reprieve from loss of Saturday delivery. US postal system backs off Plans to end Saturday mail delivery this year!


You can thank Congress for that. It will not be a fete de compli until lawmakers decide to draw up new legislation to change the 6 day mandate to a 5 day schedule.



Ian
post #8453 of 8769
Any idea why True Blood season 5 is showing up in my queue as just one disc slot? It's probably three or four BD worth of episodes...
post #8454 of 8769
Never mind. It expanded by itself in the last few days to five discs.

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post #8455 of 8769
Anyone else notice the glut of catalog BD titles being made available this week?
Here's hoping this is a trend.
post #8456 of 8769
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Anyone else notice the glut of catalog BD titles being made available this week?
Here's hoping this is a trend.

Is there a list somewhere of what was added?
post #8457 of 8769
I use this link to see what new releases Netflix has. Which also breaks out the BD releases.

http://dvd.netflix.com/AllNewReleases
post #8458 of 8769
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I use this link to see what new releases Netflix has. Which also breaks out the BD releases.

http://dvd.netflix.com/AllNewReleases

That page does ignore all TV series releases though.
post #8459 of 8769
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

That page does ignore all TV series releases though.
I have complained to Netflix about this... sometimes they include TV and sometimes not. Super annoying. Csr said she would "pass it up the chain."
post #8460 of 8769

It's not in their best interest to let you know what all the new releases are.

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