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post #8521 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

What brand BD player were you using?

This was the Panasonic BD-30. Google for "Blu-ray copyright violation" and you'll find dozens of people were having the same problem.
post #8522 of 8769
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Originally Posted by scowl View Post

Repairing it was estimated at around $100, so you can do the math. Plus this is a model that is notorious for going out of alignment (a Google search made that very clear) so it would probably do so again and I'd be paying for another repair in the near future. This old thing doesn't even do BD-LIVE. The drive in it doesn't have a standard SATA interface so I couldn't just replace that part.

I'm sure no one will be surprised to hear that the replacement I bought has played three Blu-rays right out of the Netflix envelopes with no problems so far and that loading times are much faster.
That being the case, buying a new player was a no-brainer. Hopefully this one will last longer.
post #8523 of 8769
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Originally Posted by lmacmil View Post

My failure rate isn't that bad (maybe 10%) but we recently started Game of Thrones, season 1, and so far, 2 of the first 5 episodes (on 2 different discs) have been unwatchable due to freezing and/or audio dropouts.

Just got the 3rd straight bad disc from Netflix. Both disc 1 and disc 2 of Game of Thrones were bad (the replacement for disc 1 was fine) and now a DVD of Before Sunset which hung at about the 55 min mark. Since it was a DVD I was able to test it in an old DVD (non-BluRay) player and it hung at about the same spot. This may be the last straw for my wife. Oh well...
post #8524 of 8769
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Originally Posted by lmacmil View Post

Just got the 3rd straight bad disc from Netflix. Both disc 1 and disc 2 of Game of Thrones were bad (the replacement for disc 1 was fine) and now a DVD of Before Sunset which hung at about the 55 min mark. Since it was a DVD I was able to test it in an old DVD (non-BluRay) player and it hung at about the same spot. This may be the last straw for my wife. Oh well...

I haven't received a bad disc from NF, but I only get new BD releases. Obviously, the older the disc, the greater the chance for the number of previous renters to f*** up the disc(s), particularly if you are ordering multi disc sets.

Hopefully you are notifying NF when the discs don't work, so that other renters don't experience the same problem.
post #8525 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mrjgkelly View Post

I haven't received a bad disc from NF, but I only get new BD releases. Obviously, the older the disc, the greater the chance for the number of previous renters to f*** up the disc(s), particularly if you are ordering multi disc sets.

Hopefully you are notifying NF when the discs don't work, so that other renters don't experience the same problem.


Same here. If I do have an issue I'll trying using a disc cleaning kit. Sometimes it works. If you call them about the issue, they will try to send you a new one asap. You shouldn't have to wait to return the bad disc.


Ian
post #8526 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mrjgkelly View Post

Hopefully you are notifying NF when the discs don't work, so that other renters don't experience the same problem.

Yes I am and that shortens the turnaround time to 1 day instead of 2. The Game of Thrones discs both appeared flawless but the Before Sunset DVD (a 2004 movie) was pretty scratched up. Just got the G of T DVD out of the library so we'll see if it fares any better than the Netflix BD.
post #8527 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

Same here. If I do have an issue I'll trying using a disc cleaning kit. Sometimes it works. If you call them about the issue, they will try to send you a new one asap. You shouldn't have to wait to return the bad disc.
The "report disc" link on the website does the same thing. As soon as I clicked it (or, relatively shortly thereafter) I got an email that a replacement was on it's way. That was my first bad disc in at least 3 years that I can remember.

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Originally Posted by scowl View Post

Repairing it was estimated at around $100, so you can do the math. This old thing doesn't even do BD-LIVE.
BD-LIVE? What's that? Is that that thing I unplugged my ethernet cable for? tongue.gif
post #8528 of 8769
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Originally Posted by lmacmil View Post

Just got the 3rd straight bad disc from Netflix. Both disc 1 and disc 2 of Game of Thrones were bad (the replacement for disc 1 was fine) and now a DVD of Before Sunset which hung at about the 55 min mark. Since it was a DVD I was able to test it in an old DVD (non-BluRay) player and it hung at about the same spot. This may be the last straw for my wife. Oh well...

Make that 4. The replacement for Before Sunset was cracked! Never had a cracked disc before. I called to complain and they were apologetic but didn't offer me a free month or anything. I told them to send a replacement again. If it works, then we will probably cancel. Have watched four G of T episodes on DVDs from the library without a problem. I would try streaming but I know the selection isn't that great and titles come and go. Plus I don't have a wireless connection and stringing a cable permanently is not an option.
post #8529 of 8769
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

BD-LIVE? What's that? Is that that thing I unplugged my ethernet cable for? tongue.gif
Yeah...I've found that feature does nothing but feed me trailers I don't want to see - and slows the loading time of the disc, as well.

It's one of those wasted features, like the "angle" feature that was supposed to be the next big thing in DVD.

Granted, the ST:TOS discs did a good jobs of using it as a toggle between the CGI shots and the original FX...then I guess there's porn...
post #8530 of 8769
anyone having trouble with disc profiles? I have mine set for 2 discs and my wife's set for 1. It reset so all 3 discs are on my profile now, and just errors out if I try to edit it.

It's probably related to the changes they're making around profiles for the instant stuff....just checking if I'm the only one having issues.
post #8531 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mproper View Post

anyone having trouble with disc profiles? I have mine set for 2 discs and my wife's set for 1. It reset so all 3 discs are on my profile now, and just errors out if I try to edit it.

It's probably related to the changes they're making around profiles for the instant stuff....just checking if I'm the only one having issues.

Um, this is a Netflix "BD disc rental" discussion thread. I might be wrong, but I think you should be posting your question to a different thread.
post #8532 of 8769
I've been renting BD's from Netflix since they started the service and only had one bad disc (1/8 " crack at the outer edge/disc wouldn't load). Even now, just about every BD I rent looks brand new. Maybe it's my area, I don't know. I have waited longer for more popular obscure DVD's than I ever had to wait for a "very long wait" BD.
post #8533 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mrjgkelly View Post

Um, this is a Netflix "BD disc rental" discussion thread. I might be wrong, but I think you should be posting your question to a different thread.

Yeah....maybe you should read my post again.
post #8534 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mrjgkelly View Post

Um, this is a Netflix "BD disc rental" discussion thread. I might be wrong, but I think you should be posting your question to a different thread.
There's no "might be" about it. Reading is fundamental, especially when you're going to start off your reply with a sarcastic little "Um."

Here's a tip: next time you have the overwhelming urge to correct someone, take an extra minute to make sure you actually comprehend what's been written.
post #8535 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mproper View Post

Yeah....maybe you should read my post again.

I didn't understand what you were talking about, which I indicated that I might not. I am somewhat new to NF and I thought your reference to "instant stuff" might have something to do with streaming or something. Obviously not. After looking into it further, I'm assuming you are referencing family queue profiles, which I have never used and didn't know they were an option. Sorry for the misunderstanding, and hopefully someone can answer your question.
post #8536 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Steeb View Post

There's no "might be" about it. Reading is fundamental, especially when you're going to start off your reply with a sarcastic little "Um."

Here's a tip: next time you have the overwhelming urge to correct someone, take an extra minute to make sure you actually comprehend what's been written.

The "Um" wasn't meant to be sarcastic... it was meant to indicate that I wasn't sure whether he was posting to the correct thread or not. I think I now understand what he was asking (^^^), but thanks for criticism rather than clarification... it was REALLY helpful.
post #8537 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mrjgkelly View Post

I didn't understand what you were talking about, which I indicated that I might not. I am somewhat new to NF and I thought your reference to "instant stuff" might have something to do with streaming or something. Obviously not. After looking into it further, I'm assuming you are referencing family queue profiles, which I have never used and didn't know they were an option. Sorry for the misunderstanding, and hopefully someone can answer your question.
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Originally Posted by mrjgkelly View Post

The "Um" wasn't meant to be sarcastic... it was meant to indicate that I wasn't sure whether he was posting to the correct thread or not. I think I now understand what he was asking (^^^), but thanks for criticism rather than clarification... it was REALLY helpful.
He used the word "disc" in each of the first three sentences of his post. Apparently you skipped the entire first paragraph and honed in on the word "instant." It's no one's fault but your own that you didn't properly read, nor fully comprehend, the post before attempting to "correct" him.

Again, reading is fundamental. No need to lash out at others over your own shortcomings...
post #8538 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mrjgkelly View Post

Um, this is a Netflix "BD disc rental" discussion thread. I might be wrong, but I think you should be posting your question to a different thread.

yes, you are wrong
post #8539 of 8769
Just as an update, I guess they're still having issues. I'm definitely having problems with the site as a whole. In chrome, just going to www.netflix.com throws an error, with a button to "return home" that gets you over to the site.

Still can't edit my disc distribution though, since all 3 discs are still set to come from my profile and 0 from my wife's and I get errors when I try to flip it back.

I am guessing this is related to the changes they have coming for instant profiles (they're adding profiles for instant, just like I've used for discs). I'm sure it'll straighten itself out.
post #8540 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mproper View Post

I'm definitely having problems with the site as a whole.

Sorry you are having problems. I have only one profile and not having any problems with the site using SeaMonkey (Mozilla, Mosaic)
post #8541 of 8769
I use Chrome on my smart phone and Firefox and IE on my laptops, one is a PC the other a Mac and I haven't had any issues with their site.



Ian
post #8542 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.

Sorry for the late reply - and I'm not sure if anyone actually answered this question (since a search on "Arctic" in this thread only brought up this question):
The Netflix version of "To the Arctic" does NOT contain the 3D version, even though the disc is labeled "3D" (and RENTAL). I knew I was in trouble as soon as I
saw the RENTAL label...

Since the program is so short and the actual retail disc contains both the 2D and 3D versions, I thought I might luck out and get both versions.
WRONG!
post #8543 of 8769
Redbox Rents 3 Billionth Disc, took 7 years for first 1B rentals and only 16 months to go from 2B to 3B. Shame on Netflix for lying down and letting Redbox take over the disc rental business. Hastings is now saying they expect the Netflix disc rental business to continue for many years so I guess that is a good sign for those of us that continue to rent BD.
post #8544 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland View Post

Redbox Rents 3 Billionth Disc, took 7 years for first 1B rentals and only 16 months to go from 2B to 3B. Shame on Netflix for lying down and letting Redbox take over the disc rental business. Hastings is now saying they expect the Netflix disc rental business to continue for many years so I guess that is a good sign for those of us that continue to rent BD.

What can Netflix do? They can't get the disc to you as quick as RedBox. Redbox satifies instant gratification.

Personally I use RedBox to supplement Netflix. But the selection Redbox has pales in comparison to the selection that Netflix has. So I don't really use RedBox very often.
post #8545 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland View Post

Redbox Rents 3 Billionth Disc, took 7 years for first 1B rentals and only 16 months to go from 2B to 3B. Shame on Netflix for lying down and letting Redbox take over the disc rental business. Hastings is now saying they expect the Netflix disc rental business to continue for many years so I guess that is a good sign for those of us that continue to rent BD.

The Box will never take over the rental business .. unless they start making them substantially larger .. eek.gif
post #8546 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post


The Box will never take over the rental business .. unless they start making them substantially larger .. eek.gif

and until they become more reliable...half the time my local box is jammed or out of commission, so I can't get the disk I reserved or can't return the one that's due, and have to go to another location...annoying!
post #8547 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Ron View Post

and until they become more reliable...half the time my local box is jammed or out of commission, so I can't get the disk I reserved or can't return the one that's due, and have to go to another location...annoying!

What's really annoying is reserving on line then going to the Box to pick up an hour later and the Box is out of commission .. sure, if you call them, they will toss you a couple free codes but I'd rather have the rental ..
post #8548 of 8769
I like Redbox since they have several locations within 2 miles of my home, but they don't offer the selection and convenience of Netflix. ( I use the street box at my post office to mail back my rentals, which is less then a mile from my home)


Ian
post #8549 of 8769
I reactivated my account yesterday and the haven't shipped me any discs yet. WTF mad.gif
I have 20 discs in my queue and most are catalog titles.

Now that BB is about to fold, is this what we can expect from the sole blu-ray by mail service.
post #8550 of 8769
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

I reactivated my account yesterday and the haven't shipped me any discs yet. WTF mad.gif
I have 20 discs in my queue and most are catalog titles.

Now that BB is about to fold, is this what we can expect from the sole blu-ray by mail service.


Not sure about catalog service, but when it comes to new releases, almost every week I get the BD titles I want.



Ian
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