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post #8641 of 8769
It's taking forever for the post office to forward the movies to me. I knew I should have put the membership on hold until I moved.
post #8642 of 8769
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Originally Posted by djPerfectTrip View Post

It's taking forever for the post office to forward the movies to me. I knew I should have put the membership on hold until I moved.


Maybe it would help if you had an avatar. tongue.gif



Ian biggrin.gif
post #8643 of 8769
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Originally Posted by tienvg View Post

I just started up my membership again with their 30 free day trial about three weeks . So far I'm getting new releases on a regular schedule. This last week they even sent me an extra disc due to the fact that 1 of my disc was coming from Portland, Oregon and I'm in Florida. I hope this VIP treatment continues..

Don't bet on it. The more you use, the more they throttle.
post #8644 of 8769
^^^ I don't think I've ever been throttled in the years I've been a customer .. but it does seem like new customers / restarts tend to get a bit of preferred treatment for a while, anyway ..
post #8645 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

^^^ I don't think I've ever been throttled in the years I've been a customer .. but it does seem like new customers / restarts tend to get a bit of preferred treatment for a while, anyway ..

If you do more than one turn per week, you are being throttled whether you know it or not. Throttle has a different effect on different titles, depending on whether they are considered new releases, etc. Your throttle status is updated every time a disc is checked in, according to the time period that disc was out.
post #8646 of 8769
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

If you do more than one turn per week, you are being throttled whether you know it or not. Throttle has a different effect on different titles, depending on whether they are considered new releases, etc. Your throttle status is updated every time a disc is checked in, according to the time period that disc was out.

I dropped a while back to the 1 out plan because of Summer / DVR shows needed watching / etc ..

I consistently get 2 New Release BD's per weekly cycle .. due to Postal delivery times, it would essentially be impossible to do any better .. YMMV ..
post #8647 of 8769
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

If you do more than one turn per week, you are being throttled whether you know it or not. Throttle has a different effect on different titles, depending on whether they are considered new releases, etc. Your throttle status is updated every time a disc is checked in, according to the time period that disc was out.
On a 3 out plan, I get 5-6 discs a week. I get every new release I try for as long as I send back enough discs on Saturday to have open slots for them.

I've even sent back discs on Monday and still had a new release sent out on Tuesday when they get the discs. Only once did it look like they skipped me on new releases by sending something further down in my queue, but later that same day, they sent me the new titles as bonus discs from a distant center. I ended up with 5 discs at home at once.

I certainly must be getting throttled without knowing it, because I'm not seeing exactly how I could be.
post #8648 of 8769
Never been throttled. I receive two to three new releases at the top of my Que almost every week. Empire was fourth in my Que last week, went to a short wait, they received last weeks BD's on Monday and Tuesday and it was shipped today. I received Star Trek Into Darkness today.


Ian
post #8649 of 8769
I have the Netflix three at a time Blu-ray plan (also have streaming). In the last seven months have received 71 disc. That averages to 10 disc a month and ≈ 90% of those were NEW releases.

$20 x 7 = $140.00 Netflix disc rental cost
$5.50 x 71 = $390.50 if rented via VUDU (5.50 is just an average)

With the Netflix disc rental I get top notch picture and sound with NO rebuffering smile.gif
post #8650 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

Never been throttled. I receive two to three new releases at the top of my Que almost every week. Empire was fourth in my Que last week, went to a short wait, they received last weeks BD's on Monday and Tuesday and it was shipped today. I received Star Trek Into Darkness today.


Ian

Your honest opinion of Empire entertainment wise .. ??
post #8651 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Your honest opinion of Empire entertainment wise .. ??

Finally watched it tonight. Not exactly what I expected. Decent docudrama, with Johnson just playing a supporting role. Although it kept my interest, I felt that the plot and the relationships between the main characters were underdeveloped.

Next time I'll learn to post after I've seen the movie, so I don't have to delete my original comments. biggrin.gif


Ian
Edited by mailiang - 9/14/13 at 10:46am
post #8652 of 8769
Looks like they haven't updated the New Releases page here:

http://dvd.netflix.com/AllNewReleases

Is anyone able to see what they are actually releasing this week?

(currently, it's 11:30 am Eastern time)

Marc
post #8653 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Marc_G View Post

Looks like they haven't updated the New Releases page here:

http://dvd.netflix.com/AllNewReleases

Is anyone able to see what they are actually releasing this week?

(currently, it's 11:30 am Eastern time)

Marc

Still showing last week here.
post #8654 of 8769
Yep nothing but last week here too. I did add WWZ to my queue though.
post #8655 of 8769
Netflix's business practice has pretty much been transparent: they want streaming to be their bread 'n' butter service and the disc rental side is getting the short end of the stick. Get discouraged with their title selection (especially Blu-ray) and stock on hand, and release date delays, and you'll give up and switch to streaming.

Sorry to sound like a stuck record, but here's the trouble with that: the studios. They are now setting up their own streaming services and giving some of these potential competitors a lot of old, obscure titles and keeping some of their premium catalog titles to themselves.
Edited by Dan Hitchman - 9/15/13 at 10:49am
post #8656 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

Netflix's business practice has pretty much been transparent: they want streaming to be their bread 'n' butter service and the disc rental side is getting the short end of the stick. Get discouraged with their title selection (especially Blu-ray) and stock on hand, and release date delays, and you'll give up and switch to streaming.

Sorry to sound like a stuck record, but here's the trouble with that: the studios. They are now setting up their own streaming services and giving some of these potential competitors a lot of old, obscure titles and keeping some of their premium catalog titles to themselves.

As far as the disc rental side of their business goes, I have been very satisfied. Every title I've wanted has been available in Blu-Ray, I've never had to wait more than a week for a title to become available (and I usually get them the week they first become available), and release date delays are a minor inconvenience, as the majority of titles are available when the studios release them. That's been my personal experience, anyway.
post #8657 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mrjgkelly View Post

As far as the disc rental side of their business goes, I have been very satisfied. Every title I've wanted has been available in Blu-Ray, I've never had to wait more than a week for a title to become available (and I usually get them the week they first become available), and release date delays are a minor inconvenience, as the majority of titles are available when the studios release them. That's been my personal experience, anyway.

Then you're one of the lucky ones. I canceled my Blu-ray option (and then my streaming) as there were catalog titles they weren't stocking, I had long, long waits in my queue, and other issues. The A/V quality and title selection on the streaming side finally convinced me to cancel the whole thing. Yes, there are a couple "exclusive" shows I watch (House of Cards and A.D.), but I can wait for the disc.
post #8658 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

Netflix's business practice has pretty much been transparent: they want streaming to be their bread 'n' butter service and the disc rental side is getting the short end of the stick. Get discouraged with their title selection (especially Blu-ray) and stock on hand, and release date delays, and you'll give up and switch to streaming.

Sorry to sound like a stuck record, but here's the trouble with that: the studios. They are now setting up their own streaming services and giving some of these potential competitors a lot of old, obscure titles and keeping some of their premium catalog titles to themselves.

Individual studio streaming plans won't work, if in fact that's what their plan is .. people want as much one stop shopping as possible and the boat to set up new services has likely sailed ..

Walmart backed VUDU is where the studios seem to be concentrating on .. exclusive pre-disk releases, streaming on films still at the theater, etc .. and the studios get a piece of the action on each and every stream .. as opposed to the First Sale Doctrine with disks (which studios hate) .. they really don't want their own streaming service, they just want a cut on every stream .. this is one of the reasons VUDU remains a bit expensive ..
post #8659 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Individual studio streaming plans won't work, if in fact that's what their plan is .. people want as much one stop shopping as possible and the boat to set up new services has likely sailed ..

Walmart backed VUDU is where the studios seem to be concentrating on .. exclusive pre-disk releases, streaming on films still at the theater, etc .. and the studios get a piece of the action on each and every stream .. as opposed to the First Sale Doctrine with disks (which studios hate) .. they really don't want their own streaming service, they just want a cut on every stream .. this is one of the reasons VUDU remains a bit expensive ..

Vudu can be more than a little bit expensive compared to disc rentals in these parts. And it doesn't rival Blu-ray yet.
post #8660 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

Then you're one of the lucky ones. I canceled my Blu-ray option (and then my streaming) as there were catalog titles they weren't stocking, I had long, long waits in my queue, and other issues. The A/V quality and title selection on the streaming side finally convinced me to cancel the whole thing. Yes, there are a couple "exclusive" shows I watch (House of Cards and A.D.), but I can wait for the disc.


They may not be stocking a lot of catalog titles due to the priority of new releases, of which I get weekly with out any issues.

I guess I must be one of the lucky ones too. rolleyes.gif


Ian
post #8661 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

Then you're one of the lucky ones. I canceled my Blu-ray option (and then my streaming) as there were catalog titles they weren't stocking, I had long, long waits in my queue, and other issues. The A/V quality and title selection on the streaming side finally convinced me to cancel the whole thing. Yes, there are a couple "exclusive" shows I watch (House of Cards and A.D.), but I can wait for the disc.

I rent new releases only, and have absolutely no interest in catalog titles or TV series. If I want to view an older movie or TV series, I utilize premium channels, on demand, etc., or buy the title if I'm REALLY that enamored with it. I guess the moral of the story is, if you want to rent BD catalog titles NF may not necessarily be your best option, but if you want to rent new BD releases, NF provides a very good service.

I also want to experience both HD audio and video when I'm watching new releases, so streaming just doesn't cut it for me.
post #8662 of 8769
New releases page was finally updated this morning...
post #8663 of 8769
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Originally Posted by mrjgkelly View Post

I rent new releases only, and have absolutely no interest in catalog titles or TV series. If I want to view an older movie or TV series, I utilize premium channels, on demand, etc., or buy the title if I'm REALLY that enamored with it. I guess the moral of the story is, if you want to rent BD catalog titles NF may not necessarily be your best option, but if you want to rent new BD releases, NF provides a very good service.

I also want to experience both HD audio and video when I'm watching new releases, so streaming just doesn't cut it for me.
My experience has been the opposite.
I get catalog blu-ray with no issues but can't seem to get new releases, even after putting my subscription on hold for about a year.
I just might cancel and stick with Redbox & Amazon prime($79 a year) for my movie needs.
post #8664 of 8769
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

Vudu can be more than a little bit expensive compared to disc rentals in these parts. And it doesn't rival Blu-ray yet.

There are pro reviews that essentially say : VUDU can give BD a run for the money ..

I'm not well heeled enough to afford to rent VUDU HDX streams consistenly, however, it's more the pricing model and not the question of quality that's yet to make VUDU more popular ..

There are plenty of sub par BD transfers as well ..

and I thought we were talking about studio streaming plans and your theory that they are cranking up their own sites .. ?? confused.gif
post #8665 of 8769
As usual i got all new BD releases shipped to me on Monday for Tuesday delivery. They sent me three new BD releases on my three out plan. That is the norm for me 99% of the time to get new BD releases sent to me every week from Netflix. I've been with Netflix now for almost fifteen years(since early 1999) and have never run into any throttling problems. Even when I was out of work, on short term disability, and was getting 40 to 50 titles a month sent to me when I was on the eight out plan.
post #8666 of 8769
question: Is the disc of WWZ they are sending the new extended cut?

thanks in advance!!
post #8667 of 8769
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Originally Posted by skoolpsyk View Post

question: Is the disc of WWZ they are sending the new extended cut?

thanks in advance!!

Who knows, but I doubt it ..
post #8668 of 8769
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Originally Posted by skoolpsyk View Post

question: Is the disc of WWZ they are sending the new extended cut?

thanks in advance!!

The disc I received is the full featured unrated version.wink.gif Enjoy!



Ian
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

The disc I received is the full featured unrated version.wink.gif Enjoy!



Ian

awesome! thanks so much!
post #8670 of 8769
Interesting. I sent three discs back on Saturday. Two showed up as received earlier this morning. It's early yet, but in my experience very unusual for multiple discs not to show received within 5 minutes of each other. I wonder if this one got lost / delayed...

The only reason this is notable for me is that my returns are like clockwork... in >4 years with Netflix, I've had less than say 5 not show up the next day.

Marc
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