Originally Posted by BrianNLS
It can stream 4K HDR on Amazon Prime. I am watching The Grand Tour thusly right now.
I have not paid to upgrade my Netflix account (yet) to 4K, as I am still very irritated by Netflix's reneging on their $7.99 per month for life deal - so I could not test it for 4K HDR via k8500 streaming.[/]That's a totally unfair criticism and shows a lack of business acumen.
It isn't Netflix that sets movie prices no more than it is AMC who does. The movie studios are who gouge us all, including Netflix and Theater chains.
There was no way possible for Netflix to not go bankrupt (still aren't very profitable) and continue to negotiate the ever rising contracts with the studios for the best content faster, the company wouldn't exist anymore should it have kept it's promise. Fact is, they had every intent to keep prices at the level they always did. However, the studios, I think it was 2 years ago, got together and said they didn't want Netflix to become the iTunes for movies, so they raised prices. Thats why Netflix moved to original content and shows. Remember, 5 years ago, Netflix was all movies; they're too expensive to keep, so the company wisely shifted. Luckily, the content is top notch.
Just look at the current contract dispute with Disney, yet the evil empire still decided to pull their movies within a year or so to develop their own streaming service for guess what price? $9.99 per month, or even higher for 4K is the rumor, which is why they don't want to do 4K discs for Star Wars etc.
Always think a layer deeper and remove emotions from such an analysis. I've been with Netflix for 14 years now and it's one of the most customer friendly companies I've ever known.
Fact: Netflix committed to me (and millions of others) that my price for streaming services would be "$7.99 per for life."
Fact: Netflix unilaterally increased my monthly price, without my permission and despite my direct protests in 2016.
There was nothing equivocal about Netflix's promise.
The cost of Netflix's inputs does not impact their obligation to meet their advertised and sold commitments. Nor does Netflix's profitability. Nor does any or all of their changes in strategy, including content sourcing.
Zero emotion in the above. Just facts.
Note I am still a Netflix subscriber, but I do not subscribe to Netflix 4K streaming, which was germane to the poster's question. Your reponse to my posting was not.
I will choose to ignore the sanctimony and/or condescension in your reply above and assume it was not intentional. If you'd like to have a discussion on this topic, please start a new thread and I will engage.