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Anyone have any insiders scuttlebutt of Netflix POV on USPS losses?
Friday, August 6th, 2010 | DGHoodini

Posted on 08/06/2010 8:54:10 AM PDT by DGHoodini

Does anyone have any knowledge of what the thinking at netflix is, in regards to USPS's losses, their threat to cut Saturday feliveries, and possible postage tate hiles?

Is Netflix taking this as a wake-up call to start hot footing their efforts to move more of their content onto their online 'Watch Instantly' libraries, and away from their DVD delivery service?

IMO they really need to develop this method with all due speed. And not just because I prefer my content from online, but because it may soon be their best, if not only option that they can reasonably profit from....Again,,,IMO.

But it sure would be good to know that they are going to be stepping up their efforts to present more new content for online viewing.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: delivery; feliveries; kantspel; netflix; online; postagetatehikes; usps
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1 posted on 08/06/2010 8:54:14 AM PDT by DGHoodini
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To: DGHoodini

“Saturday feliveries, and possible postage tate hiles?”

Say what?


2 posted on 08/06/2010 8:58:12 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: DGHoodini

The post is jibber talk. Don’t understand the lingo.


3 posted on 08/06/2010 8:58:21 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: DGHoodini

Netflix streaming works pretty well now, although there are some holes in the library.


4 posted on 08/06/2010 8:58:40 AM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: DGHoodini
Per one report, Netflix has drastically increased its 'purchasing' of streaming over last year.

The article below addresses some concerns about the postal rate increase:

5 posted on 08/06/2010 9:04:01 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: newheart

I don’t find many HD 1080i/p streaming videos in their libriay and the low res movies look like crap on my 52”.


6 posted on 08/06/2010 9:06:11 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Average Al

OK, Granny Grandma. >B-)

I meant:
“Saturday deliveries, and possible postage rate hikes?”

I hope this helps...Wouldn’t want to leave you without being able to comprehend...;)


7 posted on 08/06/2010 9:08:37 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: TexasCajun

Yep, those are the holes I was referring to. The technology is still a work in progress and they are also dependent on our Internet connection. But in time it is going to be a whole lot better. I gave up on the mailing side of Netflix months ago.


8 posted on 08/06/2010 9:11:48 AM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: DGHoodini

You might want to check out a few more books and less movies!
;-)


9 posted on 08/06/2010 9:12:13 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: DGHoodini

You spell like a retard.


10 posted on 08/06/2010 9:12:33 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: DGHoodini

Many people don’t have high enough downloads speeds. Most rural areas don’t have high speed available. Mail is delivered to rural areas. Mail will still be cheep enough to make a profit.


11 posted on 08/06/2010 9:23:31 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (Isn't enough always enough?)
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To: goseminoles

Oh, so you’re a liberal, who believes more in the presentation than actual content. It could be rotting, fetid and diseased, what you present...as long as it’s in bright and shiny, in “clean and articulate” packaging....right?


12 posted on 08/06/2010 9:25:32 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: TexasCajun

I don’t find many HD 1080i/p streaming videos in their library


I find they have every blu-ray that has been released. Are you disappointed that the studios aren’t releasing their libraries fast enough?


13 posted on 08/06/2010 9:27:37 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Anything worth doing, is worth doing badly at first.)
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To: DGHoodini
possible postage tate hiles...

I don't know about postage tates, but I myself kind of like tater tots.

14 posted on 08/06/2010 9:28:32 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: 6SJ7

Dang man, those look good, I can almost taste them from the photo !!


15 posted on 08/06/2010 9:30:00 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: DGHoodini

Another issue facing Netflix and others’ downloads is the rumored attempts by large carriers to limit how much a consumer can download before higher charges for broadband kick in.

Have heard that limit could be as low as a movie or two a month. This has been posted on FR recently - a week or two ago. But I’m sure we can count on Congress to exempt home users from these new fees. /s

Sorry, maybe someone else can provide links for this issue.


16 posted on 08/06/2010 9:31:33 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: DGHoodini
Is Netflix taking this as a wake-up call to start hot footing their efforts to move more of their content onto their online 'Watch Instantly' libraries, and away from their DVD delivery service?

The "watch instantly" method will never look (and sound) as good as a Blu-ray if you rent those (as I do). I don't think the lack of a Saturday would be a deal breaker for Netflix. I do stream some stuff from them-mainly old TV shows and film noir classics; and I'd like to see more of the library available for streaming. But streaming is not as good as Blu-ray.

I would still rent from Netflix even without Saturday delivery. I can have 3 movies out at any time, plus the streaming; so I don't think it would be crippling to lose Saturday. I will be more annoyed that some of my Amazon Prime orders would no longer come in 2 days of one of those days is a Saturday. I'm looking forward to the new Errol Flynn boxset I am supposed to be receiving from Amazon tomorrow.

17 posted on 08/06/2010 9:31:51 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: DGHoodini
Are you kidding us? You can't spell worth a cr*p and you are trying to defend it rather than feeling a wee bit embarrassed by it?
18 posted on 08/06/2010 9:32:52 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Scythian

obviously, just another average fr thread...


19 posted on 08/06/2010 9:33:44 AM PDT by gunnyg (WE ARE BEHIND "ENEMY WITHIN" LINES, SURROUNDED, Our 'Novembers' Are Behind Us...If Ya Can "grok" it!)
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To: ThomasThomas

I see your point....Perhaps with a more restrictive delivery environment, they might up the number of DVD’s one could have out at a time, to make up for it. Such as, instead of one DVD out at a time, they could make it two for 8.99/month. That way, a customer could mail back his DVD’s Mon through Wed, and get two new DVDs by Fri...Sound like a plan?


20 posted on 08/06/2010 9:34:37 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Average Al

Bush’s fault!


21 posted on 08/06/2010 9:36:26 AM PDT by Harold Hill (I always think there's a band, kid)
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To: DGHoodini

Not sure what you are talking about.


22 posted on 08/06/2010 9:36:45 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Beelzebubba
Are we talking about the same thing?

I'm not talking Blue-ray disc, I'm talking about streaming video.

I use their NetFlix Streaming disc in my Playstation 3 to stream movies over my home wifi network to my 52" Sharp Aquos.

23 posted on 08/06/2010 9:39:22 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Harold Hill

She of he can’t even spell Houdini correct! ROTFLMAO!


24 posted on 08/06/2010 9:41:10 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Average Al

Are you paying me? I am an incorrigibly bad typist with a old busted finger joint. I feel not the slightest tinge of reproach from anal retentive types that can’t make an effort to use their comprehensive skills to understand others errors in typing, without trying to act scornfully derisive. Your opinion of me and my typing, matters less than the gnat flying past my head. You’re a legend in your own mind.
Get over yourself...and you might find a friend.


25 posted on 08/06/2010 9:45:21 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: DGHoodini

I love watch instantly, but there is not enough selection. All the movies they offer should be available to watch instantly.

TV sucks, Netflix rocks!


26 posted on 08/06/2010 9:48:28 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: DGHoodini

The CEO has talked about it a couple of times. He is largely unconcerned. They like the speed with which the the streaming market is growing, they don’t expect many if any cancellations because of the lack of saturday deliveries (if it ever happens). All the netflix news you could ever care about is here http://www.hackingnetflix.com/ (including the CEO talking about the saturday thing 6 months ago).


27 posted on 08/06/2010 9:49:52 AM PDT by discostu (like a dog being shown a card trick)
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To: DGHoodini

You got that right, and I doubt anybody else is paying you either! I’ll leave you to your own language which is right up there with Ebonics!


28 posted on 08/06/2010 9:50:46 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Average Al

So, now you’re an expert on how other people are allowed to spell their screen names? Do you now claim clairvoyant powers to figurwe out the etymology of names you’ve never heard before you saw them for the first time?

Typical Liberal...”experts” on everything that they are completely ignorant about...That you, Behar? :oD


29 posted on 08/06/2010 9:51:21 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: DGHoodini

Fight away you poor thing. Life will slap you around much better than me with your “skills”. See ya!


30 posted on 08/06/2010 9:56:24 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Orange1998; DGHoodini

I think that happens when you watch way too many movies.


31 posted on 08/06/2010 9:57:11 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: DGHoodini
Are you paying me? I am an incorrigibly bad typist with a old busted finger joint. I feel not the slightest tinge of reproach from anal retentive types that can’t make an effort to use their comprehensive skills to understand others errors in typing, without trying to act scornfully derisive. Your opinion of me and my typing, matters less than the gnat flying past my head. You’re a legend in your own mind. Get over yourself...and you might find a friend.

Right on!!

Now check this out:

Reading gibberish – can you read this?

October 29, 2009

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

32 posted on 08/06/2010 9:57:11 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: Scythian

Gotta agree..They *do* look tasty.


33 posted on 08/06/2010 9:59:42 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Dumpster Baby

(chuckle)...I’m not *that* bad. And yes it’s “azanmig”!

<%oP


34 posted on 08/06/2010 10:07:29 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: DGHoodini; humblegunner; Squantos; Eaker; sit-rep

Tate hiles are one thing, but they can’t have my feliveries! No way!


35 posted on 08/06/2010 10:07:43 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: DGHoodini

Try this website. It can help you improve your keyboarding skills and have fun doing it:

http://play.typeracer.com


36 posted on 08/06/2010 10:09:19 AM PDT by mommyq
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To: Larry Lucido
I got no time for jibba jabba!


37 posted on 08/06/2010 10:17:17 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: DGHoodini

I find the 3 DVD plan to be optimal. Always got a movie to throw in at any given time, and I usually end up mailing back two at a time in the same envelope. And there is always a movie or two worth streaming at any given time.


38 posted on 08/06/2010 10:17:35 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: DGHoodini
English is the primary language in this country son.
39 posted on 08/06/2010 10:21:32 AM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey thingy workin for ya?)
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To: DGHoodini
Good grief! The angst you are getting, losing *presentation points* -- you are perfectly comprehensible, regardless the typos (and I am reduced to one finger on the left hand, two and a thumb on the right typing my own self). Let's address YOUR POINT, shall we?

I use Netflix, unable to get out of my house for any reasonable amount of time, the last visit I made to a Blockbuster was a bitter disappointment. Zillions of copies of the *latest release* lining the wall, but try to get something from three, four years ago? Not to mention the only oldies on the rack are the tired, worn-out flicks. I like that Netflix includes many PBS/BBC dramas, things I've not seen. So far my experience with the service has been top notch, super-quick turnover, return-to-them-next-movie-in-queue-sent, and the couple of times I got a disc that wouldn't play, no questions asked when I needed to return, in fact, they sent the replacement before the bad one got back to them.

That *No Saturday deliveries* would only cause me to adjust my own schedule, I don't know how it would affect others. But boosting rates ... as far as we've been told, the next rate hike is to affect first-class postage only, the cost of a letter, not parcel post, shipping. Do the Netflix discs come under this category? This I do not know. If so, then that would mean an increase in their costs, it would of course redound down to us, the consumer.

I like the "Watch it on your computer" feature for some things, old TV shows, a minimum selection of films, but I hope any rate changes won't cause Netflix to become a predominately-watch-it-instantly-on-your-TV service, as I don't have that set up, don't know that I care to go that route. In the end, of course, if I have to, I will -- I suppose I can scrape up the dough necessary somehow.

But I appreciate the post, thank you for bringing up the subject.

40 posted on 08/06/2010 10:28:05 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Average Al
She of he can’t even spell Houdini correct! ROTFLMAO!

I always love it when the people who make the most noise about spelling/grammar/typing errors make one (or more) themselves. It's OR and CORRECTLY, genius.

41 posted on 08/06/2010 10:32:09 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: HerrBlucher
TV sucks, Netflix rocks!

Bada ping! Netflix is my "cable TV". I watch pretty much what I want when I want. The Netflix Instant is just nice extra gravy. Great service.

42 posted on 08/06/2010 10:35:36 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: DGHoodini

If they stop Saturday feliveries, then Netflix would profit because their customers would be able to watch fewer movies per month.


43 posted on 08/06/2010 11:05:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: DGHoodini

To all of the people who cannot spell or use reasonable grammar,

Most everyone will excuse the occasional typo, but when they are frequent you appear to be ignorant and therefore not worthy of serious consideration. Especially, do not try to defend your inability to spell correctly just overcome it.

Most computers come equipped with programs like Spell check and other software to help with spelling and grammar. USE IT! At least take the time to proofread before posting.

The exception to this is when one is trying to be humorous, and I’m being series about this.


44 posted on 08/06/2010 11:24:20 AM PDT by jjr153 (Never Forget 9/11)
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To: DGHoodini

“Does anybody here speak Jive?”


45 posted on 08/06/2010 11:31:10 AM PDT by meyer (Our own government has become our enemy,...)
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To: DGHoodini
Is Netflix taking this as a wake-up call to start hot footing their efforts to move more of their content onto their online 'Watch Instantly' libraries, and away from their DVD delivery service?

I hope so, because with out Sat deliveries, or if they cut back even more, I will have a gap in my weekends without any DVDs to watch!

Seriously, I hope they go to all instant play. I think though, that a lot of it has to do with copy rights and other legal BS.

46 posted on 08/06/2010 11:32:48 AM PDT by calex59
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To: DGHoodini

I’m honestly not too worried about it. I use Netflix and have for about three years. They always seem to be ahead of the curve.


47 posted on 08/06/2010 11:36:49 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: Average Al; DGHoodini

Not spelling, due to typos, I am sure, hardly compares with your loud mouth rudeness. Grow up, the guy made some typos, we all do at one time or another, except maybe you, for you seem to be absolutely perfect, a perfect a**hole that is. .


48 posted on 08/06/2010 11:43:00 AM PDT by calex59
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To: DGHoodini

You’re not a big believer in proofreading your posts, are you? lol :~)


49 posted on 08/06/2010 11:52:32 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: Larry Lucido

http://www.wimp.com/octopusplural/

Octopuses, Octopi, Octopodes .......who knows.


50 posted on 08/06/2010 11:57:58 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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