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  • Netflix Instant heads up: '24'

    04/25/2010 7:34:46 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 35 replies · 547+ views
    Netflix | 4/25/2010 | DGHoodini
    May or may not be news to Netflix subscribers, but I just noticed that they've added the first 7 seasons of '24', to their 'Watch Instantly' lineup. That's good news to *me* at least. ;o)
  • Netflix, Blu-Ray vs. Roku (obvious vanity)

    03/14/2010 9:12:46 PM PDT · by Cedar · 42 replies · 1,140+ views
    I plan to start a Netflix sub, mainly for unlimited download on tv, not computer. The Roku HD seemed the best choice until I read it limits the resolution, so you don't get 1080i (is that right?). Also, I really wanted to get Youtube content also. Now looking at Blu-Ray players, especially the Panasonic DMP-BD65 for price, value, and of course Netflix content. But I really don't have or intend to get blu-ray movies. So, still considering maybe the Roku HD...just to save a little on cost. I'm really not too much on technical stuff, but here goes: I plan...
  • Netflix to delay renting new Warner Bros. DVDs

    01/06/2010 3:01:13 PM PST · by packrat35 · 46 replies · 1,080+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jan 06, 2010 | MSNBC
    Netflix to delay renting some new DVDs Subscribers must wait 28 days under new deal; other studios may follow news services updated 4:06 p.m. CT, Wed., Jan. 6, 2010 Netflix's 11 million subscribers will have to wait nearly an extra month to rent the latest movies by Warner Bros. Under an agreement announced Wednesday, Netflix's DVD-by-mail service won't send out Warner Bros.' latest DVD and Blu-ray discs during the first 28 days after they hit the market. The deal is a first for Netflix. The company expects to reach similar agreements with other major movie studios later this year....
  • News for Netflix customers

    01/06/2010 1:45:43 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 28 replies · 1,284+ views
    CNN | Wed, January 6, 2010 | DGHoodini
    Just read a small story about Netflix. Netflix just cut a deal with Time Warner, not to rent Time Warners new releases for a month after release. This will give Time Warner the ability to sell more copies of their new movies for a month, to customers who "just can't wait" to see the new shows. In exchange for this concession, Time Warner, will sell the DVDs to Netflix at a dicounted rate at the end of that month. And here comes the point that most interests *me*. They (Rime Warner) will allow netflix a greater level of access to...
  • Netflix Revisited.

    12/02/2009 9:41:46 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 45 replies · 1,935+ views
    Personal experience. | Dec 3, 2009 | DGHoodini
    Several years back, I had a summer with a goodly amount of free time, and I got a Netflix membership, at $19.99/mnth, 3 DVDs out at a time. It seemed like a good deal, but after a month or so, I noticed no matter how quickly I watched and mailed back the DVds, it was no better than renting movies from the local shop.. The movies just didn't "turn around" all that fast, and I assumed it was beacuse they all came from a California distribution center. So after a few months, I discontinued the service. a year or so...
  • Netflix Members: Review Obama Inauguration Video

    03/05/2009 6:46:56 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 8 replies · 591+ views
    Vanity ^ | Today | Self
    Dear Netflix Member, While going through the selections on Netflix I happened to run across a video titled "A Moment in History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama". The description of this video is: "Revisit the historic events of Jan. 20, 2009, when Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th U.S. president before thousands of enthralled spectators on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. ABC News compiles its coverage of the all the day's happenings, including the inaugural speech; outgoing president George W. Bush's helicopter exit; the president and first lady sharing their first dance at the star-studded Neighborhood Ball;...
  • Freep Request for FR users of Netflix--in re "Media Malpractice" (semi-vanity)

    02/24/2009 12:40:35 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 18 replies · 959+ views
    You've been hearing about the new documentary "Media Malpractice" by Zeigler. I just did a search for the film on Netflix and it does not appear. If you are a customer, please drop an email to them to let them know that you want to see the conservative documentary. I don't know if Netflix is run by leftwing nuts like Amazon is, but I remember how long it took for them to get "Is is True What They Say About Ann?" on their list. They do have a huge library of Soros-style documentaries, however, as well as gay porn.
  • WOW, Netflix CEO says “Tax Me More!”

    02/11/2009 7:39:07 AM PST · by indi_girl447 · 20 replies · 626+ views ^ | 2/11/09 | The Frog In The Kettle
    Take a minute to read this wonderkind’s idea. And we wonder why we’re in trouble. Geeez. I own a company myself and while my income is far less than Mr. Hastings, I would NEVER offer more of it to the federal government…never. Instead, if he’s so caring about the less fortunate in the country and wants to “invest” into it via tax policy, perhaps he should reconsider and provide half of his salary to people in his company…even if he already has a program, he can always add more to it. Or how about a local charity or abused women’s...
  • Netflix CEO: "Please Raise My Taxes"

    02/07/2009 8:34:44 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 34 replies · 1,213+ views
    The CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, wrote this in yesterday's NY Times. What does it say about our system of "capitalism" when the CEO of a publicly traded company has to write an open letter begging the government to raise taxes, instead of capping pay. Corporate America's deal with the devil is starting to come full circle.
  • Netflix to Blu-ray Subs: Screw You! (confesses spendthrift policies are leading to Bluray delays)

    12/20/2008 1:32:47 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 46 replies · 1,440+ views ^ | December 17, 2008 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (December 17, 2008) -- On October 30, I reported here that Netflix was painfully slow in sending new Blu-ray releases to its customers. Time and time again, Netflix tagged new Blu-ray titles with the dreaded "Long Wait" or "Very Long Wait" label, meaning it could take weeks before the title is mailed to you. On November 20, I wrote an update saying that I had had enough. I was dropping Netflix and signing up with Blockbuster's online rental service. Considering that I paid $18 a month for my Netflix subscription, which allowed me to have three different discs...
  • Netflix Ends Separate Account Queues!

    06/18/2008 6:47:19 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 24 replies · 75+ views
    Netflix ^ | 06.18.08 | email
    Dear Chickensoup, We wanted to let you know we will be eliminating Profiles, the feature that allowed you to set up separate DVD Queues under one account, effective September 1, 2008. Each additional Profile Queue will be unavailable after September 1, 2008. Before then, we recommend you consolidate any of your Profile Queues to your main account Queue or print them out. While it may be disappointing to see Profiles go away, this change will help us continue to improve the Netflix website for all our customers. If you have any questions, please go to or call us anytime...
  • NetFlix Leaving Mail Behind For Internet-TV Device

    05/20/2008 9:04:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies · 144+ views
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 20 MAY 2008 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ― Preparing for the eventual extinction of its DVD-by-mail rental service, Netflix Inc. on Tuesday is introducing its first solution for subscribers who want entertainment delivered directly to their television sets with just a few clicks on a remote control. The breakthrough comes in the form of 5-inch-by-5-inch device tailored for a year-old service that uses high-speed Internet connections to stream more than 10,000 movies and TV shows from Netflix's library. Although it's provided at no additional cost to most of Netflix's 8.2 million subscribers, the streaming service has had limited appeal so far because it doesn't...
  • Why is "Expelled" unavailable on Netflix?

    05/04/2008 8:10:53 PM PDT · by weeder · 38 replies · 511+ views
    5/4/08 | Weeder
    I'm puzzled. I just looked up the movie, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed", on Netflix. It was classified as "Availability unknown", but it also has a rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars, based on opinions of 383 people who viewed the film. Has this been pulled by Netflix? Did someone get an injunction against it or something? How can over 300 people have viewed it and rated it, yet the movie is not currently available? Seems fishy to me. Anyone know what the deal is here?

    05/01/2008 2:54:27 PM PDT · by Michaelfilmmaker · 34 replies · 173+ views
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  • Netflix down for at least five hours [millions of popup ads suddenly left homeless]

    03/24/2008 3:28:30 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 10 replies · 640+ views
    CNet ^ | Mar 24, 2008
    Internet movie rental company Netflix suffered a site outage beginning at 7 a.m. PDT Monday, and the company doesn't know when it will have the problem fixed, a Netflix spokesman said. Customer service personnel told CNET that they were told the site was undergoing routine maintenance when something went wrong, information they then passed on to customers. That is incorrect, according to Steve Swasey, the company's director of corporate communications. He said he couldn't discuss the causes but that it had nothing to do with site maintenance. "Our engineers have been feverishly working on repairing the problem all morning,"...
  • FReeper recommendations for on-line down load of movies - Netflix, Blockbuster or other(s) (Vanity)

    02/19/2008 5:21:46 AM PST · by N. Theknow · 4 replies · 219+ views
    Feb. 19, 2008 | Moi Ici
    Which websites are best for viewing/downloading movies with the most bang for the buck?
  • Netflix Goes with BluRay Format

    02/11/2008 12:43:05 PM PST · by Blennos · 86 replies · 123+ views
    Netflix ^ | 02/11/2008 | Netflix
    Dear Blennos, You're receiving this email because you have asked to receive high-definition movies in the HD DVD format. As you may have heard, most of the major movie studios have recently decided to release their high-definition movies exclusively in the Blu-ray format. In order to provide the best selection of high-definition titles for our members, we have decided to go exclusively with Blu-ray as well. While we will continue to make our current selection of HD DVD titles available to you for the next several months, we will not be adding additional HD DVD titles or reordering replacements. Toward...
  • DVD rentals costly to Postal Service

    11/29/2007 12:02:29 PM PST · by JZelle · 108 replies · 257+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-29-07 | Jim McElhatton
    Rentals of DVDs from companies such as Netflix cost the U.S. Postal Service tens of millions of dollars each year because its sorting machines can't process millions of return envelopes, government inspectors say. The postal service incurs more than $20 million per year in labor costs to hand-sort DVDs. And costs are expected to total as much as $30 million per year by 2009. "Because these mail pieces are not machinable, the Postal Service pays significant additional labor costs to manually process them," auditors wrote in a recent report issued by Tammy L. Whitcomb, the deputy assistant inspector general for...
  • BlockBuster Total Access - Bait & Switch

    08/18/2007 5:14:07 PM PDT · by TheKidster · 78 replies · 3,700+ views
    Email | 4/18/07 | Thekidster
    I recieved the following email yesterday afternoon and I am steaming mad. The video chain Blockbuster video has been aggressively advertising thier alternative to the growing success of Netflix. I was pressured by the folks who work at the video stored for months to join Blockbuster Unlimited. They touted the ability to rent movies online just like Netflix but with the added bonus of being able to take a movie back into any store and exchange it free for another title, along with being able to also just rent from the store. This sounded like a great deal and sold...
  • Slow times at the video store

    11/27/2006 9:53:08 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies · 518+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/26/06 | Taryn Plumb
    Left behind by Netflix, DVDs, and on-demand cable service, outlets are dying off; popcorn, tanning salons keep some alive If it were an old Western movie, this would be the faded boomtown. It's silent save for the buzz of fluorescent lighting and the familiar "swish-clunk" of DVDs slipping through an outside drop-box. A smattering of customers -- one, maybe two at a time -- stroll in, getting lost in tall stacks filled with dusty gems such as "Divine Trash" and "Cactus Flower." One elderly gentleman passes through a door in the back to a beyond not suitable for children. At...