Monday, September 19, 2011

What Are They Thinking?

Wow, I just read this blog post on Netflix's blog. I added a sizeable comment as well.

They are shooting themselves in the foot in my opinion. For those customers that opt to do both options, it will become a complete and total hassle and they will be better off just sticking with streaming and getting movies from Blockbuster or fact, it is pretty much the same as doing that, even if stay with Netflix, only they will be paying more for it than they would if they were to go to one of their competitors.

Once the site separates, I will probably stop the DVD at home option all together since I am one of those renters that keeps a movie for ages (which is not economical for me at all) and adding in the additional cost hikes with this new requirement to maintain my queue and ratings on two different sites will just not be worth it. It will suck since there are flicks that Netflix has that you can't get at BB or Redbox, but oh well. I think this will force me to start watching more as they come out and perhaps eventually they will be on streaming. As it is right now, the movies available on streaming from Netflix are lacking and I tend to mostly stream old TV shows so I don't have to watch commercials on cable television.

I went to their site though, and subscribed to both of my queues via RSS feed so that if I do end up closing down the DVD at home portion of my account, at least I will have the list of movies I want to watch or have been recommended to me by friends.

Three Years Ago on In My Words...Softie

1 comment:

cat said...

So... it has just come to my attention that you're still blogging and that something must have gone wrong with my feeds since I haven't seen an update for you in FORVER. I noticed the "recently linked" list on my blog and saw that you DO still blog. I don't know how I lost track of you. Sorry. :( I am now REsubscribed in my google reader and hopefully it will WORK.

Now, on to my comment about Netflix ;)
I don't know how it works in the US, but I have seen many a friend complain about them. They've only been in Canada for less than a year and to be honest, the only person in this house that enjoys the selection is my husband (cheezy B horror movies, etc). I have found a couple of things to watch, but it's not quite something I would pay monthly for. They just don't have a ton of selection here.

Also, it's not done the same way as in the US, probably because of Canada's media laws and such. I don't pay too much attention to that stuff because it doesn't make sense to me. ;) I keep hoping that Netflix will get better stuff, but I don't think it will. In fact I read that CBC and CTV are trying to get Netflix branded a broadcaster which will then make it more expensive and extra limit what they can show. What is WRONG with Canada and their broadcasting regulations? Ugh. They are going backwards and not quite embracing the way of the future of media.

Um, yeah. Also I completely ADORE whatever font your blog is in. I have a mac so I don't know if it would be the same on a PC but it is AWESOME. And I might need to find out what the fonts are and edit my own blog accordingly. Heh.

Hi, Mishka!!! *waves*