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Razor Shines
05-31-2010, 01:54 AM
More and more over the last few weeks my wife and I have been watching movies/shows from the Netflix instant streaming catalog. A lot of times we try to find a movie or show that we probably wouldn't have watched other wise. Sometimes it's a little hard to find something good sifting through a lot of the not so good movies.


I figured we could use this thread in a similar way we use the "Most recent movie I've watched" thread but with just Netflix instant streaming selections.

If the mods feel it's redundant then that's fine, we can use the other thread.

For a well known movie I suggest watching/re-watching Stepbrothers. A lot of people didn't like this one, but I think it's one the best Will Ferrell movies or maybe just the most quotable.

For a not so well known movie, we watched Primer last night. It's an interesting take on time travel. My wife didn't make it to the end, but I liked it. I had to rewind it a couple times to wrap my head around everything though.

WMR
05-31-2010, 02:32 AM
I'd like to know how many times I've watched all or part of The Big Lebowski via netflix streaming.

- All 3 seasons of Arrested Development
- They also just added v. 1, 2, and 3 of Beavis and Butthead The Mike Judge Collection.
- Both Trailer Park Boys movies

Razor Shines
05-31-2010, 02:43 AM
I hope eventually they add the Trailer Park Boys series to the instant streaming catalog.

I've been going back through the Chappelle Show over the last few days. Bicycle..........Monkey.........Ashy Larry......

Johnny Footstool
05-31-2010, 02:59 AM
Weeds
Party Down
30 Rock
The Office
Dexter

TheNext44
05-31-2010, 04:37 AM
"Coupling" is a great British sit-com. Kinda like their "Friends" but much edgier, sexier (PG-13 still) and much funnier. They tried an American version, but it was terrible.

If you liked Faulty Towers, and the British "Office", you'll love "Coupling". Just make sure to watch the British one.

919191
05-31-2010, 09:04 AM
Lancelot Link Secret Chimp. My kids dig it.

BuckWild03
05-31-2010, 12:01 PM
For a not so well known movie, we watched Primer last night. It's an interesting take on time travel. My wife didn't make it to the end, but I liked it. I had to rewind it a couple times to wrap my head around everything though.

I watched Primer last night and definitely think I need another viewing to even begin to grasp what I watched.

Spazzrico
05-31-2010, 12:11 PM
I'm gonna second Party Down.

dougdirt
05-31-2010, 12:23 PM
I'm gonna second Party Down.

Thirded.

yab1112
05-31-2010, 01:48 PM
Thirded.

Fourthed :p:

Also, they have lots of 'best-of' SNL videos.

pahster
05-31-2010, 01:52 PM
I think TV shows are where the instant streaming Netflix thing really shines.

Lost
Arrested Development
Weeds
Dexter
Dead Like Me

At some point, The Wire and Battlestar Gallactica will be available through by streaming.

Falls City Beer
05-31-2010, 02:45 PM
Lancelot Link Secret Chimp. My kids dig it.

Probably my all-time favorite show.

Unassisted
05-31-2010, 03:23 PM
Adam-12
The Tudors
Crank Yankers was just added recently

My 13 year-old just discovered Roswell.

My 18 year old loved Koyanisqaatsi. He wrote a college application essay about it. The essay not only got him accepted, but resulted in a personal reply from the chair of the department at a school he was applying to.

Mrs. U liked The L Word.

redsmetz
05-31-2010, 04:56 PM
Last week when home for lunch, I decided to watch an episode of Rocky & Bullwinkle since I only had a little bit of time. Very campy funny cartoon series. I always liked the humor of that show.

reds1869
05-31-2010, 05:13 PM
"Coupling" is a great British sit-com. Kinda like their "Friends" but much edgier, sexier (PG-13 still) and much funnier. They tried an American version, but it was terrible.

If you liked Faulty Towers, and the British "Office", you'll love "Coupling". Just make sure to watch the British one.

My wife and I can quote all four seasons from memory. The original BBC version of Coupling is my all-time favorite television series.

LeDoux
05-31-2010, 05:18 PM
There are quite a few MST 3000 episodes on there. Not all of them are great, but Werewolf, Future War, and Laser Blast are good ones to get started with.

Caveat Emperor
05-31-2010, 05:56 PM
I've been streaming some old-school episodes of the cheesy BBC sci-fi "Doctor Who" -- cardboard-set and tinfoil monster fun.

SandyD
05-31-2010, 09:15 PM
Game 6, starring Michael Keaton. The movie itself is pretty bad, but there's a pretty good scene with Keaton, a NY playwrite and Red Sox fan, in a NY bar, filled with Mets fans, for Game 6 of 1986 WS.

George Anderson
05-31-2010, 09:55 PM
Coach
South Park episodes

TC81190
06-01-2010, 01:44 AM
Man v. Food is always entertaining to me as a form of culinary porn and a display of extreme gluttonous feats, IMO. Both seasons are on there in HD.

SeeinRed
06-01-2010, 12:09 PM
I've wasted a lot of hours with Mythbusters and Dirty Jobs. I also enjoy a lot of the History Channel programming. The best part is I saw they had the movie Airborne (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106233/) Instant Streaming. Fun stuff.

OUReds
06-01-2010, 03:37 PM
I've been streaming some old-school episodes of the cheesy BBC sci-fi "Doctor Who" -- cardboard-set and tinfoil monster fun.

Aye, me to. Just watched The Curse of Fenric with the seventh doctor (sylvester McCoy) and should get around to watching The Cyberman's Tomb with the second doctor and The Three Doctors special episode.

lidspinner
06-01-2010, 11:37 PM
I am really liking alot of the documentarys....some nice stuff from Michael Moore that I am sure most have seen or at least heard of. Some good medical Marijuana doc's out there as well....some really good ones of America being addicted to oil also....I spent a whole weekend laid up after back surgery just watching nothing but Doc's.

Caveat Emperor
06-02-2010, 12:49 AM
Aye, me to. Just watched The Curse of Fenric with the seventh doctor (sylvester McCoy) and should get around to watching The Cyberman's Tomb with the second doctor and The Three Doctors special episode.

I just finished up with "The Seeds of Death" (never really saw much of the 2nd Doctor growing up -- it was always the episodes in color with 3-7). Next up for me is "The Mind Robber" (another 2nd Doc episode) and then "Spearhead from Space" (3rd Doctor, Jon Pertwee, first episode).

I hope they keep upping more stuff on there. It's been fun revisiting these shows from when I was a kid. I'd really like to see more 5th Doctor stuff up there too.

1990REDS
06-03-2010, 08:09 PM
just saw 11:14 with hillary swank on the netflix instant stream. Its ok, worth a watch if nothin else is on.

George Anderson
06-04-2010, 12:53 AM
Magnum PI
Leave It To Beaver

reds1869
06-04-2010, 08:32 AM
I just watched Angels and Demons. Nothing special but better than I had expected from the reviews.

mdccclxix
06-06-2010, 03:28 PM
If you hate Bob Sagat as much as the majority of the world, there is a Comedy Central Roast with Norm McDonald, Sarah Silverman, Gottfried, Lovitz and many others. About an hour long, it was well worth it. If you cringe at the idea of clicking on ANYTHING with Bob Sagat, this is for you. :thumbup:

RiverRat13
06-06-2010, 09:55 PM
My wife and I just got the Netflix Streaming for the PS3. It is amazing. We started watching Weeds. First three episodes were very good.

Had I realized the awesomeness of Instant Streaming, I would have bought my wife a PS3 a long time ago.

Johnny Footstool
06-07-2010, 01:03 AM
My wife and I just got the Netflix Streaming for the PS3. It is amazing. We started watching Weeds. First three episodes were very good.

Had I realized the awesomeness of Instant Streaming, I would have bought my wife a PS3 a long time ago.

The first three seasons of Weeds are really good.

George Anderson
06-07-2010, 01:40 AM
I streamed a mid 70's movie called "Robin and Marian" with Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn. It is about Connery playing an older Robin Hood and coming home to Sherwood Forest to find things have changed quite a bit since he left. I am not one to like to many movies but for some reason I really liked this one.

Razor Shines
07-07-2010, 03:08 AM
Black Dynamite was recently added to instant streaming. It's definitely worth another watch.

gonelong
07-07-2010, 03:03 PM
Law Abiding Citizen is worth a look.

GL

Johnny Footstool
07-07-2010, 05:13 PM
Black Dynamite!

*BaseClogger*
07-07-2010, 06:42 PM
If you haven't already seen it, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/) is definitely worth your time. It is a 79 minute documentary about two men battling each other for the world-record score in the original King Kong arcade game. It's funny, emotional, and most of all, it's entertaining...

Johnny Footstool
07-08-2010, 10:54 AM
If you haven't already seen it, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/) is definitely worth your time. It is a 79 minute documentary about two men battling each other for the world-record score in the original King Kong arcade game. It's funny, emotional, and most of all, it's entertaining...

Agreed. This is a fascinating movie.

Razor Shines
07-09-2010, 04:41 AM
If you haven't already seen it, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/) is definitely worth your time. It is a 79 minute documentary about two men battling each other for the world-record score in the original King Kong arcade game. It's funny, emotional, and most of all, it's entertaining...



Agreed. This is a fascinating movie.

Wow, nice recommendation guys. I actually really enjoyed that.

GAC
07-09-2010, 08:58 AM
I streamed a mid 70's movie called "Robin and Marian" with Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn. It is about Connery playing an older Robin Hood and coming home to Sherwood Forest to find things have changed quite a bit since he left. I am not one to like to many movies but for some reason I really liked this one.

Remember that movie well, and also liked it.

Johnny Footstool
07-09-2010, 10:54 AM
Wow, nice recommendation guys. I actually really enjoyed that.

If you're interested (and you must be, because you can't watch King of Kong and not be completely fascinated by Billy Mitchell), here is a link to the AV Club's interview with Billy, and his reaction to their review of Kind of Kong.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-king-of-kong-continued-donkey-kong-champ-billy,2159/

AmberRain08
07-09-2010, 12:17 PM
If you've seen "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and wanted to throw up, then you I highly recommend watching the television series start to finish on Netflix. For a children's show, it's extremely impressive. The plot lines are great and character development is just as good. If you've got a good 24 hours to spare, I suggest curling up and watching it. :)

Caveat Emperor
07-09-2010, 12:52 PM
If you've seen "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and wanted to throw up, then you I highly recommend watching the television series start to finish on Netflix. For a children's show, it's extremely impressive. The plot lines are great and character development is just as good. If you've got a good 24 hours to spare, I suggest curling up and watching it. :)

I'm actually doing just that on the reccommendation of a few friends -- I'm about 15 or so episodes into the first season, and I'm kinda hooked. The characters make a lot more sense in the show than they do in the movie. On the whole, it reminds me a lot of the old "Batman" cartoons I watched when I was younger -- clearly kids stuff, but it handles itself maturely enough to be enjoyable to those of us who are a tad out of the target demographic.

Incidentally, this is where Netflix Instant really shines: I'm watching and enjoying a show I'd otherwise never have taken the time to actually seek out and purchase.

GAC
07-10-2010, 07:51 PM
wrong thread LOL

GAC
07-11-2010, 08:37 AM
Just signed up for my free 2 week trial. Should get my set-up disk Monday for the Wii.

Johnny Footstool
07-11-2010, 04:33 PM
Just signed up for my free 2 week trial. Should get my set-up disk Monday for the Wii.

You will be very happy with Netflix.

reds1869
07-11-2010, 06:34 PM
You will be very happy with Netflix.

Netflix was already the greatest thing since sliced bread. Then they introduced streaming and became better than sliced bread. Once you try it you'll be hooked and will never look back.

RiverRat13
07-11-2010, 08:37 PM
Just finished Season 1 of Dexter on NIS. I thought it was excellent.

gonelong
07-12-2010, 10:25 AM
Watching Arrested Development (season 1) and enjoying it quite a bit. Certainly would not be for everyone, but love the 20 minutes shows, can sneak one in anytime.

GL

George Anderson
07-12-2010, 10:45 AM
Just signed up for my free 2 week trial. Should get my set-up disk Monday for the Wii.

I don't use Netflix much during the summer time but more so during the winter time. There is alot more to do during the summer than watching movies all day or night.

reds1869
07-12-2010, 11:47 AM
Watching Arrested Development (season 1) and enjoying it quite a bit. Certainly would not be for everyone, but love the 20 minutes shows, can sneak one in anytime.

GL

Arrested Development is one of my all-time favorite shows. Just wait until you are watching the last season; the inserted pleas to not cancel the show are priceless.

Razor Shines
07-12-2010, 01:33 PM
Arrested Development is one of my all-time favorite shows. Just wait until you are watching the last season; the inserted pleas to not cancel the show are priceless.


George: Well, I don't think the Home Builder's Organization is gonna be supporting us.

Michael: Yeah, the HBO is not gonna want us. What are we gonna do now?

George: Well, I think it's Showtime

redsmetz
07-12-2010, 01:41 PM
Just mentioned this on the latest movie thread, but my wife and I watched The Trouble with Harry, a 1955 Hitchcock film.

Johnny Footstool
07-12-2010, 03:26 PM
Just finished Season 1 of Dexter on NIS. I thought it was excellent.

Season 1 of Dexter is unbelievably good.

Season 2 starts off kind of poorly, but ends well.

Season 3 is a return to excellence. And from what I've heard, Season 4 is on par with Season 1.

Redsfaithful
07-12-2010, 03:52 PM
Dexter kind of lost me with the last season's finale. I can't decide if I'm going to continue watching or not. Won't say more as it's impossible to discuss without spoiling.

Johnny Footstool
07-12-2010, 05:21 PM
Dexter kind of lost me with the last season's finale. I can't decide if I'm going to continue watching or not. Won't say more as it's impossible to discuss without spoiling.

One of my friends WHO DOESN'T EVEN WATCH THE SHOW spoiled the ending for me a couple of months ago.

GAC
07-14-2010, 05:59 AM
Got my setup disk for the Wii yesterday and was tinkering with it last night trying to figure it all out as far as adding movies to my Instant Queue. When it first started up on my TV it asked me to add movies to the IQ, and when I used the Wii to view the list of genres it was somewhat limited. But I realized I can go to their website and add a lot more movies to it.

I'm assuming that the movie has to have the "play" option listed at the bottom for it to be added to the IQ? If it just says "add", then that is for the other queue you keep filled, and from where they ship you DVDs?

I watched a really old classic Universal horror movie last night that I haven't seen since I was a kid - The Werewolf of London (1935). The streaming quality was great.

They also sent me my first DVD in the mail. Now once I put that back in the mail to return it, how long is the turnaround for me to get the next DVD?

reds1869
07-14-2010, 09:07 AM
Got my setup disk for the Wii yesterday and was tinkering with it last night trying to figure it all out as far as adding movies to my Instant Queue. When it first started up on my TV it asked me to add movies to the IQ, and when I used the Wii to view the list of genres it was somewhat limited. But I realized I can go to their website and add a lot more movies to it.

I'm assuming that the movie has to have the "play" option listed at the bottom for it to be added to the IQ? If it just says "add", then that is for the other queue you keep filled, and from where they ship you DVDs?

I watched a really old classic Universal horror movie last night that I haven't seen since I was a kid - The Werewolf of London (1935). The streaming quality was great.

They also sent me my first DVD in the mail. Now once I put that back in the mail to return it, how long is the turnaround for me to get the next DVD?

My turn around time in Cincinnati averages around two days. It is unbelievably fast.

redsmetz
07-14-2010, 09:46 AM
My turn around time in Cincinnati averages around two days. It is unbelievably fast.

It is amazing and I've concluded that the postal service must do a scan of the bar code upon receipt somewhere in their system. We routinely send them to either Louisville or Indy (usually Louisville) and they're emailing me bright and early the next morning that it's been received.

The reason I've come to the conclusion about the USPS doing some part in this is that we recently mailed one back from Chicago on the 5th (the holiday) and like clockwork, the next morning it was noted as received, even though it was going about 300 miles instead of the usual 125 miles from here.

And the streaming is a great addition. These guys have absolutely hammered Blockbuster, IMO.

Of course, I shouldn't drag this too far afield.

Baseball fans want a fun, corny show to watch? I watched an episode or two of Home Run Derby, a late 50's, early 60's show featuring power hitters of the day in a home run derby competition. Now looking at their list, none show as Play It Now, but I know I watched one. Maybe it's such that once you watch a couple, it's removed from the Instant status, although I'm not sure why that would be.

reds1869
07-14-2010, 10:18 AM
Baseball fans want a fun, corny show to watch? I watched an episode or two of Home Run Derby, a late 50's, early 60's show featuring power hitters of the day in a home run derby competition. Now looking at their list, none show as Play It Now, but I know I watched one. Maybe it's such that once you watch a couple, it's removed from the Instant status, although I'm not sure why that would be.

They routinely cycle things in and out of the streaming library. If you look at your instant queue you will probably see some that say "Available until 7/21/2010" or something along those lines.

Johnny Footstool
07-14-2010, 03:46 PM
Got my setup disk for the Wii yesterday and was tinkering with it last night trying to figure it all out as far as adding movies to my Instant Queue. When it first started up on my TV it asked me to add movies to the IQ, and when I used the Wii to view the list of genres it was somewhat limited. But I realized I can go to their website and add a lot more movies to it.

I'm assuming that the movie has to have the "play" option listed at the bottom for it to be added to the IQ? If it just says "add", then that is for the other queue you keep filled, and from where they ship you DVDs?

I watched a really old classic Universal horror movie last night that I haven't seen since I was a kid - The Werewolf of London (1935). The streaming quality was great.

They also sent me my first DVD in the mail. Now once I put that back in the mail to return it, how long is the turnaround for me to get the next DVD?

Your best bet is to build your queue on the Web site. It just works a lot faster.

Movies that have a blue "Play" button can be added to the instant queue (IQ). On the Web site, hold your mouse cursor over the button to reveal the "Add to Instant Queue" option. Click that option to add the movie.

If the movie just has a red "Add" button, it's not available for streaming yet. You can add it to your dvd queue. If it is in your dvd queue and becomes available for streaming, a blue "Play" button will appear next to it.

GAC
07-14-2010, 07:15 PM
If it is in your dvd queue and becomes available for streaming, a blue "Play" button will appear next to it.

How often are they "updating" or increasing the number of streaming movies? Any idea? I really wish they streamed more TV series then they currently do.

My son found one called Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes (which I fondly remember) and just has to see it. :lol:

Buckeye33
07-14-2010, 10:52 PM
I'm now hooked on Spartacus. It is extremely violent and has a lot of sexual content but has a pretty good story line so far. Obviously if you enjoyed Gladiator or Troy you'll enjoy Spartacus.

919191
07-15-2010, 02:54 AM
I watched the pilot episode for Dead Like Me tonight. Don't know if I'll continue or not. I tried Spartacus: Blood and Sand for a couple episodes, and didn't really care for the style.

But it gave me Weeds. I love it.

redsmetz
07-15-2010, 06:34 AM
I was reminded this morning that I'm following @instant_netflix on Twitter, telling about selections available for instant watching on Netflix.

Johnny Footstool
07-15-2010, 11:28 AM
How often are they "updating" or increasing the number of streaming movies? Any idea? I really wish they streamed more TV series then they currently do.

My son found one called Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes (which I fondly remember) and just has to see it. :lol:

They add new stuff very regularly, maybe not quite every day, but at least every week.

redsmetz
07-15-2010, 01:47 PM
When I'm home at lunch, I'll grab a TV episode. Today I watched the first episode of the George Burns & Gracie Allen Show from 1950. Burns & Allen were well established stars at this point. What always struck me about this show is they crossed the line between the show and its characters and real life, the actual performance. It starts with Burns coming on stage at the side and talking to the audience, a nice little monologue about comedy itself. He then shows the set of the living room, part of the house facade and their neighbor's house.

This is interspersed with the story played out on that set. It fades to black and moves to the set and then back again at different times. This is similar to what Gary Shandling did on his show some thirty years later. Part way through they have their jazz quintet do a neighbor and intersperse a gag scene with Burns. There are some other gags that incorporate this split between the set and the actual stage too.

You'll recognize some of the actors. The woman who played their neighbor Blanche is the voice of Betty Rubble on The Flintstones and the traveling salesman is character actor Henry Jones, fairly young then, but you'll recognize him from any number of shows.

The irony of George Burns characters is that one running joke was how old he was. On one radio episode I heard on WVXU, some scientists did an experiment on him and said he'd live to be 100 - which of course he did.

The other feature of this episode, not uncommon then, is that the commercial sponsor is integrated directly into the show.

Sorry for the lengthy review, but it's fairly interesting to me and some great comedic talent that's fun to watch.

Unassisted
07-15-2010, 02:43 PM
I follow the RSS feed at the link below, which lists every addition to Netflix Instant Viewing.

http://rss.netflix.com/NewWatchInstantlyRSS

The way I prefer to follow it is by email, using http://www.feedmyinbox.com/. It can also be viewed in My Yahoo or your RSS viewer of choice. :cool:

I've been following it for almost a year with this method. Generally anywhere from 10-30 titles get added per week. It seems like more additions happen at the beginning of the month than the end of the month. Beyond that, there isn't any rhyme or reason to when things get added.

Also, FWIW, sometimes movies and shows will appear on the web site as much as a week before they appear in this feed. It isn't necessarily the fastest way to be informed, but it will insure that you don't miss out on something that you want to see when it gets added.

WMR
07-15-2010, 03:18 PM
There is no doubt in my mind that Netflix is somehow in league with the Post Office wherein the Post Office is allowing Netflix access to their barcode scans of Netflix mail.

Unassisted
07-15-2010, 03:27 PM
There is no doubt in my mind that Netflix is somehow in league with the Post Office wherein the Post Office is allowing Netflix access to their barcode scans of Netflix mail.Definitely. And Blockbuster gets the same benefit.

Gamefly, a service which provides games by mail was threatening to sue the Postal Service last year over the preferential treatment those two were receiving.

http://www.dailytech.com/GameFly+Accuses+USPS+of+Breaking+Discs+Favoring+Ne tflix+Blockbuster/article14969.htm


Video game rental service GameFly and the United States Postal Service (USPS) could be headed to court over accusations that USPS breaks thousands of game discs each year, and offers preferential treatment to Netflix and Blockbuster.

<snip>

The video game rental service filed an official complaint with the Postal Regulatory Commission, accusing USPS of discriminating against the company.

reds1869
07-15-2010, 03:59 PM
There is no doubt in my mind that Netflix is somehow in league with the Post Office wherein the Post Office is allowing Netflix access to their barcode scans of Netflix mail.

As Unassisted said, there is no doubt. When you are hemorrhaging money like the USPS, you tend to scratch the back of those who give you the most business. Netflix is an unbelievable boon to the postal service that requires very little work on their part. In an era when first class mail is nearly dead, Netflix represents a substantial revenue stream.

Caveat Emperor
07-15-2010, 04:15 PM
I haven't requested a single DVD by mail from Netfilx, and I still feel like I'm getting my money's worth on the instant streaming alone.

Now watching Season 1 of Californication and Season 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

reds1869
07-15-2010, 04:27 PM
I haven't requested a single DVD by mail from Netfilx, and I still feel like I'm getting my money's worth on the instant streaming alone.

Now watching Season 1 of Californication and Season 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Are you on the streaming only plan? You could save a few bucks by switching to it if you aren't.

George Anderson
07-15-2010, 06:20 PM
I haven't requested a single DVD by mail from Netfilx, and I still feel like I'm getting my money's worth on the instant streaming alone.

Now watching Season 1 of Californication and Season 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Yep I was one who told everyone what a great deal it is. It is especially great in the winter time when it gets dark early, its cold out and there isn't alot to do but watch TV.

GAC
07-16-2010, 05:08 AM
I didn't know they had a streaming only plan. Hmmm. But we're on the the minimum plan for $9 where we only get one DVD at a time and that's fine with us because I did see a lot of old movies that aren't currently available for steaming that I want to watch.

My only problem is that the boys keep pushing my movies down in the queue with their requests, so I'll probably never get to watch them. I'm gonna have to do some threatening! LOL

Called Directv last night and dropped about $30 worth of stuff off my monthly bill. Went down to one of the lesser packages but my family doesn't even know it because we still get all the channels we love to watch. There so much garbage on there. I did ask them about that Whole House DVR option they now offer where, if you have an HD DVR, you can record and watch programs on any TV in the house. It's only $3/month. Of course you have to have HD receivers in the other rooms where I only have one and standard in the kids. So it would only work between the two receivers. Then I found out it would cost about $160 to set it up and do some various upgrades, so I said No Thanks.

TheNext44
07-16-2010, 09:49 AM
It is amazing and I've concluded that the postal service must do a scan of the bar code upon receipt somewhere in their system. We routinely send them to either Louisville or Indy (usually Louisville) and they're emailing me bright and early the next morning that it's been received.

The reason I've come to the conclusion about the USPS doing some part in this is that we recently mailed one back from Chicago on the 5th (the holiday) and like clockwork, the next morning it was noted as received, even though it was going about 300 miles instead of the usual 125 miles from here.

One of the secrets to Netflix's success is that they have hundred of hubs across the country. They rent out or own small one room offices near post offices that just have a few guys with computers who do nothing but receive the disks (or bar scans) and then tell the closest distribution site to send out the next one on your queue.

Johnny Footstool
07-16-2010, 04:19 PM
I didn't know they had a streaming only plan. Hmmm. But we're on the the minimum plan for $9 where we only get one DVD at a time and that's fine with us because I did see a lot of old movies that aren't currently available for steaming that I want to watch.

The "Streaming Only" plans are pretty lame. For $5 per month, you can stream up to 2 hours of video *per month* only on your computer, not on a Wii or PS3. The other plan costs $8 per month, and only allows you to stream "StarzPlay" movies, which is a very limited selection.

The $9 per month plan is the best deal, by far.

reds1869
07-16-2010, 04:28 PM
The "Streaming Only" plans are pretty lame. For $5 per month, you can stream up to 2 hours of video *per month* only on your computer, not on a Wii or PS3. The other plan costs $8 per month, and only allows you to stream "StarzPlay" movies, which is a very limited selection.

The $9 per month plan is the best deal, by far.
I was just looking and realized they no longer offer the "streaming only" plan. Odd since the CEO has said repeatedly that is their future.

GAC
07-17-2010, 07:46 AM
The "Streaming Only" plans are pretty lame. For $5 per month, you can stream up to 2 hours of video *per month* only on your computer, not on a Wii or PS3. The other plan costs $8 per month, and only allows you to stream "StarzPlay" movies, which is a very limited selection.

The $9 per month plan is the best deal, by far.

Man, we're really liking it Johnny. The kids are streaming movies like crazy. I'm seriously considering buying another streaming device for my bedroom. I'd appreciate any advice on what to possibly get? I can't afford to spend a lot, and I'm looking at a Roku, which they say runs around $80.

redsmetz
07-17-2010, 08:07 AM
We have two different TV's. The one in the living room is an older, non-digital TV, so we'd need a device for that. The one in our room is new and has a hook-up for plugging my computer in. Not sure which plugs I need for that. Has anyone else used a cable to plug the computer into the TV. Would that also work for MLB.tv too?

Razor Shines
07-17-2010, 08:27 AM
We have two different TV's. The one in the living room is an older, non-digital TV, so we'd need a device for that. The one in our room is new and has a hook-up for plugging my computer in. Not sure which plugs I need for that. Has anyone else used a cable to plug the computer into the TV. Would that also work for MLB.tv too?

I used to do do that before netflix started streaming to the PS3. Most laptops have an HDMI port, that's what I used and it worked great. And yes it also works for mlb.tv.

GAC
07-20-2010, 06:08 AM
Does anyone else use a Roku for streaming on Netflix? Was thinking of purchasing one so I don't tie up the kid's game systems so much.

And while it might be on their website somewhere (I can't find it), what are the other monthly plans where you can get more then one movie out at a time?

couch_manager
07-20-2010, 08:30 AM
Does anyone else use a Roku for streaming on Netflix? Was thinking of purchasing one so I don't tie up the kid's game systems so much.

And while it might be on their website somewhere (I can't find it), what are the other monthly plans where you can get more then one movie out at a time?

My brother in law uses it for Netflix. He says it works well.

But you might want to take a look at the Western Digital WD TV Live Plus HD media player (http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Media-Player-WDBABX0000NBK-NESN/dp/B003MVZ60I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1279625205&sr=8-1) as well. In addition to Netflix, you can stream movies and music from your PC if you buy a USB wireless adapter or you can play them from an external hard drive.

Unassisted
07-20-2010, 02:25 PM
Does anyone else use a Roku for streaming on Netflix? Was thinking of purchasing one so I don't tie up the kid's game systems so much.
I ordered mine the first day it became available, and based on my order number, I was one of the first 1000 people to own a Roku box. :D

It's great. One of the simplest pieces of A/V gear I've ever seen to set up and use. The company keeps adding features, so it now connects to a lot more things than it did when I bought it.


And while it might be on their website somewhere (I can't find it), what are the other monthly plans where you can get more then one movie out at a time?

The info on this page is correct. It does seem to be buried on their site.
http://www.onlygoodmovies.com/good/movies/netflix/

When I'm logged in to my account there, I can see the upgrade options at: https://www.netflix.com/SubscriptionChange?lnkctr=yas_change

yab1112
07-20-2010, 03:08 PM
But you might want to take a look at the Western Digital WD TV Live Plus HD media player (http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Media-Player-WDBABX0000NBK-NESN/dp/B003MVZ60I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1279625205&sr=8-1) as well. In addition to Netflix, you can stream movies and music from your PC if you buy a USB wireless adapter or you can play them from an external hard drive.

This is what I was about to suggest. I don't own one but a friend recommended it to me and I just started looking into it.

Johnny Footstool
07-20-2010, 09:53 PM
My brother in law uses it for Netflix. He says it works well.

But you might want to take a look at the Western Digital WD TV Live Plus HD media player (http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Media-Player-WDBABX0000NBK-NESN/dp/B003MVZ60I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1279625205&sr=8-1) as well. In addition to Netflix, you can stream movies and music from your PC if you buy a USB wireless adapter or you can play them from an external hard drive.

A friend of mine bought a Western Digital player last year, and he regrets it now, because the company has come out with next-gen players and stopped supporting his old player.

GAC
07-26-2010, 06:39 AM
My son has a practically new XBox360 that he had gotten a few months ago and yet barely uses. He wanted to sell it ($100) and get a new PS3. I decided I'd buy it - and no, I don't play video games, but it does keep it in the family just in case - rather then get a Roku. I just bought a wireless adapter for it so I can use it in my bedroom to stream Netflix.

redsmetz
07-26-2010, 09:32 AM
My son has a practically new XBox360 that he had gotten a few months ago and yet barely uses. He wanted to sell it ($100) and get a new PS3. I decided I'd buy it - and no, I don't play video games, but it does keep it in the family just in case - rather then get a Roku. I just bought a wireless adapter for it so I can use it in my bedroom to stream Netflix.

How much was the wireless adapter? Do you need a device to get the wireless to work or can you just get an adapter to use with your home's wireless connection?

reds1869
07-26-2010, 10:41 AM
How much was the wireless adapter? Do you need a device to get the wireless to work or can you just get an adapter to use with your home's wireless connection?


There is a 360 specific adapter because the older 360s don't have built-in WiFi. It plugs into the network port on the back of the console. Other than that it is straight forward wireless networking.

GAC
07-28-2010, 05:53 AM
How much was the wireless adapter? Do you need a device to get the wireless to work or can you just get an adapter to use with your home's wireless connection?

I got my wireless adapter off of Ebay for $35. If you have a wireless router in your home it will detect the system.

BUT.... there's a catch with XBox if you want to stream Netflix, which I didn't know about. You have to have a XBOX Live Gold membership in order to do so. You can purchase those on Amazon for around $35-$40 for a 12 month subscription.

Now IMO, unless of course you're a gamer who likes to play games on-line also, why pay for something when it's available for free (referring to the Netflix streaming). I stream for free thru the Wii and PS3, but with XBox you have to pay extra???. NOT!

I went ahead and bought a Roku for $70 for in the bedroom. It's easy to set-up and use, and there is no extra fees to stream Netflix. Just the one-time charge to purchase the box.

So if anyone is interested in buying a practically new Xbox360 w/ the wireless adapter - I also have an external extra hard 20 GB hard drive, then PM me. I'll make you a good deal. ;)

GAC
08-01-2010, 09:27 AM
Just got my Roku the other day. Real easy to setup, and works great.

I know have no reason to ever leave the bedroom. :D

SandyD
08-01-2010, 12:27 PM
My dad was watching some old dean martin/jerry lewis tv shows from c 1950. he said they were terrible. He's watching Jack Benny and Red Skelton now.

He recently watched "You Can't Take it With You" from 1938. Said that was one of the first movies he saw as a kid. Said it was great. I'll have to watch it sometime.

We have 90 movies in our instant queue, and hardly use the DVDs, but it's nice to get a new movie every now and then.

You can request a movie before it's released, and it will go into you queue when the release date gets close. Got one or two movies in my mailbox the day they were released.

RedsManRick
08-01-2010, 02:17 PM
whoops. wrong thread.

NJReds
08-02-2010, 11:04 AM
Looking for something to watch last night, I stumbled upon Under Suspicion (2000), a suspense/crime drama starring Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman. Monica Bellucci is also in the film. Despite the big names, I don't remember this in the theaters.

It's a remake of a French film from the 70s, and has an independent/artsy feel. Honestly, it was the actors that drew me to the film and they didn't disappoint. It's dialogue driven and a little creepy at times. If you like Freeman and Hackman, it's worth it, though.

gonelong
08-04-2010, 05:21 PM
Finished Arrested Development Season 3 - Netflix is just too much for words with TV series.

Watched "Tell No One" - about 5 minutes in, realized this was based on a book that I had read titled ... wait for it ... "Tell No One".

Sham
08-04-2010, 11:45 PM
Saw The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo over the weekend, excellent.

Razor Shines
08-05-2010, 04:36 AM
We watched Coastlines. Stars Timothy Olyphant, Josh Brolin and Josh Lucas. I'd never heard of it but it was pretty good. For some reason my wife will watch anything with Timothy Olyphant, she must think he's a really good actor or something.

The best part for me was that MWM's favorite actor Daniel Von Bargen had a small role in it as the sheriff. There was one scene that was screaming for the line "not too worried about it", but unfortunately it didn't come.

Johnny Footstool
08-05-2010, 12:51 PM
We watched Coastlines. Stars Timothy Olyphant, Josh Brolin and Josh Lucas. I'd never heard of it but it was pretty good. For some reason my wife will watch anything with Timothy Olyphant, she must think he's a really good actor or something.

The best part for me was that MWM's favorite actor Daniel Von Bargen had a small role in it as the sheriff. There was one scene that was screaming for the line "not too worried about it", but unfortunately it didn't come.

Tim Olyphant is fantastic. His performance in the fairly lame teen comedy "The Girl Next Door" is amazing.

Razor Shines
08-08-2010, 02:03 AM
Tim Olyphant is fantastic. His performance in the fairly lame teen comedy "The Girl Next Door" is amazing.

Yeah, I think is a really good actor as well. Justified is one of my favorite shows.




Watched Men Who Stare at Goats the other night. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I was pretty disappointed. It was rather boring, IMO.

NJReds
08-08-2010, 11:35 AM
Watched Men Who Stare at Goats the other night. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I was pretty disappointed. It was rather boring, IMO.

Watched it last night. Same review as you. Not sure what they were going for in that one.

smith288
08-09-2010, 01:21 PM
Yeah, I think is a really good actor as well. Justified is one of my favorite shows.




Watched Men Who Stare at Goats the other night. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I was pretty disappointed. It was rather boring, IMO.
movie sucked in a bad way

George Anderson
10-15-2010, 03:42 PM
I watched this last night.

" A Player to be Named Later"

http://www.amazon.com/Player-Named-Later/dp/B000RLR4DS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1287167902&sr=8-5

It is about 4 players from the 2001 Indianapolis Indians who are trying to make it to MLB. It is somewhat similar to "Bull Durham" in that it gives the inside details of life in the minor leagues. The critics also really loved it.

It is streamable and well worth the time of sitting down and watching.

reds1869
10-15-2010, 04:20 PM
I watched this last night.

" A Player to be Named Later"

http://www.amazon.com/Player-Named-Later/dp/B000RLR4DS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1287167902&sr=8-5

It is about 4 players from the 2001 Indianapolis Indians who are trying to make it to MLB. It is somewhat similar to "Bull Durham" in that it gives the inside details of life in the minor leagues. The critics also really loved it.

It is streamable and well worth the time of sitting down and watching.

A very good recommendation. I watched this over the summer and absolutely loved it. I really enjoyed seeing a couple of guys I know as well, so that was an added bonus for me.

Razor Shines
01-24-2011, 07:14 PM
We watched Chaos Theory. Stars Ryan Reynolds. Much, much better than I thought it was going to be.

kaldaniels
01-24-2011, 07:41 PM
I watch netflix via my ps3. Is there an easier way to navigate what it all has to offer other than searching netflix.com on my computer, then pulling it up through the ps3 search screen. It feels like just using the ps3 menu only shows you 5 percent of what is out there.

Razor Shines
01-24-2011, 08:42 PM
I watch netflix via my ps3. Is there an easier way to navigate what it all has to offer other than searching netflix.com on my computer, then pulling it up through the ps3 search screen. It feels like just using the ps3 menu only shows you 5 percent of what is out there.

The easiest way I've found is to look on my computer and anything I might want to watch I just add to my instant queue. That way when I open the PS3 app everything is right there in my queue, don't have to bother going to search.

kaldaniels
01-24-2011, 08:52 PM
The easiest way I've found is to look on my computer and anything I might want to watch I just add to my instant queue. That way when I open the PS3 app everything is right there in my queue, don't have to bother going to search.

Thanks Razor. That does work!

I guess the ps3 menu is gonna be limited with the lack of an easy to use mouse/keyboard.

Redsfaithful
01-24-2011, 10:25 PM
Apart from what you can find browsing around the site I have found this site to be great to find new instant releases on Netflix:

http://instantwatcher.com/

Razor Shines
01-24-2011, 11:10 PM
Oh I also recently watch Solitary Man with Michael Douglas. Really good movie and Mike is such a delight to watch a movie with. Heyoooo

gonelong
01-25-2011, 09:55 AM
I am currently enjoying Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It has a comic book feel to it. Some might see that as cheesy, but it's working for me.

I am also into season 6 of Family Guy.

GL

GAC
01-31-2011, 05:54 AM
I watch netflix via my ps3. Is there an easier way to navigate what it all has to offer other than searching netflix.com on my computer, then pulling it up through the ps3 search screen. It feels like just using the ps3 menu only shows you 5 percent of what is out there.



The easiest way I've found is to look on my computer and anything I might want to watch I just add to my instant queue. That way when I open the PS3 app everything is right there in my queue, don't have to bother going to search.

Yep. That's how I do it.

I have a HD Roku, so I'm not sure if it's available if using the PS3 or Wii, but there is a channel called "The Channel Store" where you can go in and add channels. Many are free, and some have a minimal subscription cost.

For $3/year (had to use Paypal) I added two neat channels.... Drive-In Theater, which shows all those old sci-fi/horror movies from the 40s, 50s, 60s (my son loves these).... and Moonlight Movies, which are older, and rare, B movies and specials from the 30's to the 70s.

RichRed
02-01-2011, 06:12 PM
I have a HD Roku, so I'm not sure if it's available if using the PS3 or Wii, but there is a channel called "The Channel Store" where you can go in and add channels. Many are free, and some have a minimal subscription cost.


How are you liking the Roku, GAC? We're thinking about getting one and dropping the cable, which also ties into the "ditching pay TV" thread.

Anyone else with a Roku, please chime in too.

GAC
02-02-2011, 08:13 AM
How are you liking the Roku, GAC? We're thinking about getting one and dropping the cable, which also ties into the "ditching pay TV" thread.

Anyone else with a Roku, please chime in too.

I love it so much that I bought a second one- Roku XD. That way the Wii wasn't always tied up to the one TV, and in case the teens wanted it. But they are very simple to hook-up and use. I highly recommend them. And they are rather inexpensive....

http://shop.roku.com/Roku-Streaming-Player-Options-W5.aspx

When I got ours I immediately dropped what movie channels we had with Directv. The money you save there will easily pay for the Roku in a few months alone.

And Netflix is starting to expand better where you can get new releases sooner.

George Anderson
02-11-2011, 10:58 AM
"The Street Stops Here" is an excellent documentary on Bob Hurley Sr. who is generally regarded as the top HS basketball coach in the game today. He is very much an old school, Bobby Knight type. It is definitely worth watching especially if you enjoy HS sports.

http://www.thestreetstopsheremovie.com/

BUTLER REDSFAN
03-05-2011, 12:27 AM
Im new to the whole netflix thing..my mom gave me a free 3 month trial for my birthday..just hooked up a wii system to my big screen and spent an hour typing in movies and tv shows that werent available...I know you can order and get them in the mail in a day or so but I was just interested in the instant streaming....I must've typed in 50 movies and all showed unavailable...I dont get it because these were genre movies..star trek/james bond/indiana jones etc.... and all of them were not available...based on this I am not seeing what the big attraction is....am I doing something wrong??

BUTLER REDSFAN
03-05-2011, 12:30 AM
Im new to the whole netflix thing..my mom gave me a free 3 month trial for my birthday..just hooked up a wii system to my big screen and spent an hour typing in movies and tv shows that werent available...I know you can order and get them in the mail in a day or so but I was just interested in the instant streaming....I must've typed in 50 movies and all showed unavailable...I dont get it because these were genre movies..star trek/james bond/indiana jones etc.... and all of them were not available...based on this I am not seeing what the big attraction is....am I doing something wrong??

I even typed in numerous older tv shows--60's and 70's stuff---not interested in todays garbage the networks put out..not one episode of mash was available...was so bored I ended up watching an episode of Emergency...everyone on that show no matter what the illness was prescribed 500 ringers lactate...that must be some good stuff....:)

Joseph
03-05-2011, 12:48 AM
Watched Grown Ups tonight, it was cute family fare stuff. I enjoyed it.

Redlegs_87
03-05-2011, 02:27 AM
Exit Through The Gift Shop was awesome. Check it out it's about street art (graffiti).

Also been watching Season 5 of Futurama.

GAC
03-05-2011, 05:24 AM
I just signed up on-line for Hulu. It's free, and I did so because of all the old TV shows they carry. I've been wanting to watch the original Star Trek series, and they have all the seasons on there.

They have a Huluplus one can subscribe to for around $8/month, and one can stream it, like Netflix, through your internet-ready device to your TV, but I really don't know if it's worth it or not. I don't know if it gets all the same programming, expanded catalog, that one can get with the regular Hulu.

redsmetz
03-05-2011, 08:20 AM
Im new to the whole netflix thing..my mom gave me a free 3 month trial for my birthday..just hooked up a wii system to my big screen and spent an hour typing in movies and tv shows that werent available...I know you can order and get them in the mail in a day or so but I was just interested in the instant streaming....I must've typed in 50 movies and all showed unavailable...I dont get it because these were genre movies..star trek/james bond/indiana jones etc.... and all of them were not available...based on this I am not seeing what the big attraction is....am I doing something wrong??

I understand you're interested in the streaming content, but almost uniformly, the DVD's arrive the day after they're sent. They get back to Netflix almost always within a day of being sent, so you usually only have a two day lag between selections arriving. It's a remarkable system. Once in a blue moon, it will take an extra day, but very rarely.

gonelong
03-05-2011, 09:42 AM
Im new to the whole netflix thing..my mom gave me a free 3 month trial for my birthday..just hooked up a wii system to my big screen and spent an hour typing in movies and tv shows that werent available...I know you can order and get them in the mail in a day or so but I was just interested in the instant streaming....I must've typed in 50 movies and all showed unavailable...I dont get it because these were genre movies..star trek/james bond/indiana jones etc.... and all of them were not available...based on this I am not seeing what the big attraction is....am I doing something wrong??

Movies come and go from instant streaming. I am pretty sure I watched at least one, if not two IJ movies via streaming 6 months back.

I often have 80+ movies in my queue, so if you find something you like, stash it in your queue and get to it later. Google for netflix rss feeds and sign up for one showing new additions to instant streaming.

Instant streaming, IMO, is best used for TV series. They strip out the commercials and a good part of the opening theme. You just get straight up TV. Find a series or two that you missed that sounds interesting and queue a few of them. I have watched most of Firefly, Family Guy, Arrested Development, Spartacus, and some others via instant streaming.



Good luck.

hebroncougar
03-05-2011, 10:55 AM
It's also a whole lot easier to find movies online for streaming, add them to your queue, them have them there to just hit play on your device.

GAC
03-05-2011, 05:07 PM
It's also a whole lot easier to find movies online for streaming, add them to your queue, them have them there to just hit play on your device.

Bingo! :thumbup:

I had a heck of a time convincing my wife - she's a real hard head - as she was on the TV, browsing thru the various genres on Netflix, that they were showing you all the movies available, like say in the Sci-Fi section, for instant streaming. You can go on-line and search, and find lots more, which you then can add to your instant queue.

kaldaniels
03-05-2011, 05:21 PM
I missed the boat a few years back. I'm watching the complete series of Arrested Development and am loving every minute.

dougdirt
03-05-2011, 06:40 PM
I missed the boat a few years back. I'm watching the complete series of Arrested Development and am loving every minute.

It just keeps getting better too.... well, until it ends.

Johnny Footstool
03-06-2011, 02:19 AM
I missed the boat a few years back. I'm watching the complete series of Arrested Development and am loving every minute.

Gotta lock that down. Just power through it.

919191
03-06-2011, 02:39 AM
I mentioned in the recent movie thread already- I watched AKA Tommy CHong- it's a documentary on Tommy Chong's arrest that is pretty interesting.

GAC
03-08-2011, 05:37 AM
My wife and I are not ones who have the habit of regularly watching series TV, or even any reality shows for that matter. I can honestly say I've never seen any of the myriad of crime drama shows from CSI to Criminal Minds, etc, etc. My wife does like to watch CourtTV and some of the various crime investigative reporting shows in that ilk.

But a co-worker has convinced me that my wife and I would love Dexter, so I've went to Netflix and added the first two seasons to my instant queue, so I'm going to give it a shot. At least this way we can watch it on the weekends at our convenience.

GAC
03-08-2011, 05:37 AM
My wife and I are not ones who have the habit of regularly watching series TV, or even any reality shows for that matter. I can honestly say I've never seen any of the myriad of crime drama shows from CSI to Criminal Minds, etc, etc. My wife does like to watch CourtTV and some of the various crime investigative reporting shows in that ilk.

But a co-worker has convinced me that my wife and I would love Dexter, so I've went to Netflix and added the first two seasons to my instant queue, so I'm going to give it a shot. At least this way we can watch it on the weekends at our convenience.

dougdirt
03-08-2011, 11:30 AM
My wife and I are not ones who have the habit of regularly watching series TV, or even any reality shows for that matter. I can honestly say I've never seen any of the myriad of crime drama shows from CSI to Criminal Minds, etc, etc. My wife does like to watch CourtTV and some of the various crime investigative reporting shows in that ilk.

But a co-worker has convinced me that my wife and I would love Dexter, so I've went to Netflix and added the first two seasons to my instant queue, so I'm going to give it a shot. At least this way we can watch it on the weekends at our convenience.

Dexter is fantastic. I haven't met someone who doesn't like it who has given it a shot.

cincyinco
03-09-2011, 03:22 AM
Recently watched the Spartacus series and mini series, enjoyed them.. Also the Lisbeth Salander trilogy: The Girl with the dragon tattoo, the girl who played with fire, and the girl who kicked the hornets nest.. Pretty awesome foreign film trilogy.

Johnny Footstool
03-10-2011, 01:49 AM
My wife and I are not ones who have the habit of regularly watching series TV, or even any reality shows for that matter. I can honestly say I've never seen any of the myriad of crime drama shows from CSI to Criminal Minds, etc, etc. My wife does like to watch CourtTV and some of the various crime investigative reporting shows in that ilk.

But a co-worker has convinced me that my wife and I would love Dexter, so I've went to Netflix and added the first two seasons to my instant queue, so I'm going to give it a shot. At least this way we can watch it on the weekends at our convenience.

Season 1 of Dexter is amazing. Season 2 is not as good, but Season 3 again rises to a very high level.

BUTLER REDSFAN
04-11-2011, 11:12 PM
FWIW...I just discovered over the weekend that Netflix now has the Lazenby/All the Moores and all the Dalton Bond movies...they didnt have them as of a few weeks ago...They dont have any of the Brosnan or Craig movies...havent checked for the Connery flicks yet..I mean all this via instant streaming.

reds1869
04-11-2011, 11:17 PM
FWIW...I just discovered over the weekend that Netflix now has the Lazenby/All the Moores and all the Dalton Bond movies...they didnt have them as of a few weeks ago...They dont have any of the Brosnan or Craig movies...havent checked for the Connery flicks yet..I mean all this via instant streaming.

Excellent news, I'd been hoping Bond would pop up on streaming. Thanks for sharing!

BillDoran
04-12-2011, 09:11 PM
Terribly Happy. It's absolutely awesome.

Joseph
04-12-2011, 09:28 PM
I like that they've now combined a shows various series altogether. Now instead of 12 seasons of South Park, there is one file with 190 episodes or whatever.

Oxblood
04-13-2011, 01:02 PM
Terribly Happy. It's absolutely awesome.

Same here, just signed up a couple of weeks back and it's great.

Currently viewing the Ken Burns docu on the Civil War, spectacular so far.

BuckeyeRedleg
04-13-2011, 02:03 PM
Same here, just signed up a couple of weeks back and it's great.

Currently viewing the Ken Burns docu on the Civil War, spectacular so far.

So am I. On part 5 right now. Great stuff. Can't wait to watch more Burns documentaries.

Also watching Archer. Hilarious.

Netflix is awesome.

Question. I just got a 2nd PS3 for my basement. Can I use the same account for that one when I set it up?

The Blockbuster down the street is closing down and I'm sure others will be soon as well. They are selling everything. I bought a bunch of blu-ray's for $5 each. Netflix is killing it.

reds1869
04-13-2011, 02:07 PM
Question. I just got a 2nd PS3 for my basement. Can I use the same account for that one when I set it up?

You will need to activate the new PS3 separately just like the first one, but you can have multiple streaming devices associated with your account at the same time. At one point I was using a Mac, PS3, 360 and Wii to stream.

Razor Shines
04-13-2011, 02:13 PM
So am I. On part 5 right now. Great stuff. Can't wait to watch more Burns documentaries.

Also watching Archer. Hilarious.

Netflix is awesome.

Question. I just got a 2nd PS3 for my basement. Can I use the same account for that one when I set it up?

The Blockbuster down the street is closing down and I'm sure others will be soon as well. They are selling everything. I bought a bunch of blu-ray's for $5 each. Netflix is killing it.

First: Archer is awesome.

Second: Yes. I have a netflix account my brother in college does not but he uses mine. You can watch instant streaming on two devices simultaneously.

I found out that the limit is two one Saturday afternoon when I attempted to watch a show on the PS3 in the living room and I received an error that two programs were already being viewed on my account. My son was in his room watching Blue's Clues on the computer, I called my brother and sure enough he was watching some movie in his dorm room.

I really am a good brother. He gets free mlb.tv and netflix from me.

RBA
04-13-2011, 02:13 PM
Everyone is using 1 account in my family. That's four laptops/computers, 1 tv that has an app, 1 blu-ray player, a Roku, and a wii.

I think there are suppose to be limits, but so far they all stream the same account.

Razor Shines
04-13-2011, 02:13 PM
Everyone is using 1 account in my family. That's four laptops/computers, 1 tv that has an app, 1 blu-ray player, a Roku, and a wii.

I think there are suppose to be limits, but so far they all stream the same account.

Have you gotten more than two at a time to stream?

RBA
04-13-2011, 02:15 PM
Have you gotten more than two at a time to stream?

Have no idea. I am going to try right now.

Razor Shines
04-13-2011, 02:17 PM
Got a question for you guys: How much would you be willing to pay a month if brand new DVD/Bluray releases were available on Instant Streaming?

RBA
04-13-2011, 02:22 PM
Have you gotten more than two at a time to stream?

Results: Only two at a time will stream.

RBA
04-13-2011, 06:08 PM
Started watching:

The Dead Zone (TV Series)

Looks pretty good.

dougdirt
04-13-2011, 09:29 PM
Started watching:

The Dead Zone (TV Series)

Looks pretty good.

Loved that show.

oneupper
04-14-2011, 12:09 PM
Just watched "One Week".

I liked it.

reds1869
04-14-2011, 05:49 PM
Got a question for you guys: How much would you be willing to pay a month if brand new DVD/Bluray releases were available on Instant Streaming?

Somewhere between the current streaming only plan and the one disc unlimited plan I have now. If the quality were truly HD I'd happily pay slightly more than I do right now.

RBA
04-14-2011, 06:45 PM
"The Sting" .

For fun, here is a review I found for "The Sting II"


You'll forget all about Newman and Redford once this picture starts and you see Gleason and Davis take over the characters. I think if it weren't for the original this might have swept the Academy Awards, including a very deserved Oscar for Teri Garr. Gleason is the definitive Gondorff! Davis, hot off his success in "North Dallas Forty" charms his way through another great performance as Hooker. With Oliver Reed and Karl Malden one wonders if we'll ever see such caliber of actors in the same room again, let alone the same film. Wow! Sorry, none of this is true...this is a Sting...too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086370/usercomments

Oxblood
04-15-2011, 11:20 AM
Fell asleep while watching "The Other Guys". A Dud.

oneupper
04-15-2011, 11:49 AM
Watched "Timer"

Romcom with a sci-fi twist. Can be watched with a wife/gf instead of something lamer.

Razor Shines
04-20-2011, 02:32 PM
The entire series of the original Twilight Zone was just added to instant streaming. I kinda remember watching some of these re-runs with my Dad. Are there any classic episodes that are must sees?

Razor Shines
04-20-2011, 02:34 PM
Also the entire series of the Trailer Park Boys TV show was recently added to instant streaming. A lot of awesomeness there.

RichRed
04-20-2011, 03:23 PM
The entire series of the original Twilight Zone was just added to instant streaming. I kinda remember watching some of these re-runs with my Dad. Are there any classic episodes that are must sees?

"To Serve Man" and "Time Enough at Last" come to mind.

minus5
04-20-2011, 03:36 PM
The entire series of the original Twilight Zone was just added to instant streaming. I kinda remember watching some of these re-runs with my Dad. Are there any classic episodes that are must sees?

Terror at 20,000 Feet, The Masks, A Stop at Willoughby (I think they might all be in the 5th season) and The Howling Man. A bunch of great episodes on that show. Also, The Monsters are Due On Maple Street (1st season I believe)

RichRed
04-20-2011, 03:40 PM
Terror at 20,000 Feet, The Masks, A Stop at Willoughby (I think they might all be in the 5th season) and The Howling Man. A bunch of great episodes on that show. Also, The Monsters are Due On Maple Street (1st season I believe)

Twilight Zone's also great for catching glimpses of young actors who later hit it big, such as William Shatner, Jack Klugman, Charles Bronson, Robert Redford, Lee Marvin, etc.

Roy Tucker
04-21-2011, 08:51 AM
My daughter from college at Ohio U uses my Netflix account. So when I sign into Netflix to pick stuff out, I see her recently watched stuff.

It's kinda sweet, she's been watching "Hey Arnold", "Doug", and "The Wild Thornberries". The cartoons of her youth.

RedLegSuperStar
04-21-2011, 08:39 PM
Dexter
Sons Of Anarchy
Step Brothers
Batman
White Men Can't Jump
WWE
Weeds
Kids Movies

GAC
04-23-2011, 06:40 AM
My daughter from college at Ohio U uses my Netflix account. So when I sign into Netflix to pick stuff out, I see her recently watched stuff.

It's kinda sweet, she's been watching "Hey Arnold", "Doug", and "The Wild Thornberries". The cartoons of her youth.

My "adult" kids do the same. And two of the shows they really love (I hate'em) are Full House and Saved By The Bell.

I've been on Hulu.com watching the old Star Trek and Voyage To The Bottom of the Sea, as well as various other old sitcoms. I loved the sitcom Newhart (the second one he did).

Joseph
04-24-2011, 01:55 PM
We have taken up Sons of Anarchy. So far really love the show. We're about 10 episodes in right now.

oneupper
04-24-2011, 01:59 PM
We have been watching "Pushing Daisies", which is a cute show, narrated by Jim Dale, who provided the narration for the "Harry Potter" audiobooks.

RedLegSuperStar
04-24-2011, 02:15 PM
We have taken up Sons of Anarchy. So far really love the show. We're about 10 episodes in right now.

be prepared to be glued and addicted!

RedsMan3203
04-24-2011, 04:08 PM
I love Netflix... and everything on it...

Show's I've been watching...

Dexter (Waiting for the next season to be released) -- *****
Californication -- ****
Bones -- ***.5
Lie to Me (Just Started)
Weeds -- ****.5
Big Bang Theory -- *****

Shows in the works...

True Blood
Trailer Park Boys
Truma
Nip/Tuck
Flashpoint
Arrested Development

Joseph
04-24-2011, 04:28 PM
be prepared to be glued and addicted!

Already getting there pal.

RichRed
04-25-2011, 04:56 PM
Please tell me I'm not the only one watching "The League." It's hilarious and raunchy; don't watch with the kiddies around.

BUTLER REDSFAN
06-02-2011, 12:52 AM
FWIW...just found out they added all the episodes of Mission Impossible...watched about 6 episodes over last weekend...

CrosleyField
06-21-2011, 08:25 AM
Randy and the Mob

BUTLER REDSFAN
06-21-2011, 08:56 PM
I dont know why some things that are available one month then a month later they are gone? A month ago all of the Connery/Moore/Dalton Bonds were available and then the other day none of them were??

RBA
06-21-2011, 11:19 PM
I dont know why some things that are available one month then a month later they are gone? A month ago all of the Connery/Moore/Dalton Bonds were available and then the other day none of them were??
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bond_(film_series)

From 2006 to present MGM and Columbia Pictures co-distribute the franchise, as Columbia's parent company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, (in a consortium including Sony, Comcast, TPG Capital, L.P. and Providence Equity Partners) bought MGM in 2005.

http://ca.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idCATRE75J7HV20110620


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's online video subscribers have not had access to movies distributed by Sony Corp Pictures Entertainment for four days, due to a dispute between the studio and its pay-TV partner Starz Entertainment.

RBA
06-21-2011, 11:56 PM
Anyone interested in documentaries. I thought this one was like watching a train wreck, but I couldn't turn it off.

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

Degenerate39
06-22-2011, 11:38 AM
Anyone interested in documentaries. I thought this one was like watching a train wreck, but I couldn't turn it off.

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

I cringe every time I hear someone watches that movie. Of all people to do a documentary about in West Virginia they had to pick that family

RBA
06-22-2011, 12:17 PM
I cringe every time I hear someone watches that movie. Of all people to do a documentary about in West Virginia they had to pick that family

I am not going to base my view on a whole state on one family. Just like I don't base my view of New Jersey on the Jersey Shore.

Spitball
06-22-2011, 09:54 PM
My 21 year just added Net Flicks to his Wii. We have watched the first season of Arrested Development and are working on the second. We have also watched the premiere episodes of Weeds, My Name is Earl, and Pushing Daisies.

We have also enjoyed the comedy of Brian Regan.

marcshoe
06-22-2011, 11:42 PM
British comedy The IT Crowd. My stepsister insisted we watch it at my father's this past weekend, and I laughed more than I have in ages.

RichRed
06-23-2011, 10:48 AM
British comedy The IT Crowd. My stepsister insisted we watch it at my father's this past weekend, and I laughed more than I have in ages.

Love the IT Crowd. Douglas is hysterical.

*BaseClogger*
06-23-2011, 11:53 AM
Trailer Park Boys!

VR
06-28-2011, 12:36 AM
My 21 year just added Net Flicks to his Wii. We have watched the first season of Arrested Development and are working on the second. We have also watched the premiere episodes of Weeds, My Name is Earl, and Pushing Daisies.

We have also enjoyed the comedy of Brian Regan.

The whole family loves that guy.

dougdirt
06-28-2011, 02:50 AM
Just watched "The Art of the Steal". Pretty angry about the whole situation right now.
YouTube - &#x202a;The Art of The Steal - Official Trailer&#x202c;&rlm; (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMe3r9PLtpI)

BUTLER REDSFAN
07-04-2011, 05:35 PM
Just an fyi--Netflix just added all the old star trek shows except for deep space nine...the original series,next generation,enterprise,voyager....deep space nine supposed to be added in october.

Crumbley
07-04-2011, 07:25 PM
Weeds is great, makes me drool for some reason.

bigredmechanism
07-05-2011, 10:02 PM
All six seasons of Lost are on there, which is cool.

Personally I was psyched to see Ghostbusters 2 the other day LOL.

ervinsm84
07-05-2011, 10:52 PM
This is a long thread, so i apologize for not checking if this was mentioned earlier, but the show Party Down is able to be streamed on netflix, and it is probably one of the funniest shows made.

If youre a fan of things like Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, 30 rock, or any movies associated with Rogen/Apatow/Paul Rudd youll love the show. Paul Rudd was one of the main creative influences on the show.

oneupper
07-06-2011, 03:43 PM
Iron Man 2 just came on Instant Streaming. I'm not sure that's a good thing.

919191
07-09-2011, 03:22 AM
Just watched Rubber. Not sure what I think.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612774/

izzy's dad
07-09-2011, 01:50 PM
Lost, Jericho, That 70's Show. Just watched Mr. Baseball, great baseball flick.

Spazzrico
07-09-2011, 03:02 PM
Chavez Ravine.

Great short documentary on the Latino population that inhabited the site where the Dodgers now play and were effectively forced off their land for a housing project that was ended with the Red scare and later amounted to a land grab by a private developer.

BUTLER REDSFAN
07-09-2011, 08:57 PM
Iron Man 2 just came on Instant Streaming. I'm not sure that's a good thing.

I tried to watch bits and pieces of it today on netflix but the audio was out on every other scene I tried to watch?!?!?

BurgervilleBuck
07-10-2011, 07:19 PM
Anyone interested in documentaries. I thought this one was like watching a train wreck, but I couldn't turn it off.

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

Train wreck is an apt description. I lost count the number of times my jaw dropped.

I recommend The IT Crowd but that's because I'm a hopeless Britgeek.

Caveat Emperor
07-12-2011, 05:42 PM
I don't care how big of a lead you have in the streaming and movie-rental market, it takes a set of onions to e-mail your cusomters and announce what amounts to an over 50% price increase in basic service.

Not a huge Netflix fan right now.

Razor Shines
07-12-2011, 06:01 PM
I don't care how big of a lead you have in the streaming and movie-rental market, it takes a set of onions to e-mail your cusomters and announce what amounts to an over 50% price increase in basic service.

Not a huge Netflix fan right now.

Seems like its more about the studios wanting more and netflix being in trouble.

http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Can-Netflix-Swim-With-Sharks-Survive-33408.html

bigredmechanism
07-12-2011, 07:09 PM
I don't care how big of a lead you have in the streaming and movie-rental market, it takes a set of onions to e-mail your cusomters and announce what amounts to an over 50% price increase in basic service.

Not a huge Netflix fan right now.

I'll switch to streaming-only I guess, with my fingers crossed that it can keep adding more titles.

$15 a month is a bit too high, regardless of the reason. Usually the mailed ones sit on top of my ps3 for a week anyway before I send it back, sometimes without even watching it.

Oh well. Nice while it lasted, but I can't say I didn't see this coming.

Grande Donkey
07-12-2011, 07:17 PM
Netflix streaming + the occasional redbox rental will work fine for me.

Razor Shines
07-12-2011, 08:37 PM
I'll switch to streaming-only I guess, with my fingers crossed that it can keep adding more titles.

$15 a month is a bit too high, regardless of the reason. Usually the mailed ones sit on top of my ps3 for a week anyway before I send it back, sometimes without even watching it.

Oh well. Nice while it lasted, but I can't say I didn't see this coming.

Yeah. I've had Equilibrium for nearly a year. lol. So I'll switch to streaming only.

oneupper
07-13-2011, 12:41 AM
Streaming only for me now also.
I can get instant rentals from Itunes or go the Blockbuster express kiosk.

GAC
07-17-2011, 02:08 PM
I don't care how big of a lead you have in the streaming and movie-rental market, it takes a set of onions to e-mail your cusomters and announce what amounts to an over 50% price increase in basic service.

Not a huge Netflix fan right now.

Yep. I got the same email, and changed my plan to unlimited streaming only for $7.99/month. You jerk my rates up like that and I will counter in some form or fashion.

And there are so many other options as far as the internet goes. I've been watching a lot on Hulu.com and other sources.

RiverRat13
07-17-2011, 05:58 PM
All four seasons of The Tudors is now streaming. I enjoyed the series as a whole.

I'm actually going to go with two DVDs at a time when the rates hike. My wife and I use the streaming primarily to watch old TV series more than anything else, and it seems like less and less choices are available on the streaming than just a few months ago. When we run out of series to watch, we may switch back to just the streaming.

Todd Gack
07-18-2011, 09:08 AM
Anyone interested in documentaries. I thought this one was like watching a train wreck, but I couldn't turn it off.

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

What's it about?

Todd Gack
07-18-2011, 09:09 AM
BTW, I started watching the Ken Burns baseball documentaries. I'm in the 4th inning and I absolutely freaking love this documentary.

Unassisted
07-18-2011, 01:24 PM
Supposedly the Netflix CEO's ulterior motive with the rate hike was to move subscribers away from DVDs, so the company could reduce its single largest expense, postage. According to this thread, it's working. ;)

I think I'll stick with discs and streaming for now. I refuse to buy Blu-Ray discs and if I eliminate my disc subscription, I won't have anything to play in my Blu-Ray player!

Hillsdale87
07-18-2011, 02:23 PM
I tried to watch bits and pieces of it today on netflix but the audio was out on every other scene I tried to watch?!?!?

I was having issues with Iron Man 2 as well. Instead of the audio not working for me, the video was cutting out, so I was getting audio and a black screen. Finally got it to work, but it was annoying.

BUTLER REDSFAN
08-05-2011, 12:03 AM
I discovered this past Saturday that Netflix has the first six Star Trek movies....watched a few minutes of one of them...but everyday since then none of those 6 are even showing available...I have the streaming option only and dont understand how movies are available one second then never available again???? If the streamed movies are essentially a file sent over your wii console how does Netflix run out of a file?!?!?!

BUTLER REDSFAN
08-05-2011, 12:19 AM
I discovered this past Saturday that Netflix has the first six Star Trek movies....watched a few minutes of one of them...but everyday since then none of those 6 are even showing available...I have the streaming option only and dont understand how movies are available one second then never available again???? If the streamed movies are essentially a file sent over your wii console how does Netflix run out of a file?!?!?!

netflix's website now shows those movies as dvd only??? why would they be available for streaming Saturday and now dvd only....Im only paying 8.00 a month for this and not that big of a deal but really dont understand how they operate sometimes.

RichRed
08-11-2011, 02:44 PM
Trailer Park Boys!

I'm late to everything. It was only a year after the other kids in my neighborhood got Atari that I got the Radio Shack Pong game.

So it doesn't surprise me at all that I'm just now finding out about this show. I've plowed through the first 30 or so episodes in about a week and I think it's hilarious.

I feel like I need to read some Shakespeare or something to cleanse my palate after watching an episode of TPB, but I love it.

Caveat Emperor
08-11-2011, 03:16 PM
netflix's website now shows those movies as dvd only??? why would they be available for streaming Saturday and now dvd only....Im only paying 8.00 a month for this and not that big of a deal but really dont understand how they operate sometimes.

A lot of the time it's all about rights fees and contracts that only allow a certain amount of time "up" and available for streaming.

cincyinco
08-11-2011, 05:32 PM
I'm late to everything. It was only a year after the other kids in my neighborhood got Atari that I got the Radio Shack Pong game.

So it doesn't surprise me at all that I'm just now finding out about this show. I've plowed through the first 30 or so episodes in about a week and I think it's hilarious.

I feel like I need to read some Shakespeare or something to cleanse my palate after watching an episode of TPB, but I love it.


Fantastic show.. What season are you on?

RichRed
08-11-2011, 05:36 PM
Fantastic show.. What season are you on?

Just started the 5th.

Mario-Rijo
08-14-2011, 10:13 AM
Fat, sick and nearly dead. A pretty interesting and informative documentary. IF you are overweight, have an illness or just don't feel real good, this is one you might want to watch. Along with a change in my thinking which came just a month or so prior to watching this it's rapidly changing my life in amazingly positive ways. I highly recommend it. :thumbup:

oneupper
08-15-2011, 02:58 PM
Fat, sick and nearly dead. A pretty interesting and informative documentary. IF you are overweight, have an illness or just don't feel real good, this is one you might want to watch. Along with a change in my thinking which came just a month or so prior to watching this it's rapidly changing my life in amazingly positive ways. I highly recommend it. :thumbup:

Just watched it with the wife. She is dusting off the juicer!

izzy's dad
08-15-2011, 04:03 PM
Blew through all six seasons of Lost in a month or so. I still haven't recovered. Great show, but pace yourself.

code
08-16-2011, 10:47 AM
****-Trailor Park Boys (tv show and movie)
****-The Wonderful Whites of West Virginia.
*****-The League
*****-All Seasons of Arrested Development
*****-That 70s Show
****-Archer
****-Weeds

cincyinco
08-20-2011, 05:00 PM
The Art of the Steal.. Based on some recommendations here.. Great documentary.. But also left disgusted with this travesty.

dougdirt
08-20-2011, 07:37 PM
The Art of the Steal.. Based on some recommendations here.. Great documentary.. But also left disgusted with this travesty.

Yep. Still can't believe it.

cincyinco
08-21-2011, 07:04 AM
Yep. Still can't believe it.

Yeah, still pissed off about it..

Caveman Techie
08-29-2011, 04:37 PM
Guess I'll add one of my favorite shows I haven't seen anyone mention yet:

The IT Crowd

reds1869
08-29-2011, 04:41 PM
Guess I'll add one of my favorite shows I haven't seen anyone mention yet:

The IT Crowd
Brilliant show. "Have you tried turning it off and on again?"

Razor Shines
08-29-2011, 06:45 PM
Guess I'll add one of my favorite shows I haven't seen anyone mention yet:

The IT Crowd

I love that show. Joel McHale was set to head an American version but it got scrapped at the last minute and they did Community instead. I love Community but I think he would have been great in The IT Crowd.

Caveman Techie
08-30-2011, 08:49 AM
I love that show. Joel McHale was set to head an American version but it got scrapped at the last minute and they did Community instead. I love Community but I think he would have been great in The IT Crowd.

Yeah they filmed a pilot episode for it, but never went any further. It was basically a reshoot of the original British pilot frame by frame. I think you can still find it out on youtube somewhere.

GAC
09-17-2011, 05:35 AM
Netflix is taking a HUGE hit over this price increase. Down 600,000 customers.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_18906709


It could get uglier if the worst-case scenarios play out. Netflix suffered another setback earlier this month when Starz Entertainment ended talks to renew the licensing rights to a key part of Netflix's video library for streaming over the Internet. The fallout from that decision will hit in March when Netflix will no longer be able to stream the popular mix of recently released movies and TV shows that it got from Starz, raising the specter of another onslaught of customer defections.

Raising prices while providing less content? Not a good formula.

reds1869
09-17-2011, 12:27 PM
Netflix is taking a HUGE hit over this price increase. Down 600,000 customers.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_18906709



Raising prices while providing less content? Not a good formula.

We dropped Netflix and purchased Amazon Prime. They have really good options at a much lower annual price than Netflix, and of course there are other benefits to membership. I highly recommend anyone who is interested give their one month free trial a shot.

*BaseClogger*
09-17-2011, 02:42 PM
I joined Family Video here in Oxford. Lots of coupons and discounts for joining, and it's only $1 or less for all of their older DVDs...

GAC
09-19-2011, 06:15 AM
We dropped Netflix and purchased Amazon Prime. They have really good options at a much lower annual price than Netflix, and of course there are other benefits to membership. I highly recommend anyone who is interested give their one month free trial a shot.

I get Amazon through my Roku, and have looked into it. AP's current subscription is $79/year, but it's movie selection (approximately 6,000) is far inferior to Netflix, Hulus, and several others at this current time, though there could now be a push to vastly improve it.

I see where Netflix's CEO Sunday apologized to it's membership for the drastic price hike. He also announced they are also separating the DVD mailing system from their direct streaming, adding video games, and going to call it Qwikster.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/19/tech/web/netflix-qwikster/


I joined Family Video here in Oxford. Lots of coupons and discounts for joining, and it's only $1 or less for all of their older DVDs...

Yeah. You really can't beat that, or Redbox, IMO.

JaxRed
09-19-2011, 08:52 AM
I see where Netflix's CEO Sunday apologized to it's membership for the drastic price hike. He also announced they are also separating the DVD mailing system from their direct streaming, adding video games, and going to call it Qwikster.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/19/tech/web/netflix-qwikster/

.

They are really making some bad decisions at Netflix. They apologize for the price hike.... but don't change it. Therefore the apology was BS. Then they split the company into 2 services. No one asked for that. Now I have to deal with 2 companies when I only wanted to deal with 1.

Caveat Emperor
09-19-2011, 09:33 AM
They are really making some bad decisions at Netflix. They apologize for the price hike.... but don't change it. Therefore the apology was BS. Then they split the company into 2 services. No one asked for that. Now I have to deal with 2 companies when I only wanted to deal with 1.

This whole situation has been handled beyond poorly. They've gone from a pricing model that made sense and was popular to a complex method of pricing involving two separate entities. I don't understand it at all, and as a Netflix subscriber, I'm left wondering what is happening -- will my account now be streaming only and require me to separately sign up for this new service if I want to receive DVDs?

If I'm holding a Netflix DVD, do I just get to keep that now, or am I automatically enrolled in the new service until I send it back?

This will be a case study in poor management for years to come.

Caveat Emperor
09-19-2011, 09:35 AM
BTW, here's the full text of their "apology" e-mail, for those who cancelled the service and no longer get such things -- you'll of course note that the explanation given in no way attempts to show why a price increase was needed (added cost of making streaming movies available, postage increases, etc.):



I messed up. I owe you an explanation.

It is clear from the feedback over the past two months that many members felt we lacked respect and humility in the way we announced the separation of DVD and streaming and the price changes. That was certainly not our intent, and I offer my sincere apology. Let me explain what we are doing.

For the past five years, my greatest fear at Netflix has been that we wouldn't make the leap from success in DVDs to success in streaming. Most companies that are great at something – like AOL dialup or Borders bookstores – do not become great at new things people want (streaming for us). So we moved quickly into streaming, but I should have personally given you a full explanation of why we are splitting the services and thereby increasing prices. It wouldn’t have changed the price increase, but it would have been the right thing to do.

So here is what we are doing and why.

Many members love our DVD service, as I do, because nearly every movie ever made is published on DVD. DVD is a great option for those who want the huge and comprehensive selection of movies.

I also love our streaming service because it is integrated into my TV, and I can watch anytime I want. The benefits of our streaming service are really quite different from the benefits of DVD by mail. We need to focus on rapid improvement as streaming technology and the market evolves, without maintaining compatibility with our DVD by mail service.

So we realized that streaming and DVD by mail are really becoming two different businesses, with very different cost structures, that need to be marketed differently, and we need to let each grow and operate independently.

It’s hard to write this after over 10 years of mailing DVDs with pride, but we think it is necessary: In a few weeks, we will rename our DVD by mail service to “Qwikster”. We chose the name Qwikster because it refers to quick delivery. We will keep the name “Netflix” for streaming.

Qwikster will be the same website and DVD service that everyone is used to. It is just a new name, and DVD members will go to qwikster.com to access their DVD queues and choose movies. One improvement we will make at launch is to add a video games upgrade option, similar to our upgrade option for Blu-ray, for those who want to rent Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 games. Members have been asking for video games for many years, but now that DVD by mail has its own team, we are finally getting it done. Other improvements will follow. A negative of the renaming and separation is that the Qwikster.com and Netflix.com websites will not be integrated.

There are no pricing changes (we’re done with that!). If you subscribe to both services you will have two entries on your credit card statement, one for Qwikster and one for Netflix. The total will be the same as your current charges. We will let you know in a few weeks when the Qwikster.com website is up and ready.

For me the Netflix red envelope has always been a source of joy. The new envelope is still that lovely red, but now it will have a Qwikster logo. I know that logo will grow on me over time, but still, it is hard. I imagine it will be similar for many of you.

I want to acknowledge and thank you for sticking with us, and to apologize again to those members, both current and former, who felt we treated them thoughtlessly.

Both the Qwikster and Netflix teams will work hard to regain your trust. We know it will not be overnight. Actions speak louder than words. But words help people to understand actions.

Respectfully yours,

-Reed Hastings, Co-Founder and CEO, Netflix

p.s. I have a slightly longer explanation along with a video posted on our blog, where you can also post comments.

Roy Tucker
09-19-2011, 11:08 AM
BTW, here's the full text of their "apology" e-mail, for those who cancelled the service and no longer get such things -- you'll of course note that the explanation given in no way attempts to show why a price increase was needed (added cost of making streaming movies available, postage increases, etc.):

I saw that email this AM. When I saw it was from the Netflix CEO and the subject of it, I thought "well, maybe they've come to their senses".

And then I read the email and thought "that's the most moronic apology I've ever heard of" and doesn't address a thing about why their customers are ticked off and leaving.

I think I'm going to cancel just because they are total idiots and obviously don't have a clue. They must have gone to the "New Coke" School of Fouled Up Marketing.

Yachtzee
09-19-2011, 11:22 AM
I've heard that splitting the services might result in more videos available for streaming in the future. If that is true, it might eventually work out for the best. The movie industry seems to be trying to keep the dvd market afloat by limiting what can be made available for streaming. As more devices with streaming capabilities come to market, propping up the dvd market to the detriment of streaming may prove difficult. Not to say that dvds will go away. People still love to own them. But dvds as a rental medium may fade.

I think cable faces the biggest threat from streaming. Why subscribe to a premium movie channel when streaming services provide the same content in a more convenient manner?

Spazzrico
09-19-2011, 11:44 AM
I've heard that splitting the services might result in more videos available for streaming in the future. If that is true, it might eventually work out for the best. The movie industry seems to be trying to keep the dvd market afloat by limiting what can be made available for streaming. As more devices with streaming capabilities come to market, propping up the dvd market to the detriment of streaming may prove difficult. Not to say that dvds will go away. People still love to own them. But dvds as a rental medium may fade.

I think cable faces the biggest threat from streaming. Why subscribe to a premium movie channel when streaming services provide the same content in a more convenient manner?

I agree, DVD's will eventually be on the way out as a standard, but why do this now, before they have even close to enough titles to make it possible to have one without the other? None of the HBO content is available streaming, nor are a ton of films. Basically I see this as a fine move a year or so from now when streaming content has moved forward and indeed started to make it possible to do without the disc service.

I've basically resigned myself to doing away with one or the other, and now I guess I have to choose. I love the convenience of the streaming, but I like the selection of DVD's...Crap. I've got much more important stuff to decide than this.

reds1869
09-19-2011, 11:52 AM
I get Amazon through my Roku, and have looked into it. AP's current subscription is $79/year, but it's movie selection (approximately 6,000) is far inferior to Netflix, Hulus, and several others at this current time, though there could now be a push to vastly improve it.

They definitely are making a big push over the next year as exclusive agreements with Netflix expire. The two biggest carrots for me were every episode of every Star Trek and Dr. Who series. Amazon in general is stronger with the tv series I like, which is most of what I use the streaming for. I'm lucky in that the Cincinnati library system has virtually any movie I'd like to watch on DVD, so the lack of movies isn't a big deal to me.

I also benefit greatly from the free two day shipping which has a lot to do with my decision to go with Prime. My wife and I both use Amazon to order books and recordings that we simply can't find in local stores. I certainly agree that other providers have more quantity of titles.

GAC
09-20-2011, 05:29 AM
I've heard that splitting the services might result in more videos available for streaming in the future. If that is true, it might eventually work out for the best.

Not if they can't renew their agreement with Starz Entertainment, and it ain't looking good, which supplies a key part of their library.


The movie industry seems to be trying to keep the dvd market afloat by limiting what can be made available for streaming. As more devices with streaming capabilities come to market, propping up the dvd market to the detriment of streaming may prove difficult. Not to say that dvds will go away. People still love to own them. But dvds as a rental medium may fade.

While I agree that DVDs for sale isn't going away any time soon because people like to own (though I do think that market is dwindling), IMO, the future is in instant streaming right into your home. It's way too convenient and easy. Now whether that will be a monthly/yearly subscription fee or simply paying per movie viewed is yet to be determined. I think video rental stores will become obsolete at some point.

And another factor is that with the technology today a lot of people will rent a movie first to see if it's good or not, and avoid paying out $20 to buy a bad movie. And if so, they're burning copies of those movies they decide to add to their library.


I think cable faces the biggest threat from streaming. Why subscribe to a premium movie channel when streaming services provide the same content in a more convenient manner?

I agree. I don't subscribe to any of the premium cable movie channels (HBO, TMC, etc), and it was because of services like Netflix, Hulu, and a few others, where I could search, pick and choose, what I wanted to watch. I pay a monthly fee for Netflix, but the others are free, unless you subscribe to their "premium" service which I haven't found necessary to do.

Caveman Techie
09-20-2011, 10:13 AM
I read one reasoning for this Netflix Qikster split that made sense. Basically what it claimed is that the content owners were holding the streaming content licensing hostage to the physical media content and vice versa. They were trying to get the content licensed at the total number of Netflix subscribers and not just the number of streaming users.

By splitting the DVD mailing service away from the Streaming only service it will weed out users and then make licensing easier for both companies. This is the only thing that makes sense to me. The CEO of Netflix has made it quite clear that he wants to get away from the mailing service and that he thinks streaming is the future. I think he is right, but I also think he is a little bit ahead of the curve. The content owners are scared of streaming their content, but have no qualms over putting the discs in a vending machine and letting anyone with a credit card take them home for use. I guess they don't realize it's much easier to pirate the physical media that is using a 15 year old encryption method that can't be changed due to backwards compatibility.

kaldaniels
09-21-2011, 07:14 AM
Perhaps a bit off topic, but I'm trying to figure out how this Redbox thing is going to play out. 1 dollar a night for a brand new release. Yet it would be cheaper for all involved to stream that movie for 1 dollar for a 24 hour period of time. Will Redbox single-handedly keep DVDs on life-support?

hebroncougar
10-02-2011, 10:19 PM
Netflix added The Wonder Years to instant stream today!

SunDeck
10-02-2011, 11:17 PM
Suckers for just about anything BBC, we watched all the Inspector George Gently episodes. Liked 'em.

Unassisted
10-03-2011, 02:55 PM
I've been reading speculation in the technology press that Amazon is looking to buy Netflix, but they don't want the disc rental business. If a deal is indeed imminent, that would explain why it was spun off into a separate company. The Netflix CEO was asked about these rumors in an interview and gave an answer that completely ignored the question.

Degenerate39
10-03-2011, 09:35 PM
Watched Tron Legacy yesterday.Not bad

dougdirt
10-03-2011, 09:37 PM
Netflix added The Wonder Years to instant stream today!

You just made my life better.

hebroncougar
10-03-2011, 11:17 PM
You just made my life better.

Watched episode one tonight. Felt like I was 16 all over again.

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signalhome
10-04-2011, 01:25 PM
Netflix added The Wonder Years to instant stream today!

Thanks for making my day.

Caveman Techie
10-10-2011, 03:46 PM
Just noticed this weekend that they added Malcolm in the Middle to Netflix streaming. Great show.

RFS62
10-12-2011, 09:21 AM
Just noticed this weekend that they added Malcolm in the Middle to Netflix streaming. Great show.

The "Burning Man" episode may be the funniest thing I've ever seen on TV.

Razor Shines
10-12-2011, 10:46 AM
They also recently added the entire first season of The Walking Dead. New season starts this Sunday, it would be a good time to catch up if you missed it last year. Great show.

Caveman Techie
11-15-2011, 02:40 PM
Just found the first season to my very favorite cartoon when I was a kid. Star Blazers is now on Netflix streaming.

They have it broken up in movie length sections instead of each episode so you don't get the 10 minutes of recap at the beginning of each episode. I like that, but man I don't remember it being this cheesey when I was a kid. :)

Stray
11-16-2011, 02:18 PM
Recently watched the first three seasons of Breaking Bad. Such a good show.

Now I'm giving The Walking Dead a try. Only watched the very first episode so far.

George Anderson
11-16-2011, 02:42 PM
****-The Wonderful Whites of West Virginia.


I recommend this to.

However I didn't know if I should laugh or cry when watching it.

Yachtzee
11-20-2011, 08:04 PM
Just found the first season to my very favorite cartoon when I was a kid. Star Blazers is now on Netflix streaming.

They have it broken up in movie length sections instead of each episode so you don't get the 10 minutes of recap at the beginning of each episode. I like that, but man I don't remember it being this cheesey when I was a kid. :)

I'm a big Star Blazers fan too. I've been watching other anime shows on netflix and noticed quite a few joking references to the show, usually a reference to the Japanese title Space Battleship Yamato and some sort of wave motion gun effect. There's a whole episode of the show Excel Saga spoofing it.

Razor Shines
11-20-2011, 10:26 PM
Apparently the new Arrested Development episodes will stream on Netflix.

MWM
11-28-2011, 12:25 AM
Just finished watching the first season of the critically acclaimed British drama Downton Abbey. Really enjoyed it. If you like old british period stuff, you'll really like this.

Johnny Footstool
11-28-2011, 07:03 PM
If you're a fan of boxing, U.S. history, or even just Ken Burns, check out "Unforgivable Blackness." It's a 3 1/2 hour documentary about Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion. The restored fight footage alone makes it worth viewing.

dougdirt
11-28-2011, 11:16 PM
If your a fan of boxing, U.S. history, or even just Ken Burns, check out "Unforgivable Blackness." It's a 3 1/2 hour documentary about Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion. The restored fight footage alone makes it worth viewing.

Thanks. I will be watching this soon. I am a big boxing and history fan. Hadn't heard of this before.

Johnny Footstool
11-29-2011, 01:14 AM
Thanks. I will be watching this soon. I am a big boxing and history fan. Hadn't heard of this before.

My dad is a huge boxing fan, and he passed some of that on to me as I was growing up. We got to watch this doc together a couple of weeks ago, and that was pretty special.

I knew a fair amount about Jack Johnson beforehand, but this documentary covered a ton of details I wasn't aware of, and the restored fight footage was amazing, especially the details of Jack Johnson's face as he smiled at and jawed with his opponents during the fights.

dougdirt
11-29-2011, 11:24 AM
I knew a fair amount about Jack Johnson beforehand, but this documentary covered a ton of details I wasn't aware of, and the restored fight footage was amazing, especially the details of Jack Johnson's face as he smiled at and jawed with his opponents during the fights.

I am about half way through right now. It is simply awesome.