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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,016
    I enjoyed Stranger Things and wasn't really looking forward to the 2nd season as I felt the story had kinda endd in the 1st season, but USA today and other critics are saying it's as good or better than the 1st season. Releases in a few days.
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  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,272
    edited October 2017
    Some of guys are forgetting that if Netflix did not change to its current form, this thread would have been called, “Remeber that Netflix company?”

    They were bleeding money thanks to crazy high licensing fees and people did not want to pay a fair price for access to that content.

    IF there was a streaming service that offered all of the latest movies and TV shows it would cost the same, if not more than your cable bill.

    We will always have two choices; pony up the cash for current, high demand content, or wait a awhile to get it for less money.

    Make your choice!
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,874
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    We will always have two choices; pony up the cash for current, high demand content, or wait a awhile to get it for less money.

    Make your choice!

    Good point, and waiting awhile with Netflix could take years for some material. Pony up, life's too short to wait around.
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,304
    edited October 2017
    9 Bucks a month,
    Well worth it.

    Who truly expects First run movies, that cost like $5.00-$8.00 each on other services to be had for 9 bucks a month on Netflix?
    No company could survive doing that, let alone be able to buy the rights to the movies...
    We find hundreds of great movies from the last 2-7 years all the time.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,105
    edited October 2017
    In SD which I have no use for.

    I Just looked at there movie lineup and I don't see what I would consider "first run".

    There are mostly movies I wouldn't even watch

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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,507
    I almost made it through “Bloodline” on Netflix....it started off decent enough but then then the storyline and acting became so hoaky I gave up.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,874
    Well, you could get HBO go for a few bucks more and have access to more current stuff. I don't mind old stuff, as long as it's quality old stuff. Netflix has some quality stuff but the majority is garbage in my opinion. As far as movies go anyway.
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,016
    We rarely go to the movies anymore. Too loud, ignorant people and no pause button :)
    Still getting dvds in the mail, so we are not getting the latest and greatest but they are still fairly recent. Saving a lot of $$ on theater tix and snacks...and our snacks at home are better anyways!
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,105
    At this point anything that isn't on 4KUHD I don't want to watch it. HD for tv. SD and DVD.... Meh.
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  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 2,029
    At this point anything that isn't on 4KUHD I don't want to watch it. HD for tv. SD and DVD.... Meh.

    There isn't a large amount of content yet, but Netflix does have 4K shows. You have to pay for the top tier which is, I think, $12 or $13. If you have a 4K TV, they show up on the Netflix menu with a separate row.

    It also allows you to use Netflix on up to 4 screens at the same time, so there's a lot of people sharing their logins.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,105
    I had it when I had my sub... it was meh...
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,962
    I still haven't seen anything 4K. Mainly because i don't have anything in my home that is 4K compatible and haven't been in a best buy for at least a year.

    I am more than happy getting Bluray's through the DVD service. The new releases are only behind by a month which doesn't bother me a bit. With the 2 DVD plan, i can receive up to 4 movies a week.

    The price increase is so small in the grand scheme. Most people see a 5% raise every year. For netflix to raise their price by a couple of dollars is more than reasonable since it happens every other year. What does that equate too...an extra $20 a year...
    If that increase is out of line, you may want to rethink your priorities.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,255
    Watching the Defenders this week in 4K while the wife is out of town. I am not sure that it is better than 1080p blu ray, but it does look awesome!

    Basically all of their original content - which is just voluminous at this point - is in 4K and what I have seen looks really good...
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  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 2,029
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Watching the Defenders this week in 4K while the wife is out of town. I am not sure that it is better than 1080p blu ray, but it does look awesome!

    Basically all of their original content - which is just voluminous at this point - is in 4K and what I have seen looks really good...

    There was a chart I saw today that shows how distance and size of the screen affects whether we see a 4K difference or not. For instance, I have a 55" screen and would have to sit 4-6 feet from the screen to see the difference between it and 1080p.

    Sitting about 11 feet from it, like I normally do, I can't tell any difference between the two resolutions.
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  • exalted512exalted512 Posts: 10,796
    Jimbo18 wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Watching the Defenders this week in 4K while the wife is out of town. I am not sure that it is better than 1080p blu ray, but it does look awesome!

    Basically all of their original content - which is just voluminous at this point - is in 4K and what I have seen looks really good...

    There was a chart I saw today that shows how distance and size of the screen affects whether we see a 4K difference or not. For instance, I have a 55" screen and would have to sit 4-6 feet from the screen to see the difference between it and 1080p.

    Sitting about 11 feet from it, like I normally do, I can't tell any difference between the two resolutions.

    Sounds like you need a bigger screen :wink:
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,255
    Jimbo18 wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Watching the Defenders this week in 4K while the wife is out of town. I am not sure that it is better than 1080p blu ray, but it does look awesome!

    Basically all of their original content - which is just voluminous at this point - is in 4K and what I have seen looks really good...

    There was a chart I saw today that shows how distance and size of the screen affects whether we see a 4K difference or not. For instance, I have a 55" screen and would have to sit 4-6 feet from the screen to see the difference between it and 1080p.

    Sitting about 11 feet from it, like I normally do, I can't tell any difference between the two resolutions.

    I think that is probably right, and I have a 49 inch screen and sit about the same distance away. Looks much different a few feet away!

    However, on the other hand, I am a little skeptical of these claims because they used to say the same thing re: 720p vs 1080p. However, now that our eyes are trained, I think that many of us could tell the difference between the resolutions on a screen that is "too small" to be able to tell.

    Its the same with music, right? Lots of people will say that no one can perceive differences between amps, cables, 320 Mbps MP3 vs FLAC, etc., and that's true for most people. But for someone who has had enough exposure and trained their ears, they can tell the difference fairly easily...
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,198
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    Netflix is awesome, IMO.

    TONS of stuff to watch especially documentaries and original programming; Jessica Jones, Dare Devil, House of Cards, Luke Cage, Ozark, Narcos...

    Add on how great it is for my kids, Netflix is a no-brainer in my house.

    At this point, ONE streaming service is not going to cut it. I currently have; Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime and Hulu. Between them all I'm more than happy and I'm still paying way less than cable.

    Plus my Mother and Father uses most of my accounts so we are both no longer forking over all of that money for cable...

    Ozark is AMAZING, I am almost done with Mindhunters which I feel is great as well. For movies, meh. For series and original content series they are pretty high up there in my opinion.
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,198
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    The thing that bugs me the most about Netflix is their user interface. You basically have to know what you want to watch and search for it.

    I like apps like the Amazon Prime app for example that gives you categories to scroll through. Netflix just gives you ideas based on what you've watched before, but with kids (they use both our profile and theirs)....all I get is kids shows recommended!! So if I'm not sure what I'm in the mood to watch, I basically just exit the app.

    But I agree with @DSkip and @rooftop59 , it is well worth it for the kids.



    On a cord-cutting side note. We did a 6-month period where we got rid of Dish and strictly streamed everything. Via a Roku we had Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and Sling TV.

    I think streaming is the wave of the future, but not quite ready yet. Sling TV was always a little jittery especially with live sports. And we have rock star internet..

    Plus, where we live we couldn't get local networks via an antennae so that was tough.

    We signed back up for dish for another 2 years and I am happy. I need my live sports and local channels.

    At the end of this contract I'll probably look at the streaming landscape again.

    Netflix has Genre collections. When you log in have to scroll up.
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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,172
    It's just ok.
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  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,808
    edited November 2017
    Netflix has become more of an original programming source over the last few years. Many of their shows are award winning (House of Cards, Stranger Things, The Crown, Orange is the New Black, etc).

    If you want a one stop place for older movies, forget about it. It doesn't exist anymore. Everyone vies for exclusive rights to certain studios now. You need to have multiple services if you want to have "everything." Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Starz, etc. For the new releases, nothing beats a $2 RedBox rental and a BD-Rom drive (hint: MakeMKV)
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,086
    billbillw wrote: »
    ..... The Crown...

    The wife and I anxiously await season 2, in Dec IIRC.
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,906
    edited November 2017
    I like Netflix, for sure...just shocked a little that pretty common movies weren't available. We already "binge-watched" the entire new season of Stranger Things...LOL we suck.

    I like "Burn Notice" also.
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