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So, What's Up With Netflix?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by SayWhat?, May 22, 2012.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Certainly not their stock. It was recovering fairly well a few weeks ago, back up into the 120 range. Now it's back below 70 and may fall to new lows.
     
  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Well, their Instant content has not been expanding very much. Been waiting a while for a few series to add on additional seasons and nothing. I'll hang on to it, but I've definitely been using Amazon Prime and Crackle a lot more recently.

    - Merg
     
  3. photostudent

    photostudent Godfather

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    They do seem dead in the water. Now you will rarely see a new release with a recognizable title unless it is "vintage ". It did not take long for the big boys to put the hammer down on them.
     
  4. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    They reported a loss for the first qquarter on April 23.
     
  5. wilbur_the_goose

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    Just cancelled today. Amazon prime is my choice.
     
  6. The Merg

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    Would like to, but no Amazon Prime for iOS yet... :(
     
  7. Matt9876

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    I like Netflix but they don't ever seem to add any new shows, It won't be long till I take my money elsewhere.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Looking to the future...

    The one thing in common about all streaming services is that almost no one uses them exclusively for viewing. Therefore, they are basically a complimentary service to other alternative options.

    That being the case...I suspect going forward...various streaming services will become aligned/partnered/merged into mainstream TV delivery services. This would be consistent with the convergence trend of TV and Internet connectivity in many homes.
     
  9. wilbur_the_goose

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    Amazon Prime is a LOT better than Netflix. Not on iOS, but fortunately my Panny TV has it.
     
  10. Nick

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    I have both and Netflix is absolutely better -- way better organized, easier to use and many more 'free' movies.
     
  11. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    Netflix has lost the edge that it had to make it the success it became. They had content for cheap from certain companies who wanted to get their name out there more. Now they have to pay closer to what others have to pay for their content and they can't/won't do it. On demand is taking away customers from them as well.
     
  12. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I used to rent 1 DVD at a time, and watched maybe 4 or 5 streamed shows a month. When they doubled the price for that, I canceled.
     
  13. SayWhat?

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    In free fall again. Down around 15% after hours.
     
  14. jdskycaster

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    Probably because I cancelled my subscription this month.
     
  15. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Down over 25% from yesterday, hovering around 60, a new 52 week low.
     
  16. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Under 53
     
  17. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    It was a mistake to raise rates so drastically, and people still haven't forgotten the whole Qwikster mess. When the price was $9.99 a month I let it go even if I didn't watch a single movie that month. At $16.99 I suspend it whenever my queue gets low. Bottom line is that between 7/2011 and 7/2012 I spent less on netflix than the previous year. How's that price increase working for you?
     
  18. SayWhat?

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    After a brief period of Up days, it's down almost 9% today to within 50 cents of a new low.
     
  19. TexanXDM

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    I can tell you what their problem is. It is the ego i their ceo. He should have never bastardized his dvd business. He tried the dumb idea of Qwikster and then realized it was a horrible decision. But it mostly boils down to being on a streak. His streak is making bad decisions. The price hike and splitting the two divisions is the death of Netflix. It will only be a matter of time before we are saying "remember that company that used to rent dvds and stream movies?". He could have continued to dominate the dvd/streaming buisness if he didnt screw his loyal customers by raising the price 60+ pct.

    Death to streaming. Long live Bluray! Yeah i have to wait a bit for the disc to load but the sound and quality are by far superior to anything you can stream.

    Just my 2cents.
     
  20. Drew2k

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    I wonder if Netflix stock might be down today because of the news that Amazon just signed a deal to stream Epix titles, such as Avengers, Thor, Hunger Games...

    I'm sure Netflix would have wanted that deal.
     

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