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Dish may be shutting Blockbuster down?


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#21 OFFLINE   tampa8

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:46 PM

It's a better deal because netflix has a larger selection and for many a faster delivery time both in tittle availability and speed of delivery. If you actually wanted the channels BB for the discs is fine. Since you don't Netflix is a better deal.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:06 AM

I figure the DVD is worth about $5 of the $10, and the HD channels are worth about $5. Since I signed up with Amazon Prime ($6.67), I seldom watch any of those extra HD channels on Dish anymore, almost all the movies are on Amazon, along with tons of TV shows to stream. All the seasons of Midsomer Murders that my wife watches are available for streaming on Amazon (much nicer than waiting for 1 at a time disks). While the Amazon interface sucks compared to Netflix (and even Dish), I think it's the best value for the money. Of it's $7 price, I'd call $5 of it for streaming, and $2 of it for the free 2 day shipping. The only reason I'm on BB is to get the newer DVD's, if that goes away, so do I.

#23 OFFLINE   mike1977

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:41 AM

Yeah, I would have to go with greencine for my dvd rental needs. Forget being forced into a streaming plan first and then the dvd rental as an addon with Netflix!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:00 AM

I am very disappointed to here this news because I regularly receive "hard to find" DVD's from Blockbuster that Netflix and others don't have. Since there's no longer any physical store to go to, I guess I'm out of luck!

Anyone know when the DVD-by-mail service will officially end?

#25 OFFLINE   Kevin Brown

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:23 PM

^^^

In my experience, for the movies that I watch, BB didn't have about 10 - 15% of my Netflix queue. I never did find one that BB had that Netflix didn't.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

Good article on the decision: http://www.ecommerce...gins-76337.html

All they are doing is shelving the idea of providing a steaming service to compete with Netflix.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

Good article on the decision: http://www.ecommerce...gins-76337.html

All they are doing is shelving the idea of providing a steaming service to compete with Netflix.


Thanks for the link ...I read it but can someone please put it into a simple statement for me. Will I still be able to access the bb@home in my dvr menu pull up a movie or TV show that's listedand watch it? Also will the10$ a month bb@home package and the 15 or so channels that's included remain? Thanks

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

Thanks for the link ...I read it but can someone please put it into a simple statement for me. Will I still be able to access the bb@home in my dvr menu pull up a movie or TV show that's listedand watch it? Also will the10$ a month bb@home package and the 15 or so channels that's included remain? Thanks


Since we were not given what Dish's plans are now, there is no way to answer this question until we are informed by Dish.




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