NetFlix "streaming-only" plan

Discussion in 'IPTV and Internet Video Delivery' started by jeffshoaf, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    E.Mdtrn Sea
    Why not post it here if it different from post#12 ?
  2. jeffshoaf

    jeffshoaf Icon

    Jun 17, 2006
    With my Roku, rewinding and fast-forwarding are a bit frustrating - you get a display of a series of still frames (which I like) so you can see where you're at, but when you switch back to normal speed it has to re-buffer. It's not worth backing up or going fast-forwarding unless you're going to go a pretty good ways. The newer models may have a larger buffer, but the buffer in mine is very small.

    Pause works well, but no slo-mo that I know of.
  3. Glen_D

    Glen_D Legend

    Oct 21, 2006
    That's pretty much the way it was with my BD player when I subscribed to Netflix. The limited buffer on these devices make those DVR-type features essentially useless, IMO.
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    E.Mdtrn Sea
    Same on Wii.
  5. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    My father was able to change to the new streaming only plan... and he got a message that he needed to return the DVD he currently had within (I think) a week or be billed... and when they got it back, they emailed again to confirm receipt.

    So it looks like it was fine to switchover even while having a DVD at home as long as you send it back quickly.
  6. Santana

    Santana AllStar

    May 11, 2010
    You've got me there; I have no direct evidence they are buying fewer copies. But I do have 7 movies sitting at the top of my queue that are all on long (or very long) waits, including Iron Man 2 released two months ago. Of course, Iron Man 2 is not available for streaming, so this could just be a result of normal throttling practices. In any case, they are not buying enough copies if I am still waiting for a movie two months after its release.
  7. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Maybe your distribution center sucks. I never have waits here near Dallas & get discs on Wednesday if I send them the preceding Monday. I even get new releases on Tuesday if I send 1 back on the preceding Friday or Saturday.
  8. wipeout

    wipeout Icon

    Jul 15, 2003
    I prefer Blu Ray and the wait time for new releases on this format are unexceptable to me. This long wait and very long wait issue stinks and they are going to charge me $1/mth more for it. I do not want to see streaming replace physical media.

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