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Old 05-08-2005, 11:20 AM   #1
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Net Flix? Good, Bad? Any Opinions on this?

I was considering signing up since I don't subscribe to a premium cable channel and I like to only watch good movies at my time and at choice.

Anyone here tried this service ?
You get 3 movies on DVD a month mailed to you and you mail them back for 17.99 postage included with NO LATE FEES. sexy.

Thoughts?

Are Blockbuster mad at these people?

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Old 05-08-2005, 11:31 AM   #2
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I've been wondering myself if it's worth it...
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Old 05-08-2005, 11:37 AM   #3
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i dont think a person can go wrong..if u can cancel it at anytime, which im not ceratin.

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Old 05-08-2005, 11:41 AM   #4
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Here in the UK I subscribe to screenselect which offer a similar service. Signed up 12 months ago and I'm already onto my 134th dvd ('Infernal Affairs' last night). These kind of rental servies are excellent for world cinema titles and indie movies you normally wouldn't come aross on tv or your local rental store.

As for netflix, I'm a member of the forum over at rottentomatoes.com and the American folk there claim neflix to be the best of the bunch. It's like there saviour from mundane cable shows.
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thx mr slapnutz for your input.

that's good info to know.

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i dont think a person can go wrong..if u can cancel it at anytime, which im not ceratin.

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I just checked netflix. And yes, like screenselect, you can cancel anytime you like. Why not try the 2-week free trial first? Then if you're unhappy with the service just cancel 24 hours (to be on the safe side) before it runs out and then return the dvds.
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cool beans.

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thx mr slapnutz for your input.

that's good info to know.

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I agree with Salpnutz - it's great for the nontraditional titles. They also do that 'if you liked that you might like this' list which is helpful when you are looking for something new.

I also liked the fact that you can get whole seasons of old shows and move your list around in different orders as you change your mind. The mailing doesn't take as long as you would think either.
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I think it's a great idea for those who like to watch a lot of movies. Video-on-Demand (VoD) is just not powerful enough.

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I've been using Netflix for 4 or 5 months, and I really don't think you can beat it. The only drawback comes when you would like to watch a certain movie right NOW, but you have a couple days for it to arrive. The pluses, though, like convenience and selection, outweigh that, if you ask me.
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well looks like u folks helped me make up my mind.

im thinking the 2 at a time is the best program for me.

just in case one movie 'blows'.



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Keep track of your dvd viewing. It may seem like a great deal for the first couple of months, but if you get busy with other things and stop watching movies - the money still drains from your account.
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Keep track of your dvd viewing. It may seem like a great deal for the first couple of months, but if you get busy with other things and stop watching movies - the money still drains from your account.
Agreed. Netflix is great if you have the time to watch the movies each month, but if you find your viewing goes down, it wouldn't be worth it.
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well..
i think 4 movies a month isnt obsessive.

it will get be off the blue crack

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