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Netflix HD price hike

04.22.2008
A hard fact of life is that higher quality generally comes with a corresponding price tag. Food, booze, drugs, prostitutes -- the better you want, the more you're gonna pay. Now that apparently applies to your DVD rentals as well.

Netflix announced today that they intend to raise their fees for subscribers who want movies on hi-def Blu-Ray discs. Because the Blu DVDs themselves are more expensive, the company will be slapping a premium on accounts that rent Blu-ray movies, with the justification that "consumers are used to paying more for high-definition." No details were given regarding the amount of the increase or its intended implementation date.

A piece of advice to Netflix: if you plan on charging more for the privilege, you'd better exponentially increase your stock of Blu-Ray DVDs so I'm not still waiting well over a month to get the new releases in my queue.

The company already dumped the HD-DVD format along with everyone else in the known universe, and is still planning a set-top on-demand box to be launched some time next year.
Extra Tidbit: Amazon recently gave a $50 credit to any chump who bought an HD-DVD player. Including myself.
Source: Crave

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12:38PM on 04/23/2008
Just another reason to hate Blu-Ray

I obviously want quality but I refuse to pay out the asshole for it, especially when the alternative isnt really that bad in the first place.

Its not like if I go for Nattie Ice instead of a Sam Adams and there is one serious quality change.
Just another reason to hate Blu-Ray

I obviously want quality but I refuse to pay out the asshole for it, especially when the alternative isnt really that bad in the first place.

Its not like if I go for Nattie Ice instead of a Sam Adams and there is one serious quality change.
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12:04PM on 04/23/2008
I second/third/whatever the idea that Netflix NEEDS to increase their Blu-Ray inventory. I have numerous wait listed Blu-Ray discs in my queue.

I don't mind paying a little extra. Not that much extra. After all, this is rental and they will still make their money back on these movies. It might just take like 10 more rentals of a Blu-Ray to make the same profit off a standard def DVD.
I second/third/whatever the idea that Netflix NEEDS to increase their Blu-Ray inventory. I have numerous wait listed Blu-Ray discs in my queue.

I don't mind paying a little extra. Not that much extra. After all, this is rental and they will still make their money back on these movies. It might just take like 10 more rentals of a Blu-Ray to make the same profit off a standard def DVD.
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10:49PM on 04/22/2008

Only on one condition!

That Netflix increases their Blu-Ray disc inventory. I've sent numerous complaints about their inventory being too low. On average, I have my first 5 either short or long wait... and it usually takes about a month to recieve the DVD I want.
I don't mind paying a little extra... but they better buy more Blu-Ray's damnit!
That Netflix increases their Blu-Ray disc inventory. I've sent numerous complaints about their inventory being too low. On average, I have my first 5 either short or long wait... and it usually takes about a month to recieve the DVD I want.
I don't mind paying a little extra... but they better buy more Blu-Ray's damnit!
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