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Old 04-25-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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And yet again, if Netflix didn't hold the new releases so half the time or more you can't get them....I may totally agree, but in my experience with Netflix, I was totally disappointed more than not and I find it hard to believe that there are not many more people experiencing the same type of thing
I haven't been to a Blockbuster in years, but I remember going on Friday nights to rent a new release and Blockbuster being out of it. Its the same way with Netflix, they're not going to have a copy of every movie to go around to every customer, so sometimes you have to wait an extra day or so. I've never had to wait more then 3 days (which is the time it takes for me to watch, return, and then get a new movie in the mail) to get a new release, and in the meantime I just watch another movie on my queue. Its not really that big of a deal.
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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I think it's a fair assumption to say that most Netflix users are former customers of Blockbuster and other bricks-and-mortar video places, but find the convenience and features of Netflix to outweigh those of Blockbuster.
+1 (moved from Blockbuster to Netflix)
Sometimes will grab a Redbox disc at Harris Teeter.

We find we use the unlimited streaming more than actual disc watching.
Sure, not the Hollywood latest, but lots of documentaries, Indy films and older TV. But we're probably in the minority watching VERY little live network TV .
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:37 PM
 
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+1 (moved from Blockbuster to Netflix)
Sometimes will grab a Redbox disc at Harris Teeter.

We find we use the unlimited streaming more than actual disc watching.
Sure, not the Hollywood latest, but lots of documentaries, Indy films and older TV. But we're probably in the minority watching VERY little live network TV .
I doubt you're in the minority, Mullman. I don't watch much tv, but when I do it's never live. We DVR everything! I know it's not the same as live streaming from Netflix, but I think it won't be long before live tv is a thing of the past. Then they'll have to come up w/another way to sneak in advertisements. I can't even tell you the last time I watched a commercial. It's fabulous!!
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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I doubt you're in the minority, Mullman. I don't watch much tv, but when I do it's never live. We DVR everything! I know it's not the same as live streaming from Netflix, but I think it won't be long before live tv is a thing of the past. Then they'll have to come up w/another way to sneak in advertisements. I can't even tell you the last time I watched a commercial. It's fabulous!!
I read/heard some where that for the first time, the internet surpassed conventional TV as the thing they couldn't live without. Meaning if you had to pick one, slightly better than 50% of the people polled chose their computer/internet vs the TV. So I also doubt if your in the minority also.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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I've probably posted this previously...

I no longer visit the Blockbuster store, but I do use the Blockbuster By Mail (instead of Netflix). Both services are very similar, but for me the deciding factor was the Netflix charges $2.00 additional per month for Blue-Ray disks... Blockbuster does not.

BB By Mail is also testing sending DVD games as well, so I am looking forward to that.

I have nothing against Netflix (I know many people who use them), and I may switch some time in the future if BB starts having problems. Both services carry the same movies, so there's no winner as far as selection.

I can stream BB movies to my Tivo (and if I had Netflix, I can stream movies to my PS3). Streaming is pretty cool, although only about 10% of the movies are available for both.

My 2 cents
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