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# 178966 20-Aug-2015 21:27
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Anyone here used Quickflix?

What was your experience like? Seems like they have more stuff than when I saw them a year back.




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  # 1371202 20-Aug-2015 21:35
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Signed up for the month trial, cancelled within a week, never went back.  That was a little while ago so things may have improved since.




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  # 1371231 20-Aug-2015 22:22
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  # 1371299 21-Aug-2015 08:39
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I gave up Quickflix as on my TiVo it was hit and miss if  it downloaded anything plus most stuff is in SD..




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  # 1371312 21-Aug-2015 09:13
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You can't buy any content in HD therefore complete waste of time. I use Google Play and Chromecast for PPV movies.

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  # 1371315 21-Aug-2015 09:22
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I tried it a couple of times since launch and was not impressed, Netflix is vastly superior.




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  # 1371318 21-Aug-2015 09:25
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Had too little available at launch and a long time afterwards.... so never bothered again. 

Was a pity because they were one of the first in the NZ market....





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  # 1371334 21-Aug-2015 09:42
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Had a look a while ago but their selection was rubbish. Netflix is way better.

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  # 1371343 21-Aug-2015 10:02
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Content is king! Quickflix is not. 

With so much competition in this market, I couldn't get past the idea that you would pay extra to get the latest seasons of a series. 



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  # 1371664 21-Aug-2015 15:26
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MikeB4: I tried it a couple of times since launch and was not impressed, Netflix is vastly superior.


Where can i find a list of what is available on netflix in new zealand? 

It would be interesting to compare the catalogues, but as far as I can tell you need to sign up on netflix to see what they have in NZ :/ 




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  # 1371689 21-Aug-2015 15:38
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http://www.flicks.co.nz/blog/news/should-new-zealand-choose-netflix/

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his suggests that the amount of content is similar (maybe slight more with netflix), or more with quickflix if you count PPV?

Is that still accurate (this was written march)?

Of course you can use a wide variety of platforms these days for PPV, Video Ezy, google etc. Although I suspect they are all pretty much similar prices. 

I think perhaps what sticks out to me, is that the content of the different streaming companies seems to be slightly different. For example blackbooks, versus archer. And the pricing method, with a basic package on quickflix + PPV, versus netflix with its HD/device number limit tier membership. So which people prefer might be partly what kind of content they are interested in.

Trying to get a feel for this. 

I guess the other one worth mentioning, is lightbox. Any good? 



 








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# 1371696 21-Aug-2015 16:00
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I signed up with Quickflix a month after they launched and am still with them but don't really use them.  Been a few annoying times watching movie and it stopped halfway through. Try to play again and gone.  Have always been going to drop them and go to Netflix but delayed after they were bought by some other company month or 2 back.  They said some exciting news coming but so far nothing.  I hate that pay monthly fee then have to pay per view on top for many items.  Netflix was monthly fee and no extra for any content. So truly for me at moment is money down drain as don't really use it but hoping will improve soon




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  # 1371714 21-Aug-2015 16:23
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Dreal:
Where can i find a list of what is available on netflix in new zealand? 

It would be interesting to compare the catalogues, but as far as I can tell you need to sign up on netflix to see what they have in NZ :/ 


I use this:
http://www.onnetflix.nz/

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