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#225770 5-Dec-2017 09:46
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Coming in early 2018... By the same company behind Stuff Fibre: Stuff Pix.

 

Because we need a Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Quickflix competitor.





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  #1913143 5-Dec-2017 10:16
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QF is still a thing ? 

 

 





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  #1913192 5-Dec-2017 10:47
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The comments on the Stuff article are amusing.... people calling for CC to block it, and Sky to drag them into court etc - must be Sky employees :)





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  #1913220 5-Dec-2017 11:26
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They will only be able to give us 3,4+ month old movies .

To be honest , just another service offering a product thats stuck in the past. Give the people current releases to stream.
Wait 3-6 months and its just encouraging piracy. We want to stream new movies now, in 3,4 months we arnt interested

Imagine if music or game industry tried the same thing .....
sorry you cant stream the latest songs or buy them on itunes .
You need to wait 3 months before we let you access that song ,album, game from your home.


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  #1913226 5-Dec-2017 11:34
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1101:

 

They will only be able to give us 3,4+ month old movies .

To be honest , just another service offering a product thats stuck in the past. Give the people current releases to stream.
Wait 3-6 months and its just encouraging piracy. We want to stream new movies now, in 3,4 months we arnt interested

Imagine if music or game industry tried the same thing .....
sorry you cant stream the latest songs or buy them on itunes .
You need to wait 3 months before we let you access that song ,album, game from your home.

 

 

 

 

When you put it like that, yes I agree. Wasn't someone looking at this a year or more ago? Essentially its a high price designed to allow you to stream it now, instead of going to the cinema, I think it was about $50. Cinema type price.  If that came to pass, you can stream it now, and pay a cinema price, but you would need to wait a few months to get the cheap price, aka NF iTunes etc


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  #1913241 5-Dec-2017 12:02
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xpd:

 

QF is still a thing ? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It said in the article that Stuff Pix had bought the NZ rights package off the NZ branch of Quikflix, so I assume QF have exited NZ.

 

Which makes Stuff Pix basically a replacement for Quikflix, which had a reputation as a highly desirable service, making it a hugely profitable operation (or not).


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  #1913296 5-Dec-2017 13:20
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No one is focused mainly on movies for subscription at moment.

Neon prob has best range but I don't like way they implement their service.

Netflix is limited range and older. Apple is pay per view only.
It says on website direct from cinema to your home, sounds like newer then others for movies,
If subscription comes down to price, devices and if surround sound, if pay per view it's plenty covered' by others.

Lol found stuff article, pay per view $1-$7, pretty sure companies told what price to do pay per view so they don't under cut each other. I know Hollywood was upset with Apple for doing UHD same price as HD, but look like there was a back down by Hollywood there.

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  #1913322 5-Dec-2017 13:51
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It’s a replacement for video stores that’s what the article said and the pricing indicates

 
 
 
 


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  #1913495 5-Dec-2017 20:01
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Google "Paddy Buckley" and you'll see he was GM of Quickflix NZ, which appears to have closed top office (not sure about service?).

 

If all they are doing is taking over Quickflix rights, then it'll be a poor service.

 

I checked out a number of services to compare my DVD queue on Fatso (after they announced they were closing).

 

With 81 movies in my Fatso queue...

 

  • Fatso had 64 available before they closed
  • Neon had 5
  • Netflix had 11
  • Quickflix had 0
  • Alice had 27
  • Aro had 61

Alice has launched a DVD postal service. Aro always had one, but it is not cheap...but they say they are working on it. Both Alice and Aro don't include new or recent releases in their schemes.

 

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  #1913548 5-Dec-2017 20:51
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It's not much of a replacement for video stores. 600 films is pretty pathetic, and equates about 2 percent of the around 30,000 titles that I have read Aro Street Video has. I know several people with more films than that (legally) in their home collection.

 

Having said that, I might use it for casual viewing of the odd recent release film if:

 

  • it's seamless to use - easy to get on the TV, without obnoxious DRM or other hoops, and doesn't require a computer to be hooked up to the telly etc (I don't watch movies on my laptop)
  • I can purchase casually rather than an ongoing subscription
  • films are available in a decent resolution/bitrate/quality, in terms of both picture and sound (at a bare minimum, at least 720p and 5.1)
  • it has decent and recent films that I actually want to watch, and
  • the pricing is reasonable.

Unless all of these things are true, I'm not interested.


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  #1913553 5-Dec-2017 20:57
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Very difficult market to start up in and compete in I suspect. But good luck to them. 


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  #1913554 5-Dec-2017 20:58
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"...odd recent release film..."

 

Yeah that's the bit I'm not expecting to see on their service.

 

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  #1914572 7-Dec-2017 12:52
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I would pay $75+ a go to stream a currently in theater film at home on my TV.

 

It costs me more than that to go to the theater and hire babysitters etc.

 

I miss movies because of the planning it needs to go into organizing the events.

 

 


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