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  Reply # 723001 26-Nov-2012 12:51
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myopinion: Yeah over and over for a certain amount of time, not months and months with no new content at all from Quickflix.


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In the last week only that I can see they have added stuart little 1 and 2,  elmo in grouchland,  muppets in manhattan, wizard of oz in the subscription service,  and about 20+ various disney movies in the pay per play section.

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  Reply # 723013 26-Nov-2012 13:17
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I have no problems finding stuff to watch. yes some of it is dated but so what there is still plenty of TV shows and movies that for whatever reason I have not seen before and I enjoy picking these ut.
Example Being Erica a great Canadian series that has never been shown in NZ and Quickflix have it right from episode 1. It rated 7.3 on imdb.
Last night I picked up Around the world in 80 days an older version from the 80's but not one that I had seen before. It has ever star you can imagine and has a very your Pierce Brosnan in the role of Fogg. Its a three parter and I am looking forward to the last two parts tonight.
Movies are likewise some really graet ones that I have missed in past or just want to see them again.
As for kids stuff I can find plenty that young people can watch. I think for the small fee for joining everyone should get in behind it and hopefully when its audience starts to grow they will have more power with prodiction houses. Thsi is what happened in USA where Netflix had to compete with Cable and Free to air but the sheer size of Netflix meant taht companied start offereing them exclusive rights.


myopinion: This sucks. I've cancelled my subscription because the TV content for kids shows is just so poor. I've had a quick look at the AU site and the content choice is enormous (edit: no its not I was looking at the Post section not the Play section, which is equally bad as NZ).  There just doesn't seem to be any new stuff coming to kids NZ TV.

By the way when I rang to cancel they offered me a 50% discount on one month or 3 months for 25% I think. Then you go back to the normal rate ($12.99 for us on 12 month).

I said that's a great price but the lack of content is the reason for me cancelling. I'm going to stick with buying content in the US iTunes store for now.




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  Reply # 723015 26-Nov-2012 13:21
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NonprayingMantis:
myopinion: Yeah over and over for a certain amount of time, not months and months with no new content at all from Quickflix.


double 'eh?'

In the last week only that I can see they have added stuart little 1 and 2,  elmo in grouchland,  muppets in manhattan, wizard of oz in the subscription service,  and about 20+ various disney movies in the pay per play section.


TV not movies. There's hardly anything in there. Anyway I have enough you can argue all you like...do you have shares in Quickflix or something? 

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  Reply # 723054 26-Nov-2012 13:45
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NonprayingMantis:
myopinion: Yeah over and over for a certain amount of time, not months and months with no new content at all from Quickflix.


double 'eh?'

In the last week only that I can see they have added stuart little 1 and 2,  elmo in grouchland,  muppets in manhattan, wizard of oz in the subscription service,  and about 20+ various disney movies in the pay per play section.


TV not movies. There's hardly anything in there. Anyway I have enough you can argue all you like...do you have shares in Quickflix or something? 


Nope, I just think quite a few of people have overly high expectation of what sort of thing a ~$15 product will get you in NZ

Compared to what is available in NZ  (and I mean genuine NZ as in: NZ iTunes, iSky, etc)  I think quickflix is pretty damn good value, and is improving every week. 
When they launched they were only available on 2-3 devices, had 10 TV series, about 350 movies on their subscroiption service and a load of crud on the pay per view section. Now they are available on almost every device, have over 600 movies, 120 TV series, and extremely up to date pay per view stuff. All that in about 9 months. If they manage to survive, imagine what they will be like in another year!

Of course they don't compare to US Netflix or US iTunes, both well established companies with years of growth behind them and millions of customers, but then I wouldn't expect them to.



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A question to all those who say they would rather use Itunes to buy content than pay subscription costs.....What happens when you die??? I've read that you are still only buying right to use so basically a lifelong subscription.

Better off to buy content the normal way as I think when you die so does your account and all the stuff you've paid for. (Please note I may be wrong as this may have changed since I read it a while back). I for one would rather pass on what I pay for. I do however currently have Netflix and Quickflix but have been meaning to cancel one if not both for months not due to content or anything other than lack of use.

I do feel that once something is done about Sky's monopoly on HBO then if QF is still around they will grow greatly.

It also amazes me that people pay extra for HD content on sky when there's plenty of it out there your company should be providing the best for their customers at all times if it's available in HD they should get it in HD not feel they need to pay another fee on top of it. Of course that's for another thread lol.

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  Reply # 723293 26-Nov-2012 21:50
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Nope, I just think quite a few of people have overly high expectation of what sort of thing a ~$15 product will get you in NZ

Compared to what is available in NZ  (and I mean genuine NZ as in: NZ iTunes, iSky, etc)  I think quickflix is pretty damn good value, and is improving every week. 

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Of course they don't compare to US Netflix or US iTunes, both well established companies with years of growth behind them and millions of customers, but then I wouldn't expect them to.


I disagree mightily. To me that sentiment almost sounds like Stockholm syndrome - NZ consumers have had a raw deal from distributors, middle men and retailers for far too long. Why shouldn't we expect roughly the same deal as consumers in other markets, especially for digital goods where transportation costs are low (esp with local caching)? If the producers of content want to treat NZer's as second class citizens with regard to pricing, range on offer and release windows etc then any sympathy they get from me will be greatly diminished when they start to whine about piracy etc.

It's a great pity that the international trade agreements that governments seem so keen on in other areas won't also address the entertainment industry, and ban simply regional coding and geolocking as unjustified restrictive trade practices. Then consumers can have the same benefit in the digital realm as they have gained from Amazon et al selling books, CDs and DVDs etc in the physical goods market. (Note: I am *NOT* advocating piracy, I'm advocating international trade agreements that remove barriers to trade, and treat digital products the same way that physical goods are treated).

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  Reply # 726159 3-Dec-2012 13:46
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freitasm: Quickflix has launched a partnership with DishTV to bring their app pre-loaded on their HDMI-enabled, Android TV stick.


Awesome - I know exactly what I'm getting myself for Christmas now!

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jtbthatsme: A question to all those who say they would rather use Itunes to buy content than pay subscription costs.....What happens when you die??? I've read that you are still only buying right to use so basically a lifelong subscription.

Better off to buy content the normal way as I think when you die so does your account and all the stuff you've paid for. (Please note I may be wrong as this may have changed since I read it a while back). I for one would rather pass on what I pay for. .

Each to their own.

I wouldn't want any tv shows, music or movies that my parents watched/purchased, that hasn't already been made available freely.

I couldn't imagine my kids being interested in my media collection when I pass on either.




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thats pretty cool. would be good to see how a $140 dongle handles streaming media quality
Spotify app is pretty cool too. audio from TV to Home theatre means easy spotify playing without connecting an HTPC up or similar/

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freitasm: Quickflix has launched a partnership with DishTV to bring their app pre-loaded on their HDMI-enabled, Android TV stick SmartVU.





Looks interesting. Where can we find the specs?




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  Reply # 726404 3-Dec-2012 19:18
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freitasm: Quickflix has launched a partnership with DishTV to bring their app pre-loaded on their HDMI-enabled, Android TV stick SmartVU.





Looks interesting. Where can we find the specs?


On their website.
Edit.  Hmm looks like none of the PDFs will download..




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freitasm: What about clicking the second link for the product page?




No word on the specs there. I'm guessing it will probably only be a single core Cortex A8 cpu though. Hopefully has Wireless N capability otherwise it'd be useless




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  Reply # 726718 4-Dec-2012 12:11
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QuickFlix to join with Freeview to deliver rentals over their MHEG service next year. Channel 200 will be assigned to QuickFlix and broadband connection will be required.

More details later when I get the release in text formant (PDF... grrrrr).




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