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Topic # 145315 14-May-2014 18:13
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http://www.quickflix.co.nz/TV/PremiumTV
I can rent a series from our local DVD store for $10 and less for a week and I can buy a box set for around $40, why would I pay up to $55 for one I can only stream on a quickflix capable device. 
Crazy, no wonder they are not gaining share. Still use the $15 a month service until I can sort something better.





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  Reply # 1045026 14-May-2014 18:35
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Yes I think they are rather expensive.  At least they seem to be in HD which is more that the PPV movies are..




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  Reply # 1045050 14-May-2014 18:56
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What a joke, I hope Telecoms service will be cheaper and better. You can get netflix and hulu plus cheaper than the prices Quickflix offer for one show.







 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1045069 14-May-2014 19:25
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Per episode it'd be comparBle to itunes. That's about $2 an episode. So 24 eps $48.

Although the tend to discount the entire season to about $30. But you're paying up front.




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  Reply # 1045077 14-May-2014 19:34
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I would say they have about as much negotiation power as a smelly wet rag.  I'd love to see their NZ user numbers, because it must be almost nothing.

I was into the service when it started, but as time went on it didn't get better.  I can rent online movies from so many places - like iTunes, and now with Unblock us I can use Netflix...far better deal



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  Reply # 1045081 14-May-2014 19:41
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paulmilbank: http://www.quickflix.co.nz/TV/PremiumTV
I can rent a series from our local DVD store for $10 and less for a week and I can buy a box set for around $40, why would I pay up to $55 for one I can only stream on a quickflix capable device. 
Crazy, no wonder they are not gaining share. Still use the $15 a month service until I can sort something better. 

I ditched Quickflix due to the pricing model over and above their standard subscription, coupled with the poor selection which didn't seem to be growing/improving. I now have UnoTelly (thanks for the 35% discount!) + Netflix + Hulu.

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  Reply # 1045083 14-May-2014 19:47
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I am currently on the two month TiVo free trial, I doubt I will keep it going after that. Their selection and pricing is unrealistic.




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  Reply # 1045251 15-May-2014 03:10
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You can get Ublock US plus Netflix for about the $15/month you are currently paying.



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  Reply # 1045282 15-May-2014 07:53
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Just worries me that they are starting to clamp down on it and could shut it down if they really wanted to. But I guess it would still be better than paying for average service from Quickflix.




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  Reply # 1045298 15-May-2014 08:30
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paulmilbank: Just worries me that they are starting to clamp down on it and could shut it down if they really wanted to. But I guess it would still be better than paying for average service from Quickflix.


I think we all know that as we are breaking the terms of service for geo locked services they can easily go away if the owners decide to fully crack down. In saying that I suspect that both Hulu and Netflix are doing pretty well out of users outside of the US accessing their services so will not be in any hurry to do so.

I say jump on board and use these services while you can and who knows, it may never get stopped.




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  Reply # 1045313 15-May-2014 08:49
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paulmilbank: Just worries me that they are starting to clamp down on it and could shut it down if they really wanted to. But I guess it would still be better than paying for average service from Quickflix.


I think we all know that as we are breaking the terms of service for geo locked services they can easily go away if the owners decide to fully crack down. In saying that I suspect that both Hulu and Netflix are doing pretty well out of users outside of the US accessing their services so will not be in any hurry to do so.

I say jump on board and use these services while you can and who knows, it may never get stopped.


That's one side of it, the other side is that the content providers (owned/affiliated with the US cable TV companies) took a lot of convincing to license their content to Netflix (and still refuse to license a lot of material), for fear of it monopolising their cushy cable TV business. Pissing of content providers would threaten their entire business model, which is worth a helluva lot more than a few overseas customers. 

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  Reply # 1045315 15-May-2014 08:52
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judging by the recent Hulu crackdown that was pretty easy to circumvent I'm not to worried but you are correct that if the content providers decided to get really worked up about it, it could be a different story.




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  Reply # 1050910 22-May-2014 10:40
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Make it too difficult, and people will revert back to torrents. So getting some revenue from overseas customers is better than none ..




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  Reply # 1051287 22-May-2014 19:24
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Hahahaha. I've never looked into quickflix pricing before, but that's just a joke.

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