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  Reply # 1874050 28-Sep-2017 11:51
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rfdawn:
scuwp:

 

rfdawn: Shame that Fatso is closing, I found their range pretty good - thinking of old movies, foreign movies, TV series, alt-whatever. The suggested replacement is Neon so I did a quick check on Neon of the Fatso rentals I have liked (4 stars or better). Out of last 15 titles I really liked only two are available on Neon so that looks almost-useless to me. Quickflix and Netflix similar problem. Anyone know an online service with anything like Fatso's range?

 

iTunes?  Amazon?  

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks @scuwp. Itunes a bit limited, but Amazon looks near-enough. Amazing that local+physical distributors are still a nose ahead of global+virtual ones.

 

google play is another option.

 

 


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  Reply # 1874178 28-Sep-2017 15:12
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NightStalker:

rfdawn:
scuwp:

 

rfdawn: Shame that Fatso is closing, I found their range pretty good - thinking of old movies, foreign movies, TV series, alt-whatever. The suggested replacement is Neon so I did a quick check on Neon of the Fatso rentals I have liked (4 stars or better). Out of last 15 titles I really liked only two are available on Neon so that looks almost-useless to me. Quickflix and Netflix similar problem. Anyone know an online service with anything like Fatso's range?

 

iTunes?  Amazon?  

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks @scuwp. Itunes a bit limited, but Amazon looks near-enough. Amazing that local+physical distributors are still a nose ahead of global+virtual ones.

 

google play is another option.

 

 

 

 

Thanks @NightStalker, Google Play scored 12/15 on my test which is not as good as Amazon but good enough to be useful. It will probably play better with my devices too.

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1874398 28-Sep-2017 23:54
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MikeAqua:

 

ech3lon:

 

<rant>

 

I for one got fed up with bluray and dvds shoving down all those unskippable clips and FBI warning nonsense down your throat.

 

Let me watch the content that I *paid* for!

 

</rant> 

 

 

^^^ +1 .... ironically only people who pay for content have to endure the warnings.  If you were ripping a movie you would edit that out. 

 

 

Try playing them on a MythTV box - it allows you to skip anything by ingoring the instructions on the disks that say otherwise.


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  Reply # 1874518 29-Sep-2017 09:15
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With Fatso it was a fixed cost for 3 movies a month which was a good way to supplement something like Netflix. 

 

 

Fatso had various offerings but they were all 'x discs at any one time' not per month so if you turned them around quickly you could get through maybe 10 or 15 per month.

 

Something had gone wrong with their system though because for the past year or so I have been able to get 12 discs at any one time even though I was on the plan for 4.

 

I thought they were a great service with a huge range of titles including some pretty obscure movies and TV series. I've looked over the various streaming options and none of them come anywhere near.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1874520 29-Sep-2017 09:29
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I'm going to miss Fatso too.

 

With fewer subscribers I've been getting new release DVD's earlier than I could see them on any online offering.

 

Sky should be making Fatso titles available on Neon. Like a Fatso online service. 





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  Reply # 1874532 29-Sep-2017 09:48
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kiwifidget:

 

I'm going to miss Fatso too.

 

With fewer subscribers I've been getting new release DVD's earlier than I could see them on any online offering.

 

Sky should be making Fatso titles available on Neon. Like a Fatso online service. 

 

 

Although it would be awesome to be able to rip all their titles, legally that's a no go. They will be giving them away mostly.

 

No significant cost saving, faster access to something that is lower quality with orders of magnitude less choice. Yay for technology & movie streaming...

 

 


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  Reply # 1874569 29-Sep-2017 10:18
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Even the mighty Netflix USA catalog has less title choice than your average DVD rental store (well, average in their hayday of 2007-2010 or so), but "if content were king", video shops would still be alive and kicking. Convenience trumps content it seems


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