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#127390 8-Aug-2013 16:02
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What is it about Netflix and American's, well any streaming service to be fair. They seem to moan all the time that things get taken off and movies are older.  Reading the Netflix Facebook page makes them sound like ungrateful so and so's.  

A lot of them don't seem to get that movies and TV programmes cost a lot of money for licences, one of the reasons that HuluPlus still has ads in their paid version, and the fact that HuluPlus media is pretty up to date.  And I believe its the content providers that take things off, normally due to loss of contract. Someone correct me if I am wrong.  As a person who accesses Netflix from here, I am quite happy with what they have, and to be honest, before I had Netflix, I would buy movies. I haven't bought a movie in ages.

And sure we have Quickflix, but I don't know anyone who actually uses it and as it goes, the stuff on Pay per Play is just not worth it.  

Anyway, what are your thoughts on Netflix or any of the streaming services that you access? Are you happy with the content? For about $10 a month depending on exchange rate, I don't think you can go too wrong.

 

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  #873984 8-Aug-2013 16:18
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I've been using Netflix for just over a week and I love it! The content is amazingly vast and diverse, especially compared to Quickflix. I cancelled the QF 5 week trial after only a couple of weeks. Partly due to lack of content (especially TV shoes), but also partly due to poor UX. The PS3 app is a real dog.

And having older content is a bonus for me. I'm currently working my way through series 2 of Jericho. Its a show that I enjoyed when series 1 screened here, but not enough to hunt down the DVD of the second series (which if it was ever shown here was done so in a timeslot that caused me to totally overlook it). After that I intend to revisit Lost. That should keep be busy for a while. :-)

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  #874015 8-Aug-2013 17:06
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i wont watch Hulu because of the adds and i wont pay for Hulu + because they still have adds, so i have Netflix and think it's great value for what you can watch and it's add free.




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  #874016 8-Aug-2013 17:12
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Netflix is great. I do find getting HD is a little iffy sometime, likely due to pulling the content from all the way over in America.

I'm currently watching Star Trek there are hundreds of episodes to get through (original series, next gen, DS9, etc etc)



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  #874060 8-Aug-2013 18:23
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Reading ANY corporate Facebook page makes people sound like ungrateful so and sos.




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  #874131 8-Aug-2013 19:36
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Using netflix and Hulu for a couple of years now I consider them both great value. Of course I've been a tad annoyed once or twice when they haven't managed to keep a particular piece of content that I want to watch or when they don't renew a deal with a network but then all I have to do is think about not paying sky a fortune each month and I get happy again.

Golden rule, people will never be happy and content with what they have.

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  #874154 8-Aug-2013 19:50
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BuzzLightyear: Using netflix and Hulu for a couple of years now I consider them both great value. Of course I've been a tad annoyed once or twice when they haven't managed to keep a particular piece of content that I want to watch or when they don't renew a deal with a network but then all I have to do is think about not paying sky a fortune each month and I get happy again.

Golden rule, people will never be happy and content with what they have.


+1

Paying well under half what I used to pay for Sky, getting everything I want except sport which I didn't want to pay for on Sky anyway. It is pretty annoying there's no equivalent regulation here like the Australian one whereby free-to-air stations can broadcast important sports matches albeit with a delay.




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  #874164 8-Aug-2013 19:58
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I got really annoyed at the lack of free to air coverage for the Warriors. Prime should have been broadcasting delayed coverage but don't - or hardly ever. However I discovered a brilliant NRL streaming site which is free so I'm a happy man.



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  #874172 8-Aug-2013 20:08
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BuzzLightyear: I got really annoyed at the lack of free to air coverage for the Warriors. Prime should have been broadcasting delayed coverage but don't - or hardly ever. However I discovered a brilliant NRL streaming site which is free so I'm a happy man.


I think I know the one you're thinking of, but unfortunately Unblock-US doesn't support it. :-(




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  #874177 8-Aug-2013 20:17
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Yeah unblock-us doesn't but I just got a $5 tunnel bear VPN instead purely for the league. tunnelbear has a nice iOS VPN client too so I can watch on my iPad.

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