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DVD Polizei
03-14-05, 03:22 AM
I see they have now removed the length of the DVD. Nice. What next, remove the aspect ratios too, because, hell, we don't need'em. :up:

I suspect they may have removed the length of the DVDs because they had them so screwed up, it wasn't funny. In addition, they seem to get the year wrong as well. For example, take a look at the Futurama series. According them, the entire 4 volumes were released in 1999.

whotony
03-14-05, 08:13 AM
so what.

you're gonna rent the movies you want anyway.

vedderstapp
03-14-05, 08:19 AM
Yeah... I mean its hardly the end of the world, right?

Third Baseman
03-14-05, 08:23 AM
so what.

you're gonna rent the movies you want anyway.

NOT WITHOUT KNOWING THE LENGTH!!!!! :mad::mad:

Mopower
03-14-05, 08:25 AM
Who cares? Are you not going to watch a movie because it is over or under a certain length? Because that's really the only reason I can think of for that to matter.

kajs
03-14-05, 08:37 AM
There's a whole internet out there! Not hard info to find.

Joe Molotov
03-14-05, 10:17 AM
Now if they'd removed the NAME of the DVD, then I could understand the cause for alarm.

westie7
03-14-05, 10:22 AM
Do you not like long movies or do you not long movies burned to single layer discs?

The Exister
03-14-05, 10:23 AM
Do you not like long movies or do you not long movies burned to single layer discs?

:lol:

nemein
03-14-05, 10:42 AM
I have to say dropping the times doesn't really bug me... the fact I've received email notices two DVDs have been checked in but they are still listed in my queue as out (which means the replacements will most likely not ship today) does bug me though...

The Antipodean
03-14-05, 10:50 AM
Jesus, could you find something less important to complain about? Considering the options include stuff like going to Blockbuster and finding 5012401 copies of "Ladder 49" and not a single foreign film, I'd say Netflix is pretty far from lame for me. Great service, low price and no complaints from me in the 4 years I've used them.

Talkin2Phil
03-14-05, 10:54 AM
IMDb.com (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071206/) for your needs

FrozenMetalHead
03-14-05, 10:57 AM
It's not the length of the DVD that matters, it's how the DVD makes you feel.

kitkat
03-14-05, 11:01 AM
Email 'em and let them know you'd like that info back. I just did.

ShelleyLevene
03-14-05, 03:15 PM
Most dvds I think print the running time on the dvd.

Netflix is lame because Ray & Friday Night Lights are on long wait for 2 months.

I bought Friday Night Lights on Directv PPV last month and I am going to buy Ray this Friday on Directv because I don't want to wait until Memorial Day for them to be available again.

Mopower
03-14-05, 03:26 PM
Most dvds I think print the running time on the dvd.

Netflix is lame because Ray & Friday Night Lights are on long wait for 2 months.

I bought Friday Night Lights on Directv PPV last month and I am going to buy Ray this Friday on Directv because I don't want to wait until Memorial Day for them to be available again.


Yeah, that's why I use the local video store for new releases. By the time you get a new release from Netflix it isn't a new release anymore.

ThatGuamGuy
03-14-05, 03:55 PM
Personally, I think Netflix could get a lot lamer, but I guess some people have a lower threshold for "lame" than I do.

I suspect they may have removed the length of the DVDs because they had them so screwed up, it wasn't funny.

So you think that no length is lamer than wrong length? That goes against the old theory, "Better to remain silent and be thought the fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." I would think this is a step away from lameness ... but, of course, I never rent a movie without checking the length on the IMDb, Leonard Maltin's Film Guide, and (where possible) some independent third source (especially if those first two disagree), so I hadn't even noticed that Netflix was screwy in that.

klandersen
03-14-05, 04:10 PM
I see they have now removed the length of the DVD. Nice. What next, remove the aspect ratios too, because, hell, we don't need'em. :up:

I suspect they may have removed the length of the DVDs because they had them so screwed up, it wasn't funny. In addition, they seem to get the year wrong as well. For example, take a look at the Futurama series. According them, the entire 4 volumes were released in 1999.

If they are going by the imdb.com code of TV series releases then they use the year the series first started.

Cygnet74
03-14-05, 04:10 PM
Most dvds I think print the running time on the dvd.

Netflix is lame because Ray & Friday Night Lights are on long wait for 2 months.

I bought Friday Night Lights on Directv PPV last month and I am going to buy Ray this Friday on Directv because I don't want to wait until Memorial Day for them to be available again.-confused- i added Ray to the top of my netflix queue about two weeks ago and it shipped immediately.

Sessa17
03-14-05, 04:15 PM
Jesus, could you find something less important to complain about? Considering the options include stuff like going to Blockbuster and finding 5012401 copies of "Ladder 49" and not a single foreign film, I'd say Netflix is pretty far from lame for me. Great service, low price and no complaints from me in the 4 years I've used them.

:thumbsup:

What he said. Everytime there is a netflix bitching thread, which seems to be all people do about Netflix I post the same thing. No complaints, I get my DVDs very fast usually, & I think there selection is amazing. Unbelievably good if you compare it to the crap Blockbuster provides.

DVD Polizei
03-14-05, 04:15 PM
Do you not like long movies or do you not long movies burned to single layer discs?

<i>Mod note: I'm not sure if you were joking or not but you've been here long enough to know we don't support/allow talk like that (esp w/o an indication it was in jest)</i>

WEST WING? ON ONE DVD? Of course it was a joke. C'mon guys.

FYI, West Wing is a television series on 7 DVDs, dual-layered...

Please put my text back with a Jest Smilie. ----> :)

DVD Polizei
03-14-05, 04:21 PM
Jesus, could you find something less important to complain about? Considering the options include stuff like going to Blockbuster and finding 5012401 copies of "Ladder 49" and not a single foreign film, I'd say Netflix is pretty far from lame for me. Great service, low price and no complaints from me in the 4 years I've used them.

You rent from Blockbuster? And now you're telling me to find something more important to complain about. :lol:

Btw, BB does have foreign films. But, here's the secret. They are not on the New Release Wall. :up:

Actually, my service has slowed down. And I think it has to do with responding honestly to their survey they send out, asking when you received your movies. I was on their 8-at-a-time plan, because I wanted to watch a few television miniseries before making any financial committments, but when I switched back to the 3-at-a-time plan, the shipments slowed down, and it's been taking 5 business days to get 3 goddamn movies.

ben12
03-14-05, 04:45 PM
It's not the length of the DVD that matters, it's how the DVD makes you feel.

More cushion for the pushin'

Sessa17
03-14-05, 04:46 PM
You rent from Blockbuster? And now you're telling me to find something more important to complain about. :lol:

Btw, BB does have foreign films. But, here's the secret. They are not on the New Release Wall. :up:


Actually what is funny is you attempting to stick up for Blockbuster's foreign film selection. And he never said he rented from Blockbuster. You should read actually read the post before you attempt to mock it.

DVD Polizei
03-14-05, 04:54 PM
So, what you're saying is, he talked about BB's foreign film section without ever being there. I'm confused now. Also, BB's foreign film selections vary from store to store.

I think you better re-read the post:

"Jesus, could you find something less important to complain about? Considering the options include stuff like going to Blockbuster and finding 5012401 copies of "Ladder 49" and not a single foreign film, I'd say Netflix is pretty far from lame for me. Great service, low price and no complaints from me in the 4 years I've used them."

Does that not imply he's gone to Blockbuster?

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In any case, I didn't think the original post was a big deal per se, but apparently, I've come across a Netflix Defense Crusade. :D

I still rent from them, but I've been getting slow service--and I am only 40 miles from a main mailing center, btw. It would be nice if their website had the length of the movies, because I would like to see if it is a director's cut, extended edition, or whatever. Sometimes the cover of the movie is not as accurate as one may think. Yes, I can go to IMDB or many other sites to find the movie length, but since Netflix is in the business of renting tens of thousands of movies to millions of customers, is it too much to ask them to include the movie length? I don't think so.

Sessa17
03-14-05, 05:57 PM
So, what you're saying is, he talked about BB's foreign film section without ever being there. I'm confused now. Also, BB's foreign film selections vary from store to store.

Yeah, it varies from different degrees of patheticness.

I think you better re-read the post:

"Jesus, could you find something less important to complain about? Considering the options include stuff like going to Blockbuster and finding 5012401 copies of "Ladder 49" and not a single foreign film, I'd say Netflix is pretty far from lame for me. Great service, low price and no complaints from me in the 4 years I've used them."

Does that not imply he's gone to Blockbuster?

I think you better re-read the post. Yes, it implies he has been there, but you wrote in a mocking phrase :

"You rent from Blockbuster? And now you're telling me to find something more important to complain about.[/b]

Now follow your advice & re-read his post & tell me where it says he rents from Blockbuster.

The Antipodean
03-14-05, 06:28 PM
You rent from Blockbuster? And now you're telling me to find something more important to complain about. :lol:



If you actually read my quote, you would see I DON'T rent from BB. I have in the past, sure, but not for years. Using "Ladder 49" is what's called "an example." And I actually have been to BB's that haven't had a single foreign film in their foreign film section. The entire point of my discussion being, Netflix is immeasurably superior to Blockbuster and pretty much every B&M video rental store I've ever seen. Is it perfect? Well, no business is, but I know where I'd rather get my movie fix from.

The Antipodean
03-14-05, 06:29 PM
Never mind, I see Sessa's got my back. Zing!

kimbapup
03-29-05, 03:34 PM
Sure Netflix is great with their selection, but it is definitely lame in one respect.
I am a loyal Netflix fan and I TRY to rent as many as I can in a month. Usually my turnaround time is ... I view the movie that night and return next morning. Lately, my movies have been getting to me later and later. What I mean is that Netflix is holding my rentals a day or two because I am a frequent renter. So much for "Unlimited rentals". After doing further research it says that my renting priority is reduced. Here is the exact quote ... "In determining priority for shipping and inventory allocation, we give priority to those members who receive the fewest DVDs through our service. As a result, those members who receive the most movies may experience next-day shipping and receive movies lower in their Queue more often than our other members. By prioritizing in this way, we help assure a balanced experience for all our members. Those that rent a lot of movies get a great value and those with lighter viewing habits are able to count on our service to meet their limited needs."

Now can anyone tell me why I have to suffer because some other member takes longer to view a movie than I. For the amount of money they make on someone who takes longer vs. my renting habits, it should all wash out with averages.

I am angry. Does anyone have any ideas on how we could convince Netflix that this practice of false advertisement of "Unlimited Rentals" is false?

mndtrp
03-30-05, 01:04 AM
I wonder if they are looking at it as:

People who don't return the movies really quickly don't get them as quickly. For instance, people who are in the country. It would make sense for Netflix to ship their titles out quicker, so that Farmer Joe would be able to get more than 4 movies a month.

I don't think it has anything to do with your neighbor taking a week to watch a movie.

Ephemeral_Life
04-02-05, 01:04 PM
They just f'ing charged me for a DVD I never received and had reported as mislabeled! Nothing pisses me off more than a company trying to rip off its customers, and then me having to spend hours on the phone getting it straightened out.

SpaceBoy
04-04-05, 09:56 PM
Does anybody know, somewhat related, being a netflix question. When does it charge you payment at the beginning of a month or at the end? I just want to cancel my account, and want to make sure I get the most time out of it, becuase I see there is no refunds for partialy used time..

Any clues?

Tony Dvdfan
04-04-05, 11:37 PM
Does anybody know, somewhat related, being a netflix question. When does it charge you payment at the beginning of a month or at the end? I just want to cancel my account, and want to make sure I get the most time out of it, becuase I see there is no refunds for partialy used time..

Any clues?


Click on the "Your Account" button at the top right, screen displays your "next billed on" date....cancel a few days ahead, especially if the billing date is on a weekend.

SpaceBoy
04-05-05, 11:57 AM
Click on the "Your Account" button at the top right, screen displays your "next billed on" date....cancel a few days ahead, especially if the billing date is on a weekend.

Ah.. I gotcha. Thanks!