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Old 01-15-22, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by dvdjunkie32 View Post
Kinda cocky of them to charge 2-3 times as much as everyone else. More competition than ever before and now they jack up the price? Not worth paying $250 a year for me. I'll stick with HBO Max.
2 - 3 times? HBO Max is normally $14.99 (minus the current deal), Hulu (no ads) is $13, Netflix's equivalent tier is moving up to $15.50.

Disney+ and Apple TV+ are still too small to really say they're competition imo, though some people really do watch only Disney stuff.

I used the 4K plan more for the 4 streams (family members), and hell I bet they didn't really limit the HD plan to 2 streams.
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Didn't they just raise prices mid-year last year? Or maybe it was early last year. This is bordering on cancellation territory for me. I only watch it for the big series they have. It may just be a situation where I sub for a month or two when something big comes out.

For me, once you cross that $20 threshold, i feel like it needs to be a service I use nearly daily.

Edit: Looks like the price change was Oct 2020
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Old 01-15-22, 10:04 PM
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With the extra revenue they should buy back The Oftice.
Old 01-16-22, 12:47 AM
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I want Emergency, Leave it to Beaver and Kojak back to name just a few.
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Old 01-17-22, 02:27 PM
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Their price increases are why I went from a full time subscriber to only tuning it on for a month every once in a while. This latest increase will just mean I do that less often too.

If anything, I think their price should go down. Their library isn’t what it once was, and Amazon has passed them in terms of better original content, in my opinion.
Old 01-17-22, 02:45 PM
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I’m leaning towards dropping it. A couple family members use my account I think, and without that I really don’t watch enough to justify the cost.
Old 01-17-22, 07:13 PM
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https://www.reuters.com/technology/e...da-2022-01-14/

Netflix spent $17 billion in content (new and licensed in 2021) I have to assume the costs are going up into the 20s in 2022. The money to pay for the endless amount of shows that comes out every month has to come from somewhere. I know the average person and most here has busy lives and other expenses and limited hours for TV. So some of you can't justify the expense for something you don't use all the time. I love having endless options, but at some point, I ado agree it's a waste of valuable money to just keep spending for the sake of having it. I had to pull the plug on a couple of smaller services I had. $20/month with 4K is still not super expensive for me, but I know it does add up when you factor in HBO Max, Hulu, Peacock, Paramount+ and such.

At some point, the amount of regular subscribers will have to max out.

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Old 01-18-22, 04:45 AM
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With this latest increase, we are thinking of dropping Netflix as it has hit a threshold and don’t find that it makes economic sense for our family anymore.
Old 01-18-22, 05:05 PM
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I get Netflix (in 4K) via my Comcast Cable for just $4 a month, otherwise it would be gone. $20 a month would probably make me say goodbye.
Old 01-18-22, 05:31 PM
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The average cable bill is $116. And it's mostly commercials, old movies, & fake reality shows. I get that it has a lock on sports, but the rest of it baffles me. On the other hand Netflix has great content, much of it in 4k, Dolby Vision/Atmos, commercial free. $20 is a comparative bargain.
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Old 01-18-22, 06:07 PM
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You know Netflix is doing well because they still don't even have a discounted annual option to keep people from subbing a month at a time, dropping, then resubbing later.
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Old 01-19-22, 07:58 AM
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Everyone: "Yeah, I'm quitting. Wait .....maybe AFTER the new season of Ozark. Then I'll quit because I've stopped watching."
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Old 01-19-22, 01:12 PM
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Oddly enough, my billing cycle (Jan 19th - Feb 18th) was only charged $13.99 instead of the new price ($15.49).

I thought the new price was effective January 14th.

Old 01-19-22, 01:18 PM
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Oddly enough, my billing cycle (Jan 19th - Feb 18th) was only charged $13.99 instead of the new price ($15.49).

I thought the new price was effective January 14th.
Only for new subscribers. the price for current subscribers will change at a later date.

" For existing subscribers, the changes will be rolled out “gradually,” with Netflix promising to email members 30 days before the price hike goes into effect."
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Old 01-19-22, 01:45 PM
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Yep, it's their strategic "lock in price"
Old 01-19-22, 01:50 PM
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It's smart. Get all the uproar out of the way. Oh no, they're raising prices, I'm going to cancel!
Wait, they're not raising prices on me yet? I'll stay because it's like getting a discount, but I'm going to cancel as soon as they raise them.
Two months after the price gets raised: oh, just noticed they raised the price. Oh well, it's been two months and I guess I can afford it.
Old 01-20-22, 04:42 PM
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Netflix stock shed about 20% ($100 per share) in the market after hours today due to a membership miss and expected fewer members for the next quarter. Yikes ... wish I owned a few Puts
Old 01-21-22, 10:09 AM
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I want Emergency, Leave it to Beaver and Kojak back to name just a few.
You can watch all of that plus Rockford Files on METV, Cozi and GetTV for free.
Old 01-21-22, 10:27 AM
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Netflix stock shed about 20% ($100 per share) in the market after hours today due to a membership miss and expected fewer members for the next quarter. Yikes ... wish I owned a few Puts
24% drop. Good. Let it fall more.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/21/netf...-slowdown.html
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You can watch all of that plus Rockford Files on METV, Cozi and GetTV for free.
With onscreen logos and excessive commercials, MeTV also now crops for widescreen and uses motion-smoothing on many shows. I have the entire Rockford Files on Blu-Ray though, wish they'd also do Emergency.
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Here’s the complete list of upcoming feature film releases in 2022:

Action/Aventure/Science-Fiction
The Adam Project
Athena
Carter
Day Shift
Enola Holmes 2
The Gray Man
Interceptor
The Mother
The Mothership
Spiderhead
They Cloned Tyrone

Comedy
BigBug
The Bubble
Knives Out 2
Me Time
Metal Lords
Senior Year
The Takedown
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming
You People

Drama
A Jazzman’s Blues
Against the Ice
All Quiet on the Western Front
Blonde
The Good Nurse
Hustle
Luckiest Girl Alive
Operation Mincemeat
The Pale Blue Eye
Rustin
Spaceman
The Swimmers
White Noise
The Wonder

Horror/ Thriller
Black Crab
Brazen
Choose or Die
End of the Road
The Inheritance
Monkey Man
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Weekend Away
Windfall

Family Friendly
13: The Musical
Boo!
Ivy & Bean
Matilda
Rescued by Ruby
The School for Good and Evil
Slumberland
Tall Girl 2
We Have A Ghost

Animated/Anime
Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood Bubble (Anime)
Drifting Home (Anime)
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio
My Father’s Dragon
The Sea Beast
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1 (Anime)
Wendell & Wild

Romance
Along for the Ride
Don’t Blame Karma!
Falling for Christmas
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Love in the Villa
The Noel Diary
A Perfect Pairing
Persuasion
Purple Hearts
The Royal Treatment
Through My Window
Untitled Holiday Rom-Com
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Netflix suspends service in Russia



This is not a political thread, so I won't go into the details. You can read in the link.
Old 03-16-22, 12:52 PM
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Well it had to happen eventually I guess. But the pushback is going to be epic.:

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For the record, they are testing this in three countries. The U.S. isn’t one of them yet.

Yeah the people who try to save money sharing accounts won’t be happy.
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I can finally charge my kid.
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