questionsif you left netflix, would you go back?

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I think the issues of a few months ago, e.g., qwikster, were all reversed before they actually took effect. I enjoy the instant watch service and never left.

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@zachnolan: Me too, saving 40 dollars a month by switching off cable and using amazon streaming and netflix... was paying ~60 for cable Don't think I'll ever go back.

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I left, and I will not go back unless they at some point decide to change their pricing structure again to be more reasonable. The increase in price for no comparable increase in service was not worth it to me, and the way it was handled makes me not want to give another dollar to them. From what I have heard their watch instantly service has not improved enough to make it worth it for me to stream only. I like NF because of the extensive back catalog of great movies, and the ability to stream but not for $16/month when I had been paying $10/month.

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Their streaming catalogue added a bunch of new stuff that I actually enjoy!

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Of the four people I've discussed this with, three friends dropped the DVD rentals. One friend kept the rentals and dropped the streaming.

I've never had Netflix of any kind, though I will soon subscribe as part of my quest to lose cable TV. (I'm cultivating friends who get Showtime, as Dexter, Homeland, and Weeds are thus far the only things I watch that I cannot get some other way and Showtime simply isn't worth the $82 per month that it will cost once I drop the rest of cable TV.)

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I dropped streaming and just went with DVD delivery. I do 2 DVDs a week, so that's around 8 per month. If I went Redbox instead, that would be $9.60 v. $12. For me, that extra couple bucks is worth not having to worry about returning the DVD to Redbox the next day.

If/when the streaming options get better on Netflix, I may switch back to streaming and only occasionally rent DVDs with Redbox or do online rentals through Amazon. But, for now, the streaming selections aren't good enough for me.

In the end, I hold no grudges or loyalty, I only make decisions based on maximizing my entertainment options.

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I might consider their streaming service again, but honestly, my DSL is so slow that it isn't worth it. Picture quality is abysmal on such a slow connection. Maybe if/when the phone company upgrades their services.

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I never left either. In fact, I don't understand why people got so pissed about Netflix increasing the price. $16/month is not bad and I doubt it will stop there. Everything is going up in price. I still have cable and when I look at that bill, it is a lot higher than Netflix.

If you loved the streaming before, you will still love the streaming.

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I never left. I switched to Online only. But after using some other services like Redbox and such for a while, I'm think of adding back on the mailed dvds.

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We had both a DVD and instant streaming service, but I dropped the instant streaming immediately. For me it was a matter of price. $7.99 is not something I think about, but $15.99 is (I guess I am cheap). We haven't missed Netflix much. But in all likelihood we'll go back to the Instant Streaming at some point.

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I am a longtime Netflix subscriber (2001 or so). From the beginning I had the 4 DVD service (got grandfathered in for years at the 3 DVD price). When they jacked their prices I thought about quitting.

What I ended up doing was dropping to the 3DVD+Streaming service so the increase for me was $6 a month. The convenience factor alone for that was worth it to me, plus I had figured one day they would have to charge for streaming.

I dropped the 4th disk because it was costing me an additional $6 a month. They have a big price jump between 3 and 4 and I really didn't need the 4th any longer since our household has shrunk with two kids out o the nest (who still do use the streaming a lot).

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Ehhh, I only used the instant streaming side of things when I had my membership so the price increases wouldn't have really affected me. While the streaming selections weren't really mind blowing, they were pretty good for the price, so I'd consider going back.

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I suspended my account and I have not decided 100% what i am going to do yet. I have Amazon Prime so I can watch some streaming content there, but I do miss being able to get the DVDs so I may get a DVD only package from Netflix.

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Don't plan on leaving. Going to finally drop my disk plan because disk are now sitting for weeks before watching, that and they will now be taking longer to get around as the post office is cutting next day service.

On the Netflix topic, has anyone used the new app on the updated Xbox dash? It's sweet. Not very Kinect friendly in the menus. To much stuff stacked to close together.

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I left them when the price jumped like 60% for what I had. I then decided I wouldn't go back after watching the video of Reed Hastings explaining the service split and they were going raise prices anyways, the whole time smiling like a smug jerk.
I didn't get why they would change the dvd service name and keep netflix for streaming since netflix started as just a dvd shipping service and streaming was add later.
Mr. Hastings smug demeanor in the video helped to solidify my resolve to not go back to netflix at least until he is gone.

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We went back recently for the streaming offerrings, but haven't used it nearly as much as we did before the price hike. I think a few months off got us used to not using it as heavily. Also, I think after having it for almost a year, we've watched alot of the available streaming selections in categories (I know, they add new regularly) so the lack of fresh content has also kept our usage down.

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@zachnolan: agreed, i feel the whole price increase got way too blown out of proportion.

I just redbox the dvd's that I want.

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I may return if their streaming content ever improves to the point that I feel it is worth it. I already have a huge movie library so it would take them offering new releases, more TV series, and a ton more classics and foreign content to bring me back. Oh, and they would have to do that and keep the cost down too :P

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I have the streaming and 1 DVD at a time package. I didn't think there was ever a problem. If anything, Netflix pulled the trigger on announcing thimgs before doing proper market research and it made them look stupid while not actually affecting service. As for the price increases, I think the price is still reasonable for what you get: a huge catalog of DVDs and streaming content. Although the streaming content isn't as good as it could be, I always find something worthwhile. I've been a customer for 8 years and don't foresee cancelling any time soon.

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I didn't leave Netflix because of some issue or to 'make a statement with my dollars', I just got bored with the declining levels of streaming content and had enough overlap with my other streaming media that it seemed wasteful for me to keep it.

So no, can't really see a reason in my case.

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I just recently cancelled my NetFlix service. It just doesn't get used as much anymore. I often times would go through and it always feels like the same library with minor additions every once in a while.

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@zachnolan: Actually the only change they reversed was the name change to qwikster. They went forward with all the pricing changes.

They sent out a press release saying they made a mistake about changing the name so they were bowing to popular demand and not going to go through with it. But they made no change to their price increase, which is really what everyone was upset about.

Me I dropped my DVD plan and went online only. I get my DVDs from Redbox and Blockbuster and have no plans of going back to Netflix for disks unless I can get my old pricing back.

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I dropped my disk service a few months before the change. I still have their streaming service and enjoy it quite frequently (although I'm starting to run out of interesting things to watch).

I don't understand why everybody got their panties in a bunch! You'd think $6/month would be the end of the world! I understand cutting corners and all of that but still $16/month is a fantastic bargain for what you get!

Heck my cable bill is $150 a month (but to be fair that includes internet also) but I'll soon be looking for ways to bring it down. The problem is my G/F has gotten "hooked" on the premium channels so dropping to a lower tier becomes a heated subject at times haha

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@hackman2007: I agree with you. I was never upset about the price change because I always knew I was getting a good deal; I stream on a daily basis. I also use 1 DVD and feel it's a fair price.

What stands out to me even more is how great it is that I can use the same account and stream on multiple devices...at the same time. I don't feel restricted and I don't have high demand of newest/latest release like some might. But that fact that my b/f and I can be on our own Xboxes watching different things at the same time makes it worth my $15 a month.

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@wickedd365: I created a question earlier about this. I had a lot of trouble last night and felt my cursor was everywhere on the screen. Maybe I have a shaky hand but it was hard for me to control it and browse. Definitely has potential so I hope they figure it out soon.

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I never left. I just canceled the DVD subscription. They didn't hurt my feelings like they did a lot of people. Maybe it was because I could the change coming from a mile away (predatory pricing against the cable giants.) And the prices are only going to creep higher as long as they can negotiate decent contracts for content. But having Netflix and Hulu Plus streaming is still less than 1/3 of my old cable bill, so I'll stick with them for now. Just bought another Roku from sellout.woot with my coupon from Jumbowoot!!!!!!!!

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We dropped the DVD service because we felt guilty not having time to be able to sit down and watch a DVD. But we still love the streaming service. Much better than a cable bill.