questionsdo you feel netflix is worth it anymore?

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it keeps my kids happy. They have a lot of older kid's cartoons and that's what my kids like. They really don't enjoy the stuff that's out now. They do have some TV shows and movies that I didn't get a chance to see when they were originally aired, so it's good for that too. I figure it's $9/month, so even if I only watch 2 movies a month, I get my moneys worth.

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Nope. Cut it after the price increase. I pick up occasional movies through redbox, or stream them.

I understand the need for price increases, but that whole thing (never mind the qwikster debacle) was ridiculous. It almost made me miss blockbuster.

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I find tv shows that I haven't watched before and really enjoy watching them in sequence, and not having to wait for "next" weeks airing is a plus. I can also find plenty of cartoons and shows for my daughter to watch.

I don't have cable and only watch 2-3 hours on average a day so its been working for me. But every one has different needs.

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I still have a membership. Without Netflix, I don't think I'd be a Doctor Who fan, an Arrested Development fan, and I wouldn't have ever seen some very good movies and shows. I can see your point, but I like some low budget films. Not everything has to be perfect to be watchable, and the low budget movies are usually better than a lot of HUGE budgeted ones anyways (lookin at you Avatar and almost everything Michael Bay's done)

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Yes. For less than $10 a month, I can always find something to put on. It's still waaaaaay cheaper than cable and I don't have to worry about people wanting me to host a Super Bowl party.

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Yes for the variety of tv shows alone its worth the $9.

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I discontinued after the (second) price increase as well, more due to the fact at how poorly they handled the situation. The streaming was getting more and more frustrating seeing that they kept uploading old obsolete movies and nothing new. I have a Roku so I get Amazon Prime tv/movies but honestly it's no better than netflix...but I do get super fast shipping from Amazon for free when I opder anything on Amazon.

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I am starting to say no, their costumer service policies are horrific at best.

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An antenna + netflix saves you a lot of money!

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Occassionally I spend $9 buying lunch at a semi-fastfood restaurant. There are a lot of things that I waste $9 on pretty often, so $9 a month for what Netflix offers still seems like a pretty good deal to me.

The selection is good if you aren't picky. For me, the fact that it is so readily available on every device makes it all the better.

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Yes- for streaming at least. I just cut out one Del Taco run (don't judge me!) per month and it's "paid for". I use it -A LOT-, though.
Also, Netflix is bringing back Arrested Development exclusively (streaming only) in early 2013 so... that's practically enough reason alone.

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yep. I don't have cable or satellite (and haven't had either for a very long time). Instead, I have hulu plus, netflix, amazon prime, a roku, and use computer to stream from a few other places as well (pbs has nice selection, for example). As it is, most everything I could want to watch is available, especially with the hulu/netflix combination. I really like the fact that they don't have a # of devices limit, which allow me to easily watch on my phone, roku, tablet, desktop system, wii, ps3, laptop, or netbook; even multiple people on different devices at the same time is okay, which is a huge plus.

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what price increase? Who the heck uses optical media anymore? For me the price went down, and they're great for my type of movies and shows. Their "suggestions for you" led me to some other great shows, and it's a very convenient and easy to use service for less per month than i spend on lunch in a typical work day.

I definitely think the value is there, and can you ever REALLY get enough of Red Dawn? :P lol

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@wakingmind: Costumer service? Man, I thought they only provided movies. I'll have to make an inquiry come next Halloween.

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I think Netflix is a phenomenal deal. My only regret is that "party mode" on Xbox Live no longer works - that was such an simple yet amazing service. I don't know why they haven't brought it back, or no one else has done that (PS3, Wii), or why everyone else (hulu, amazon) doesn't do it

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@dementedangel: They did announce a plan (a few months ago, they may have revoked it) to prohibit multiple users per account - you'll still be able to stream on however many multiple devices, but not mutiple instances at once.

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I did the free month trial. I felt like I've already watched 80% of the movies one way or another and the rest seems uninteresting.

All I remember watching was the comedy stand ups (Jo Koy, Gabriel Iglesias) the whole time.

Netflix would be great if I sit at home all day though, which I don't.

RedBox is there for me now and works. Customer service with them is pretty good too. Little to no wait time to complain about an unreadable disc once and was able to rent another CD at no cost.

Plus we have cable television, so we're pretty much up to date.

But as daniel calvin says it, you DO save a lot of money with an antenna and netflix (or other services).

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@mhvk: Can you elaborate? I have two Rokus and the GF and I watch different Netflix content in seperate rooms of the house. Are they trying to prevent that or people using the same account from two different locations/IP addresses?

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@mikecris: That is exactly what it means. We used to be able stream from different sources, from the same account, at the exact same time. Unfortunately, this is no longer an option. Only one stream at a time per account.

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@mikecris: I can't find the original statement by Netflix on their plans to do so, so maybe what I read was just taken out of context. I did just now find many articles from September about an error message that many users were getting, "...Please stop playing at least one movie and try again" - but Netflix responded claiming that it was a "technical error". One stream at a time has always been their policy, but they've never actually enforced it... but looks like there are no plans, then! Sorry for the confusion :]

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Netflix is absolutely still worth it. I only subscribe to the streaming, but still find that I get more than my moneys worth. And like captainsuperdawg stated, I was turned onto many "new to me" shows that I found on Netflix. Or at the very least was able to play catch up w/ old episodes that were available on Netflix. Among my favorites Breaking bad, Arrested Developement & Weeds. They also offer alot of great Indy films. As long as I am watching at least 3-4 movies a month or a few episodes of TV, I will continue to keep my Netflix. I also have the Amazon prime membership & considered cutting my cable completely, but I can't seem to quite take that step yet. How would I get my all of my sports channels?? I guess that question is for another time.

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For roughly the price of two lattes at Starbucks I get more classic films than I can possibly watch in a year, including several Criterion titles and a lot of TV series that I missed the first time. The people who claim there is nothing to watch on Netflix must only care about the newest of releases, quality be damned.

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It's worth the price for streaming only for me. I don't have to go outside to the Redbox or wait for a DVD to arrive in the mail. Sure there aren't as many titles streaming as there are on DVD but I still think the low price is worth what they offer.

There are A LOT of good TV series streaming on Netflix too. And rather than DVRing one episode every week you can just watch then back-to-back-to-back... They'll keep you busy for a while.

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Generally speaking, yes - it's still worth it. However its grip on that status is slipping. They seem to be adding less and less new content. For a while there would be some relatively recent movies added on an almost weekly basis. Now the big-news additions are just the re-addings of content they'd temporarily taken down. I'm getting sick of that aspect of things quickly.

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Nope, and I get mad every time I get an email from them asking me to come back for 'only $7.99 a month'.

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YES! I have loved Netflix since the first day we've had it. I have seen so many tv shows that I never would have known existed (mostly being British) and so many movies, especially foreign movies, that Netflix suggests. The foreign movies have become my favorite and I can't imagine having to find those on my own. For 8 bucks a month, I can watch what I want and when I want (yeah, not exactly what I want, but I'm not complaining about their MANY choices). A lot of people complain about the new content but I completely understand the hoops they have to go through to get that stuff. I'm quite content with watching old unknown and perfectly entertaining and great shows. There is so much out there! So much more to see!

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Yes. My only reason - no commercials.

We have HULU PLUS and NetFlix. Most of what we watch is on HULU, but if there is something on NetFlix I'll make the switch just to skip those cotton picken commercials. Bah!

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I cancelled my membership during the whole price increase, Quikster fiasco. You can tell by their advertising that they really don't want to be in the dvd/blueray business anymore. In place of Netflix, I use my dvr and the free on-demand channels that my cable company offer. I haven't missed Netflix at all.

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I feel that it's more worth it now than it was before. Not because of the movies, mind you, but because of the TV series...es. Also, no commercials. Hulu Plus has been a major disappointment.

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25 bucks a month for blu rays is a heck of a lot less than many of you spend on each month blu rays you'll only watch once, at least, according to many deals posted here.

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I dropped the DVD portion once I realized I had 17 things in my streaming queue, and 4 in my DVD. My job has me drive around all day, so I stream TV shows to my phone on my lunch break. Ive been able to start catching up on TV shows all my friends were always raving about.

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We dropped the DVD service, without cable we're saving 50 bucks a month. Yes, I'd consider it worth it.

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I actually just signed up about a month ago. For $8 per month to be able to watch all those movies and shows anywhere there is an internet connection on my tablet is pretty cool. Also, I think the HD videos are great quality on my TV's at home. Whatever the price was before, $8/month for unlimited streaming seems like a great deal to me!

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I think so. I'm still on the 2 DVD/Blu-ray plan. I watch a fair amount of streaming shows, which has been great. Sometimes I let the disks sit around a little too long without watching them, and sometimes I watch them as they come in.

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I think we had three physical DVD's, ever. The streaming portion has always been the way to go for us. The kids like it a lot on the various phones/my iPad which is the main reason that we still have it. I'm pretty annoyed that Dead Like Me was dropped from streaming along with a lot of other things in my queue. :|

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Not really. I mean with Redbox and premium channels, movies on demand, a subscription service does not make sense.

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I finally dropped my disk plan a couple months back but I still have my streaming. There is always something to watch with the streaming side.

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LOVE Netflix.. we have the 3 at a time plan...a bit more than when we started but I eliminated all the premium channels (HBO, CInemax etc) on the satelite and it's a bargain... the difference between $80 a month and $25. One of the best features is our new TV has Netflix capability so I dont have to worry about trying to figure out which kid has what system Xbox or Wii and how do I get it to work with my surroun sound when the kids aren't around (yes showing my age here)

Definitely not something I would cut out of our budget anytime soon.

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I believe Netflix is worth the price, but only for the streaming service. As others have posted before, I ditched cable and now use the Netflix + OTA combo. Sure, I miss out on some shows that might be worthwhile, but now I only turn on the TV to watch something I want. I never "veg out" anymore and thus have a lot more time to be productive.

From a quality perspective, Netflix is definitely improving. Picture quality is much better than it used to be, though it still comes nowhere near the standard set by Blu-ray. Some movies are available with 5.1 Dolby Digital+ audio, too. Again, nowhere near the quality of the lossless audio on Blu-ray, but a fair inclusion for the price.

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FWIW - Breaking up is hard to do. All those people who dropped NFLX, 75% have returned.

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I say with my current set up it isn't worth it.

For anyone wanting to drop cable though, I recommend it completely.

I plan on coming back to it once Arrested Development starts back up on there.
I think the Quickster thing just really burned me - who knows maybe I'll come back after time but I'm good with where I'm at now.

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@captainsuperdawg: I agree. For the price of going to the movies (twice) for 4 and then kick in popcorn and drinks. I can get a years worth of netflix. Plus the majority of Major Motion Pictures are garbage. 3D is a gimmick just like mutli-million dollar special effects! My current streaming Netflix queue is over 90 items and the oldest item was added in NOV.

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@wickedd365: At the rate my wife is cranking through seasons of old shows (X-Files, Pawn Stars, Angel, Buffy, Mad Men, Charmed, etc.), I can buy quite a few months of sub with what it would cost to buy all of those seasons. Disc is nice for the occasional BR for a gorgeous picture and sound. We keep out one disc at a time and make that pick the one for movie night for me and the Mrs.

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I just found out Netflix no longer has NewsRadio (1990's sitcom) available for streaming. Rethinking my subscription now...

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@jha1223: I feel you there. I was doing the one BR disk, but they would sit for weeks before getting watched so I said screw it, might as well save a couple more dollars.
I have Hulu too, but it's free till Aug thanks to Bing points.

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I'm satisfied with Netflix, but that might change once they lose all of their Starz programming next month. That's going to drastically cut their library, especially for the more recent films they stream.

If Amazon video was available on PS3 and Android devices, I'd probably cancel Netflix and subscribe to Amazon Prime instead.

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This is one of my favorit things to keep the kids occupied while I'm doing housework. We live in Colorado and its still a little to cold to send them outside to play so Netflix helps when I need to cook and do the dishes without the kids helping. $8 a month is a great deal I think!

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@bstring87: yep, and there you have "don't woot on sleep meds"

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My friend pays for it and I STILL dont think it is worth it. He has only instant streaming, but every time I go to watch something, it is DVD only.