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Old 11-15-2011, 11:01 PM   #16
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Rusty, unless something Earth shattering happens with them, I'll be dropping them this next month too. What a waste of $8.

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Old 11-28-2011, 08:17 AM   #17
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If you don't mind my opinion I'll say that it does have a lot of movies but old ones, no new releases whatsoever so very often I hunt only to be met by bitter, bitter disappointment. They don't even have movies that are out on disc as of two years ago such as any of the X-Men movies. Now I just go to Redbox and for a dollar get new releases. It's much better IMO.

The $7.99 a month for streaming video to my computer (which I plug into my big screen and watch it there) for Netflix is almost not worth it for myself.

Btw, over here in the states it's one or the other for $7.99, streaming OR disc through the mail. If you want both it's $15.99 per month.
What about television programmes? Or was I wrong in thinking it had both...?
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What about television programmes? Or was I wrong in thinking it had both...?
Netflix has a ton of TV programs. My family and I have been gorging on whole series that we never saw...some of the Law & Order offshoots, Friday Night Lights, various PBS mystery series. And my two kids can watch stuff on their laptops at college off our account. Also set up my mother to watch on the iPad I gave her, again using our account but I think she hasn't figured it out. As a result I consider Netflix streaming to be the deal of the century...at least until we run out of stuff we want to watch.

As far as the best value in cable offerings, it's all about learning to negotiate with them. The key is to strip it down to basic cable and then after a period call them up and tell them that you cannot afford your service. You have to very specifically say that you cannot afford it, not that you are paying for stuff you don't watch, or don't want, or that you feel like you are paying too much. If you tell them you can't afford it that triggers a customer service script in which they will offer you discounts to keep you as a customer.

When we moved six or so months ago we ditched landline service because we both have cell phones, get a great signal at the house, and no one but telemarketers were calling our old landline anyway. That allowed us to drop the cost 25% right there. The sales person kept throwing different monthly charges at me when I was setting up new service and I kept saying "can't afford it." and that helped chisel it down further.

Also, at least with Verizon, if you even hint at having received poor service they will dole out some freebies to you like six months of Showtime or something. I think in fact that they expect that you'll forget to cancel it when it is no longer free so you need to be vigilant about that approach lol.

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What about television programmes? Or was I wrong in thinking it had both...?

Hi there. Sorry, I didn't realize you were talking to me until just now.

As a relatively new yet dissapointed Netflix customer I have not watched all that much. And being a movie buff I hadn't even thought to search for any television series although I know I've seen a few in passing. Can't recall what they were, though.

Sorry I can't be of more assistance, Amy, but Ironlight can.

In the meantime, if I and when I log back on to Netflix, I'll be more than happy to search for any series you might be interested in and let you know if they indeed do carry them.

Just name them.

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I had Netflix for a few years and I was fairly happy, then they came out with their new rates, which were ridiculously high and I, along with millions of others, left. I was not so much into movies as I was Cable and Premium Channel series like you see on AMC, FX, Showtime, HBO, etc.

Some excellent series (IMO) are:

Dexter
In Treatment
Breaking Bad
The Wire
Boardwalk Empire
True Blood
Treme
Deadwood
Rome
Spartacus

Some are very graphic (Rome, Spartacus) to the point of being just plain silly, but if you can get over that, the story lines are quite interesting.

There are several other series out there that I never bothered to watch, but were popular. I gave up on Network shows when Seinfeld ended.
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I gave up on network shows when Seinfeld began.
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Never did find that show funny. I do watch "Big Bang Theory", and "Pawn Stars" but that's about it.
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