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Heck, there are very very Netflix titles anymore that I find without captions or subtitles and those that do not have them almost always also have them missing on the DVD as well. It would make a whole lot more sense to me for the content providers and DVD makers to be sued rather than Netflix. Seriously, does anyone actually believe that there's someone at Netflix that actually sits down and types in the captions for each title? No, of course not, it's the content providers that fail to provide the captions.
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Wow! So at age 37 there wouldn't be a single part available to me? Oh, maybe a teenager, there doesn't seem to be a maximum age for that, though they might balk at my graying hair...
IMDB will never offer 3rd party support for Netflix. They are owned by Amazon, a direct competitor. These comments about Netflix needing to focus on content instead of apps are missing the point. These are *3rd party* apps we're talking about, i.e. developed by people other than Netflix. As for 3rd party applications, of course Netflix needs more (and better) applications, but only because they've been slowly but surely neutering the API themselves, harming the existing applications. These actions alone suggest that Netflix has no interest in seeing any new or existing 3rd party app development, so the discussion is moot.
What I would do to see more Better Off Ted!!! And, heck, the only actor from that show doing any regular work right now would also be doing it for Netflix as well, Portia de Rossi of Arrested Development... Pushing Daisies would be awesome as well. Kristin's current show, GCB, is on borrowed time as it is, though that's not a show that I'd like to see saved.
Won't miss Starz at all. Heck, I would have been happy with standard definition encodes, but the Starz titles didn't even come close to qualifying as that. If I ever accidentally began playing a Starz title, as soon as I saw that logo, I would stop it and choose something different.
I get all of my new releases from my local public library. There's a branch 1/2 mile away from my house... So, no worries here. I use Netflix for the stuff that I can't find at my county's library.
The difference in quality between what is expiring and what is upcoming is staggering, and not in a good way...
Pushing Daisies Better Off Ted Star Trek movies (maybe DS9 or Voyager; can't stand the reboot big screen movie; want some of the old casts to get back together on the small screen) How about a Night Court reunion movie? They're all still alive, right?
@CRB Your theory only makes sense if everyone was able to to access Netflix during the original PSN outage. Many were not. I was one of them. No matter how many times I accepted or cancelled the PSN log in attempts, I was only ever able to access Netflix during the first few days of the outage. After that, I was PS3 Netflix-less until PSN finally came back up. It's a nice theory though...
I've only watched a few Starz titles on Netflix, so they definitely had no influence on my subscription. If their picture quality wasn't so absolutely awful, maybe things would be different...
I never really liked any Kevin Smith movies, and Red State doesn't seem any different. Still, it's always nice to see Netflix continue to add newer movies. Was this a one-off movie add or part of an existing deal with a studio? IIRC, Red State was distributed by Lionsgate.
Well, I watched a tv episode on my ps3 and as soon as it finished, I received a message telling me that my device had been deactivated. Instead of selecting the reactivate button, I quit out of the app and restarted it and was able to watch some more. I don't know if it will do the same thing once this title ends...
I'll second Better Off Ted...
While my hearing is fine, I'm a big proponent of CC/subs. If anything, I love having the option of understanding what is said when I can't have the audio up loud. Sometimes, it's just nice to be able to turn it on when you can't understand a few words spoken in certain areas of movies/tv shows, or, like some others mentioned, when the English is spoken in heavy accent. I'm not so sure about a lawsuit, but I do find Netflix's slow implementation of cc/subs to be very frustrating. I've found several tv shows that claim to offer cc but then find that they option simply doesn't work. On other shows, I'll watch several episodes in a row, finding that occasionally an episode is just randomly missing the cc. Even more upsetting, there is no way to notify Netflix of the missing captions. The only option is for missing english captions on a foreign language film. I've actually reported several tv episodes using that option, but I don't know if it ever actually worked. Very frustrating, indeed...
Unfortunately, there appear to be more subtitle issues with some of the new titles. Though all of the other Star Trek series have them, there is no option to turn on subtitles for Deep Space 9. Also, while there is an option for CC subtitles for Frasier, in the first season episode that I watched, none appeared. I really wish that Netflix had an option to report missing subtitles for titles that list them as available. The only report option for subtitles at this point in time is for missing subtitles in a foreign language film.
Can't access through PS3. Works on PC. Tried to "manage devices" on the website to attempt to deactivate and then reactivate PS3, but selecting that option directs me to a page that says "Netflix Site Error We were unable to process your request."
Wait a minute. I'm getting some deja vu here. Wasn't a deal with Dreamworks Animation already announced? Or at least discussed? I don't know... Maybe I just need to make my way to the nearest casino...
You know, I used to really talk up Netflix to everyone I knew. Boy has that changed. I don't speak to anyone about Netflix anymore. I'm pretty much embarrassed to be customer now. Beyond the US government, I can't imagine a worse mismanaging job... I'd be sad if I wasn't so angry.
Wow!! This really does suck! I've lost 130 instant queue spots because of this! Does anyone at Netflix think before they act? Ever??
@EbanOnAir - I think you misinterpreted my point. I fully agree that different platforms can have varying picture quality, but the Starz content is bad because the source encode is poor. No amount of finessing and picture processing on any platform can make gold out of crap. Now, I don't know if things may differ in France. Maybe you get a different encode, as Derrick suggests. If your picture looks good, you'd have to be... @Derrick - Nice shout out for Spidey and His Amazing Friends! That show was my holy grail for years until they finally started replaying it on ABC Family. Now we can watch it without all of those awful logos and ads covering up half the screen...
Starz content was worthless. The quality was unwatchable (yes, even on PS3; I'm glad someone thinks that it made a difference what you watched it on, but I never noticed any change that was dependent upon platform). I would have been impressed with it back in 1999-2000, but not today. More recently, I've been really enjoying Epix, CBS, and NBC content. The Epix movies may be SD, but they look fantastic. I've been watching a ton of Star Trek TV episodes recently, as well as watching the show Medium for the first time (I'm now halfway through the 2nd season).
I have a Samsung Intercept with Virgin Mobile and also experience significant audio/video sync issues. The video simply plays slower than the audio, likely because the phone does not have the power to process the video stream. After a few minutes of this, the program attempts over and over again to rebuffer playing only a second or two between attempts. This happens regardless of whether you're using 3G or wifi. Considering the fact that I can stream other things on the phone, I'm thinking maybe Netflix needs to come up with a way to dynamically provide a lower quality video signal for underpowered phones, like the video quality on a PS3 adjusts depending on the speed (or how much Netflix's service is being overused) available.
Meh... I stridently avoided any and all titles with the Starz Play logo. The picture quality was completely unwatchable. While this is terrible for Netflix stock and potential new subscribers who only see the loss in term of titles, the actual user really isn't losing much. Now, if a new contract with Starz had renegotiated the quality of the streams, well, that might have been something different. At this point in time though, might-have-beens don't count for anything.
I'm unclear on how (or if) I should respond to the poll. I'm keeping everything the same as it was before (at least for a while). Does that mean that I vote what my current plan is or because I didn't change anything at all, is my vote not applicable to this poll?