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We primarily watch Netflix using a Roku. We could not watch Netflix last night either - but found a way that worked (did this during last outage, too). We disabled the Netflix on Roku's search, generes, recommendations (whatever that is called). Once we did this we could get in and watch. Anybody else tried this with success?
@Lee Millar - ohhhhhh, don't like that exiting thing. Not so sure now.
@Kenny Johnson - I agree, good deal in light of Netflix doing it. I'm going to give it a try.
Common sense restored. Better late than never and thank goodness. I wonder if Reed is embarrassed. On the other hand, if someone succeeds they are applauded, and if they do something that stinks they are riduculed. But Qwikster was pretty dumb.
@gir - no, I hadn't noticed the comment from @concerned was removed.
@David - first - your homosexuality comments are your opinion. You should be able to state these. However, you are essentially mimicking one of my earlier points, which put differently is if you do not agree with me you are a bigot. Or a hater (though you did not say hate, it's a common comment these days). Your "born" statement - you are apparently repeating the common belief retold in the last 3 decades. It is your belief. It is also only your opinion. And before you quote scientific or other studies to back up your point - I could also do the same in detail. But your opinion is yours. So - when you call others who dislike a lifestyle, you call them a bigot. This gets back to what I wrote in a previous posting ("It's not good enough just to tolerate and accept another's lifestyle - were expected to like and approve it and say so publicly. And that is intollerant"). Homosexuality is not an illness and cannot be compared to hearing loss, which is. You are being disingenuous. One is being a bigot when you ask another person to like something else, and if they do not, you call them a bigot. In other words, if you agree with my "opinion", you are ok. If you do not, you are not. You are intollerant, you just don't see it.
This topic has resulted in many great postings, I think one of the best topics I've seen since I started reading hackingnetflix. Netflix should be monitoring this - they have a wide choice of ideas to ponder, many of them similar, some unique. Netflix could and should make some of these changes. NETFLIX - THIS QUEUE-REORDERING PROBLEM so many (including me) have called and complained about - WHY CANNOT YOU FIX THIS (or admit it's your fault)? Come on, now - this is basic and overdue, isn't it?
Ha! Pretty funny, made me laugh. Seriously, though, I think Reed Hastings should watch this and re-think things. Funny but can't be good for Netflix.
@Trentmorrison - very presumptuous and judgemental. how do you know? you make a comment with such assurity, I wonder what you have to back it up with other than your own lack of tolerance. "I'm sure that person..." - come on, now. It sort of looks like phobic of another person's views that you've never met. or does the direction only go one way.
@RJM - isn't it maddening when your queue reorders itself? I've also talked to Netflix several times about this (had it happened 6 times). Only once was it possibly because I was using a script program to sort my queue - but it happened 5 times before I ever did. There is obviously some sort of bug - and THAT is something basic Netflix should take seriously and fix. So, I hope it stops happening for you, too.
I'd like playlists, sorting, or even folders, and export this ability to Roku, etc.
@concerened - the gay comment Jamison from Jamison isn't necessarily homophobic. nowdays, it's not good enough just to tolerate and accept another's lifestyle - were expected to like and approve it and say so publicly. And that is intollerant.
@Lonny - I too am satisfied with Netflix (which is why I have Netflix remains strong), I just don't know if I'm in agreement that it's too late for other competitors. Not all Netflix subscribers are in agreement with you and I that Netflix provides a a great product at a good price. These consumers will put their money somewhere, even it's a place you and I wouldn't. Whatever company has the most money to bargain with in the future for streaming rights will have the advantage. In my opinion.
Phillipe Chainetreuil- I think it depends on what TV shows you want to watch and how anxious one is to see them. I think there are lots of quality, 1-2 year old shows I've never seen - lots from A&E, Discovery and National Geographic - shows I never thought I'd see once I cut Comcast. But not everything I like will float someone else's boat, and vice versa. Movies - I would like it if Netflix streamed recent major movies (from even 2 or so years ago), but I find LOTS to see that I've never seen before. Or would have had the opportunity to see if not for Netflix.
Phillipe Chainetreuil- I think it depends on what TV shows you want to watch and how anxious one is to see them. I think there are lots of quality, 1-2 year old shows I've never seen - lots from A&E, Discovery and National Geographic - shows I never thought I'd see once I cut Comcast. But not everything I like will float someone else's boat, and vice versa. Movies - I would like it if Netflix streamed recent major movies (from even 2 or so years ago), but I find LOTS to see that I've never seen before. Or would have had the opportunity to see if not for Netflix.
Lonny - I agree with what you said. If Amazon did the same thing, however, they have much more money and could outbid Netflix. Five years from now, it will be interesting to see who is bidding on what and who is winning. Hope it's Netflix.
@ClydesMP - netflix discontinuing certain dvd's is nothing new, really. almost 2 years ago they had Locked Up Abroad - only bought a few copies - one disc went bad, they took it out of offering. I asked way back then for them to order another copy, never did. And such.
I welcome new competition to Netflix, maybe it will work out better for it's customers.
Ok, most of us do not like the name. But most everybody that does not subscribe has heard and seen the name Netflix. I don't understand why Netflix is not trying to employ the name recognition they have to further whatever goal it is they have (whether I agree with it or not). It seems like a very bad decision. Qwikster does nothing to describe what it means (i.e. Blockbuster, or even Redbox - everyone has seen Redbox) - Netflix is pretty descriptive for just one name. I just don't get it.
ClydesMP - nowdays it seems vogue to include words "republican" and "hate" together in the same sentence. Pretty presumptuous and self-serving when trying to make a point. It speaks louder than any point you have to make on this subject. It would be like me calling you stupid for having the other point of view, which if I did would be a human-being improvement over using the word "hate" to apply to millions of people. I thought both you and Marshall have good points. If I were a postal worker, I would not want to have any of my benefits/promises cut. But in this day and age, it is not that different than what we all will face from social security - regardless of what we feel we deserve, things will have to change.
It makes me feel bad to think of anyone losing their job. Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but the decline of the post office seems wrong. But technology and people's habits change. As far as Netflix, by and large, my experience has been very good. So for those of use that like Netflix, let's hope that they learn from history.
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Aug 15, 2011