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@Hokie7373 If you're not logged into blockbuster.com and go to the help section and look at the prices there, I'm right. Apparently Blockbuster doesn't tell new customers the correct prices.
@JohnnyO From looking at Blockbuster.com, I see that the 1, 2, 3 disc plans are $11.99, $16.99, and $19.99 a month. Netflix's same plans are $7.99, $11.99, and $15.99 a month. I believe with Bluray it would be 9.99, 14.99, and 19.99. The only way to save money at Blockbuster would be to get the 2 disc 1 at a time plan and use bluray. Otherwise you either pay the same or spend more at Blockbuster.
@clydesMP I'm too lazy to pronounce Qriocity correctly. I just pronounce it curiosity.
@FearNo1 Even if Netflix streaming is usable in Jamaica when you go down there, that doesn't mean you will be able to stream because you will need a Netflix account that includes streaming to that region. For example, I am in the US and I tried activating my friend's X360 in Canada. It worked. She could see my instant queue, but she couldn't stream. We tried this after the dashboard update that made it possible to stream Netflix to X360 in Canada. When she got her own Canadian Netflix account, we tried to link my X360 to her account and I couldn't stream because you need a US account to stream to the US.
@kh99 It seems to me that the RIAA and MPAA have taught us that ethics don't apply in doing business with them because they don't do business ethically. For example, they have excessive fines for the people they prosecute. Some people don't understand how excessive they are so I will explain. When I was a kid, I had a really bad temper and one day in November of 1993, I was 12 years old, and someone pissed me off and I lost control and hit them one time with a baseball bat. My parents payed a few hundred dollars for his hospital bill and i had 4 months of probation. Then about 11 years ago, there was a 12 year old girl named Whitney Harper who got prosecuted for downloading for downloading 40 some songs and they got $150,000 per song. Also the movie industry tricked people into thinking people actually owned movies when you bought them on DVD in a store, but if you really owned them, it wouldn't be illegal to break the copy protection for the sole purpose of protecting your property. I understand it being illegal to give a copy to someone else, but making a copy for yourself should be ok. They also attack companies who did nothing wrong such as the one in this story. http://revision3.com/blog/2008/05/29/inside-the-attack-that-crippled-revision3/ At the end of that story, they didn't pay a penny for the crime they committed against revision3.com.
@christopher I totally agree. It's amazing how some people even deal with being online. There is so much stuff on the Internet that needs to be improved, but it just takes a lot of time so you have to just deal with it. Some times it's ok to complain like if you're paying for a service and the imperfection is so high that it makes it seem like it's a waste of money. Netflix isn't close to that level.
If you and a bunch of friends have XBL gold, you could activate their X360s and then watch a movie together.
@mndtrp Any time you pay money in exchange for a service, it's not free. Yes, it was added at no additional cost, but that doesn't mean it's free. If it was free, that means you could stream without paying for any thing and if that's the way it was, I would stop giving Netflix money.
For unlimited Netflix streaming, you have to pay $8.99 per month. Last I checked, $8.99 isn't the same thing as free.
@Ze've In case you didn't know, the movie studios has been making money for years and people have been renting DVDs for years without the removal of special features and at that time, the movie studios continued to make money so that's not what we are annoyed about. What we are annoyed about is that we rent a movie and in a lot of cases, watching it that one time had enough value that we don't care to own it, but we would still like the extra features and many of us won't because spending $10-$20 just to watch special features isn't worth it to us.
@zach People buy laptops for other reasons than to stream Netflix so for those that bought laptops for a variety of things, it is cheaper for them not to buy a set top box.
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