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Maybe it's just me, but worrying about whether your reviews are being rated, in any way, is just ... completely and utterly a waste of time. I mean, c'mon, don't you have more things going on in your life than to worry about something that meager? I can't remember the last time I ever even bothered to read a Netflix review myself. I only even bother to rate things maybe every six months, and then only if I remember and have nothing better to do.
"Why does nobody ask Reed about Saturday delivery?" What in the world are you talking about? I get NF discs on Saturday all the time. Wouldn't this be more of a post office problem for you? As for throttling, I've learned to accept it as part of the game. I rarely put any new releases in my queue, since the majority of new movies completely suck. I'd rather watch a Phil Tucker flick over a Tom Cruise one any day. As far as I'm concerned, the service is still "unlimited" because I can still get a helluva lot of movies in a month, without spending any gas money on trips to the video store.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2007 on Reed Hastings Q&A in Fortune at Hacking NetFlix
Maybe they're grey-market discs? A lot of those can have those kind of difficulties (Sinister Cinema, Tele-Films International, etc.).
I'm wondering if maybe I should modify my previous opinion on this, as I just got my third cracked/damaged disc for the month. All the damaged ones are due to throttling, (since they ship them from across the country instead of my nearest center). Normally, I don't care, but this was a movie I've been waiting to see for years, so the problem's starting to move beyond just annoying.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2007 on Netflix Bad Disc Experience at Hacking NetFlix
I hadn't realized that being or not being white was a social behavior.
I can't see blaming netflix for cracked discs ... that's just one of the hazards of using the US mail. I've had quite a few bad discs but most of them have been cracked or broken in shipping. Last week I got one with a nick in the surface from what appeared to be a postal machine. I never thought about requesting credit for any of them ... I suppose I might if I got an actual defective disc and not a broken/cracked one. Does anyone wonder if discs that are reported "bad" get taken out of circulation or do they just get put back into rotation? Especially if the damage/problem isn't obvious (like a defective disc)?
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2007 on Netflix Bad Disc Experience at Hacking NetFlix
I'm in Pennsylvania and we were having pretty good luck/service with netflix out of the Southeastern center when we were signed up for the three-out plan. About four months ago, we upgraded to four-at-a-time. Suddenly, almost every time the fourth disc that came out of the queue was coming from a different center, usually either Minneapolis or the west coast, and taking two or three extra days to get here. About a week ago, we started getting DirectTV and downgraded to the one-out-at-a-time plan. After the dust finally settled with the discs from the old plan going back and all, the first disc we're getting under this new plan is coming from St. Louis and was two days in the "shipping today" queue. Not sure if this is gonna hold true for the next disc, but its looking a tad discouraging for continuing even at this low level.