I'm surprised you still have a Blockbuster near you, Sky. All the ones around me closed ages ago.
You dated yourself and didn't even get to first base.....Phantom Engineer
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I was doing the 3 dvds at a time plan for 19.99 a month. I get pretty quick mail service, so that is almost a new disc every mailday. I like the dvds, because of the available commentary tracks. So once we got the internet at my house, and I started streaming through my Xbox, I have more options than I would've thought possible. And now they want an extra four bucks a month? Its still a deal to me. Plus, I don't have to go to a library anymore. The local one seems to have zilch on it's shelves, in any case.
1. Joel- Do you (or a fellow CT writer) really listen to Howard 100? If so, the next movie that CT riffs on, AND features a little person, please throw out an "Eric The Midget" reference...
Bix Dugan-- Yes, actually I do, and in “The Oozing Skull” there is a reference to “Eric the Midget”, but I guess you didn’t catch it. I sort of got my Dorro voice from listening to Fred Norris
Post by Skyroniter on Jul 24, 2011 11:46:26 GMT -5
My initial anger at Netflix has lessened. The price increase is a huge percentage but not really big dollars. I expect I'll join again at some point. Hopefully they offer me a deal to entice me to come back.
Post by Mighty Jack on Jul 29, 2011 0:08:37 GMT -5
Bix (welcome back) with the library I usually go online, put in a list I want them to hold for me, and they send them to the branch of my choice. Every Saturday I pick up a bundle -- return and pick up a new bundle the following Sat. It's a nice system (it helps that the library is only a few blocks away)
crowfan: Blockheads is hurting and while they closed a lot of stores, there are a few left standing. They've changed policies, lowered prices and they are also trying the kiosk thing ala Redbox (though none of those are in my town).
Sky, BB Mailing has improved, but they don't do anything on the weekend (process or ship), so I get my 3 every week in the mail no matter what. And then do my free in store exchanges. As stated, you have to pay extra for any online streaming thing (but again, I don't do that so it doesn't matter to me)
Yeesh! I sound like I work for the damn company. lol! The people at the store I go to are very friendly and helpful so they've helped ease my old hatred of the franchise.
I like movies, all movies - and Netflix, BB the library allows me access to older films, foreign, Indies --- hard to find stuff I've always wanted to see but can't find at Redbox or in stores (which don't offer many older or obscure titles).
Post by mylungswereaching on Jul 29, 2011 14:18:17 GMT -5
How does the streaming video work? I'm considering using Netflix but I don't own or want a game system and I don't like watching movies on my laptop. My TV is about 10 years old and I don't plan to upgrade it soon because every time I've watched hi def TV for any length of time, its given me a migraine headache and high def pictures always look fuzzy to me.
Is there any system I could use to stream video's?
Find a BD player that streams and is Netflix capable. I looked for one with built-in WiFi. I'm assuming you have a home network for your laptop. Or at least an unprotected network that's close enough to "borrow" from. Setting up with Netflix is a breeze from there.
Post by Captain Hygiene on Jul 30, 2011 18:16:20 GMT -5
Netflix wasn't worth it for me the first time around, a couple years back - I'd watch a few movies in a row, then one would sit untouched for weeks at a time before I'd remember it, and back then the streaming selection was pretty negligible. I recently reactivated my account with just online streaming, now that they've added all sorts of shows and movies, and it's been fantastic so far. I just use it with my computer, which doesn't bother me since it's my main media center anyway. My only complaint is that I just found out The Rocketeer isn't available for streaming Everything else I've happened to search for has been available.