Thursday, July 14, 2011

Not to Brag But......


Remember the other day when I was talking about being a whore smart with money by not buying DVDs and just waiting for streaming video to take over. Well, Netflix just announced that they are splitting their DVDs and the streaming videos into two different packages. It seems that they want to go to just streaming. Hmmmmm, I think someone said that.
All knowing,
SonyaAnn

12 comments:

Annie Jones said...

The way our email read was yes...they are splitting the two, for two different fees, but I didn't get the impression at all that they are wanting to drop the DVD part. But, when I looked up the announcement HERE, it does look like they may be headed that way.

What a disappointment. Their instant streaming selection is far too small, in my opinion, to keep them in business without the disc rental. We've decided to drop the streaming portion of our membership and stick with the disc rental only.

Neither of us enjoys watching a movie on our computers and our old TV gives us no way to stream to it (no portals). Unless we're missing something on the back of our TV, it looks like we'd have to buy a new TV and/or Roku box to make that happen, and with their poor selection, we're not willing to make the investment right now.

Mark said...

Wow! Now do me! I mean, read my future that is.
m.

SonyaAnn said...

Annie-Honestly, we are doing really well without any service at all. Den borrows/lends movies with all of the guys at work. So I don't think that we will be getting anything too soon.
We had it for a while and just didn't get enough movies back in time to make it worth it. Then Redboxes started popping up everywhere and I dropped it.
I can't stream movies down stairs because we get our WiFi from the neighbors and it won't "reach" our basement. We tried to get an indoor antenna but it super sucked. So I guess we will just keep it like it is-nothing!

SonyaAnn said...

Mark-I think that you are pregnant. And I'm sticking with it.

slugmama said...

Well I am torn. The new/good stuff is only on discs, while the tv and older classic stuff is on streaming. At my fastest I can only do 8 dvds a month with them, so going dvd only I'll be paying $1 per movie....I can do as well at Redbox except RB would mean I'd have to leave the house to rent.lol

I think I may be at my movie saturation point by the time they raise prices, so maybe I'll just drop Netflix altogether.

Annie Jones said...

For us, the really big draw is that Netflix has HBO and Showtime series on disc. The shows are done well, and it's easy for us to work in an hour-long episode in the evening, whereas we almost never feel we have time for a full movie. Can't find those series at Redbox or Blockbuster Express kiosks, and we certainly aren't going to buy the discs new or subscribe to the premium cable channels. In fact we are thinking of dropping cable all together. Our library has a few selections, but not many.

SonyaAnn said...

sluggy-I would probably just go with the one that works best for you.
When I had it we streamed movies a lot. But it was mostly old stuff and I could get that at hulu so we canceled it way back when. I'm happy with the way things are going with no cable. The house seems more peaceful but Den doesn't feel like that.

SonyaAnn said...

Annie-I would definitely consider keeping Netflix over cable. It is a much better deal. We had cable first and then went to Satellite and Netflix. Than we went to just the Satellite and then nothing. I honestly don't miss it and no one misses the commercials.

Frances said...

We are netflix customers, too, and today I have been pondering whether to keeps the discs through the mail portion. Hubby has been hitting Redbox for new releases, but he watches a lot of streaming movies on netflix. I think we will get a bigger bang for our buck by keeping the netflix streaming and just doing redbox and the library for discs.

SonyaAnn said...

Frances-I would do the same thing just don't forget that you can stream on hulu, too.

Frances said...

SonyaAnn, I know about Hulu, but haven't used it. We stream to our tv using a Roku. It can stream Hulu Plus, but I am not paying for that.

SonyaAnn said...

Frances-Part of hulu is still free, well for the moment. We use this on my computer but with the way things are going, it won't be free for long.