Netflix price increase and which do you/will you subscribe to?

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Netflix price increase and which do you/will you subscribe to?

lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
Starting September 1st, Netflix will be adjusting their prices in order to counter the huge price increase from the studios. Right now, Netflix's contracts with a lot of the major studios are starting to expire, or prematurely end due to certain conditions being met (such as the number of total streams). This means, the studios now have the chance to raise their prices as they now see how in demand a streaming service is, and they estimate contracts will raise 10x.

So my question to all of you is:

If you currently subscribe to Netflix, will you continue to subscribe to both streaming and dvd/bluray rental service? Or will you drop down to just one? Or cancel completely?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Streaming only service
lovemuscle n cookie , Taylor , MaryExy , MJ1337 , tickle me pink , Bunnycups , El-Jaro , JessCee , mandiegk , ZenaidaMacroura , indiglo , Ansley , LostBoy988 , Sinfully , exploringthechimera , UnknownGirl , angel142stx , Errant Venture , Gary , Kdlips , missdizzy , Kkay
22  (43%)
DVD/Bluray only service
Wondermom , phunkyphreak , ToyBoy , Darling Jen
4  (8%)
Steaming and DVD/Bluray service
BBW Talks Toys , Ghost , dv8 , Sammi , Zombie Ghost , jakjak , CAKES , Rocky LaFemme
8  (16%)
I will cancel my service
DeliciousSurprise , Anjulie , aliceinthehole , mmike1900
4  (8%)
Other
Gunsmoke , darthkitt3n , kelaaa33wish , I'mNotYourToy , married with children , lanky , ~LaUr3n~ , v23 , Dusk , Rain. , slynch , ThoughtsAblaze , TameTemptress
13  (25%)
Total votes: 51
Poll is closed
07/13/2011
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lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
We currently have both services, and will most likely drop down to streaming only. Our son uses the streaming quite a bit, and it sometimes takes us two weeks to return a movie. We will probably start using Redbox, as it will be cheaper in the end. Our cost would pretty much double if we kept both services, and we currently on get 1 bluray out w/streaming.
07/13/2011
Taylor Taylor
I think I will wait and see how expensive it gets. If it's still managable I will leave it how it currently is where I can have one disk out at a time and stream. I actually think I would drop having cable before I drop anything from Netflix. If netflix gets too expensive though I will do streaming only.
07/13/2011
MaryExy MaryExy
Most of the stuff on the DVD service is on the AppleTV I think, and I think it's just cheaper to keep getting those from AppleTV than get the extra subscription from Netflix. I use streaming to satisfy my marathon show-watching... Since it's staying at $8/month apparently, that will still save me money over other options.
07/13/2011
MJ1337 MJ1337
I've been on/off with Netflix for a VERY long time. I think I've gone through at least five price increases in that time. I wish they would lock their long term members in, but they don't. It's kind of annoying. I'm only with them now for streaming and because its usable on five devices (works for the whole fam!).
07/13/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
That really sucks. We only have the streaming right now anyway, so I figure we'll just stick to that until they decide to hike that up enough to the point even that isn't worth it anymore.
07/13/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Does not bother me at all. I have no interest in the low class tripe coming out of Hollywood these days. There is no creativity - everything is a sequel or a resurrected comic book character.
07/13/2011
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I don't currently subscribe to Netflix, though I was thinking about it. I definitely won't if the price increases.
07/13/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
They shouldn't have spent 100 million for Mad Men. That's ridiculous.
07/13/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
According to their blog, each service, individually, will be $8/mo. That is still very reasonable. If/when it changes, I will either do the streaming alone or I will do both, but it depends on my financial situation. DVD only just won't do as we use Netflix for all the kids programming.
07/13/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
Does not bother me at all. I have no interest in the low class tripe coming out of Hollywood these days. There is no creativity - everything is a sequel or a resurrected comic book character.
It's not just new stuff. You can actually watch all your favorite episodes of old tv shows too!

I'd stick with streaming. You don't get the new stuff or some titles, but you can watch a lot of shows and movies you wouldn't necessarily want to buy, but see from time to time.

I love my WiiFlix soooo hard!
07/13/2011
JessCee JessCee
I still feel, even with the price increase, it is extremely worth it.
07/13/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
According to their blog, each service, individually, will be $8/mo. That is still very reasonable. If/when it changes, I will either do the streaming alone or I will do both, but it depends on my financial situation. DVD only just won't do as ...
Oh, that's not 10X the cost. I don't like to watch TV on my computer, not having a lap top. I prefer to rent movies and watch them on TV (although, that being said, we've had the same NetFlix movies for a year, not watched them and not returned them.)

We usually use On Demand, but you can't get a lot of older stuff, although they do have Indie movies, but they are expensive.
07/13/2011
Lily Night Lily Night
We haven't been able to decide yet, probably streaming only but there are a couple of DVD only things that I've been wanting to see.
07/13/2011
kelaaa33wish kelaaa33wish
I do not have it, so it does not bother me.
07/13/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
According to their blog, each service, individually, will be $8/mo. That is still very reasonable. If/when it changes, I will either do the streaming alone or I will do both, but it depends on my financial situation. DVD only just won't do as ...
thats not true unfortunately to keep my current plan, my price would go from 14.99/mth to 19.98/mth, which broke down to $11 for 2 dvd unlimited and unlimited streaming. We are ditching our streaming because we have comcast on demand on our tv's and also online, and any streaming I would have got for my son I can find free on the actual network websites and youtube. we did upgrade to the 3 dvd a month at 15.99 just to balance out the difference with losing streaming.
07/13/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Oh, that's not 10X the cost. I don't like to watch TV on my computer, not having a lap top. I prefer to rent movies and watch them on TV (although, that being said, we've had the same NetFlix movies for a year, not watched them and not ...
we do a lot of on demand and dvd's, we have HBO, Showtime and starz as part of our current 3 in 1 package, so we watch a lot of new movies through them. We use the library for kids dvds and some other things for us usually old movies or documentaries. Then there is redbox for brand new movies we just don't want to wait for since we don't go to the theaters.

netflix we use mostly for tv series stuff, tv documentaries and the occasional movie
07/13/2011
LostBoy988 LostBoy988
Streaming is the best way to go
07/13/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
I cancelled a few months ago but may re join for the instant watch.
07/13/2011
Anjulie Anjulie
I will prob just cancel my service. I have been so busy i havent used it much lately anyway.
07/13/2011
married with children married with children
I dont use netflex.
07/13/2011
lanky lanky
either just dvd service, or may cancel all together
07/13/2011
indiglo indiglo
I just do streaming, but if (or should I say when) the price ever increases on that, I might drop it.
07/13/2011
Sammi Sammi
We'll keep both for now. We get 12-18 physical discs a month (on the 3 at a time plan), plus the streaming, and it's a far cry cheaper than the local video store, which rents movies for $5 and blu-ray for $6.
07/13/2011
lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
We might have to look into other free services like hulu, youtube, etc and see if that makes more sense as we mainly just stream cartoons.
07/13/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by lovemuscle n cookie
We might have to look into other free services like hulu, youtube, etc and see if that makes more sense as we mainly just stream cartoons.
look into the tv network sites as well, PBS and nick jr have free full episodes online.
07/13/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
We're definitely in a transition time, media wise.

I think it's just going to be a matter of time before one gadget or service wins out over the rest. Anyone remember the VHS/Betamax issue? AM Stereo? Remember those HUGE TVRO dishes people used to have in their yard (14' dishes).

I really think people are going to go with subscription services over physical movies. Look at ebooks and iTunes to see what I mean.
07/14/2011
mmike1900 mmike1900
I already cancelled. I was streaming, but the selection is still sub-par. Netflix's collection of streaming movies and shows will probably take another year or two before improving. Until then, I'm just going to save my 7.99 a month.
07/14/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
WOW, I didn't know this! I have unlimited dvds, but one out at a time and unlimited streaming. I think I pay like $8.99 a month? I won't pay more than like $15 a month, so... it'll depend on how high the price goes and what I can get for the price. I love the streaming, so I'd keep that over rental. I can go to Redbox for that.
07/14/2011
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
I was so pissed when I got this email yesterday. I think I'm going to keep the streaming service and ax the physical discs.
07/14/2011
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