Netflix price increase

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by lonewoolf47, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. lonewoolf47

    lonewoolf47 Member

    Nov 16, 2001
    Denver, CO.


    I just received an e-mail from Netflix informing me of a price increase. Effective 9/1/2011 DVD one at a time: $7.99. Unlimited Streaming: $7.99. Total monthly: $15.98. I currently pay $9.99 for the same service! Got me thinking because I have three grandchildren who are just toddlers. How far can this madness go?:(
  2. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    Both Engadget HD and Dave Zatz have posted about it.

    I guess it is what it is.

    As for how far can the madness go well that is up to you everyone has the right to not buy stuff. How you spend your entertainment budget is up to you. If Netflix doesn't provide a better value than something else don't buy it. If enough people drop the service they will get the message.

  3. bmgoodman

    bmgoodman Member

    Dec 20, 2000
    I'd actually be fine with the change if it means they beef up their streaming catalog. Time after time after time I find movies I want to watch are NOT available for streaming. I've been a customer for just a few months and I'm getting tired of the lack of streaming content. And I'm just not into the whole DVD-by-mail thing.
  4. elwaylite

    elwaylite Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Theodore, Al.
    Ive just dropped all streaming and renting. I put movies that get decent to good reviews from online blogs on, and price monitor them on Amazon. I usually buy two a week at $15 a pc, then watch them and keep, or flip on eBay.
  5. dbenrosen

    dbenrosen New Member

    Sep 20, 2003
    New Jersey


    Netflix's streaming offering is not robust enough to remove the DVD option, and charging $16/mo for the combination is a bit steep. If they offered (almost) everything they have on DVD via streaming I would drop the DVD offering. As it was announced, come Sept 1 I will probably end up dropping Netflix altogether.
  6. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    May 25, 2006
    I dropped the streaming feature and went with the 1 dvd at a time. I figure I will use the saved money to watch comcast On Demand movies or visit the red box machine about 1 mile from my house and get $1 rentals. If they raise the price again I will drop Netflix.
  7. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2003
    I found the netflix streaming to be completely uncompelling. Back when I tried to use it near the beginning, there was never anything on it that I wanted to watch.

    I recently signed my father up to netflix so he could watch Deadwood, which I could have swore was available for "watch instantly", but it turns out I was mistaken and it's not. So he's stuck with the DVDs.

    Netflix's move would be reasonable were the same programming available either way, but it's not. Streaming in and of itself is not a useful service, at least not to me.

    As far as people keep paying for it.
  8. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead TCF Club

    Jan 14, 2004
    Boise, ID
    Netflix's streaming library is too small. I'll be dropping streaming. I have to check my local Redbox to see if they have Blu-rays. If they do, I'll be dropping Netflix altogether.
  9. ciscokid

    ciscokid Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Hearing lots about this but almost everyone is TALKING about quitting and NOT actually quitting.

    This is EXACTLy what Netflix wants. That's why they made it effective 9/1 for current users. They KNOW many will NOT drop the service 60 days from now.

    CANCEL NOW, not later!
  10. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead TCF Club

    Jan 14, 2004
    Boise, ID
    Good advice. My problem is that I am using a gift certificate. So I won't cancel completely. I'll just drop streaming. In fact, I just did. I chose my future plan and dropped streaming. Hopefully enough people will do this that Netflix will get the hint.
  11. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    Why quit now, when the price raise doesn't take effect until September?

    My billing data is the 17th, so I can pay the old price for 2 more months. Nothing changes for me until September 17th at which point I'll cancel.

    On an unrelated note, Netflix has removed the ability to manage individual streaming devices on your account. You can now only activate one device or deactivate all devices. They don't even show you what devices are linked to your account. I was told this was done to prevent sharing of streaming services between users (which makes no sense now that unlimited devices are allowed on an account).
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    It doesn't matter anymore since the device limit is now fifty. SO you only need to activate or deactivate since very few people would have 50 devices on their account.

    It's much easier now. I have 15 devices with Netflix, plus my PCs. Now I can just activate them all and not mess around playing musical Netflix devices where I constantly deactivate one so I can activate another.
  13. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

    Jul 14, 2002
    Netflix wants everyone to cancel their DVD plan. They want to be out of the DVD business.

    I WANT MORE Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    "Middle of...
    I will be canceling the streaming portion. I can not live w/o BluRay.
  15. ciscokid

    ciscokid Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Didn't you read my post???!!!
  16. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    I did and I don't agree with it.
  17. poppagene

    poppagene User

    Dec 29, 2001
    I'm glad that unlimited streaming will now be included in the $7.99 per month plan. I will drop the one disc out at a time part gladly.
  18. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    Unlimited streaming was already included in the $7.99 plan and the $9.99 disc plan as well.
  19. lujan

    lujan Active Member

    May 24, 2010
    I don't agree either. I will continue with my current service and cancel the streaming portion the day before the September billing occurs. I don't know why this poster wants us to quit now? Netflix is going to see a lot of quitting or at least reducing of services come September.
  20. DonaldBurns65144

    DonaldBurns65144 Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    We've been using the streaming only, but not really finding much to watch. We really don't find many new releases that we like and many older movies are DVD only or not available. I figured DVD shipping has to be going up, but no idea why streaming costs have changed. Been thinking about dropping Netflix before the price increase, guess it's time to do so. We're Amazon Prime customers and so free shipping from them and if Tivo would interface with Amazon's Prime listings we've not miss Netflix at all.

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