Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: netflix

  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (14)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Pa
    Posts
    13,547

    Default netflix

    Whats up everyone?
    My wife wanted to watch one of her TV shows , Scandal I think it's called and wanted to purchase the DVD'd for season 2. I told her I'd check to see what it costs to rent from Verizon and Apple. Well then I got the idea to try out netflix again. I had Netflix for years and found myself not using the service . So a year or so ago I turned it off. Yesterday I turned it back on with the free month trial. I'll be honest , there is not much on there I want to watch. No Game of Thrones , no Vikings , not much of even 1 year old movies I wanted to see and didn't. We searched for a few movies we wanted to see and has been out of a year or so and couldn't find any of them.
    Needless to say I believe after my wife finishes her Season 2 , I'm turning it back off. No need to pay for something that basically sucks now.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    In A Van Down By The River
    Posts
    21,237

    Default

    One persons suckage is another persons perfectly fine. Netflix might "suck" to you, but I've had the service going on 6 years and both my queues (streaming and DVD) have atleast 75-100 selections in them. Just because it's not for you or you won't take a chance on something, doesn't mean is "sucks". It's just not for you. Amazon and Hulu plus aren't any better really. Blame a lot of it on the cost and difficulty getting licensing. Hardly the fault of those 3 companies.

    Just another perspective, not that either of the 3 are "awesome" but there are several series and movies I took a chance on and they turned out to be very good to excellent w/a few superb titles in there. Many of which I never heard of or never chose to watch on TV (if it was a series) or rent on DVD when it came out.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30; Eastern Electric Mini Max; Adcom GDA600; MIT S3/Z Pc; SDA 1C; Squeezebox; Tubes add soul!

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Buhl Mn
    Posts
    286

    Default

    House of Cards is pretty good. Check that out.
    Samsung 72" DLP
    Samsung BD1600 Blue
    Fronts- Monitor 70's
    Upper fronts- Monitor30's
    Surrounds- Monitor 40's
    Backs- Monitor 40's
    Center-CS2
    Sub- PSW 1000
    Onkyo 607[back up]
    Onkyo TX-NR 906

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    15

    Default

    I would subscribe to their DVD service instead of their streaming service. Their DVD library is much bigger than their streaming service and there are tons of great shows out there that are on DVD now. If you don't mine waiting a couple days for the DVD's, it's a great alternative. Their turn around time is pretty good, average 2 days. May vary on if their is a hub close to your home. I'm not sure what type of show you are into but here are a couple of my favorites you can get on the DVD rental side.

    True Detective Season 1 (HBO)
    Games of Throne Season 1-4 (HBO)
    The Wire Season 1-5 (HBO)
    The Sopranos Season 1-6 (HBO)
    Homeland Season 1-3 (Showtime)
    Dexter Season 1-8 (Showtime) Streaming available
    Hannibal Season 1 (NBC)
    Walking Dead Season 1-3 (AMC) Streaming available
    Breaking Bad Season 1-5 (AMC) Streaming available

    I subscribe to both to get the best of both worlds.

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Posts
    118

    Default

    The streaming is only 8 bucks a month!

    Every month, I find dozens of movies to watch. Dozens of TV shows I would not have access to otherwise. ( no cable )

    uh do the math, it is a fantastic deal.

    New movies, cost about 4 bucks each to stream on some services, and in redbox, about $1.50 for a bluray.

    That would far surpass the 8 bucks of netflix pretty quickly.

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Posts
    118

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    One persons suckage is another persons perfectly fine. Netflix might "suck" to you, but I've had the service going on 6 years and both my queues (streaming and DVD) have atleast 75-100 selections in them. Just because it's not for you or you won't take a chance on something, doesn't mean is "sucks". It's just not for you. Amazon and Hulu plus aren't any better really. Blame a lot of it on the cost and difficulty getting licensing. Hardly the fault of those 3 companies.

    Just another perspective, not that either of the 3 are "awesome" but there are several series and movies I took a chance on and they turned out to be very good to excellent w/a few superb titles in there. Many of which I never heard of or never chose to watch on TV (if it was a series) or rent on DVD when it came out.

    H9

    I think some people expect something for next to free. All of the latest released movies AND only 8 bucks a month. It would never happen, as they have to pay fees to have new movies, and older movies. They would go bankrupt the first month.

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    566

    Default

    Netflix used to be a lot better. When they had the contract with Starz, they got all of the Starz series and a lot of their newer movies. If you are someone who hasn't rented a movie in the past 10 years, you can probablky find a lot on there, but I seldom, if ever find a movie on there I want to watch. I do enjoy their original programming. House of Cards and Orange is the New Black were both pretty decent. The main reason I keep it is for my son. It does have quite a bit of Kid's programming.
    The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits. -Albert Einstein

    Pioneer Elite DV-47A CD/SACD/DVD-A Player
    Denon DNP-720AE Network Player
    Thorens TD320 & TD145
    Dared SL2000 upgraded by George Grand
    Adcom GFA5800 Amplifier
    Polk RTA15TL Speakers w/Decato mods
    Douglas Connection Interconnects

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Plano, TX
    Posts
    272

    Default

    First off, I've had Netflix STREAMING for years and think it's a pretty good value (boosted by their recent original series additions). I dropped the DVD portion of Netflix in favor of RedBox rentals for a couple of reasons:

    1) We tend to only rent NEW releases
    2) There are several RedBoxes in our area

    At about a buck per rental, I recommend RedBox to folks meeting the above criteria.
    Yamaha DSP-A1 Integrated Amp
    (4) Polk Monitor 10B's w/SoniCaps, Mills, and RDO-194 tweets (R/L F/R)
    (2) Polk Monitor 4's w/peerless tweets (dual centers)
    B&O TX2 Turntable
    Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1
    Pioneer CLD-99 Elite LD
    Samsung BD-P2550 Blu-Ray/DVD
    LG LST-3410a OTA DVR
    Princeton AF3.0HD Monitor
    Optoma HD65 Projector

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    30

    Default

    Give Orange is the New Black a try.

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    15

    Default

    I had low expectations for Orange is the New Black. A show about a city girl who gets locked up in the slammer transporting drug money for her girl friend was pretty entertaining show, can't wait for season 2.

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Anaheim, CA
    Posts
    551

    Default

    Orange is the new black, House of Cards and now there bringing back a final season of The Killing. There is always something to watch on Netflix.
    Polkaudio Fronts: RTi A7's Vr3 Fortress Edition / Wyred 4 Sound mAMP's
    Polkaudio Center: CSi A6 Vr3 Fortress Edition
    Polkaudio Surrounds: FXi A6's
    Sub: SVS PC12-NSD
    Marantz SR-7008
    Marantz TT-15S1
    BDP-Denon DBT-1713UD
    Denon AH-D5000's
    Synology DS 212j-4TB
    TV: Panasonic TC P55VT30

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Jacksonville Beach
    Posts
    129

    Default

    What's the resolution?

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (13)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Beautiful Central Oregon Coast
    Posts
    4,131

    Default

    Re: Netflix...My wife and I are always bummed when a series we are into is over, and we always think we won't be able to find something new that is as good, but we haven't failed yet to find something interesting. The key is to not go by the descriptions or ratings. I don't know how many times we have passed up shows that we didn't think we'd like and then finally try them to find out they are really good. Outside of football season Netflix streaming is about 80% of the programming we watch with the other 20% being Netflix blu-ray movies, with the exception of when a new season of a series starts on Showtime (like Homeland, Scandal, House of Cards, etc)
    ____________________________
    2 channel - Parasound A21 amp, PS Audio PWD MKII w/bridge, modded EE Minimax pre, ML Source speakers, Kimber 4TC, Gabriel Gold Rapture V3/Silnote Morpheus Ref. II IC's, Ps Audio AC5, AC3 and Pangea AC14XL power cords
    HT - Pio. Elite VSX21TXH, LG 60PK550 plasma, Panny DMP-BDT210 BDP, DTV HD receiver, SB Touch, 5 x Polk RC85i in-wall speakers
    Computer - Windows 7/JRiver, M2Tech HiFace 2 w/external battery power, Grant Fidelity TubeDac 11, Fostex PMO.4n monitors

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    15

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by deafbykhorns View Post
    What's the resolution?
    Most of the content on Netflix range from 480p to 720p, newer content with HD label are 1080p. I read Netflix was filming House of Cards in 4k. I'm not sure if it available to stream in 4k since I don't have any devices that support that resolution.

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Albany, NY
    Posts
    1,136

    Default

    Netflix is loaded with awesome content...

    Forget just the "big" shows, there is some really good original content and LOADS of documentaries to watch. I have yet to turn on Netflix and not be able to find something good to watch.

    I stream with Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon. The one I turn on the most, hands down Netflix.
    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : Oppo BDP-103 : Roku 3 : Denon AVR-2808Ci : Definitive Tech ProMonitor 800 R&L : ProCenter 1000 : Polk FXi 3 Surrounds : Twin Velodyne SPL 10 Series II's :

    2Ch:
    Polk LSi 9's : Parasound HCA 1500A : Pro-Ject Debut Carbon : Cambridge 640P Phono Stage : Musical Fidelity M1 S DAC : APC H15 : MacBook Pro Retina :

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Wii and Netflix
    By apc in forum Music & Movies
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-10-2010, 03:32 PM
  2. Anyone doing Netflix?
    By disneyjoe7 in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 03-16-2010, 09:07 PM
  3. Anyone tried Netflix on PS3 yet?
    By rallyshark in forum Electronics
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 01-03-2010, 02:42 PM
  4. netflix & ps3
    By sucks2beme in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-13-2009, 08:42 PM
  5. Anyone use Netflix??
    By avelanchefan in forum Music & Movies
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 02-26-2005, 04:01 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts