This Has Got to be Good for the ATV, Right?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by OptyCT, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. OptyCT macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2008
  2. DrEnalg macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    East Bay, CA
  3. thekb macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2010
    I think you are trying too hard to make the Netflix price increase some noble quest. It's not.

    Bottom line, this is about making more money because they have very little competition and think they can get by with it.

    Let's hope the market proves them wrong. If everyone canceled their Netflix accounts when the prices go up, it wouldn't take long for the dog to start wagging its tail again, instead of the other way around.
  4. fabian9 macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    I don't know much about netflix as I'm in Europe, and we cant get it here. But didn't they actually decrease the price if you choose one medium? Do people who rent DVDs tend to also rent movies online, and vice versa? Can't imagine it really...
  5. thekb macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2010
    For people who have the one-DVD-at-a-time + streaming, the cost is going from $10 to $16 per month. A 60% increase.

    You can buy the two services individually for $8 each. The streaming is nice, but has a very lackluster selection to be worthwhile for me at $8. I have found the current $10 level to be excellent for what I use it for, but reject $16 on principle.

    They just raised prices last November and seem to be doing well at that price. If this change is all about some kind of social engineering, then too bad. Streaming has a long ways to go to replace DVD's. Internet service is not universal yet and I like having my own copies that can't be yanked remotely, if they find out they "goofed" and didn't have authorization to stream certain content.

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