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13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2012, 10:36 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 10:34:
Beamer wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 10:07:
I'm with you. Netflix would be what, $108 per year?
Not much, sure, but I instead watch any movie I plan to watch On-Demand from my cable company.

Given that I was only turning Netflix on once every 3 months or so, and that it never had any movies I wanted to see, and I no longer have time to sit through entire seasons of TV shows, it was averaging out to about $54 per movie. Maybe $36 or $27, but I was probably watching something "just because," not because I wanted to see it.

On-Demand is $5.99 per movie and I only use it when I want to see the movie.

Yeah... I guess I'm just the opposite.

Since I despise commercials, I absolutely refuse to PAY for commercials... I don't care about whether stuff is the most current... and I don't care if I see brand new (first season) shows, right away. So I'm 100% Netflix, with a Blu-Ray and DvD collection. I've been unplugged from broadcast TV since 2007 (When the first Roku Devices came out for Netflix), and haven't missed it one single bit. I use the web for news and some shows that I can't get on Netflix. My Bill went from $70 a month to $10 a month, and there are no commercials, and I watch when *I* want to watch... not on a broadcaster's schedule. If I want to see a game... I'll go hit a local sports bar and have a few beers with some co-workers, and stimulate the local economy a little.

Obviously that is not for everyone... but since I game and surf more than I watch TV... it is more than plenty for me, and the wife likes it that way too.

Yeah, things being current is important for me, because I enjoy discussing the next morning.

I only watch about 2 hours a week, though.
 
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12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2012, 10:34 wtf_man
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 10:07:
I'm with you. Netflix would be what, $108 per year?
Not much, sure, but I instead watch any movie I plan to watch On-Demand from my cable company.

Given that I was only turning Netflix on once every 3 months or so, and that it never had any movies I wanted to see, and I no longer have time to sit through entire seasons of TV shows, it was averaging out to about $54 per movie. Maybe $36 or $27, but I was probably watching something "just because," not because I wanted to see it.

On-Demand is $5.99 per movie and I only use it when I want to see the movie.

Yeah... I guess I'm just the opposite.

Since I despise commercials, I absolutely refuse to PAY for commercials... I don't care about whether stuff is the most current... and I don't care if I see brand new (first season) shows, right away. So I'm 100% Netflix, with a Blu-Ray and DvD collection. I've been unplugged from broadcast TV since 2007 (When the first Roku Devices came out for Netflix), and haven't missed it one single bit. I use the web for news and some shows that I can't get on Netflix. My Bill went from $70 a month to $10 a month, and there are no commercials, and I watch when *I* want to watch... not on a broadcaster's schedule. If I want to see a game... I'll go hit a local sports bar and have a few beers with some co-workers, and stimulate the local economy a little.

Obviously that is not for everyone... but since I game and surf more than I watch TV... it is more than plenty for me, and the wife likes it that way too.
 
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11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2012, 10:23 Verno
 
Panickd wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 17:30:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 14:40:
The true winner of this suit:

"As part of the consent decree, Netflix will pay $755,000 to plaintiffs' lawyers who prosecuted the lawsuit"

It's still cheaper than fighting it would have been even if they won, which they probably would have. I can't help but think the only reason they settled was because they were already working on captioning their stuff (80%+ of it is already captioned) and it was just easier and cheaper to settle.

80% doesn't sound right at all, I remember someone doing filtering using instantwatcher and only getting 10% at best which is probably what prompted this suit.
 
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10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2012, 10:15 Ant
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 10:07:
Ant wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 09:38:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 09:36:
Ant wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 09:20:
Finally. I am mostly deaf and can't hear well. Now, if Netflix had on demand payments instead of subscription since I don't watch many movies.

Under $10 a month for "all you can eat", and you want pay-per-watch?

Get apple TV, or Amazon, or something similar if you want that. After 3 shows or movies you'll be paying more than you would have for Netflix.
Here's the thing, I rarely watch movies. I only saw one movie this year: The Dark Knight Rises. That includes home releases.

I'm with you. Netflix would be what, $108 per year?
Not much, sure, but I instead watch any movie I plan to watch On-Demand from my cable company.

Given that I was only turning Netflix on once every 3 months or so, and that it never had any movies I wanted to see, and I no longer have time to sit through entire seasons of TV shows, it was averaging out to about $54 per movie. Maybe $36 or $27, but I was probably watching something "just because," not because I wanted to see it.

On-Demand is $5.99 per movie and I only use it when I want to see the movie.
Ah, I don't have cable and satellite TV. I just use OTA and Internet.
 
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9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2012, 10:14 Ant
 
wtf_man wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 10:06:
Ant wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 09:38:
Here's the thing, I rarely watch movies. I only saw one movie this year: The Dark Knight Rises. That includes home releases.

I take that to mean that you watch television shows more than movies.

If that is correct, you are still better off with Netflix, for the amount of seasons you can get on most shows. Granted, none of it is "broadcast current"... but I never really cared about that.

If you want up to date stuff... it would probably better to just put up an Antenna and get local channels for free, if you can, than to pay for "60 channels of crap" that are mostly commercials, on Cable or Satellite for $70 a month. - Unless you are big into sports or something and do a lot of pay=per-view on blacked out transmissions.
That is what I am doing. I am using OTA antenna, my computer, and a DTV Pal DVR. I don't really watch old stuff and reruns since I am too BUSY with life.
 
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8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2012, 10:07 Beamer
 
Ant wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 09:38:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 09:36:
Ant wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 09:20:
Finally. I am mostly deaf and can't hear well. Now, if Netflix had on demand payments instead of subscription since I don't watch many movies.

Under $10 a month for "all you can eat", and you want pay-per-watch?

Get apple TV, or Amazon, or something similar if you want that. After 3 shows or movies you'll be paying more than you would have for Netflix.
Here's the thing, I rarely watch movies. I only saw one movie this year: The Dark Knight Rises. That includes home releases.

I'm with you. Netflix would be what, $108 per year?
Not much, sure, but I instead watch any movie I plan to watch On-Demand from my cable company.

Given that I was only turning Netflix on once every 3 months or so, and that it never had any movies I wanted to see, and I no longer have time to sit through entire seasons of TV shows, it was averaging out to about $54 per movie. Maybe $36 or $27, but I was probably watching something "just because," not because I wanted to see it.

On-Demand is $5.99 per movie and I only use it when I want to see the movie.
 
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7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2012, 10:06 wtf_man
 
Ant wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 09:38:
Here's the thing, I rarely watch movies. I only saw one movie this year: The Dark Knight Rises. That includes home releases.

I take that to mean that you watch television shows more than movies.

If that is correct, you are still better off with Netflix, for the amount of seasons you can get on most shows. Granted, none of it is "broadcast current"... but I never really cared about that.

If you want up to date stuff... it would probably better to just put up an Antenna and get local channels for free, if you can, than to pay for "60 channels of crap" that are mostly commercials, on Cable or Satellite for $70 a month. - Unless you are big into sports or something and do a lot of pay=per-view on blacked out transmissions.
 
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6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2012, 09:38 Ant
 
wtf_man wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 09:36:
Ant wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 09:20:
Finally. I am mostly deaf and can't hear well. Now, if Netflix had on demand payments instead of subscription since I don't watch many movies.

Under $10 a month for "all you can eat", and you want pay-per-watch?

Get apple TV, or Amazon, or something similar if you want that. After 3 shows or movies you'll be paying more than you would have for Netflix.
Here's the thing, I rarely watch movies. I only saw one movie this year: The Dark Knight Rises. That includes home releases.
 
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5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2012, 09:36 wtf_man
 
Ant wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 09:20:
Finally. I am mostly deaf and can't hear well. Now, if Netflix had on demand payments instead of subscription since I don't watch many movies.

Under $10 a month for "all you can eat", and you want pay-per-watch?

Get apple TV, or Amazon, or something similar if you want that. After 3 shows or movies you'll be paying more than you would have for Netflix.
 
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4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2012, 09:20 Ant
 
Finally. I am mostly deaf and can't hear well. Now, if Netflix had on demand payments instead of subscription since I don't watch many movies.  
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3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 11, 2012, 17:30 Panickd
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 14:40:
The true winner of this suit:

"As part of the consent decree, Netflix will pay $755,000 to plaintiffs' lawyers who prosecuted the lawsuit"

It's still cheaper than fighting it would have been even if they won, which they probably would have. I can't help but think the only reason they settled was because they were already working on captioning their stuff (80%+ of it is already captioned) and it was just easier and cheaper to settle.

What's next? Blind people suing (or more appropriately, scumbag lawyers suing on behalf of the blind) because Netflix doesn't support the spoken description audio tracks? Where does it end?
 
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2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 11, 2012, 14:40 Mr. Tact
 
The true winner of this suit:

"As part of the consent decree, Netflix will pay $755,000 to plaintiffs' lawyers who prosecuted the lawsuit"
 
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1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 11, 2012, 13:47 PHJF
 
Wow. Just wow.  
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