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« on: Mar 31, 2009, 07:41:33 AM »

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You are receiving this email because you added unlimited Blu-ray access to your account for $1 a month. The number of Blu-ray titles has increased significantly and will continue to do so. As we buy more, you are able to choose from a rapidly expanding selection of Blu-ray titles. And as you've probably heard, Blu-ray discs are substantially more expensive than standard definition DVDs.

As a result, the monthly charge for Blu-ray access is increasing for most plans and will now vary by plan. The charge for monthly Blu-ray access on your 3 DVDs at-a-time (Unlimited) plan will increase from $1 a month to $4 a month. The price of your 3 DVDs at-a-time (Unlimited) plan is not changing and remains at $16.99 a month.

The new charge for Blu-ray access will be automatically added to your next billing statement on or after April 27, 2009 and will be referenced in your Membership Terms and Details.

If you wish to continue unlimited Blu-ray access for $4 a month, you don't need to do anything. If not, you can remove Blu-ray access anytime by visiting Your Account.

If you have questions about this change or need any assistance, please call us anytime at 1-888-923-0898.


Not sure how I feel about this.  An extra $3 a month for me is quite a substantial hike.  I can definitely afford it, but I'm not sure I want to encourage this behavior.  I can't imagine Blu-Ray prices are much more now than DVDs were when Netflix first started, and will they reduce price when Blu-Rays come down in price......somehow I doubt it.
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 31, 2009, 04:39:07 PM »

no...they'll say "DVDs cost the same as blue rays...you now need to pay more for them as well:)"
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 31, 2009, 06:16:55 PM »

Wow, this is lame. AFAIK, BBOnline doesn't do this. But they have their flaws, too.

Remember when Netflix was awesome? Not a bunch of money-grabbing thieves?
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 31, 2009, 09:26:26 PM »

Remember when Netflix was awesome? Not a bunch of money-grabbing thieves?

Kinda like a crack dealer!  Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 13, 2009, 04:25:45 PM »

Remember when Netflix was awesome? Not a bunch of money-grabbing thieves?

Kinda like a crack dealer!  Cheesy Grin

That would probably be before they had a large percentage of the market share.
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 13, 2009, 04:27:46 PM »

Is that an excuse, though? Do you think companies should be allowed to have shady business practices (throttling, etc) and a lack of ethics just because they can get away with it?
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 14, 2009, 06:30:54 PM »

I'm trying to pillage as many Blu-Rays as I can before this switchover.

I don't know if I'm ready to go back to mostly DVDs.  I love 1080p and I love my TV, it deserves only the best.

Damn you, Netflix.
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