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July 13, 2011 3:31 AM Subscribe
Assuming Netflix refuses to yield to customer pressure and persists with its plan to raise prices across the board, what are our alternatives?
posted by Gordion Knott to media & arts (53 answers total) 56 users marked this as a favorite
Like many, I'm flummoxed by Netflix decision to raise its prices by as much as 60% come September 1st. The streaming selection, IMO, still leaves much to be desired, but convenience and the availability of a smattering of HD selections means that I'll probably fork over the $7.99 per month and continue with this plan.
I'd probably be a semi-happy camper with streaming-only, were it not for an occasional desire to see a Blu-ray movie (or occasional DVD), especially on weekends. Ideally, I'd like a plan that allows for four Blu-ray movies mailed per month. Netflix offered a four-per-month plan several years back, but it's been discontinued.
Are there any other companies offering either a four-per-month plan for Blu-rays and DVDs, or a "rent-as-you-go" plan for renting a single DVD? (I realize that Redbox is an option for some people, but I'm in a remote area so mailing is my only choice.) My best bet would be a company with a wide selection of product, only a small markup (or none) for Blu-rays, and a price that would be competitive if I continued with Netflix streaming and used the new company for my four-Blu-ray-per-month "fix."
What are my options, and what are other Mefites planning to do now that Netflix seems committed to its new pricing scheme?