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    News - Netflix raises subscription price for 4K streaming

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    Re: News - Netflix raises subscription price for 4K streaming

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    Re: News - Netflix raises subscription price for 4K streaming

    So they fight against being charged to stream content at a premium by cable companies but are happy to do the same to their own customers.
    What a shocker.....

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    Re: News - Netflix raises subscription price for 4K streaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmastorm View Post
    So they fight against being charged to stream content at a premium by cable companies but are happy to do the same to their own customers.
    What a shocker.....
    to be fair this is slightly different. We're already paying for the 'pipes' that they're sending the data to us on, they shouldn't have to pay for it again because the ISP is cheapskate or wants to double dip.

    4K is clearly going to need more resources to send the data so I don't see an issue with the premium, it's not like it's going to be easily available for everyone (min 25meg connection.... meaning fibre/cable only) so better to charge those that actually want it.

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    Re: News - Netflix raises subscription price for 4K streaming

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    4K is clearly going to need more resources to send the data so I don't see an issue with the premium, it's not like it's going to be easily available for everyone (min 25meg connection.... meaning fibre/cable only) so better to charge those that actually want it.
    ^-this, and is an extra three bucks a month really unjustifiable given the supposed increase in quality?

    No, if I'm going to slag off Netflix then it's this ... where on earth do they hide the UK pricing details? A simple Google for the obvious doesn't give any info from the Netflix site itself, but there's plenty from TechRadar, the Guardian, etc.

    I was interested the other day in perhaps cutting my monies to Virgin and use the saving to get a Netflix sub. With the long winter's nights heading our way, I thought some extra content might be useful (e.g. really want to see Caddyshack2 again for some reason).

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    Re: News - Netflix raises subscription price for 4K streaming

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    I was interested the other day in perhaps cutting my monies to Virgin and use the saving to get a Netflix sub. With the long winter's nights heading our way, I thought some extra content might be useful (e.g. really want to see Caddyshack2 again for some reason).
    If you've got a Tivo, you get a Netflix app build it. Quite handy as it uses the Tivo's broadband (10Mbps) rather than your normal one, so you won't get shaped on it...

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    Re: News - Netflix raises subscription price for 4K streaming

    Meh. Their 1080p looks like washed out poor overcompressed 480p. Maybe the 4k service will look like slightly washed out 1080p?

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    Re: News - Netflix raises subscription price for 4K streaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    If you've got a Tivo, you get a Netflix app build it. Quite handy as it uses the Tivo's broadband (10Mbps) rather than your normal one, so you won't get shaped on it...
    Quite true, but then again I've got the top broadband package from VM (they keep upgrading it!) and I'd be content with one 20% as large. And yes, I've been Tivo'd too - trouble is that the Netflix app needs a valid NF account and Virgin stopped doing that nice trial deal. Maybe they (VM) need to think about offering NF as a "value add" service the same way they do Sky Movies et al. (And yes, I know that competes with VM's own on-demand offerings).

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    Re: News - Netflix raises subscription price for 4K streaming

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    No, if I'm going to slag off Netflix then it's this ... where on earth do they hide the UK pricing details? A simple Google for the obvious doesn't give any info from the Netflix site itself, but there's plenty from TechRadar, the Guardian, etc.
    I wouldn't call putting your price right in the centre of your homepage hiding the pricing details, then if you click the 'Start Your Free Month' button you get the full breakdown of the pricing tiers...
    I don't mean to sound cold, or cruel, or vicious, but I am so that's the way it comes out.

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    Re: News - Netflix raises subscription price for 4K streaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Mblaster View Post
    I wouldn't call putting your price right in the centre of your homepage hiding the pricing details, then if you click the 'Start Your Free Month' button you get the full breakdown of the pricing tiers...
    They must have heard me, because that page is definitely not the one that was being displayed at the weekend. Maybe it was being rewritten for the 4K stuff?

    The £6.99 package looks the best for me, so now to see if I can get some money back from Virgin Media.

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