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Comment: Re:trade up netflix for apple TV (Score 1) 481

by DeckardJK (#37446574) Attached to: Netflix Creates Qwikster For DVD Only Business

The problem is that Netflix/Qwikster is the worst of both worlds.

Netflix was originally worth it because of their low prices compared to Blockbuster on a per rental basis as long as you turned your rentals over quick. Netflix's DVD back catalog is great but now due to their recently negotiated contracts they're getting a lot of new releases 30 days later than retail, Blockbuster, and cable video on demand. Maybe they can buy a retail new release but they can't stick it in an envelope and send it to me for a month.

The streaming quality isn't all that great right now and the selection is poor. Streaming was the thing that kept me subscribed to Netflix when I wasn't able to get new release DVDs on time. It was a good value add. Neither service is worth full price to me now. If they're able to get new releases back or greatly expand their streaming catalog I'll consider coming back.

Comment: Response Time (Score 1) 321

by DeckardJK (#28350333) Attached to: Ideal, and Actual, IT Performance Metrics?
We have a help desk ticketing system that automated issues get logged in. The on call personel will get pages. Also... other individuals in the company can make requests and log issues into the system to assign them to groups or individuals. The only metric really recorded is response time to respond to the client or automated event. The first concern is communicating early that the concern has been noticed and is/will be scheduled for work.
KDE

KDE 4.0 Beta 1 Released 249

Posted by Zonk
from the and-they-are-just-giving-it-away-this-time dept.
dbhost writes "Along with this morning's cup of coffee and log reviews, I discovered that the KDE team is moving forward with a long awaited beta release of KDE 4.0 beta release of KDE 4.0. The most interesting item I found in the notes is that the file manager in KDE is being separated from Konqueror into a component called Dolphin. Also, according to the announcement, konsole has been treated to a number of improvements such as split view, and history highlighting."
Sony

Sony Looks to 'Refine' PS3 Price 182

Posted by Zonk
from the that's-corpspeak-for-price-cut dept.
Via GameDaily a Financial Times interview with with Sir Howard Stringer, Sony's CEO, gives fans the first hope that price cuts may be coming soon. Lauding the Wii's performance in last month's NPD numbers, Stringer says that Sony is looking to 'refine' the PS3's pricepoint. "'Nintendo Wii has been a successful enterprise, and a very good business model, compared with ours . . . because it's cheaper,' Mr Stringer said in a video interview. 'That [price cuts] is what we are studying at the moment. That's what we are trying to refine.' Sir Howard said he expected 'energy [in PS3 sales] by Christmas, and then you will begin to see break-out games'. Sony is launching a virtual-world game called Home this year, and up to 30 other games."

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