But if you're not a fan of old movies and TV shows, it's probably of very little interest to you.
I, as most Netflix subcribers are a fan of entertainment. When a movie was created does not dictate weather the movie is entertaining or not. Take Citizen Kane that was shot in 1941 and is still hailed as the greatest movie ever by the American Film Institute, and probably by most people who have watched it. Netflix does making finding new releases hard to find by not posting them on the main page, but at the age of 26 I don't think of them as "old movies," but simply great movies I missed. Let's not forget the lack of commercials, that really helps make up for many of the 3 star movies/shows that are streaming.
There are a lot of cheaper alternatives than a 360 and an Xbox Live subscription for streaming Netflix to your television.
I'm on my third tivo, but unfortunatley it's going to be my last.
My first Tivo I loved, and I wore it out.
My second Tivo was fine, but I started wanting to be able to record two shows at once and a few other features, so I gave it to a friend and switched to MythTV. MythTV was great, but the box required occasional maintenance (software updates, reconfiguring the data source, etc) and it didn't recover well from the occasional power outage, so I tried EyeTV on my mac. That was awful (worked fine but made my mac slow as molasses in vermont in january) so I decided to buy another Tivo.
The new dual tuner Tivo was fine, but two months after I got it, my cable company informed me that they were switching to all-digital service and that I would have to get - and pay for - a cable box. As they were already charging me the limit of what I was willing to pay, I decided to cancel my service and use purchased TV downloads instead for a while and see how I liked that. Ok, no big deal, I could put the Tivo on ebay. So I called to cancel my Tivo service... and they said no. It seems that somewhere in the fine print when I signed up for service, they said I had to agree to a year of service on the unit, and so they wouldn't cancel it. I would have to find a buyer willing to transfer the service to them and fulfill the remaining contract period. Given that there are plenty of tivos on ebay without such restrictions, I knew that would never fly. So I'm stuck with it until the contract runs out.
If that's how Tivo wants to treat their customers, I have no desire to be one of those customers. If I ever get cable or satellite again, I'll go to the effort of maintaining the mythtv box again.
Because I'm sure that camera crews and equipment have absolutely no cost.
The cost would be a fixed cost, not an exponential cost, and therefor could be absorbed by Blizzard.
Impressively, only 4% of respondents said they wouldn't buy a new 360 because of hardware failures."
Obviously, only 4% of the respondents have never talked to a frustrated RROD 360 owner.
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