we finally got netflix

@winterose (39913)
Canada
June 3, 2012 1:03pm CST
I couldn't get netflix before because I needed a credit card and didn't have one, now I have it and we are so happy that we can see as many movies a month as we like. We don't go out to the movies so we save money there. We don't have a DVD player either. We could rent movies through our cable company but they were between 4.99 and 6.99 a movie so we didn't do it that often. Now we see whatever we want whenever we want. Do you have netflix or do you use something else in your country, what is it and how does it work.
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8 responses
• United States
3 Jun 12
Yes I have Netflix as you know. I live the documentaries the best. I love man woman wild and survivor man. I also like dual survivalists or whatever it's called. One guy always wears shirts and barefoot. I can't wait to see them when I get our house Internet on.
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@winterose (39913)
• Canada
3 Jun 12
yeah I got to be careful about the usage, I don't want to be paying a lot more in bandwith, but I do have the most coverage now, but sometimes we go over.
• United States
3 Jun 12
You are going to love Netflix winter, but you won't have to worry about bandwidth if you get a streaming box like I have. I bought the Roku. It streams Netflix directly to your television. You pick the movies on your computer or right on the television. You can still watch on the computer if you want to but I don't. Like the other person said its only 7.99 a month for unlimited streaming. I think I'm going to get rid of the mail service as its a pain. The Roku box also has other channels on it as well like Pandora and other movie channels but I have been so busy watching movies, television shows and documentaries I haven't been able to check much of it out.
• United States
4 Jun 12
PointlessQuestions, you're talking about Cody Lundin, aren't you? I met him when he had a book signing here in town a few years ago. He's a really interesting guy. The going around barefoot thing isn't just a gimmick for the show, either...
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
4 Jun 12
I got rid of my satellite over a year ago and am so happy. I have 4 Roku's throughout the house and I subscribe to netflix for most of my content. I use Amazon for my pay per view - which I rarely do. I have about 20 other Roku channels that I use regularly even CNN Intl live! I love saving money! :)
@winterose (39913)
• Canada
4 Jun 12
I am not familiar with Roku, what is that like
@winterose (39913)
• Canada
5 Jun 12
I don't have wireless though is it better than the regular internet service?
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
3 Jun 12
Hello winterose Congratulations on getting the netflix. It sounds like you have a lot of movie watching in your future! We have considered getting the netflix. We currently have the huluplus. We got it because they claimed to have the current episodes of Mad Men. Unfortunately, that proved to be an inaccurate claim. We have seen that the netflix doesn't make this same claim, so we haven't changed. However, the netflix seems to offer more current movies, so we are thinking of making the change to the netflix from the huluplus. However, we do want to continue with the huluplus because we are enjoying watching all of the Monk television program.
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@winterose (39913)
• Canada
3 Jun 12
yep that makes a lot of difference, on which one to choose, but you know the customer service at netflix are very helpful, you can call them and ask them. They also offer one month free for you to try it out to see if you like it.
• United States
3 Jun 12
Yes, I've seen the one month free offer. HuluPlus also offers the one month free. I'll probably end up giving the netflix a try, but for now I'll continue watching the HuluPlus. It's nice to have something to watch every now and then. I especially enjoy the documentaries.
• United States
10 Jun 12
I love netflix and mostly use it to watch older movies that don't come on tv often and aren't easy/cheap to find in stores. They are also great for watching tv series that have been cancelled. Legend of the Seeker and Firefly are two of my favorite cancelled series and it was less expensive to watch them on netflix than buy the series on DVD.
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@winterose (39913)
• Canada
10 Jun 12
thanks that is great to know.
• China
4 Jun 12
Hi,we can see the movie on-line ,but the movie is not the newest,but we can wait,when they finish in the cinema,those movies can be update on line.
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@winterose (39913)
• Canada
4 Jun 12
thanks for your answer my friend
@Bluedoll (15476)
• Canada
3 Jun 12
I have to watch my download useage. The cable company here only lets us use I think it is 5gigs per month. After that they charge for each additional unless you get a larger plan 250gig which of course costs more. What this means of course you can only download a few movies a month free. For that reason, I've not used tried netflix and go to a local theator on special tuesdays which is cheaper. Is a cheap evening out and something to do. I like good movies.
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@winterose (39913)
• Canada
3 Jun 12
that is a good point, for us going to the movies is much more expensive
• United States
4 Jun 12
I love netflix cause it is easy and convienant. I like that I can watch TV series shows that I have always wanted to see and don't have to worry how long it takes me to finish the season!!! :)
@winterose (39913)
• Canada
6 Jun 12
yes those are all great reasons
• United States
4 Jun 12
We do the streaming-only service with Netflix. At some point, we may upgrade the service to DVDs, but we just wanted something very basic right now. We already have a decent television package as well as access to the numerous sites that offer free shows and movies. Once we move again, however, I may choose to have only the most basic of television service with the satellite company (that we are, unfortunately, stuck in a contract with) and upgrade the Netflix service to include DVDs. That way, I can access some exercise DVDs that aren't available for streaming, as well as some movies that both my boyfriend and I would like to see.
@winterose (39913)
• Canada
4 Jun 12
that sounds like a great idea