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cdevroe
cdevroe

There is still a DVD.Netflix.com? Oh this could be bad for me.

jack
jack

@cdevroe I still get DVDs from Netflix. Much larger movie selection that way. Also, it helps force me to watch something instead of just scrolling around and watching trailers until it's too late.

cdevroe
cdevroe

@jack I very often will browse Netflix and just end up watching nothing. So maybe this will help!

MadeinSpareTime
MadeinSpareTime

@cdevroe I love this idea! Have the same problem and feel like that would be a great solution

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@cdevroe seems like the one service where you could watch anything?

cdevroe
cdevroe

@toddgrotenhuis I'm going to dig into this and test that theory. There are many things, especially photography documentaries, that are on my list that I haven't found on streaming.

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@cdevroe The other test, I guess, is whether or not the shows being released as streaming-first make their way to DVD? I imagine the more popular ones do and others don't?

JMaxB
JMaxB

@cdevroe I think DVD Netflix wins over streaming hands down. It's cheaper and the selection of movies is much larger. A psychological advantage, I think, is that you have to choose your movies rather than just "seeing what's on TV."

cdevroe
cdevroe

@JMaxB I can see that!

jack
jack

@JMaxB @cdevroe That's exactly right. I get 2 DVDs at a time, and "What are we going to watch tonight?" is answered by one of those 2.

JMaxB
JMaxB

@jack As with many things, I suspect that many people have gone to streaming because it's newer, not because they've really weighed the costs and benefits.

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ReaderJohn
ReaderJohn

@JMaxB As a streamer, I tend to agree with you.

On the other hand, my wife who enjoys the Great British Baking Show, Blown Away, and a few other 1-hour series will only with greatest reluctance sit down for a two-hour movie.