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Say Goodbye to Blockbuster in 2011


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#31 Mr. Scot

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:18 AM

I don't actually think the company will die, but I do think the stores will.

They've made baby steps toward changing their business model. I expect that to continue until at some point they make a full-fledged transition.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:26 AM

Yeah, streaming movies works on occasion, but there's a price to pay eventually.

Netflix might be OK to stream movies, but I dunno. Netflix seems to run a couple of months behind.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:59 AM

Netflix streaming sure has a long way to go. I enjoy it for documentaries and such, but for movies it runs way behind the times. Personally, I think they need to focus more on improving their streaming selection because most of the mailed DVDs skip at least once.

#34 Mattiekrome

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:28 PM

Does this mean I should sell all of my BB stock?

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:30 PM

Netflix streaming sure has a long way to go. I enjoy it for documentaries and such, but for movies it runs way behind the times. Personally, I think they need to focus more on improving their streaming selection because most of the mailed DVDs skip at least once.


If skips are that common for you it might very well be your dvd player.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 05:43 PM

Anyone else have apple tv? We bought an Apple TV about 3 years ago because we were overseas and that was the best option. It isn't huge in the US but essentially is a big ipod for movies. New movies are released on tuesdays. You click twice and for 2.99 you have a rental ready to watch.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 06:23 PM

Arrrr... yer piratin skilz must be legendary.... arrrr...

Seriously... warez are a pain in the ass. I can't begin to tell you how many people I've had to clean up viruses from their PCs because they wanted to get over.

To anyone else thinking about using torrents, chans, uunet or any other source for warez... don't... just go buy the sh!t you want.


there's actually a good site I use to d/l things from, never got a virus or anything from the site or the files from the site. It's not torrents. PM me if you want it.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:32 PM

Netflix streaming sure has a long way to go. I enjoy it for documentaries and such, but for movies it runs way behind the times. Personally, I think they need to focus more on improving their streaming selection because most of the mailed DVDs skip at least once.


I like watching some of the older movies. Watched "3 Days of the Condor" last night on Netflix streaming. Good movie. Wouldn't have watched it if it wasn't for streaming.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:34 PM

lotta great old movies on teh streaming.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:51 PM

For what it's worth, Blockbuster now has an app for renting movies on Droid and iPhone handsets.