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Old 09-03-2019, 11:47 AM   #1
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For those that get DVDs via mail from Netflix, what is your experience with titles that are on your "not yet available" list? I've had dozens of titles on that list for years, and none have ever moved off it and into my DVD queue, that is until recently when I let my queue go empty. Then like magic one of those long-unavailable titles suddenly materialized in my mailbox. It's a sample size of one, so it might simply have been coincidence, but I'm wondering if others have experienced similar.
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They probably bought it at an auction for a defunct Blockbuster store.
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:21 PM   #3
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People still have DVD's mailed to them?
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DVD? Isn't that a brand name underwear company?
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:39 PM   #5
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I'd rather stream content but there's so much not (yet) available that way.
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i get a bluray from them now and then
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People still have DVD's mailed to them?
I'm pretty sure some stuff is on DVD, but not on streaming? DW still gets DVDs, and streams other stuff.


edit/add: A quick search showed that to be true. So yes, why not?

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/04/media...rnd/index.html
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Anyone who has perused the digital aisles of their streaming service will know the options can be limited. Netflix streaming reportedly has fewer than 6,000 film and TV titles, while DVD Netflix has about 100,000. (The company won't disclose such figures.)
"The attraction for me is the choice," says Netflix subscriber Rick Byrne, who lives in California and has rented nearly 5,000 discs over the past decade. "There is so much more choice on the DVD service than the streaming."
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Not Netflix DVDs, but just returned a Redbox DVD last night.

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It's been a couple of years since I had Netflix's DVD subscription. But, like you, I had titles perpetually sitting in the 'Not Available' queue . If I recall, I only had one ever move into the shipping queue.
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Just cancelled my DVD's a few months ago do to being homeless, that said I had 50% of mine in the not available sit there with no action. Those movies tended to be not popular or older movies, the other 50% made it to my active list, but those were usually new movies\series.
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For those that get DVDs via mail from Netflix, what is your experience with titles that are on your "not yet available" list? I've had dozens of titles on that list for years, and none have ever moved off it and into my DVD queue
I still get Netflix DVD's by mail, though I did reduce it to one disc at a time from the two at a time we had previously. There just weren't that many new movies coming out on DVD/BluRay to keep up with the two disc plan.

I think I've only got one or two movies in the not available list. I figure they don't have it, never will, but I haven't bothered removing it.

I would happily cut the DVD plan, but there are still a fair number of movies that come out on DVD that are not available on the streaming plan.
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Years ago I remember that the Netflix DVD selection included a lot of interesting foreign films that were not on streaming. I wonder if that is still true.

Currently, I keep Amazon Prime mainly for the streaming videos that others in the family watch. If that changes, I might ditch Prime and go back to Netflix DVD's.
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