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Old 05-01-2021, 12:15   #3241
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Looks fun.. good to see Tory
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Old 05-01-2021, 20:37   #3242
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Just signed up for a year and watched a few bits on Disney+ and I agree, picture looks stunning (Dolby Vision) and Atmos too. Will be my first time to see Empire Strikes Back in 4K this weekend.
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Old 10-01-2021, 12:06   #3243
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^ How was it, Fatbloke ?

Looking for a family drama with heart, something like 'Six Feet Under' - anyone watched 'This Is Us' ? Gets excellent reviews, and is on Netflix Canada, apparently - is it as good as they say ? Anything to compare it with ?

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Old 10-01-2021, 12:11   #3244
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First season was pretty decent, but written to be quite emotionally manipulative. We fell off it a few episodes into S02...

Think all seasons so far are on Prime if you have that.

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Old 10-01-2021, 12:22   #3245
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I went off it after a season. Too emotional!

In sane way it’s sort of like brothers and sisters, but glossy us drama but more (family) business drama as well.


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Old 10-01-2021, 12:44   #3246
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Some strong legacy content coming to Disney+ Star
I don't get it, that is some truly ancient content, not sure how seeing Die Hard for the 131st time justifies a price hike. Likewise, I'm not sure what Netflix are doing to justify a jump to £13.99 a month.
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Old 10-01-2021, 12:47   #3247
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I am one of these really unobservent people who managed to block out all the mastering issues and really enjoyed my rewatch in 2018. It was great to see the show in HD, there are some framing issues in season 1 that are really obvious but other then then that I was so into the show I missed all the things with colour filters and things outside the 4:3 frame.
If you are, then I am too. I've really enjoyed watching Buffy through with my daughter for the first time, aside from a couple of terrible framing moments it looks better than I've ever seen it before.
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Old 10-01-2021, 13:22   #3248
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I don't get it, that is some truly ancient content, not sure how seeing Die Hard for the 131st time justifies a price hike. Likewise, I'm not sure what Netflix are doing to justify a jump to £13.99 a month.

I was on the verge of cancelling Netflix, not paying £13.99 for it, don’t watch it enough.

Then I had an email offering it to me through Sky, for £5 a month, so grabbed that.

Even if Sky put it up in the future, it still going to be less than what I was paying to Netflix direct.

No idea who’s losing out here, Netflix or Sky, but it’s certainly not me


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Old 10-01-2021, 13:28   #3249
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This does not apply to me, but just out of general interest:
When you get Netflix via Sky as you said, do you have to use the Sky Box to access Netflix.
Or do you still maintain an actual Netflix account, and can use any device or streaming box to watch Netflix content?
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Old 10-01-2021, 13:30   #3250
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I'd guess that netflix et al are believing that their service is the only thing getting people through lockdown so a price hike would make good business sense if people are watching it endlessly and they're halfway through some regency claptrap soap opera.

Maybe they'll be sticking the price up and joining the others in offering comeback deals and so forth or a discount for not sharing it with 12 other people.
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Old 10-01-2021, 13:36   #3251
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Must have saved a bit of money with the internet-needed bandwidth cuts in the first lockdown, which they dragged their feet reversing. I believe the 1080p bitrates have still not been returned to pre-lockdown levels. Maybe they should restore them before putting up prices.

Probably just means there are enough people that either don’t notice or don’t care about the reduced picture quality.


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Old 10-01-2021, 16:07   #3252
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I don't know how Netflix can justify £11.99 per month for HD let alone £13.99. Their film database is truly horrendous and you can get through most of their good shows in about two months. Disney are probably loving it though, they're gonna walk right in a snatch away Netflix customers.
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Old 10-01-2021, 16:33   #3253
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I did upgrade to the highest tier a couple of months ago to enjoy the Netflix shows in 4K but now the prices have risen, I'm dropping back down to mid-tier. To be honest, after the wow factor 4K wears off, I completely forget about it. I think I can survive on 1080P.
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Old 10-01-2021, 17:49   #3254
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This does not apply to me, but just out of general interest:
When you get Netflix via Sky as you said, do you have to use the Sky Box to access Netflix.
Or do you still maintain an actual Netflix account, and can use any device or streaming box to watch Netflix content?
I had it this way via Sky for the last 18 months.

You are just billed by Sky, your account is always with Netflix, so you can still watch it on any device.
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Old 10-01-2021, 17:52   #3255
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When I signed up via Sky on Friday, I was sent a link which gave me the option to set up a new Netflix account using the same email as my Sky account or to link to an existing account, which I did.

Took two minutes and saved me £7 a month.


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Old 10-01-2021, 20:52   #3256
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^ How was it, Fatbloke ?
I ended up watching Dr Strange and Age of Ultron in the end. My internet kept dropping too which didn't help, still I'll get to it soon
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Old 11-01-2021, 07:52   #3257
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We also signed up to Netflix last year, but we are happy with the basic plan (£5.99); I think the quality is pretty good for that and the content (TV stuff) is pretty good. Not sure I would pay any more than £10 though as we still rent DVDs/Blu Rays through Cinema Paradiso and pay about that for access to all new releases, etc.
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Old 11-01-2021, 08:45   #3258
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Dunno about anyone else, but lockdown has meant we've burned through most of the stuff we wanted to see on Netflix and I'm finding it increasingly hard to justify. Now would certainly be a bad time to hike the price for me...
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Old 11-01-2021, 20:04   #3259
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I've dropped down to £9.99 too, I can live without 4K. Daft move on Netflix's part.
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They should just make 4K standard like Disney and Amazon.
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