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RE: Netflix UK - 22/4/2012 9:03:36 AM   
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I've been trying a free trial for Lovefilm. Much prefer Netflix.
The first film I tried on lovefilm kept pausing and after 20 mins I was only 5 mins in. So put a film on Netflix, played without any problems.

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RE: Netflix UK - 22/4/2012 9:39:12 AM   
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Although I've found if you leave it a bit Lovefilm plays fine, Netflix's connection seems to be better (or just fewer people using it!). But there's no question Lovefilm has the better choice - and 1000s more films I think, not even 100s. Netflix only seems ahead if you missed a couple of recent TV shows while they were on, but they also fill out their catelogue with the likes of Teen Mom and tons of individual discs of hosts of SNL. Netflix docs selection wasn't bad but, at one point, about the only new film that had first was Oranges and Sunshine. They've had pretty much none since. 

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RE: Netflix UK - 22/4/2012 11:39:07 PM   
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My netflix free trial ran out today and I doubt I will be renewing it except maybe to watch the remaining 6 seasons of Its always sunny in philadelphia and thats only because its not available anywhere else in the UK.
Films wise however there were wasnt anything that Lovefilm doesnt have.

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RE: Netflix UK - 23/4/2012 10:33:26 PM   
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I'm finding more films for me on Netflix than lovefilm

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RE: Netflix UK - 27/4/2012 12:33:41 PM   
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But most seem to be on both - well most Netflix as Lovefilm seem to have not just 100s but 1000s more (which Netflix carefully gets around by not 'listing' the numbre of films that I can see ). The real difference seems to be the TV shows and Netflix making up for the lack of a decent film choice by adding current shows like Breaking Away (and Teen Mom ).

Livefilm Instant shows over 8000 items available, over 7000 free with the package (which will include TV epis - it's nearly 4500 feature films). At about 40 films a page, I think Netflix would be lucky to make the 1000? Probably a lot under that or maybe a nudge over if you add Bollywood, which I've had removed from my listing.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not completely against it - the US version is apparently wide-ranging and superb. But it's been several months now and there have been very few developments on Netflix and very few additions.


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RE: Netflix UK - 27/4/2012 12:47:09 PM   
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I agree with you in that Netflix has a smaller library than LoveFilm, and it's very slow to update its listings, but as I've already said, the streaming quality is just so much better. I'd rather have fewer films that I can actually watch smoothly than a massive library of films that have to buffer every ten minutes.

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RE: Netflix UK - 27/4/2012 12:51:22 PM   
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It is a smoother watch, absolutely - although I think I've possibly not had as many problems as you in viewing a film on Lovefilm from start to finish.

Actually the thing I like best about Netflix is you get the option of that midway screen - the all of nothing thing on Lovefilm can be annoying.

(ALso, it was a response to a comment on content being different )



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RE: Netflix UK - 28/4/2012 11:09:37 PM   
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Apparently though Lovefilm count each episode of a programme as one listing, but Netflix counts each season as one.

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RE: Netflix UK - 2/5/2012 5:52:33 PM   
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Yes they do, which is slightly misleading.

I have only been subscribed to netflix since Sunday, but the online service seems to be better than lovefilm so far. It's well priced too.

Lovefilm is worth keeping because of the wider variety of films that can be sent through the post.

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RE: Netflix UK - 14/5/2012 4:28:18 PM   
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Anyone have any idea how to contact Lovefilm directly? My other half was watching Superman and Batman Public Enemies about three weeks ago when he wanted to rewind and the whole thing crashed. Since then that particular listening hasn't worked. Not on the PS3 or the computer.

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RE: Netflix UK - 14/5/2012 10:04:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: chrisrus

Apparently though Lovefilm count each episode of a programme as one listing, but Netflix counts each season as one.


Yes, but I was specifically using as a reference the number for features - if you go in the sidebar you can narrow down what you're looking at and remove TV entirely so there isn't a miscount. If you check above you'll note that I draw out the numbers showing for each.

http://www.lovefilm.com/help/dyn_faqs.html?faq_cat=&editorial_id=3084
There's a contact us bit at the bottom of the page - is this any help?

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RE: Netflix UK - 14/5/2012 10:08:38 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: steffols

Anyone have any idea how to contact Lovefilm directly? My other half was watching Superman and Batman Public Enemies about three weeks ago when he wanted to rewind and the whole thing crashed. Since then that particular listening hasn't worked. Not on the PS3 or the computer.


I've heard good things about it. Any good?

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RE: Netflix UK - 15/5/2012 9:47:39 AM   
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Thanks Elab, I managed to find someone to contact. They were rather speedy albeit with standard 'restart everything' advice. The second email was a matter of 'we don't know what's wrong but we know it's not our fault' which was a bit annoying. They must have done something though, cause it started working!

Whistler, I'll let you know when I finally get to watch it!

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RE: Netflix UK - 16/5/2012 8:21:40 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: steffols

Anyone have any idea how to contact Lovefilm directly? My other half was watching Superman and Batman Public Enemies about three weeks ago when he wanted to rewind and the whole thing crashed. Since then that particular listening hasn't worked. Not on the PS3 or the computer.


When I was on free trial with lovefilm the same thing happened to me when I was watching a film. Rewind it a bit and it crashed. Couldn't continue you it on PS3 or iPad. It worked on computer though

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RE: Netflix UK - 27/6/2012 5:33:41 PM   
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Netflix tweeted THIS earlier on but when I clicked THIS link when I got home it said "This title is unavailable". Is anyone else getting that message?

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RE: Netflix UK - 27/6/2012 10:02:10 PM   
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Works fine for me.

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RE: Netflix UK - 27/6/2012 11:30:35 PM   
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I think it might be an Irish thing.

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RE: Netflix UK - 28/6/2012 9:47:20 AM   
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Netflix is apparently being squeezed out of the market here due to a deal between News Corp and Lovefilm, which gives them rights to the second screening of 20th Century Fox films and shows and Netflix is lobbying from the angle that it's unfair.
http://www.fool.co.uk/news/investing/company-comment/2012/06/28/netflix-may-want-to-rethink-its-british-invasion.aspx

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RE: Netflix UK - 3/7/2012 8:16:52 AM   
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Some great new additions lately

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RE: Netflix UK - 4/7/2012 12:03:04 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: chrisrus

Some great new additions lately


I was wondering about that because I subscribed about six weeks ago and there doesn't seem to be any new content at all which is worrying. The new releases section seems to be mostly obscure straight to dvd fodder.

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RE: Netflix UK - 4/7/2012 12:07:07 PM   
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The recently added line is greatly extended - that's been as moribund as the 'new releases' (that normally aren't) but perhaps they've managed to add a couple of back catalogues to start getting some depth.

New releases are virtually non existent unless it's a couple of new epis of Teen Mom


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RE: Netflix UK - 4/7/2012 2:32:42 PM   
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I keep checking out the Netflix catalogue but it's still slim pickings at the moment. I wouldn't even want to waste my free months trial with the current selection.

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RE: Netflix UK - 9/7/2012 4:20:50 PM   
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Slim pickings and some of the quality of the films is shocking. Literally couldn't sit through The Brothers Grimm last night because it looked like a pirated copy from the seventies.



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RE: Netflix UK - 9/7/2012 9:04:26 PM   
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Im enjoying Netflix a lot.Im currently watching tv shows Andromeda and Heroes.When im finished with those il be checking out Damages and The Sons of Anarchy.

Watched some good recent films on it too like Drive and Conan The Barbarian remake.

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RE: Netflix UK - 22/8/2012 2:50:07 PM   
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How often do Netflix update in the UK? I've heard people say the choices are awful compared to the US. Has there been any word as to that changing?

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RE: Netflix UK - 22/8/2012 2:54:27 PM   
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I'm sticking with Lovefilm for the forseeable future. If I do change services, it'll most likely be Now TV, if they give you the ability to stream through Sony BluRay players.

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RE: Netflix UK - 22/8/2012 3:00:53 PM   
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I'm sticking with Lovefilm for the forseeable future. If I do change services, it'll most likely be Now TV, if they give you the ability to stream through Sony BluRay players.


Same here, it's also handy that I can stream Lovefilm through my Bluray player.

Still, I doubt I'd go for Netflix even if my BR player did support it, last I checked the number of titles was still laughable compared to Lovefilm and quite a few people have told me that the picture quality looks naff through Netflix as well.

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RE: Netflix UK - 22/8/2012 3:08:28 PM   
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I think the old stuff and the TV stuff is expanding quite a lot now. Their new stuff is still very slow and weak although they seem to be better with docs than features generally - I've noticed that before and now eg they've got Being Elmo up really quick too. 

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RE: Netflix UK - 24/8/2012 12:58:01 PM   
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Im using Netflix but I access the US content more as they have a better selection of shows, the UK version is way behind in comparison.

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RE: Netflix UK - 26/8/2012 1:06:24 PM   
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Netflix UK is worth it for the tv shows alone.Currently im enjoying Andomeda, Heroes, and X-Men animated.I am looking forward to checking out Sons Of Anarchy and Damages pretty soon too.

As for films, i recently watched and enjoyed Drive, Warrior, and Buried.

For 7 euro a month, i think its well worth it.

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