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Erik Gruenwedel

FYI: The price discount on Disney titles to kiosks and Netflix occurs six weeks -- not 28 days -- after street date, Bob Chapek, president of distribution, told investors Feb. 17.

scJohn

My bet would be they spend the same amount of money on the Disney titles as before. I don't see NF going to a 42-delay to save money. So probably the number of copies actually purchased will decrease. Result, longer wait times. They might go back after 42-days and buy more depending on what demands looks like after 42-days.

It would be interesting to know how much demand they satisfy in 28 days for the typical movie.

Me, my queue depth hardly ever goes below 24 titles which is 8 weeks worth at 3 out at a time. Your minimum queue depth would be your plan times 4.

PatB

DVDs can't go away fast enough to suit me. I had three disks stolen from my mailbox. I had raised the little red flag to show the postman that I had mail going out. Apparently some kids cruise the neighborhoods looking for those flags.

It cost me $54 to replace those disks.

Blu-ray picture quality is still attractive but DVDs look worse than cable HD, broadcast HD, and Roku (Netflix and Amazon) HD. Standard definition Roku is approximately the same quality as that available on a DVD and the kids can't steal it.

Spiritfox10

Well considering I haven't gotten a new release Netflix Blu Ray title in two weeks--all Long or Very Long Wait--I guess for me this change will have no effect.

Rolem

same here - 7 tltles Wait or Very Long Wait.

I am exploring other disc providers than Netflix - tired of paying more for blurays I can't get.

jolly

Of course this will affect availability. this raises the price for them 3X so I would say that the availability will decrese by 2/3.

hypocrisy rules

Once again the studios are pricing their "wholesale" discs above the first week price from a retail store. Netflix would be better off buying them from Amazon or Target. Unfortunately, the studios used their influence with most retailers to try block these kinds of end-runs...but, it could still be done.

hypocrisy rules

@PatB

Your mailbox is federal property, managed by the USPS:

http://www.ehow.com/about_6329596_mail-tampering-according-federal-law.html

Once you placed the discs in your mailbox, you technically delivered them to the USPS. Therefore, the kids stole them from the postal service, not from you. You should not have been required to pay for them.

dAVe

@PatB

While DVD can't really compete in direct comparison to Blu-ray, I have noticed that not all DVD upconverting Blu-ray players are built the same. I know this because I have 2 Sony machines and one total sucks at playback of DVD and the other one does a remarkable job. To keep the test fair, both players where hooked up HDMI to the same HDTV. Just food for thought.

Nalez

So - with the increased prices, is Disney going to start giving us ALL the content, or still the stripped down rental only DVDs?

fisty

@PatB

Who exactly did you pay that $54 to? If they were NFLX discs, they don't charge customers for discs lost in the mail, whether coming or going.
Now, if you microwave it, the dog eats it, you toss it in a woodchipper, or just lose it in your home, that's $14 per disc ($20 for BluRay). But that's also your own fault.

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