Netflix continues screwing over customers with delayed new-release rentals compliments of Fox and Universal…

by Mike
Posted April 12th, 2010 at 1:27 pm
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Like renting new releases via Netflix soon after they’re released? Well, now you’ll have to either (A) find a new similar service or (B) start pirating that crap because Netflix just made it harder to enjoy the service you pay for. With the help of Fox and Universal, delaying new movie rentals for 28 days after release in hopes of increased physical media sales is the sole motivation behind this move. According to the trio, it’s a “win-win” for everyone, ultimately bringing lower prices.

Forgive me if I don’t understand, but how does fucking over consumers and forcing us to purchase a product we obviously don’t want going to “help” us? How is it “better” for us?

As always, the bottom line is all that really matters in today’s day and age. Because of that, consumers suffer. As Netflix continues down this path of siding with big media instead of the people that actually prop up their business (and ignoring the whole digital aspect of media distribution/consumption), how much longer will they continue to be on top?

Will you wait 28 days for new releases via Netflix or simply find other means to fulfill your entertainment appetite?
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