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« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2008, 06:20:09 AM »

I never really saw the use of profiles either.  I'm the only one in my family who uses it and if my mother wants to rent something I just have her tell me what it is then put it up at the top of my queue so that when I get my next shipment of rentals it is there give it to my mom so she can watch it, then when she's done she gives it back to me send it back end of story.  I have my account on hold for now and it goes back online for me next month, so I need to finish the movies in my collection so I can get my backlog worked and when my netflix rentals start coming again I can watch them and not worry about the stuff that I own that I will probably get rid of after I finish them if I don't like them.   
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2008, 08:17:40 AM »

Actually, once my fiancee and I filled up our queue, we discovered the benefit of additional profiles. Now, instead of dropping things so we can fit new movies into our list of 500, we have 1000 slots to engorge!  TeddyR
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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2009, 10:08:18 AM »

i use facetsmovies.com. it's the same sort of thing as netflix, but it focuses on independent film. it's also non-profit, and about the same price.
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2009, 04:17:08 PM »

www.ehit.com

Ehit specializes in Chinese film, so they have a lot of region 3 discs.  Shouldn't be a problem for most people.  They also have American films.  Only downside is they're located in California, so it can take longer to get movies than from Netflix.
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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2009, 02:43:49 PM »

Redbox. There again, as I said in my reply to the thread on Netflix, when "Consumer Reports," the consumer magazine did their survey on places to rent dvds, Netflix was their first choice. And Redbox was their second choice. You can make of that what you will.
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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2009, 12:23:39 AM »

Redbox. There again, as I said in my reply to the thread on Netflix, when "Consumer Reports," the consumer magazine did their survey on places to rent dvds, Netflix was their first choice. And Redbox was their second choice. You can make of that what you will.

Redbox is fine if you absolutely never rent anything more than about a year old.  I really don't think this applies to most of the people on this forum, though. 

Myself, once in a while I'll get something from there even with my netflix membership.  It's great for new releases and such.
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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2011, 12:02:04 AM »

I also need an alternative to netflix. I dont care two whits about profiles. What I do care about is getting a TON of damaged DVDs, really lousy service (its almost impossible to actually get a human being on the line to complain to), a large chunk of my 500 DVDs in my queue have a "wait" of some kind. Then  today, the final straw. I recently got internet in my apartment again. I was so excited to use Netflix's on demand with my Wii! Pop in the DVD...oops! It doesnt work anymore. I have to download netflix on my wii shop, only to find out that I have to activate it on my computer. The wii and the computer have to have internet at the same time to do this. I have a modem with ONE outlet. Meaning I will never be able to give my computer AND my wii internet at the same time. I immediately cancelled my membership. Ive had enough.

To the topic at hand: so no one offers a decent alternative to netflix then? Redbox is unacceptable, I generally rent classics and indie movies. I need something with a pretty expansive selection. Honestly, my 300+ DVD collection is enough to keep me happy if I have to live in a world without rentals, but Id like to find something that doesnt suck that IS NOT netflix. Im done with them.  
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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2011, 12:40:34 PM »

I also need an alternative to netflix. I dont care two whits about profiles. What I do care about is getting a TON of damaged DVDs, really lousy service (its almost impossible to actually get a human being on the line to complain to), a large chunk of my 500 DVDs in my queue have a "wait" of some kind.

To the topic at hand: so no one offers a decent alternative to netflix then? Redbox is unacceptable, I generally rent classics and indie movies. I need something with a pretty expansive selection. Honestly, my 300+ DVD collection is enough to keep me happy if I have to live in a world without rentals, but Id like to find something that doesnt suck that IS NOT netflix. Im done with them.  

I think the problem with Netflix is, like Redbox, it is generally targeted to people who rent new and recent releases.  With the kind of movies that most of us rent, the DVD has been around much longer and gone through the mail many more times so the chance of damage is greater.  Also, they keep fewer of the less in-demand DVDs in stock so we have to wait for them. I have asked some of my friends who aren't bad movie fans (I know, why would I have friends like that?) and it seems they have very few damaged DVDs shipped to them.   I have had many. 

I don't know of anything similar to Netflix, but lately I've been watching a lot of stuff on stagevu.com 
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