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Netflix streaming is being super laggy for me-- meaning the audio plays fine but the picture gets stuck. The buffer is good and reloading doesn't help. It used to just do this for the first few minutes or the last few minutes of a show but now it is doing it all the time. Playing in either Chrome or Firefox makes no difference.

With my recent all-the-time headaches, TV is about all I can handle. Anyone know how to fix this?
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Frankly, since streaming never works well on Netflix, although Amazon Prime streaming works well; I have had it with the need to transfer all my DVD business to a new part of the business.

So, I am done with Netflix.
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Now that Netflix is pushing their "streaming only" option as the preferred method, is anyone a bit concerned? I have opted for DVDs only for a couple reasons.

(1) Streaming has been very unreliable here for the last couple months.
(2) Streamable selection kind of sucks.

Also, my only available cable provider for my internet use is Craptastic Comcast/Xfinity.
They are quite pissy about download/upload use. They actually CUT OFF one man here in the state for the next twelve months for going over what they considered "normal" use. He uses his internet for movies, music, online JOB, and accessing the "Cloud" and it adds up.

Presumably, one could watch enough movies to go over Comcast's current limits. Then what?

I know Comcast claims it is a liberal amount, but they parse it in terms of downloaded MUSIC...which takes less than movies. So, while I am terribly unschooled in this particular aspect of online life, it does make me wonder.

Especially since Comcast/Xfinity is a competitor with Netflix, I see trouble ahead.
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Yes, I got the notice that the current service (2 DVDs at once and unlimited streaming) is ending for me. I told them to forget streaming.

Mostly, this is because until a month ago, streaming was my favorite thing. Then two things happened. Netflix made some changes...and whatever they did totally screwed up streaming. The chosen movie would lock up time and time again and take as much time 'loading' to re-start as I spent watching it.

Calling Netflix got me told that was the fault of Comcast. And I believed that at first. But, oddly, streaming Amazon is no problem. Nor is streaming television directly from sites like ABC. Only Netflix locks up for me. My son solved this issue by putting a hard-line on his blue-ray player. I don't feel I should have to crawl under the house and rewire everything AND pay extra to stream movies.

So, if I decide I must stream film, it will likely be someone else getting the bucks for Amazon, Hulu, or Greencine.

I am further frustrated that I cannot get real answers from Netflix either online at their site OR on the phone. I get sympathy and canned excuses. Too bad, because I had been pleased with Netflix till recently.
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So for instance, our current $9.99 a month membership for unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs will be split into 2 distinct plans:

Plan 1: Unlimited Streaming (no DVDs) for $7.99 a month
Plan 2: Unlimited DVDs, 1 out at-a-time (no streaming), for $7.99 a month.

The price for getting both of these plans will be $15.98 a month ($7.99 + $7.99). For new members, these changes are effective immediately; for existing members, the new pricing will start for charges on or after September 1, 2011.

Read more at the source...

WTF Netflix?! I just told my mom (the owner of our account) and her response? "Uh uh, no way! They can kiss my ass!"

What do you all think?
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Does anyone else note that television series on streaming option are often completely scrambled in terms of order? We watched (or attempted) both seasons of The Tudors that are available on instant play. They were totally scrambled and each season missing at least one entire episode, due to the double appearance of at least one.
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