So there are 3.4 million of us, but the assumption is that we’re all dorky suburban moms of a certain age and “set in our ways”. :dubious:
The typical attitude (exemplified in this article) when I mention my disc queue in any online discussion is as though I had said I was going to rent something on VHS from Blockbuster, and watch it on my 19-inch Zenith console TV. To the contrary, I use that disc queue to get Blu-rays to watch on my 60-inch 4K TV, with subwoofer and surround sound.
Why is that the clueless thing to do, but staying within the confines of whatever Netflix offers for streaming is the smart and hip way to go? (I do also have a Netflix streaming plan, FWIW.)
If one is intent on only streaming content, it looks like the next disc on my queue goes for $14.99 on iTunes. I pay $14.99 for a month of Netflix discs, two at a time, which means if I’m watching them quickly I might see a dozen or more in a month. Even if I’m busy and letting them lie around a bit, I’m still getting six or eight for that fifteen bucks.
So…what am I missing here? When I made this point on one forum, the guy who was snarking at me said “the cool kids” would just pirate the content they wanted. But couldn’t they do that for Netflix streaming content as well? Why is it cool to pay 12 bucks a month to get that content instead of pirating it, but paying $15 for discs that span a much wider universe (though sadly not absolutely everything) is dorky and lame?