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Anyone know if there's anything decent/recent on there? Their 'shop window' is more boarded-up than the dodgy book shop down the street. You can't even see what films and programmes they stream until you sign up. How am I supposed to know if i want to sign up if I can't see in advance what I'm signing up for?

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Answered my own question via this website:

http://netflixukvsusa.blogspot.co.uk/2014/

While US customers get access to over 10,000 films and TV episodes for their $8 (currently worth £4.87), we get less than a third of that for £6.

Just to rub salt in the wound, some of the stuff they get that we don't were ours to start with, such as loads of classic Dr Whos.

I shouldn't be surprised. It's already normal over here to have new releases at our cinemas that are already on DVD and BD in the States.

And then they wonder why illegal downloading is so rife.

Not that that's linked to anything to do with Netflix, but it's all par for the course over here.

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MajorFubar wrote:

Anyone know if there's anything decent/recent on there?

Really depends on what you're into and what you consider decent/recent.

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How am I supposed to know if i want to sign up if I can't see in advance what I'm signing up for?

You take them up on the one month free trial.

There are a number of third parties that maintain lists of what's been added and removed etc too.

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Looks like we posted within seconds of each other.

Thanks anyway. I won't be wasting my money I don't think.

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I signed up for a months free trial to watch House of Cards, it is excelent.  Stuck around for a month or two but then canceled it.  A buddy of mine has US Netflix on his PS3, I believe its as simple as diddling your DNS adress.  US Netflix is far better.

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MajorFubar wrote:

Answered my own question via this website:

http://netflixukvsusa.blogspot.co.uk/2014/

While US customers get access to over 10,000 films and TV episodes for their $8 (currently worth £4.87), we get less than a third of that for £6.

Just to rub salt in the wound, some of the stuff they get that we don't were ours to start with, such as loads of classic Dr Whos.

I shouldn't be surprised. It's already normal over here to have new releases at our cinemas that are already on DVD and BD in the States.

And then they wonder why illegal downloading is so rife.

Not that that's linked to anything to do with Netflix, but it's all par for the course over here.

Its swings and roundabouts, every region differs.

To get the best out of Netflix you really need a smartdns/VPN...

And no its not Netflix et al fault, its down to an industry of corrupt dinosaurs clinging onto outdated business models who have nothing but contempt for the consumer and view anyone who wants to pay to watch content how they want, when they want on whatever the hell device they choose as thieving b#stards

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Paul. wrote:

US Netflix is far better.

As I said its swings and roundabouts.

I find that US can be better for TV as well as the Netherlands at times, Canada and S. America are best for newer films.

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daveh75 wrote:

And no its not Netflix et al fault, its down to an industry of corrupt dinosaurs clinging onto outdated business models 

Fully agree. Such as all the region 1 + 2 (etc) crap we had with DVDs to control international distribution. Back then, if you wanted a US DVD months before it was released here, it was all about getting it from some shifty guy in a trench-coat and dark glasses (metaphorically speaking) and pressing secret buttons on your DVD player to make in multiregion. But those days are gone. The WWW has turned the world into one big market now whether they like it or not, and instead of embracing such amazing opportunities, they're too stupid to progress beyond their anachronistic business models which belong to a different era. And while they continue to do that, the piracy and illegal downloading they cry about so much will continue to run rife.

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RE: Netflix

Have you tried or heard of g-box midnight MX2.

I think it's a one off payment then you can watch all number of movies and shows.

I've a mate who's bought one, but haven't had the chance to catch up with him yet.

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No I bought a Western Digital TV Live because I was more interested in having a box which would stream from my NAS and play iPlayer on my old 32" Samsung TV in the bedroom. But it also has a Netflix app so I was just wondering whether it was worthwhile signing up. Answer appears to be no in the UK. 

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I got home last week to find that 'we' had 'accidentally' registered for the free trial and I am actually finding lots of stuff on there to watch. Granted it's not latest releases but there's enough on there to make it better value than four quid a pop for a Virgin rental.

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I signed up for Netflix specifically to watch House of Cards and Breaking Bad (both excellent), but cancelled my subscription a month or two later as there wasn't much else I was interested in. But I'll definitely sign up again for House of Cards 2. And don't forget the latter will be available in 4K if that's of any interest to you.

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I think I echo many of the sentiments on here. I signed up for Netflix for a couple of months, watched about two films and then cancelled.

I went off to LoveFilm to give that a bash, and it seemed to have a broader film choice (to me, at least) - but again, didn't hold me for more than two/three months.

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Hello and welcome to the forum, btw...

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Andy Clough wrote:

I signed up for Netflix specifically to watch House of Cards ...

... But I'll definitely sign up again for House of Cards 2.

Sorry to go off-topic from Netflix.

Andy, I have always enjoyed the original (BBC) 'House of Cards' with Ian Richardson. (VHS, DVD and now on Blu-ray, so you can tell how long I have liked it.)

Does the American re-make have anything to offer beyond just being American?

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have a look at the Hola plugin for chrome - will allow you to get the us netflix in about 2 clicks and no techy knowledge needed  Smile

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