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Title: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: Zeether on November 12, 2012, 09:12:41 AM
I just heard this via Tumblr. Absolutely sad, because I was thinking of getting it and now I lost one of my reasons to.
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: RoninFox on November 12, 2012, 09:17:10 AM
They've whittled down thier selection of it over time.  Maybe they're not bothering because so many of the fans just buy the box sets anyway.  There's been maybe three episodes total that I've watched on Netflix before I had the dvd, and any other time I turn one on its just because Netflix is already on and its quicker than getting the disc.
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: Darth Geek on November 12, 2012, 09:25:57 AM
Wait, you mean Netflix Instant, right? I would think they would still have the DVDs to mail out.
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: RVR II on November 12, 2012, 09:33:58 AM
No loss to me as I have every episode available on DVD as well as backed up on 2 different hard drives 8)
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: Zeether on November 12, 2012, 09:36:19 AM
Considering how their service is slowly seeming to screw over consumers I'm not surprised. Amazon Instant apparently is the go-to now anyway.
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: MrTorso on November 12, 2012, 01:23:21 PM
It's not like they stream out of the goodness of their heart.  Shout! gets paid for it and if no one is watching it they don't want to pay for it.  Also they ones they had up were terrible enocodes.  I always thought they looked like ass and I blamed it on my slow DSL but I tried watching Final Justice when I got cable internet (20mbs down) and it looked just as terrible.  The only one that looked good was the Movie.
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: TheUnabeefer on November 12, 2012, 01:34:05 PM
It's not like they stream out of the goodness of their heart.  Shout! gets paid for it and if no one is watching it they don't want to pay for it.  Also they ones they had up were terrible enocodes.  I always thought they looked like ass and I blamed it on my slow DSL but I tried watching Final Justice when I got cable internet (20mbs down) and it looked just as terrible.  The only one that looked good was the Movie.

Yeah, people never seem to realize that Netflix doesn't decide what to stream and what not to...  Yes, blame the middle-man.
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: Darth Geek on November 12, 2012, 02:57:06 PM
It's not like they stream out of the goodness of their heart.  Shout! gets paid for it and if no one is watching it they don't want to pay for it.  Also they ones they had up were terrible enocodes.  I always thought they looked like ass and I blamed it on my slow DSL but I tried watching Final Justice when I got cable internet (20mbs down) and it looked just as terrible.  The only one that looked good was the Movie.

Yeah, people never seem to realize that Netflix doesn't decide what to stream and what not to...  Yes, blame the middle-man.
This is why I always scoff at the people who think Netflix is going to go to all streaming and no mailing.
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: TheUnabeefer on November 12, 2012, 06:22:26 PM
It's not like they stream out of the goodness of their heart.  Shout! gets paid for it and if no one is watching it they don't want to pay for it.  Also they ones they had up were terrible enocodes.  I always thought they looked like ass and I blamed it on my slow DSL but I tried watching Final Justice when I got cable internet (20mbs down) and it looked just as terrible.  The only one that looked good was the Movie.

Yeah, people never seem to realize that Netflix doesn't decide what to stream and what not to...  Yes, blame the middle-man.
This is why I always scoff at the people who think Netflix is going to go to all streaming and no mailing.

Their mailing is one of the biggest reasons I won't ditch them for anything like Amazon Prime or whatnot.... Peoples' "Netflix alternatives" never include DVD rental, aside from RedBox which doesn't have any selection of older movies /  TV shows (ie, the ONLY things I rent on DVD)
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: MrTorso on November 12, 2012, 07:21:08 PM
I miss Qwikster!
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: losingmydignity on November 12, 2012, 07:36:34 PM
It's not like they stream out of the goodness of their heart.  Shout! gets paid for it and if no one is watching it they don't want to pay for it.  Also they ones they had up were terrible enocodes.  I always thought they looked like ass and I blamed it on my slow DSL but I tried watching Final Justice when I got cable internet (20mbs down) and it looked just as terrible.  The only one that looked good was the Movie.

Yeah, people never seem to realize that Netflix doesn't decide what to stream and what not to...  Yes, blame the middle-man.
This is why I always scoff at the people who think Netflix is going to go to all streaming and no mailing.

Their mailing is one of the biggest reasons I won't ditch them for anything like Amazon Prime or whatnot.... Peoples' "Netflix alternatives" never include DVD rental, aside from RedBox which doesn't have any selection of older movies /  TV shows (ie, the ONLY things I rent on DVD)

I'm totally cool with streaming everything but Netlflix streaming sucks (I gave it up) and Amazon instant is still pretty short on the old exploitation movies I love.
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: TheUnabeefer on November 12, 2012, 08:15:25 PM
It's not like they stream out of the goodness of their heart.  Shout! gets paid for it and if no one is watching it they don't want to pay for it.  Also they ones they had up were terrible enocodes.  I always thought they looked like ass and I blamed it on my slow DSL but I tried watching Final Justice when I got cable internet (20mbs down) and it looked just as terrible.  The only one that looked good was the Movie.

Yeah, people never seem to realize that Netflix doesn't decide what to stream and what not to...  Yes, blame the middle-man.
This is why I always scoff at the people who think Netflix is going to go to all streaming and no mailing.

Their mailing is one of the biggest reasons I won't ditch them for anything like Amazon Prime or whatnot.... Peoples' "Netflix alternatives" never include DVD rental, aside from RedBox which doesn't have any selection of older movies /  TV shows (ie, the ONLY things I rent on DVD)

I'm totally cool with streaming everything but Netlflix streaming sucks (I gave it up) and Amazon instant is still pretty short on the old exploitation movies I love.


I have too much Law & Order, Medium, Breaking Bad, anime, Andy Griffith, Rugrats, Hey Arnold, How It's Made, and Ken Burns documentaries to watch to be able to give up the streaming..... and I wonder why Netflix is confused about my interests.
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: Thrifty on November 13, 2012, 02:34:50 AM
Most of Amazon's streaming is stuff you pay for a la carte.  You get access to EVERYTHING Netflix has for a low monthly cost.  It's apples and oranges.
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: MrTorso on November 13, 2012, 08:43:59 AM
I have also had a terrible time with the various Amazon apps.  I got a free month of amazon prime with my kindle and had nothing but problems with buffering whenever I tried to stream amazon content.  Netflix streaming on the kindle with the same wifi connections was always flawless.
Title: Re: Netflix is removing all of MST3K
Post by: MrTorso on November 21, 2012, 04:59:13 AM
And then there were none.... All the episodes are gone. The Movie is still up though.