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Old 07-21-2010, 03:23 PM   #41
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Netflix crushed after hours. Down $12. shows how overpriced the stock was.

They beat EPS and forecasted higher growth for next quarter.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:28 PM   #42
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I was just daydreaming (about geeky stuff, 'cause I'm like that), and I was thinking: what if Netflix and Zip are going to join forces - either through a joint venture or a takeover - to provide discs and streaming like in the US?

Zip hasn't made a move towards the streaming market, and Netflix said that they're only doing streaming in Canada. Maybe we might get the best of both worlds?
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:45 PM   #43
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Netflix crushed after hours. Down $12. shows how overpriced the stock was.

They beat EPS and forecasted higher growth for next quarter.
They have 15 million subscribers and 60% stream the content.

I'll say they're doing just fine.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:49 PM   #44
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They have 15 million subscribers and 60% stream the content.

I'll say they're doing just fine.
Which just means their stock is just way overpriced! Even after a $12 drop it's at $108. It should prob be a $70-$80 stock. At least thats what my put options say!
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:43 PM   #45
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Rogers lowers download limits as Netflix looms

Rogers Communications, this country's second-biggest internet provider, is lowering the usage limits on some of its plans, just days after online video service Netflix announced it was expanding into Canada.

The company lowered the limits Wednesday on several of its service plans in Ontario, its main market. Users who signed up for the cable company's "Extreme" service after July 21 will be allowed 80 gigabytes of monthly usage, versus 90 GB for those who signed up before.
Customers who sign up for the "Lite" service will now get 15 GB, versus 25 GB before.
Rogers also simultaneously boosted the speed of the Extreme plan to 15 megabits per second from 10, while the Lite plan's speed was unchanged.
The company, which has 1.6 million internet subscribers second only to Bell Canada did not explain the changes and a spokesperson did not have an immediate comment.
The lower usage limits came two days after Netflix announced its plans to enter Canada this fall. Netflix has become popular in the United States by providing unlimited movies and television shows for a monthly subscription fee of $8.99 U.S.


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Old 07-22-2010, 07:15 PM   #46
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Download limits are so 2002.
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I love Netflix.
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FYI Shaws download/upload limits per month are:

Lite: 12.5 GB
High-Speed (probably what most people have): 75 GB
Extreme: 125 GB
Warp: 250 GB
Nitro:500 GB
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FYI Shaws download/upload limits per month are:

Lite: 12.5 GB
High-Speed (probably what most people have): 75 GB
Extreme: 125 GB
Warp: 250 GB
Nitro:500 GB
Thanks for posting that - I was wondering what Shaw's limits were. Those seem pretty reasonable to me. I'm not sure how anyone could use that type of bandwidth anyway. I suppose if you were torrenting like crazy, but even then, that's a lot of torrenting.

I wonder if Shaw is considering lowering these caps as well? Traditionally Shaw has been pretty fair (compared with Rogers and Bell) on issues like bandwidth caps, throttling, etc. I hope that it remains that way.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:49 AM   #50
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You smell that? That's the scent of Rogers' new cash cow in the wake of Netflix's imminent arrival.

I have to chuckle at some of the comments on that CBC article. One such comment stating "Canada is so behind the times in terms of broadband data services compared to countries like South Korea, where plans are in place for a universal 1 Gbps network for everyone."

Compare land masses of Canada to South Korea, and it quickly becomes clear how they're able to accomodate such a feat. Yeah, I'm pretty sure that no tech in So.Ko has ever heard of a 1600 Long Haul before.

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Old 07-23-2010, 08:52 AM   #51
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You smell that? That's the scent of Rogers' new cash cow in the wake of Netflix's imminent arrival.
Until you factor in how this will affect Roger's Video.

Still netflix is not a $106 stock. Back to $80 you go.
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Apparently Netflix is supposed to launch in Canada tomorrow, according to Reuters:

http://ca.reuters.com/article/techno...68J4MX20100920

It will be interesting to see how the pricing works out. I suppose that the next question is when the PS3 software will be updated to support it.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:00 AM   #53
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Love to see NetFlix go live tomorrow. That Apple TV shipment seems to be taking forever!
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Still netflix is not a $106 stock. Back to $80 you go.
$106 looks pretty good now that NFLX is at $147.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:15 PM   #55
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Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings will be in Toronto Wednesday to launch an online video subscription service that allows Canadians to download their favorite flicks and TV shows for a monthly fee.

Netflix entering the Canadian market, its first foreign expansion, has local video distribution players girding for cutthroat competition as still more Internet content-streaming behemoths like Apple TV and Boxee get set to launch north of the border.
http://www.macrumors.com/2010/09/21/...v-nears-debut/
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I don't know if I am being cynical or realistic, but I bet the library that we get in Canada will be tiny compared to the US Netflix. I am still looking forward to see what we will get though. It's good I will buy one of the new Apple TV's for sure.
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I don't know if I am being cynical or realistic, but I bet the library that we get in Canada will be tiny compared to the US Netflix. I am still looking forward to see what we will get though. It's good I will buy one of the new Apple TV's for sure.
It is.

It's incredibly tiny in comparison to the American version. I was contact by someone with an advanced look at neflix Canada and we went through the movies available on my American account (I live in Arlington, Virginia at the moment) and what was available to him in Canada.

They unfortunately didn't match up - at all. While we've had new releases like Iron Man, GI Joe, Armoured and others recently added to our instant tv streaming options, there was nothing like that in Canada. Out of the 20 newest tiltes we checked none were available in Canada.

Unless they are going to greatly up their available options for the big launch tomorrow, I would strongly suggest waiting a bit.

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It is.

It's incredibly tiny in comparison to the American version. I was contact by someone with an advanced look at neflix Canada and we went through the movies available on my American account (I live in Arlington, Virginia at the moment) and what was available to him in Canada.

They unfortunately didn't match up - at all. While we've had new releases like Iron Man, GI Joe, Armoured and others recently added to our instant tv streaming options, there was nothing like that in Canada. Out of the 20 newest tiltes we checked none were available in Canada.

Unless they are going to greatly up their available options for the big launch tomorrow, I would strongly suggest waiting a bit.
Not that surprising, but extremely disappointing.
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The big stuff will come. It's already available in iTunes on the Apple TV, no reason why it won't be on Netflix too.
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Looks like netflix.ca is now up and running with actual content. Price is showing as $7.99/month.
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