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I'm Lovin' Netflix!

KathyInAR

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I discovered Parenthood... Loved it! Watched the final season on On Demand. I'm thinking that if Netflix is showing programs that appear on TV, that they don't show those episodes while they are current on TV or in the re-run period.

I am now watching Damages, a TV series with Glenn Close a few years back. I recommend this for anyone who likes lawyer dramas.
 

ROOT

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I would never steer you wrong, now have you figured out how to get it to your big screen or are you watching on the laptop, Although I do find watching on my Tablet is kinda cozy. I don't think I have seen Parenthood yet Went to look at it and got caught in "in search of General Tso" But I think what I really want to do is spend some time watching old star treck episodes tonight.
 

KathyInAR

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I watch on my iPad...none of my TV's are "smart" ... I moved up here with an old fashioned 19" Zenith and immediately purchased 5 flat screen TV since they were so inexpensive. The old Zenith has some kind if digital convertible box on it and in one of my guest rooms. Every room but the bathrooms have a TV in them!

You are right ... Netflix on the iPad, in my recliner is very cozy and even leaves room for Sweet Arabella across my legs.
 

ROOT

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You do know that you can plug the the I-pad or a phone into anything that has an HDMI input for full 1080p resolution, you just need a mini or Micro Hdmi cable mine has both in one.
 

sundealer

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Right now we're watching West Wing. It's unbelievable how the issues haven't changed in 15 years.
Or this is where Obama learned to be President! :ahahahaha:
 

KathyInAR

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You do know that you can plug the the I-pad or a phone into anything that has an HDMI input for full 1080p resolution, you just need a mini or Micro Hdmi cable mine has both in one.
No, I didn't know...maybe I'll get #2 grandboy to check it out for me.
 

ROOT

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Do you have Netflix? Have you cut the cord?
If you’ve done both of those things, you’re in good company. According to a survey we did over at AllFlicks, 33% of Netflix subscribers have cut the cord. That 33% includes only Netflix users who once did have cable and have since cancelled it – a bad sign for cable companies and major networks, for whom that 33% represents a bunch of lost customers.
High cable costs are driving Netflix users to cut the cord, according to a survey we conducted on our sister site
So why did all of these Netflix subscribers choose to cut their cable? The answer isn’t much of a surprise. Out of the 328 people in that 33%, 171 of them cited high costs as the reason that they got rid of their cable. That’s more than half (52%, to be exact).
It’s hard to blame them – according to their responses, the cost differences are significant. When asked to report their current costs, a large chunk of the respondents said $10–$20. Of the 171 people who fled cable because of high costs, 75 individuals (44%) have current costs in that range. Since this subset of respondents were all Netflix users, and Netflix costs between $8.99 and $11.99 for its current packages, it’s likely that these subscribers were using either just Netflix, or Netflix and one other service. According to the FCC, the average price of a cable package in January of 2014 was $66.61. For these survey respondents now paying $10–$20, the savings are big.

One very interesting finding in our survey was the age distribution of cord-cutting Netflix subscribers. Among former cable users who no longer pay for cable but do subscribe to Netflix, the largest group was those of age 50 or older (out of the 328 respondents that fit that criteria, 119 were 50 or older). Ages 35–39 and 30–34 also made up a significant portion of the cord cutters. All told, 83% of the ex-cable subscribers who responded to our survey were 30 or older. Conventional wisdom says that cord cutting is a youth movement, but in this particular group – survey respondents who have Netflix, once paid for cable, and no longer do – that stereotype did not hold true.

This could mean several things. It’s possible that more young people have never had cable, and therefore didn’t qualify as cord cutters (they would be cord nevers). It’s also possible that younger people are less likely to have their own Netflix subscription (maybe they share a password or use illegal streams or downloads instead). Whatever the reason, though, this shows that Netflix isn’t just the wave of the future – it appears to be very good at getting older cable users to try out cord cutting. That helps explain why Netflix is beginning to outdraw the major networks.

Those percentages didn’t change much in the group that reported cost as the main problem, showing that cord cutters of all ages are influenced by the high cost of cable.
Our survey was not conducted on this site (that would skew the results, since this site caters specifically to cord cutters!). It was conducted on our sister site AllFlicks, which is aimed at Netflix users but does not promote cord cutting or specifically target cord cutters as an audience. Over one thousand people took part in the survey.
This is the second article in a series about our AllFlicks survey. You can check out the first here.
 

KathyInAR

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I am just starting Cedar Cove, which ran for 2 seasons. I am enjoying it--fair warning though, it is pretty much in the "chick flick" vein.

It is an Andie Macdowel vehicle and the location is spectacular.
 
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K9Luvn

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Yep we cut the cord! We no longer have cable or satellite type TV... Just Netflix and love it!

We recently binge watched Walking Dead and really got into it!! Been thinking of going on a binge for another show.. but right now just flipping around.
 

KathyInAR

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Looks interesting! I already spend too much time with my nose in front of a screen...I have lots of books that I've promised myself I would read. I bought War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy about 5 years ago and said I would read it when I retired. I have been retired since April 1, 2012 and have not yet started it.
 

The Baller

Snow Princess
I just started season 3 of Parenthood and I am loving it. Thanks for the recommendation!


I discovered Parenthood... Loved it! Watched the final season on On Demand. I'm thinking that if Netflix is showing programs that appear on TV, that they don't show those episodes while they are current on TV or in the re-run period.

I am now watching Damages, a TV series with Glenn Close a few years back. I recommend this for anyone who likes lawyer dramas.
 

KathyInAR

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IMO speed reading something for enjoyment, fun and entertainment would be similar to watching a movie in "fast forward."
 

ROOT

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I have you tube set to html5 only so I can watch at 1.25x and 1.5x speed sometime at 2x wish Netflix offered that. I often listen to audio lectures at >2x.
 

KathyInAR

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Has anyone watched the Netflix series Bloodline? It is about a disfunctional family in the Florida Keys. It looks like it would be pretty good.
 

K9Luvn

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Has anyone watched the Netflix series Bloodline? It is about a disfunctional family in the Florida Keys. It looks like it would be pretty good.
Thanks for the sharing this. It has been on my list to watch, but I haven't yet. Looks like I know what to watch today now :y_cool_2:
 

VietnamVet

Army Cracker
I have the Chromecast Dongle. I find what I want to watch on the computer and cast it to the big screen. Love it!
 

KathyInAR

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I found it to be fairly dark. I generally like a treat instead of a treatment; but I liked ​Bloodlines.
 

ROOT

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Winter’s Bone is a really dark movie with Jennifer Lawrence that made me think of SS you should defiantly see it since its based in your neck of the woods
 

ROOT

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only 130
yep checks out
that's 2 hours and 48 minutes a day or 21 min an hour out of an 8 hour session a day.
 

sundealer

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Started season 3 Orange is the new black.
Also watching How I met your mother.
and with Mike still making our way thru West Wing.
 

KathyInAR

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Have watched the pilot and first two episodes of West Wing, the Democrats could use Jed Bartlet along about now. :y_yes_1:
 
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